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10 Differences Between a Local Utah Move and a Cross Country Move

Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, it’s important to understand the key differences between a local Utah County move and a long distance move. Here are 10 differences to consider:

 

1. Distance: The main difference between local and long distance moving is the distance our movers travel.  Moving you inside Utah County requires much less time and significantly less fuel.  If you need our movers to move your family across the country,  Local moves are typically within a certain radius, usually 100 miles or less, while long distance moves involve traveling over 100 miles.

2. Time: Local moves tend to be quicker, as you’ll typically only be moving within a single day. Long distance moves can take longer, as you’ll need to factor in the time it takes to travel to your new location.

3. Cost: Local moves tend to be less expensive than long distance moves, as you’ll only be paying for the time it takes to move your belongings and the cost of any necessary equipment. Long distance moves can be more expensive, as you’ll need to pay for fuel and potentially overnight accommodations if the move takes more than one day.

4. Packing: Local moves may require less packing, as you’ll typically only be moving a short distance and may not need to worry about the items being in transit for an extended period of time. Long distance moves may require more careful packing to ensure that your items are protected during the journey.

5. Size of moving truck: Local moves may require a smaller moving truck, as you’ll typically be moving a smaller amount of belongings. Long distance moves may require a larger truck to accommodate all of your items.

6. Insurance: Local moves may not require additional insurance, as the risk of damage is typically lower. Long distance moves may require additional insurance to protect your belongings during the longer journey.

7. Time of year: Local moves can typically be scheduled at any time, as the distance is shorter and the move can be completed in a single day. Long distance moves may be more dependent on the time of year, as certain times may be more convenient or cost-effective.

8. Packing materials: Local moves may require fewer packing materials, as you’ll typically be moving a smaller amount of items. Long distance moves may require more packing materials to ensure that your items are protected during the journey.

9. Professional movers: Local moves may not require professional movers, as you may be able to handle the move on your own or with the help of friends and family. Long distance moves may require professional movers to handle the logistics of the move and ensure that your belongings are transported safely.

10. Storing items: Local moves may not require storing items, as you’ll typically be able to move everything in a single day. Long distance moves may require storing items temporarily, as you may need to make multiple trips or may not have room for everything in your new home right away.

Overall, understanding the key differences between local and long distance moving can help you plan and prepare for your move more effectively. While both types of moves can be stressful, understanding the specific challenges and requirements of each can help make the process smoother and more efficient.

 

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