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You are in search of cross country movers in Cedar Rapids, and Move Honcho is here to help. Our network of leading moving companies in The City of Five Seasons are screened to have the proper licensing for out of state moves and a consistent track record of satisfied clients with the online reviews to prove it.
Moving across the country can not only be stressful, but expensive. It adds a whole list of complications that you would not have to worry about with your short distance move. We are here to answer your questions and save you the hassle of finding reliable movers. If you are ready to hire through Move Honcho then simply fill out the form to get up to three free rate estimates, or continue reading to learn everything you need to know about making the most of your long distance move to or from Cedar Rapids.
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The term cross country moving refers to moves over a long distance. Also referred to as long-haul moving and interstate moving, they are typically moves with a distance of 400 miles or more. Whether you are moving from or to Cedar Rapids, there are additional things to keep in mind that you would not have to worry about with a short distance or in-town move, including an increased need for protecting your items, a different way of being billed, and different liability from damage options. It is especially important to select the right moving company as well, since they have a bigger responsibility and require special licensing to move household goods out of state.
The good news is, Move Honcho has many trusted moving providers in Cedar Rapids, and we have already made sure they have the best rates, service, and reviews. Just fill out to form to get started. Still need more information or not sure if you can afford to hire a relocation professional? Check out some of the questions our clients most frequently ask us.
What are my options for moving cross country?
You have several options when moving cross country, here they are, in order from least expensive to most expensive.
Is it worth it to hire movers?
It depends. Here are some things to consider:
If I hire movers, how do I select the right company?
Ask around and see if you can get referrals from friends. Check online ratings. Give them a call and get their rates and get a feel for them. Also keep in mind that if they give you a flat rate or quote you much cheaper than other companies to be wary of them. Or you can fill out our form and receive multiple quotes from pre-vetted companies.
How will I be billed?
While short distance moves will bill by the hour, typically moves over a long distance will bill by total weight of your items and the distance being traveled. The average rate is 50 cents per pound and 70 cents per mile. Good moving companies will do a thorough walkthrough of your house prior to providing you with an official rate estimate.
What can I expect to pay?
While pricing can vary significantly, here are some rate estimates based on distance and size of your long distance move:
1,000 – 2,500 miles: $900 – $2,500
2,500+ miles: $1,400 – $3,800
1,000 – 2,500 miles : $1,900 – $5,500
2,500+ miles: $3,500 – $7,600
1,000 – 2,500 miles : $4,000 – $7,500
2,500+ miles: $7,600+
How long does it take movers to move across country?
You can expect your movers to take 2 – 5 days to complete your cross country move. Typically, loading will take a half or full day, then transit will take 1 or 2 full days, then unloading will take a full day to a half day.
How do I prepare for my move?
There are several steps you can take to ensure that you are prepared for your movers to arrive. Have everything packed in full with all boxes taped and labeled. We suggest starting to pack at least 10 days in advance. Have a sitter lined up for your pets and kids to keep them out of your movers’ way. Clear pathways and prop open doorways. This will make the move go much faster and reduce the cost of your final bill.
Do I need to tip my movers?
While tips are not expected, they are a nice gesture if you are happy with your service. This is especially true with long distance moves. Since your movers are spending more time with you and on the road, we highly suggest tipping if you are happy with their service.
How and when do I tip them?
We suggest tipping long distance movers $20-$40 per full day of work. If your moving company loaded you for a day, transported your items for 2 days, and unloaded for a full day, then $40 – $80 per mover would be a good amount. It is best to tip each mover personally with cash.
What if my movers damaged my items?
Before signing the Bill of Lading (the paperwork at the end of your move), inspect all items for damage. If there is damage, notate it on this document. Then be sure to call your moving company’s office to file a claim for the damage.
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