Looking to do a long-distance move or an interstate move? Then you should consider hiring a professional moving company – especially for out-of-state moves. This kind of move is going to be very demanding, exhausting and not to mention, stressful if you don’t plan everything properly.
Hiring a professional moving company may save you time and energy but definitely not money. This is very expensive and here’s a look at how much an interstate move will likely cost:
First, it is largely dependent on the location of your next move. The average cost of an interstate move is $5,000 with an average of 7,500 pounds and a distance of 1,200 miles.
The cost of an interstate move is based on 3 key factors:
- Weight of the total shipment, so the more stuff you include in the move, the more expensive your move will be.
- Mileage of point to point locations, origin, and destination.
- Labor costs are dependent on the company and the state they are located in.
Apart from the professional moving company costs, you may also need to include packing tools, travel fees, insurance and storage fees.
How to cut costs:
Pack yourself – Packing rates vary from moving company to moving company and differs per state too. To save money on packing, I recommend packing yourself or asking friends and family to help out.
Choose your move date properly – Doing a mid-week or mid-month move is highly recommended. According to research, this is when the demand for moving companies is at its lowest, therefore costs lower as well.
Pack what’s important only – I’ll repeat it, the more stuff you move, the more expensive it will be.