The Move Process
Learn about the moving process, the terminology, and the options available to you for saving time and money.

Professional Move Process
Do-It-Yourself Move Process
The Trusted Brands
Saving Money on Your Move
Moving Resources

Professional Move Process
The moving process can be stressful, but knowing what to expect and how to make it simpler and cheaper can make all the difference. One of the important decisions that is required is selecting a mover. We have partnered with the nation’s leading movers. We recommend using a brand name, reputable, AMSA certified mover to ensure your move goes smoothly. Here are the steps to picking a mover:

Step 1: Get a Ballpark Price of how much your move will cost. Costs are dependent on 2 key criteria: the weight of your household goods and the distance it travels.

Step 2: Request Estimates from up to 3 reputable, brand name movers. Plan in advance, movers get very busy as it gets closer to the summer months.

Step 3: Someone from the moving companies will contact you to answer questions, verify information and schedule an appointment. For small moves, they may quote a price over the phone, but typically a moving professional needs to visit your home to give you an accurate estimate.

Step 4: Get your estimates, learn about the moving companies, and find out about any specific features/services they provide, then book your move.

Step 5: Move to your new home!

Do-It-Yourself Move Process
Step 1: Decide what size vehicle will accommodate all your household goods. Our service provider can assist you in deciding what size truck is right for you.

Step 2: Decide what equipment and supplies you need: hand truck, furniture pads, dish-pack boxes, wardrobe boxes, bubble wrap, tape, padlock, sofa and chair covers, and mattress covers.

Step 3: Reserve your rental truck, equipment and supplies at least three days before you plan to pick them up.

Pricing Method
Pricing is determined by the type of move. See below for more info.

Local (Less than 50 miles but within the same state.)
Pricing for local self moving is based on an hourly rate, numbers of miles driven and equipment rented or supplies purchased.

Intrastate (Greater than 50 miles, but with the same state.)
Pricing for intrastate self moving is based on a flat, one-way rate, mileage charged and equipment rented or supplies purchased.

Interstate (To a different state.)
Pricing for interstate self moving is based on a one-way rate, mileage charges and equipment rented or supplies purchased.

Note: Be certain to pick up your truck early enough to complete your move within your timeframe. Allow ample time to load, make your journey and unload.

The Trusted Brands
The Better Business Bureau ranks moving among the top 5 most complained about consumer services.

By providing access to nationally known and respected moving service providers, you will receive consistent, quality service whether you are moving across the country or just around the corner.

  • 75 years' experience in household goods moving
  • Most recognized name in moving
  • Relocates more than 145,000 families per year
  • Eight consecutive years of customer satisfaction gains (as measured by Gallup)

  • Modern, reliable moving with old-fashioned care
  • Moving professionals across the country and around the world provide highly personalized moving services
  • Every office offers the benefits of modern facilities, experienced personnel and the advanced tools necessary to provide professional handling
  • Guaranteed on-time pick up and delivery and plans that protect against loss or damage

  • Established in 1933, northAmerican is a world leader in relocation, high value products transportation, and logistics services
  • Professionally trained drivers and crews treat your possessions with care
  • More than 1,114 agent locations worldwide, nearly 4,000 corporate employees and more than 6,000 drivers provide the most sophisticated moving services in the world

  • Customer Service: All the expertise of a car rental and truck rental company combined.
  • Convenience: 30,000 of our best trucks at nearly 3,000 convenient neighborhood locations.
  • Value: All the benefits of Budget at great rates.

  • 24 hour on-line vehicle tracking.
  • Domestic and International vehicle relocation service since 1954.
  • Custom tailored service option choices include open or enclosed transports, terminal to terminal or door to door delivery, guaranteed pick up date, expedited shipment, etc to fit your needs and your budget.
  • No deposit required.

    Saving Money on Your Move
    Moving Discounts
  • Interstate (state-to-state) Full-Service Moves: over 50% off interstate (400 N) tariff rates, 25-40% discount on storage fees, and waiver of peak season surcharges
  • Intrastate and Local (within the same state/city) Full-Service Moves: discounted pricing varies by local tariff, but service and financing are the same as interstate moves
  • Special discount on truck rental from Budget

    Moving Resources
    Here are some helpful tips and ideas to make the move simpler: