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Interstate Moving

What is an interstate move?

It is a move between two states – it is typically a long distance move. And an intrastate move is a move within the same state.

When moving long distance to a new state, your move is regulated under federal rules and authorities.  In order for a moving company to provide interstate moving, they must be licensed by the US Department of Transportation.  

Interstate moves require different licenses, equipment, and services and as such, not all movers can handle them.  It is important to verify that your move is federally licensed to perform interstate moves.

Plus, the pricing of these moves is determined differently than a intrastate move. Interstate move transportation prices are typically based on distance and weight of the shipment/move.

It is common for interstate mover to belong to a multi-location national van line, like Allied Van Lines, who have interstate authority and the resources to perform a move to a new state.

As a top Allied agent, Reebie are the Chicago interstate movers with the skills, resources and capabilities to manage your Chicago interstate move, anywhere in the country.

Need Chicago Interstate Movers? Call Reebie today to start your stress-free interstate move.

Frequently Asked Questions on Interstate Moving

When you’ve moving long-distances, it can sound daunting and scary. With a few tips, you can prepare ahead of time to make the move an easier one:

  • As you pack, create an inventory of all the items your movers will take.
  • Remember to label each box thoroughly and decide where it’ll go in your new home.
  • When you’re packing, do some downsizing by donating or tossing items you no longer need.
  • For the first couple of days, make sure you bring an essentials bag with clothes and your documents.

Interstate movers are priced by the total weight of all of your belongings as opposed to by the hour. Depending on the size of your home and the number of items your movers will help you transport, the cost can range anywhere from $2,400 to $5,000 without including the extra cost of travel.

Moving across state lines may take some time. Unlike a local move where you’ll find yourself in your new home within a day or so, an interstate move can take anywhere between ten to fourteen days. The time frame might vary based on your individual needs as well as any unforeseen circumstances along the way.

Disassembling and assembling vary from mover to mover, but basic services are usually included in the cost of moving. Anything for complex furniture pieces or items will require extra services purchased with your package. If you worry about disassembly and assembly, ask the company representative what is included.

Obviously, not everything you own will fit inside a box, no matter how large. It’s best to ask your movers what can stay outside of a box, but usually, the only thing you won’t box up is furniture. Any large pieces can remain outside of a box. Remember, the box doesn’t just help movers relocate your items; it also helps protect the items you’re moving.

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