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How Much Does It Cost to Move Cross Country?

Moving across the country is a big move — literally. Whether the decision is brought on by a new job opportunity or the need for a change in atmosphere, the biggest question you are probably asking yourself is, “How much does it cost to move cross country?” Such a drastic change brings its own set of challenges, including all of the logistics and costs surrounding your valuables and personal items, plus the stress of leaving your current residence, finding and buying a new one, and relocating to an entirely new place.

Every move is unique — there isn’t a common price. The amount you pay will depend on a range of factors, but where you are moving and the number of belongings you are moving to your new place will largely determine how much money will be put towards your cross country move. According to HomeAdvisor, a local move typically ranges anywhere from $633 to $1,743, so you can expect cross country moves to cost more. Fortunately, you can save money by reviewing the different ways to move your belongings from Point A to Point B that best fits your budget and needs.

What Is The Cheapest Way to Move Cross Country?

When it comes down to it, you really only have three options when moving across the country. You can rent a moving truck or trailer, hire a moving company, or choose door-to-door moving solutions. Again, the total cost of a long-distance move is dependent on various factors, including distance, location, and the number of belongings you are taking with you. To give you a better idea of what each option costs, we put together estimates based on moving a three-bedroom, moderately furnished home to a destination that is 1500 miles away — think Boston, MA to Miami, FL.

Time to Get Movin’!

Well, there you have it, folks! Now you have an idea of what it will cost to move across the country. Keep in mind, the final expenses of a long-distance move will vary based on the location, what moving services you choose, and how much stuff you actually have.

For many people making a long-distance haul, pick-up and drop-off moving is a great option. With Doorage, you can get instant online estimates and bookings for both local moves and cross country moves — there is no more wondering how much your move will cost. You’ll get a clear, upfront price for your move.

How Much Does it Cost to Move Yourself?

Moving by yourself for a local move alone can be challenging. Moving by yourself across the country is a completely different story. If you’re up for the challenge it certainly is doable but you will likely need to rent a moving truck or trailer. The average cost of renting a moving truck can range anywhere from $100 to more than $3,000 — while that’s a pretty broad range, the pricing depends on specific factors. When moving cross country, you can expect the cost to rent a moving truck on the higher side of that estimate. Keep in mind, when you opt for do-it-yourself moving rather than using a moving service, you are losing the protection and peace of mind that is provided by professional help. Cross country moving is daunting, and not having to worry to get all of your belongings safely to your destination is a huge weight off of your shoulder.

Moving on your Own

How Much Does it Cost to Hire Movers?

If moving a three-bedroom, moderately furnished home across the country by yourself doesn’t sound like a good time, you’ll definitely want to look into professional moving services. Most people will hire a moving company that specializes in long-distance moving. Unfortunately, hiring professional movers can put a dent in your bank account, costing an upwards of $7,000. The distance of your move isn’t the only thing that causes a significant change in price. Movers might charge extra to move unique items like large entertainment systems or pianos. So be mindful of any heavy items you own and make sure your moving company includes them in the estimate upfront so that you aren’t faced with any extra charges when given the final bill. The good news is that professional movers typically provide superior protection for your belongings in transit. Ultimately, hiring a long-distance moving company may cost a bit more financially but the costs are often worth the reduced stress and the security of knowing that your valuables are handled with care.

Hiring Movers

How Much Do Moving Containers Cost

Using moving container services is a popular compromise between moving by yourself and hiring a moving company. The reason? For one, it’s much more cost-effective to rent a moving container than to hire a professional moving company. Additionally, these portable moving containers give customers more flexibility with their moving timeline and automatically give them a place where they can store furnishings before, after, and during their move. When using these moving containers, the packing and loading are usually done by you, while transport is handled by the company. They are typically stored in a secure storage facility until you are ready to have them delivered to your new location.

There are a lot of moving containers and storage options out there, but if flexibility and affordability are important to you, using Doorage’s door-to-door moving services are the ideal solution for your cross country move. You only pay for the containers you need, which is determined by using an intuitive storage calculator. Then the containers are shipped to your door, picked up when you are finished packing and are stored in a secure facility until you are ready to have them delivered to your new address. Unlike other companies that offer moving containers for rent, Doorage charges you by the space your containers take. This can help you save money and avoid hassle while moving across the country.

Moving boxes and containers

If you are planning a cross country move, make sure to reserve your door-to-door moving services as soon as possible.

With Doorage, this can be done in minutes while avoiding hidden fees and headaches.

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