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Long Distance Moving On A Budget: $4,000 to $7,000 Is Enough Money

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Beware of Overpriced Long-Distance Movers!

The difference in service quality between a $6,000 and a $12,000 long distance move for 1,000 miles may not be as significant as you think. In most cases, both options will likely include a crew of 3-6 movers and a moving truck.

It's natural to want the best for your belongings, but some long distance moving companies might exploit this and inflate their prices. Often, you can successfully move out of state without spending over $10,000

Major Long Distance Moving Brands Are Expensive 

Well-established national moving companies often charge premium prices due to their large size, brand recognition, and higher overhead costs. But this does not guarantee a positive experience. Even trusted nationwide moving companies have negative reviews online. Ultimately, no mover is perfect, small or large, so don't assume the bigger is always better. 

Here are a few examples of typically expensive long-distance moving companies:

  • United Van Lines is well-known for offering various services and serving customers worldwide. However, they typically charge higher prices for long-distance travel, and people say their moving costs are unreasonable.

  • Mayflower Transit is another big company that offers services similar to United's, but their long-distance moving prices are too high for the average consumer.

  • Allied Van Lines: Allied Van Lines is another reliable moving option that typically has a higher price point than a smaller carrier. 

  • North American Van Lines: Known for its focus on customer service and technology, North American Van Lines is among the more expensive options.

$5,000 to $7,000 is enough to Move Out Of State & Hire Movers

Long distance moving companies charge out of state relocation costs, ranging from $3,000 to $15,000. This makes it difficult for consumers to determine which company suits their needs and budget. 

You can relocate efficiently and affordably with careful planning and realistic budget expectations. Indeed, the quality of your moving service provider is important, which is why you don't want to underpay. However, you do not want to get overcharged either. 

Avoid Unrealistic Long Distance Moving Budget Expectations 

long distance moving budget checklist

It's important to be realistic about your moving budget. Some people contact American National Movers expecting to move their entire household across state lines for under $3,000. However, such expectations are often unrealistic and can lead to unpleasant surprises down the line.

Remember, the cost of your move depends on several factors:

Distance: Long-haul moves that exceed 400 miles typically cost $3,500.00 to $6,000.00. The longer the distance, the more you can expect to pay for your move.

Furniture: Small long-distance moves are cheaper, with an average cost of $3,000.00, but 2 bedrooms and up cost more, with an average cost of $5,000.00

Packing: Packing: Adding professional packing services can increase your costs by $800 to $2,000, depending on the volume of items you need packed. 

Reasonable Budget For Long Distance Movers 

Don't underpay and don't overpay follow the guidelines of the chart below to understand what a reasonable price is when moving furniture to another longer distances:

You Get What You Pay For With Movers 

We understand that budgeting is important when moving, but be careful. A budget too low can contribute to hiring the wrong long distance movers.

Once, a customer refused to pay more than $2,300 to move from Brooklyn to Tennessee. American National Movers tried to warn him of the dangers of using the cheapest long-distance movers. Nonetheless, this customer went with the cheaper option. On his move date, the customer expressed regret. The "cheaper moving company" charged hidden fees, and took weeks to deliver the furniture, and his things returned damaged. 

Finding Affordable Long-Distance Moving Alternatives 

If you wish to move your furniture out of state on a limited budget, there are several ways to find affordable long distance moving options without the lack of professionalism: 

Smaller Moving Companies: Small brands like American National Movers is highly rated with the BBB, have good reviews, and have cheaper prices because of our lower overhead costs. 

Compare Quotes And Reviews: Get multiple long distance moving quotes and compare prices and service quality. Don't settle for the cheapest long distance movers; don't go with the most expensive mover without researching. 

DIY Options: Alternatives such as U-pack, PODS, and U-Haul are good, cheaper options for people who would rather have full control over their things than hire a full-service mover. 

American National Movers Relocated over 5,000 Customers at Budget Long Distance Moving Costs.

American National Movers has helped thousands of customers relocate long distances, offering high-quality service at rates 30% lower than major national movers

Aside from costs, people are concerned about the moving company's reliability. American National Movers A+ rating with the BBB is an added assurance that our long distance movers can be trusted

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