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Long Distance Moving Rates

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  1. Long Distance Moving Rates & Expected Moving Costs
  2. How Moving Companies Price Relocation Services
  3. The Importance Of Insurance Protection
  4. Long Distance Moving Resources
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Long Distance Moving Rates & Expected Moving Costs

On average, long distance moving rates fall between $2,500 and $8,600, depending on the distance and the amount of belongings being hauled. Naturally, these numbers have a very wide range to them to account for the variance between small and large moves, as well as the moving distance itself. There are some other pricing factors that can also affect your total moving cost, which we’ll cover in the paragraphs below. For the most accurate assessment of how much your move will cost, we encourage readers to contact us at 888-241-3110 to get a certified quote based on your specific moving needs.

It’s advisable to start looking for and assessing moving companies several weeks out from you moving date. Ideally, you want to give yourself four to six weeks to review companies, what they offer, and how much they charge for their services. This way you’ll be able to find reliable and professional movers without having to scramble at the last minute, as well as get the best deal possible.

Two of the best places to look for moving services when you start your search are a simple internet search (for example, “long distance movers Dallas”) and the phone book. It may sound strange to recommend a phone book to find movers in the age of technology, but it’s still a good resource you should take advantage of, even for long distance moving. The best practice is to make a listing of the companies that appeal to you and then call them or email them to get a cost estimate. You may surprised to find that there may be quite a bit of difference in the prices you get, even for the same job. To get the most accurate price quote possible, it’s best to know exactly what type of services you need and how much stuff you need moved. Once you have that information, it’s relatively quick and easy to get a cost estimate from the movers you have on your list and compare their prices against each other.

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How Moving Companies Price Relocation Services

The cost of hiring professionals to help you with your move is mainly dictated by the weight of your belongings and the distance you are moving. Labor costs for hiring movers is easier to forecast in terms of cost, but the distance and weight can dramatically affect how much you’ll pay. Current gas prices also affect how much you’ll pay since it is one of the primary costs that a moving company has to factor in, along with time spent on the road or drive time. Additionally, there are services beyond basic loading, delivery and unloading that may add to the total cost. Things like packing help, junk removal, short-term storage, and moving oversized items like a piano or safe can all add up to a higher moving rate.

The Importance of Insurance Protection

Insurance coverage is one of the major benefits of hiring a moving company versus doing the job yourself. Any licensed long distance mover is required by law to carry insurance coverage that protects you against damages during the moving process. In the unlikely event that something of yours is damaged while in the care of the moving company, the insurance coverage provides an avenue for you to be compensated. If you’ve ever torn a couch, cracked a mirror, or broken a lamp while moving, you’ll understand how much peace of mind that moving insurance provides.

Long Distance Moving Resources

Preparing For Movers - You can do a lot to help out your movers and speed up the process before they even arrive. Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll make the process run a lot smoother.

Packing Services - Moving companies can also help you with packing if it’s something you think you might need. This article helps you answer the question, “Should you consider hiring a packing service?”.

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