Planning a move to a new place? As you set about packing your valuables, make sure you also know what type of move you’re doing. The boundaries and distance of your move are a prime factor in determining the overall cost, after all. Here are the differences between the three types: local, intrastate and interstate.
- Local: At under 50 miles, local is the most common type of moving there is. Local moving occurs within the city or border of the state. This may involve just moving furniture and other items up a flight of stairs or actual relocation to a six-bedroom home 40 miles away. The rate will depend on the size of your home and the kind of items you’re moving.
Because of the smaller distance involved in a local move, some homeowners opt to do the actual work themselves. The main drawback to DIY moving, however, is that it increases the risk of item damage. The better choice is to hire reliable local movers like Around Town Movers to handle the job. We’ll make sure the move goes smoothly from start to finish, with zero damage to your valuables.
- Intrastate: This type of move is similar to local because both don’t involve crossing any state lines. The only difference is that intrastate moving goes beyond the standard 50 miles of a local move. For this reason, you cannot expect local rates in an intrastate move due to the longer distance – even if it starts and ends in the same state.
- Interstate: When your move goes beyond state boundaries, then it’s called interstate moving. You’ll want to check if the movers in your area have obtained a license from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. This license is required for companies that execute moves across state lines. Around Town Movers is your go-to company for high-quality long-distance moving services. We have the necessary licensing from FMCSA and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, operating in the area east of the Mississippi River and along the Eastern Seaboard.
Whether it’s local or long-distance moving you need, you can count on Around Town Movers for exceptional service. We’ll make sure your belongings arrive at your new space in a timely and efficient manner while keeping everything safe and intact. We proudly serve Arlington and Sterling, VA, plus nearby cities. Call us today at (703) 682-5922 , or fill out this contact form to get a free moving quote.