Average Cost of an Interstate Move

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How much does moving cost?

Most people are surprised by the cost of an interstate move.   Interstate meaning the move begins in one state and ends in a different state.   For example, a family moving from Washington to Florida.

According to results compiled by the American Moving & Storage Association the average cost of an interstate move is about $4,200 based on an average weight of 7,400 pounds and an average distance of 1,225 miles.     The average cost includes packing labor, cartons and packing material, transit coverage, and other services.

Here are some of the factors that affect the cost of an actual move.

  • Less weight costs less, more weight costs more.
  • Shorter distance moves cost less than longer distances.
  • The amount of packing and type of cartons needed can increase or decrease costs.
  • Costs  change seasonally and are tied to fuel and labor costs
  • Basic rates assume close parking by a semi.  More difficult access adds to the cost.

How do you know how much your move will cost?   Schedule a moving consultant  to go through your home with you to determine the weight, packing, and services you need.   A reputable moving company can give you a written estimate for free and without obligation to use their services.

See other averages and tips from the American Movers Association


Article by Don Warner

Website: ILoveToMove.com

Email: don@ILoveToMove.com

I love to plan and coordinate moving, especially for critical or complex moves.  My clients are busy organized people who want their moves to go smoothly.  Let’s talk about your moving plans.

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