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Jan 13, 13:54
Question by rlv (rob)


Moving from Long Island to Las Vegas

Moving some furniture and many boxes from a 4 bdrm home in Long Island, NY to a 3 bdrm home in Las Vegas, NV. What's the best way to transport everything and what should I expect to pay?

Jan 14, 14:12
Answer by alexzehn (Alex Z.)

Rob,

You basically have two options - hiring full service long distance movers to do the job, or hiring a self service company that will only do hauling, and you will pack and load/unload, or alternatively hire some local helpers to do the work under your supervision.

First option will usually be more expensive then the second. Also, it will be safer for your items to be moved in a closed container (second option) rather than be loaded on a moving truck, unloaded in the transitional storage, and then loaded back onto the interstate trailer.

At the same time, full service movers are usually more available, and will do all the loading/unloading for you, as well as packing if you need. Also, if you have more items than can fit in a usual truck (24'), then you could often organize the trailer to come to your home, in which case there will be no transitional moving done (similar to self service).

As far as prices go, for full service you will be charged by pound, and that should be around $0.85-$1.00 per lb. So if you have around 6000 lbs you should be looking at something like $5000-$6000 (to estimate better a detailed list of items is required). That cost does not include packing supplies, shuttle service and some other additional charges that you could be charged by the mover.

Self service companies charge you by linear space your shipment takes in the container. Prices vary depending on the company, so you should request few self service quotes to see what they offer.

Hope that helps. 

 




Good luck with your move,

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