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What's in this article?
  1. Understanding Local Moving Costs & Finding Local Movers
  2. Calculating Local Moving Costs
  3. Moving Insurance
  4. Cheap Moving Rates & Time To Move Examples
  5. Local Moving Resources
Finding Local Movers

Understanding Local Moving Costs & Finding Local Movers

In the moving industry, a local move is considered one in which you are moving within the same state and most often, somewhere within the same city or metro area. These types of moves are called “intrastate” moving sometimes, as opposed to “interstate” moving which means moving from one state to another. When we say local moves, we’re referring to intrastate moving—a move within the same state. Interstate moving refers to long distance moving, either to a nearby state or one across the country. These are important distinctions to make to help understand how local moving works, especially since the terms look and sound so similar. In this article, we’ll be discussing intrastate or local moving costs, how it works, and how to approach the process.

Calculating Local Moving Costs

Moving costs can vary based on many factors (see the links under “Resources” at the bottom of this page for more information). The distance you’re moving, how much furniture and belongings you need moved, and what sort of services you request will all affect the total cost. This is just as true for local moves as it is for long distance and international moving.

To give you a general idea, the cost of hiring a truck and a couple movers for local moving tend to run between $600 and $1,200; but again, this can vary based on the factors mentioned above. The best way to get an accurate estimate for local moving costs is to contact a couple moving companies in your area and get a price quote. With some basic information, a good moving company will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of what your move will cost.

A-1 Auto Transport offers local moving services in every city and state across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. If you need an affordable local moving option, we encourage readers to contact us at 888-241-3110 for a FREE estimate. Our staff is available 24 hours a day for all your moving needs, from answering your questions to offering a FREE price quote!

Calculating Local Moving Costs

Moving Insurance

One of the main benefits of hiring a moving company is that your items are insured against damage during the move. While these incidents are few and far between, particularly with a professional doing the job, it still does happen and it’s good to have some coverage if it does. Obviously when you go the do-it-yourself method when moving, anything that gets damaged comes out of your own pocket, making it all the more risky if you’re moving something of any significant value.

You also have the option of purchasing additional insurance coverage if you feel that your belongings should have a higher level of coverage. Things like antique furniture, collectibles, and high-end furniture are usually the type of household goods that lend themselves to a supplemental policy that offers more protection. This type of insurance can be set up directly through the moving company at a reasonable cost if you feel like you might need the additional coverage.

Cheap Moving Rates & Time To Move Examples

To / From DistanceCost (2 BR) Cost (3 BR) Cost (4 BR) Estimated Time In Transit
Rochester, MN to Baltimore, MD880 miles$3,089 – $4,042$4,601 – $6,217$6,217 – $9,0763 - 5 days
Greenville, MS to Garland, WY 1234 miles$2,647 – $3,609$5,023 – $7,082$6,283 – $9,6184 - 6 days
Philadelphia, PA to Bellevue, NE1216 miles$2,188 – $2,675$2,918 – $3,283$3,891 – $4,4994 - 6 days
Orlando, FL to Enterprise, NV2313 miles$4,163 – $5,088$5,551 – $6,245$7,401 – $8,5586 - 8 days
Moville, IA to Alamogordo, NM853 miles$2,183 – $3,003$3,732 – $5,284$5,284 – $8,1223 - 5 days
Sleepy Hollow, NY to Hialeah, FL1111 miles$3,419 – $4,405$5,184 – $7,050$7,050 – $10,2814 - 6 days
Westerly, RI to West Fargo, ND1295 miles$3,474 – $4,574$5,364 – $7,255$7,255 – $10,7264 - 6 days
Oberlin, OH to Bimble, KY315 miles$1,389 – $1,870$2,518 – $3,615$3,747 – $5,8443 - 5 days
McAllen, TX to Duncan, OK 570 miles$1,856 – $2,544$3,137 – $4,423$4,518 – $6,8043 - 5 days
Lebanon, OR to San Jose, NM 1110 miles$2,548 – $3,428$4,236 – $6,052$6,056 – $9,2824 - 6 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and other factors.

Local Moving Resources

Local Moving Companies - A helpful look at local moving companies and how their prices are set, as well as several links to resources to help you further understand various aspects of home moving services.

Full Service Moving Costs - Cost is key factor any time you hire a moving company, local or otherwise. Learn more about moving costs in this article that will help you stick to your budget and ensure your next move is executed professionally and affordably.

Full Service Moving Costs
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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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