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Long-Distance Moving Tips

The reputation of moving companies is one of the biggest factors in selecting a mover, but for long distance moves, it should be the biggest factor. Consider the care and effort that movers must apply to hold your trust with your belongings. Experience and capability should take precedence over price.

Long distance movers charge mainly based on the weight of your items and the distance. Moving a sparsely furnished four-room house from Atlanta to Baltimore will obviously be cheaper than moving a twenty-room house packed with furniture from Boston to Seattle.

Because weight is the biggest factor in the price of a long distance move, here is something you must know:

Before the move, the weight of the truck without your goods is measured. This is called "empty weight". The scales are usually located at the nearest truck stop or at the moving companies' facilities. You are allowed to accompany the driver to the scale during the weigh-in to ensure that everythingis in order and correctly noted. Make sure that your mover provides you with an "empty weight" receipt.

    In order to avoid additional charges during your Long distance move, you must:

  • Know the layout of your new community or apartment complex.
  • Know if the area will accommodate huge 18-wheelers. If not, the moving company will have to rent a smaller truck which will cost more money.
  • Know the building restrictions beforehand. If the truck has to wait another day to unload, then they will charge you extra for downtime.
  • Know about walkway/elevator access; contact your building supervisor(s). Some long-distance moving companies charge extra if they have to use the stairs or elevator.

The moving company will have no knowledge of this information, so it is up to you to provide them with it.


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Long-Distance Moving Tips

The reputation of moving companies is one of the biggest factors in selecting a mover, but for long distance moves, it should be the biggest factor. Consider the care and effort that movers must apply to hold your trust with your belongings. Experience and capability should take precedence over price.

Long distance movers charge mainly based on the weight of your items and the distance. Moving a sparsely furnished four-room house from Atlanta to Baltimore will obviously be cheaper than moving a twenty-room house packed with furniture from Boston to Seattle.

Because weight is the biggest factor in the price of a long distance move, here is something you must know:

Before the move, the weight of the truck without your goods is measured. This is called "empty weight". The scales are usually located at the nearest truck stop or at the moving companies' facilities. You are allowed to accompany the driver to the scale during the weigh-in to ensure that everythingis in order and correctly noted. Make sure that your mover provides you with an "empty weight" receipt.

    In order to avoid additional charges during your Long distance move, you must:

  • Know the layout of your new community or apartment complex.
  • Know if the area will accommodate huge 18-wheelers. If not, the moving company will have to rent a smaller truck which will cost more money.
  • Know the building restrictions beforehand. If the truck has to wait another day to unload, then they will charge you extra for downtime.
  • Know about walkway/elevator access; contact your building supervisor(s). Some long-distance moving companies charge extra if they have to use the stairs or elevator.

The moving company will have no knowledge of this information, so it is up to you to provide them with it.


What-We-Offer-Title.png
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  • Full Service Company
  • Local and Long-distance
  • Residential & Commercial
  • Professional Piano Movers
  • Small & Large Moves
  • Overnight Storage
  • Long-Term Storage
  • Climate-Controlled Storage
  • Loading & Unloading
  • Packing & Unpacking
  • Licensed, bonded, and insured
  • Free onsite and video estimates

Moving Guides

Professional-chicago-moving-guide-services

Moving Guides & Tips

Enjoy a smooth and easy move with these valuable moving tips, hints & articles... READ MORE

chicago-packing-services-guide

Packing Guides

Learn how to pack like the pros with these easy to follow tips & articles... READ MORE

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Long Distance Moving Guides

Everything you need to plan ahead and prepare for long distance moving can be found here... READ MORE

chicago-movers-storage-services-guide

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Storing your items can be quick and easy with these handy tips & articles... READ MORE

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