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How is Your Long Distance Move Priced?

What drives the cost of a long distance move

You’re considering moving long distance! Whether it is across provinces or borders, we are here to help. While long distance moves can be exciting, they can also be quite a daunting task, made even more daunting by potential costs. At TransCanada Movers, we understand the importance of transparent pricing and have helped hundreds of customers move many thousands of kilometres. The cost of long distance moves should not be a mystery, so we have compiled a breakdown of what can drive the cost of a long distance move.

A Big Factor Affecting Cost is the Distance

Your moving fee can be dictated by how far you travel. The longer the distance, the higher the cost. This is driven by fuel prices and the time employees are on the job. This is perhaps the easiest part of the long distance moving fee to break down and understand.

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Another Big Factor is the Weight Of Your Items

The total weight of the items you are moving can also play a role in total cost. Every item counts to this total, whether it is as little as a floor lamp or as large as a grand piano. Some sensitive or fragile items will require an extra cost. When booking your move and asking for an estimate, it helps immensely to have an idea of how much you are going to be packing. This is where a weight calculator comes in handy.

The weight calculator contains all possible items you could move from your home, in addition to miscellaneous items like a ski sledge or a child’s vehicle toy. It can help to make a list of everything that you have before using the weight calculator so that you get as accurate of an estimate as possible. This list will come in handy for the movers as well. So, it is best to get it done ahead of time.

Weight estimations are often the most reliable because they take into account the exact amount you have to move, resulting in more precise estimates. How much movers charge per pound can vary. Moving fees are calculated on a case by case basis because so many factors can vary. These factors include optional additional services.

Optional Additional Services can Increase the Cost of Your Move

In addition to the distance you are traveling and the weight of your items, there are many optional additional services that can come into play when considering the cost of a long distance move.

If you are not up for packing/unpacking your whole house yourself, TransCanada Movers can help you pack. We will delicately pack your glassware and safely pad your TV. You won’t have to do anything unless you want to of course! You can also ask to have everything packed up or just ask for assistance with items that are fragile or awkwardly shaped. Sometimes having an extra pair of hands can make packing large or fragile items easier. And we are all about making your life easier.

You can also ask for help with assembling or disassembling large pieces of furniture. If you’ve lost that furniture manual, it can be helpful to have a professional do the job! The assembly or disassembly of items comes at an extra fee that would be added to the cost of long distance moving.

Finally, if you have a date you need to be out of your home by but can’t move in for a while, there is the option of paying for short term or long term storage. This helps ensure that your items are safe and sound in between houses.

Extra Fees

Depending on where you are going, there may be extra fees involved in your move. These fees can include elevator costs, long carry fees, or storage fees.

Every Trans Canada Movers gets a Custom Quote

When considering your move, there are many factors that affect the price. This is why every customer of TransCanada Movers receives a custom quote, designed for you and your move. It is about where you are moving to, what items you are bringing with you, and any additional needs you may have throughout the process. Your move is unique to you.

One of the most important things about long distance moving is being able to trust the people who are moving your possessions. Finding the right team to help you is key. Reach out to our team at TransCanada Movers today to get an estimate on what your long distance move may cost. We have helped many satisfied customers move long distance. And, we will take the time to get to know you and your specific needs. Let us help get your belongings safely from point A to point B!

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