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Approximate Moving Cost Calculator

Moving your family to another state is stressful, exciting and usually expensive, at least if you choose to handle the move alone without professional assistance. Cost wise, you’re better off hiring a long distance mover nearby. Licensed movers have very reasonable rates and are known for their cost efficiency. What most don’t realize is that you can save more money by hiring movers for the relocation instead of conducting the move on your own.

Approximate Moving Cost Calculator

It’s easy to find the right mover at an inexpensive cost. Use a Wi-Fi enabled device to look on the Internet for movers nearest the residence you need to have packed up and moved. Make sure they have a positive reputation, the right licensing, and an assortment of moving and storage services. As professional movers, the companies you come across should also carry the proper licensing and certifications. Once you narrow your options, start gathering quotes. You can get the fastest estimate by using an online calculator.


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Using a moving cost calculator on the mover’s website isn’t the most accurate way to get quoted. However, it is the fastest. As your comparing companies, use the online calculator to get an approximate idea of how much your relocation will cost if you choose to hire that company. Usually you’ll need to submit the addresses for the starting and ending points as well as some personal information. Within moments, you’ll have a roundabout figure.

How Is the Cost of Your Move Determined?

All movers have the ability to set their own rates for relocation services. All movers use a similar system to come up with a customer’s final cost for moving services. The net weight of your belongings is perhaps the most critical factor that affects the cost of moving services. To get the net weight, the long distance moving company will weigh the truck being used to haul your belongings. This is called the tare weight. Once your items are loaded onto the truck, the weight of the truck is taken again. This is the gross weight. When the tare weight is subtracted from the gross weight, the net weight is determined.

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

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