Long Distance moving companies offer a few different ways for a client to get a quote. It can either be over the phone, in-person, or recently a lot of the movers integrated video calls. Long distance moving quotes are generated and estimated based on the number of items you have, and depending on the company space taken or the weight of the shipment. Also, the rate varies based on the state of pick-up and where the items are going.
Rates can greatly differ from mover to mover, but here are some general ideas for the moves going out of Florida:
- Florida – East Coast states: from $4.5 to $6/cu.ft.
- Florida – Midwest states: from $6.0 to $8.5/cu.ft.
- Florida – Southwest states: from $6.0 to $9.0/cu.ft.
- Florida – West Coast states from $6.5 to $12.0/cu.ft
For example, moving 400 cu.ft worth of items out of Florida to New York will cost you approximately $2200 in space charges at the rate of $5.50/cu.ft. Also, most of the movers will add 10 to 15% in fuel charges and you can expect some additional charges for packing materials if you have anything fragile or boxes to pack.
The cost of the moves will differ greatly based on availability, seasonality (summer moves are always more expensive than winter ones), and your items.
We do highly suggest reaching out to a professional with questions about the quote for long distance moving services and to understand better how the move is handled.