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You’re about to move out of Kansas City, Missouri, and you need to find a moving company.
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All you have to do is fill out our quote form to contact our network of licensed & insured moving partners. Then, the best companies for your specific job will reach out to you with more info & pricing.
We know moving isn’t easy – but that doesn’t mean finding the right movers needs to be stressful. It’s our mission to handle that part for you, free of worry and completely free of cost.
If you’re still scouring the web for the best KC long distance movers, here are some quick tips.
Long distance movers require additional licensing and insurance in order to legally move your goods across state lines.
Places to check are Google, Facebook, the BBB, and Yelp.
If you know anyone who has moved out of Kansas City, ask them if they liked their movers.
Long distance moving is priced per mile per pound. Ask your movers what their rate is and if there will be any additional charges or fees.
The overused saying “You get what you pay for” is especially true with moving. We’ve got another cliche for you too – “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”.
The moral of the story is if you go with the cheapest option without properly vetting them, you could end up getting burned.
That’s not to say you can’t find cheap movers in Kansas City who are also good. You just need to do your research.
You can spend hours online doing all of the above stuff, or you could simply fill out our form. We’ve already done all the searching for you.
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Moving a long distance or even clear across the country requires quite a bit of planning. Even more-so than a small or in-town move.
Cross country moves will take longer, be more expensive, and require more scheduling than moves of a shorter distance.
Here are some things that you can do to simplify the job.
The sooner you start planning & preparing for your move, the better.
Ideally you’d start at least 1 month out. This gives you time to get everything packed, handle the scheduling, and stay organized.
Starting early lets you chip away at your move day-by-day, rather than letting it all pile up last minute.
Since long distance movers bill by weight, you can reduce your bill by getting rid of stuff. No sense in paying to move something that you could do without.
Go through all of your belongings and ask yourself when the last time you used it was. If it’s longer than a year, odds are you won’t need it next year or the year after that.
Estimate how many boxes you think you’ll need, and triple that amount. Seriously. You always end up having more stuff than you think you do.
Places like U-Haul will even buy back unused boxes – so it’s better to get too many that too little.
The better idea you have on everything you own, the easier your move will be. Walk through your whole house, checking every nook and cranny. Make a mental note of all of your stuff and where you think it should be moved to in your new home.
You can also sort & segregate like items to stay organized and make your movers’ job go quicker.
Get lots of boxes, get lots of help, start early, over-budget, take an extra day off from work, and over estimate the overall scope of your move.
Most stress comes from underestimating your move and procrastinating. Over-preparing will ensure that you don’t make this mistake.
You’re paying lots of money for your movers, so don’t feel like you have to help with the labor. However, there are some basic etiquette items to keep in mind:
A general rule of thumb is any move of 400 miles or more is a long distance move.
A long distance move from coast to coast can also be called a cross country move.
Any move crossing state lines is an interstate move.
Long distance movers structure their pricing as a function of total weight and distance moved.
In Kansas City, the going rate is around $0.60 to $0.70 per pound and $0.75 per mile.
To move yourself, you’ll need a rental truck or trailer, several able-bodied movers, and plenty of moving blankets.
If you’re on a budget and you have all of this, then you may be able to move yourself a long distance.
Related: Should I Hire Movers or Do It Myself?
Everyone’s budget and situation is different, but we typically say it’s worth it – especially for long distance moves.
That’s because the time savings, peace of mind, and safety to you and your belongs is well worth the investment.
You don’t have to, but you should if you are happy with your service. For a long distance move, you should tip after the load and the unload. That’s because you may have different movers on the other end of your move.
A good amount to tip your long distance movers in Kansas City is between $20-$50 per mover per day of work. You don’t need to tip for driving time.
When you hire a reputable moving company, they will let you file a claim for any damaged goods. There is usually a set amount covered in your quote, with the option to purchase additional insurance.
Be sure to inspect all of your stuff right away on the unload so you can file a claim as soon as possible if there is any damage.
You could make yourself a cup of tea, read a book, play with your kids, catch up on work, etc. The takeaway is you don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to. That’s what you’re paying the big bucks for.
However, just make sure you’re around to answer the mover’s questions. That is the only thing you’re required to do while they move you.
Moving is no easy feat, especially when you’re moving far away.
We pride ourselves on making things just a bit simpler by handling the moving company search process for you.
All you have to do is tell us about your move and we’ll connect you with the best Kansas City movers for your specific job.
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