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Long Distance Mover Cost


How Much Does a Long Distance Mover Cost?

 
low costLow: $3,600-$5,000average costMedium: $5,100-$6,400high costHigh: $9,00-$11,600
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Household moving companies will generally send a salesperson to visit the home in order to see the contents for a long distance move. They create an estimate based on the size and expected weight of a shipment, the distance traveled and the amount of handling at each end.

Typical costs:

  • Moving the contents of a 600-square foot one-bedroom apartment from Washington DC to Los Angeles, California averages $3,600-$5,000 for full service, which includes packing. Estimated weight is 3,400 pounds.
  • The cost to move approximately 5,500 pounds of furnishings from a two-bedroom 900-square foot apartment the same distance and service level is about $5,100-$6,400.
  • The price to relocate the contents of a 1,500-sqaure foot three-bedroom house with eight total rooms and an expected weight of 12,000 pounds across the country with full-service packing averages $9,000-$11,600.
Related articles: Local Mover, Auto Transport, Moving Truck Rental, Moving Boxes and Supplies

What should be included:
  • A full-service move includes packing, loading, transport, unloading and if contracted, unpacking of all household goods.
  • Tip: When obtaining estimates from moving companies, find out whether it is a binding (final price) or nonbinding (possibility of additional charges) estimate and exactly what services will be performed for that price. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration[1] lists an online glossary of moving terms and fraud prevention techniques.
Additional costs:
  • Pianos or heavy items are priced individually depending on weight and access.
  • Due to high demand, moving during summer months--May through September--costs about 20% more than the other months of the year.
  • If the truck is too large for the delivery area and the items have to be shuttled to the destination in a smaller vehicle, an extra fee will be charged based on time and manpower.
  • Tipping[2] is a common practice in moving according to Movingatoz.com. Movers are generally tipped either $3-$5 per hour or $15 per every 1,000 pounds moved.
  • Moving insurance costs about $7.50 per $1,000 of value.
Discounts:
  • Ordering online can mean a discount at some companies, and some movers offer 10% off for AAA members.
Shopping for a long distance mover:
  • The American Moving and Storage Association explains how to plan a move[3] and what to do before getting estimates[4] .
  • Tip: Prepare a kit of items needed for the first night in the new house, including bed linen, medicine, teas and coffee.
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External Resources:
  1.  /www.protectyourmove.gov/consumer/awareness/glossary/glossary.htm
  2.  www.movingatoz.com/MovingGuide/Chapters/cost-of-moving-p2.php
  3.  www.moving.org/content.asp?contentid=14
  4.  www.moving.org/content.asp?contentid=15
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