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8. My Move
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
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"overall lots of care to packing our large art and piano. One thing that was a bit disconcerting - a very expensive and brand new Briggs and Riley suitcase was packed by them and somehow never made it out of the box. Also, pack your own wardrobe boxes. They stuff a whole bunch of other things in with the clothes and about 1/2 of my professional and dry cleanables were totally smashed and wrinkled and I had to have them re-pressed and cleaned. Also, a brand new blouse had it's sleeve sticking out of the wardrobe box and was snagged, thus ruined. And the tag was still on it! Also, make sure that you get an accurate bid from them. They grossly under-bid our job and were over halfway through the packing procedure before they let us know they needed another truck. This made the total bid go up by at least 1/3 of the total. What were we going to do? Say, "never mind! unload the truck?" Not likely. The other thing is that one of their moving trucks left a huge oil stain on our brand new driveway. It wasn't the fault of the truck, but an operator error. Phone service was great, but when we talked to them about compensation for the driveway, the shirt and the suitcase, they said to file a claim. I hope they honor it, but when we talked with them about the suitcase, the first few phone calls, they remembered it, but by the 4th or 5th call, they denied ever having seen it, even though I was specific about that suitcase during packing because I had intended to use it for a business trip a couple of weeks after the move. I wish I would have moved it myself. I do have a picture of the suitcase in context of the other items that needed to be packed, but it then becomes a case of "he said she said." We shall see. Claim will be submitted. If they make it right, I will give them 5 stars."

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How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

How much does it cost to move a one-bedroom apartment across the country?

Professional movers can handle the hard work of moving your one-bedroom apartment across the country for you. You can determine what your move will cost by learning the rate your movers charge per cubic foot and how they factor distance into the total cost. Cross-country movers typically charge based on your belongings rather than apartment size because that determines how much work they will have to do. For example, a studio apartment that is crammed full of things will take more work and moving truck space than the contents of a three-bedroom apartment with very little furniture.

Cross-country movers may also have varying rates, depending on where in the country you are moving. For example, a company may charge $5 per cubic foot for consolidated moves along the East Coast and $6 per cubic foot for consolidated moves from the East Coast to the central states or the West Coast. A one-bedroom apartment costs approximately $1,500 to move across the country.

How much does it cost to move across the country?

The national average cost for hiring cross-country movers is $1,490-$2,220. A number of factors can affect the cost. One factor is the distance you want to move. For example, an East Coast-based moving company may charge $5 per cubic foot for consolidated moves along the East Coast and $6 per cubic foot for consolidated moves from the East Coast to the central states or the West Coast. Another factor is how many belongings you have. Most cross-country movers charge by the cubic foot.

The type of move you want is another consideration in cost. You can have your belongings moved exclusively and delivered on a set day, or you can opt for a consolidated move, which is less expensive. In a consolidated move your belongings are stored and transported with the goods of other customers who are moving to your general vicinity during the same general time frame as you. Your belongings should arrive within a one- to two-week window, rather than on a set day. If you want the cross-country movers to pack your belongings for you, the cost will also increase.

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