There are different types of moves, and each one is different for delivery timelines. This blog will discuss the different types of moves and how long your move should take.
Local Move- Within a 50-75 Mile (80-120 km) Radius
This type of move is priced per hour. The hourly rate will depend on the number of crew and the size of the truck required to do your move. Each move is different and depends on how much furniture and belongings you have.
For instance, an average three-bedroom home will weigh approx. 8,000 lbs (3,629 kilos). Someone who has many belongings in their home may have 10,000 lbs (4,536 kilos) or more. This is why getting a quote from a professional mover is essential.
A garage or shed can hold a lot of items and weight. Be sure to go through everything to sell, donate, or give away items you will no longer need..
The hourly move price starts when the crew leaves the warehouse yard and returns after your move. And the more prepared you are, the faster the move will go. Dissembling beds and other items and having everything packed with lids taped shut before the movers arrive will save time and costs.
Long Distance/Cross Country Move
This type of move is based on the actual weight of your shipment and the distance from your current home to your new home. For a long-distance/cross-country move, a professional mover will send a consultant to your home to view what your are moving. This will give you an accurate estimated shipment weight and an accurate price quote.
Once the moving company has determined the estimated weight, they will provide you with a delivery timeframe. The timeframe will give the driver enough time to load your shipment and other shipments to fill up the trailer. The trailers can hold up to 30,000 lbs (13,608 kilos) of furniture on a cross-country move. As an example, an average 3-bedroom home weighs 8-10,000 lbs (3,629-4,536 kilos).
It is worthwhile to go through your home and sell, donate, or give away items you will not need in your new home. Same for the garage and shed.
Canada to USA Move
This type of move is also based on the weight of your shipment and the distance from your current home to your new home. The moving company will send out a moving consultant to view the items to be moved and after that will calculate the estimated weight of your shipment. Once they have the estimated weight they will provide you with a delivery timeframe. A few days will be added to the transit of your shipment for Customs Clearance.
For more information on how long your move should take and to get a moving quote, contact Premiere Van Lines at 1-877-671-6683.