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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is considered a long-distance move in Denver?

A move that’s 100 miles or more is usually considered a long-distance move, while shorter moves are considered local, according to some companies. Some also may consider a move of at least 400 miles as a long-distance move.

 Some specific examples of long-distance moves for Denver residents include:

  • Moving from Denver to Seattle 
  • Moving from Denver to Houston 
  • Moving from Denver to Las Vegas 
  • Moving from Denver to Phoenix 
  • Moving from Denver to Seattle

If you need help planning and executing your upcoming move, contact the best movers in Denver.

How much does it cost to move across the country from Denver?

The cost of moving across the country from Denver depends on several factors, including the distance to your new home, how much stuff you need to move and the time of year. 

Long-distance moving companies tend to charge according to the distance and the number (and size) of truckloads. Generally speaking, the shorter the move, the less you are probably going to pay. Moving from Denver to Seattle will probably come with a different price tag than moving from Denver to Houston. The same could be said for moving from Denver to Las Vegas. Also, if you’re able to fit your things into one truck, your Denver interstate move will likely cost less.

Contact the top movers in Denver to get a personalized estimate for your cross-country move.

How do I choose the best long-distance moving company in Denver?

The best long-distance moving companies in Denver will have the following criteria: 

  • High customer ratings
  • Mostly positive reviews
  • Fair, competitive pricing

When reading ratings and reviews of movers in your area, look for signs that the movers completed the move quickly, showed up on time and exhibited professionalism when completing the job. You should also check to make sure the movers you’re considering are licensed by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Once you’ve found a few movers who fit your criteria, ask all of them to send you estimates of how much your long-distance move will cost to ensure you get a competitive yet reasonable price.

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.

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.

 

 

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What is the cheapest way to move long distance?

The cheapest way to move long distance is to plan ahead. This allows you to capitalize on several money-saving strategies. For example, you may consider renting a portable moving container. These are often cheaper than moving trucks, though moving truck rentals are a great option for moderately sized homes. 

Planning ahead also gives you time to start looking around for free moving boxes and supplies. You might also be able to snag discounts from moving companies if you book far out in advance and ask movers for a deal. Try not to move during the peak season (spring or summer), as prices tend to be highest during that time.

Contact the best long-distance movers in your area to get free estimates and figure out a way to save money.  

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Reviews for Denver long distance movers
Annalee F.
The team was transparent about their prices from the get go, they were punctual, prepared and knowledgeable about what to expect on a long distance move. Highly recommend!
Switchback Moving CompanySwitchback Moving Company
Lucas Y.
These were by far the best movers I've ever worked with. I booked the move super last minute and they were very accommodating and flexible. They made the moving process a lot less stressful from the first call, and I had the peace of mind knowing my things were in good hands the whole way. 10/10 would recommend for any local or long-distance move!
Boulder All Star MoversBoulder All Star Movers
Artemus S.
Joe and his team did great. The load in took a long time because our condo had a very slow and small elevator. They worked as fast as they could though. Our move was long distance but they were great about keeping us posted on where they were, and the time it would take to get to our new location. They also took inventory of all our items and made sure they all made it. I’d recommend them for a move anytime.
1StopMovers.LLC1StopMovers.LLC
Stephanie Y.
I was very happy with my move from Denver and to Los Angeles. Erin and her team were very thorough and great to work with! I appreciated her packing tips to me and the way they handled my very heavy piano! They were also very efficient during both loading and unloading. You will have a stress free experience with Move Mountains. I’ll be recommending them to my Denver friends who are also planning long distance moves :).
Move Mountains LLCMove Mountains LLC
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