Estimating Your Move
How much will it cost to move my home? That’s a good question but the answer is not that simple. There are different circumstances that factor into a move. Is it local, long distance or international? What quantity of items are you moving? These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered before an accurate estimate can be given. Here are some guidelines to help you further understand what a move entails.
- Local move – Destination is within 100 miles from point of origin and is based on distance and labor.
- Long Distance – Destination is outside of 100 miles from point of origin and is based on distance and weight
- International – Destination is outside the 48 continental United States and is based on weight and volume. These moves are almost always done over the ocean. It is important to note that it is best that the moving company do the packing for an international move as they will need a full and complete inventory of the containers to clear customs.
Most moving companies will offer full service packing or other specialty services. This too will be relevant in the final estimate of the move.