How To Calculate Cross-Country Moving Services Cost

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The Cost Of Moving

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Cross-country moving companies are federally licensed companies legally permitted to move goods across state lines. Whether you’re moving your residence or your corporation, there are several costs associated with a big move, and it’s important to know what they are. Your final bill will depend on where you’re going, how much you’re moving, and additional services that you may need along the way.

MAIN COSTS: SIZE AND SCOPE OF YOUR MOVE

When considering a cross-country relocation, the primary costs are the weight of the cargo you’re moving and the distance you’re moving it. The more furniture, boxes, and equipment that you have to transport, the more expensive your move will be. Certain bulky items, like gun safes or hot tubs might require additional fees.

You’ll also need to pay travel and labor costs. You’ll be charged for fuel and tolls along the way. And, you’ll be charged an hourly rate for movers.

VARIABLE COSTS: TIME AND LOCATION OF YOUR MOVE

Cross-country moving services can be expensive. But, when and where you move will also impact your budget. For example, it’s more costly to move during certain times of the year, like on federal holidays or during the peak moving season (mid-May-early September). Also, if you plan your move over a weekend, or at the beginning or ending of any month, expect to pay a bit more.

Your address can also influence your bottom line. If your move requires navigating flights of stairs or elevators, you could pay more. Or, if you’re moving to an out of the way location far from a major interstate, expect an extra fee.

ADDITIONAL COSTS: OPTIONAL SERVICES

Big moves aren’t just transporting about boxes. You may need furniture disassembly and reassembly, which can be provided at an additional cost. Or, you might need to ship a vehicle, like a car, boat, or ATV. All specialized shipments require additional fees. Plus, you may need storage or warehouse facilities for these items. Finally, if you need packing, unpacking, or even a clean-up crew, full-service cross-country moving companies can provide all of this for you, for an extra charge.

LOOKING FOR CROSS-COUNTRY MOVING AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS?

At Nelson Westerberg, we offer top of the line moving services. Our fleet of trucks can move shipments of all sizes and shapes. We have an extensive storage network throughout North America. Our cross-state movers are true professionals, with an average of 10 years experience on the job. We know the ins and outs of big moves. Give us a call, and let us know what you need. We’ll explain all fees, and even provide you with a free, comprehensive quote to get you started.

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