Quick Estimates for a Long Distance Move

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Moving can still be a stressful experience even if you’re feeling excited about this new chapter in your life. Perhaps you’re moving to a bigger house, or you have better career opportunities in another state. Whatever the case, there’s a lot of work and time involved in packing up and shipping your things.

Fortunately, you can hire full-service movers long distance to help you. Of course, this will cost you some time and money to arrange. Here are some quick estimates of both to set your expectations.


You may not be too worried about the time it takes to arrange with movers for your relocation. However, it pays to know if you have a tight schedule. For example, if the end of your lease is only a few days away, you want to make sure you’re out of the place before time’s up.

On average, it takes about 48 hours to a few days to get a quote to pack and move a typical three-bedroom house. Once you accept a quote, packing will take only three or four hours. Loading will take an additional hour. When you get to your destination, unloading and unpacking will take approximately the same amount of time.


The real kicker for anyone moving long distance is the cost. For a full-service move, you’re entrusting your precious stuff to strangers, so you want to make sure the movers are licensed, bonded, insured, and with a good track record. You should also make sure that it’s a binding quote. This means the moving company can’t charge you more, but may actually charge you less if you leave some stuff behind.

Provided you get all that, you could be looking at around $800 to move a three-bedroom house 1,100 miles. That may seem a lot of money to pay just to move. However, you’ll not have to lift a finger and you’ll have peace of mind. The stress you avoid alone is well worth it.

Full-service movers aren’t for everyone. The cost is prohibitive for someone on a tight budget. However, this service is exactly what you need if you don’t have the time or inclination to do the packing yourself.