All moves are unique.
What works for relocating your house might not work at all for changing offices. What you need are unique solutions, suited to the size and shape of your move.
Join us, today, as we take a closer look at the four main types of move. With this in mind, you’ll be able to better assess your own needs, and find a moving company that does exactly what you need.
The idea of local moves applies to any moving day wherein you don’t cross state lines.
These are moves to neighbouring cities, or even within your own city.
A good rule of thumb, when dealing with the movers themselves, is that anything between 50 and 100 miles is usually considered local. Ask about this, beforehand, so you can gauge the price accordingly.
Hourly rates are often better than paying for the entire day, and you may be able to get away with a smaller truck, bringing down the transport cost.
Small local moves are measured by the volume of the goods you’re carrying. Heavier cargo means more work for your movers, and anything over 2000 pounds, generally, becomes classified as a bigger move.
This affects your relocation price, and will also factor into how long the move takes, overall.
With more weight to move, a local moving day can become a little more complicated. There’s more chance for damage in the event of an accident and a higher risk to the men or women carrying each piece of furniture or box.
Insurance and lifting precautions cost money, and these can both affect the bottom line.
Of course, not leaving the state lines doesn’t always equal a short trip. You could travel from the Southernmost end of Florida to the Northernmost over the course of a day or two, and the trip would take at least a day.
Intrastate movers travel over longer periods of time, without technically being interstate. Expect travel times from a few hours to a day or so. You’ll be renting and returning a self-service moving truck, covering long distances, and even making multiple trips.
Smaller moving vehicles are possible, but the distance and time required for these moves will keep the price higher than a standard local.
The nice part about this, however, is that local, regional and national movers make themselves available for these moves.
Once you move across state lines, you’ll need an interstate moving service.
These are specialist operations. They have the resources necessary for loading, driving, and unloading your belongings in another state.
Because these moves are much larger than something local, there are a lot of moving parts. While it’s reasonable to expect to find these services, not every company will do it, and you’ll need to do some research to find an interstate offer.
If interstate moves are a complicated affair, moving internationally is a lesson in time and resource management.
Moving from one country to another means coordinating between multiple movers. You’ll need drivers to move boxes to the carrier container, to put the container en route to your new country, and a mover to pick it up on the other side.
Prices will vary, based on the cubic volume of your container.
Know Your Moves
Depending on the size of your home or office move, you’ll need different services to get from where you are to where you’re going.
Looking for expert moving services? Get in touch with us, today, and get your move done the right way.