Moving Estimate

What is a moving estimate, and why is it important? When you are in the process of relocation, you should think about budgeting and the overall price of the move. Even though there are no fixed prices, you can still get an approximate calculation of the costs. With this kind of quote, you will be able to plan your budget and expenses efficiently. Trico Long Distance Movers provides its clients with a free calculation, and with it, you will know what to expect from our assistance.

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The Average Cost Of Relocation

Estimating the price of the relocation process is not easy, because it depends on more than one factor. Details such as distance play a major role in the final quote. Nevertheless, research shows that for an interstate relocation of an average household, the price is usually between $2,300 and $5,000. Use the free calculator that Trico offers to its clients, and you will have a ballpark number that will help you organize your finances.

Some Factors That Affect The Moving Estimate

Every relocation is a unique process because of the many factors that are calculated into the final price. Some of the major ones are:
The date of your relocation
The size of your property
The distance of the relocation
Car shipping and the type of car shipping
Storage and the duration of renting
Packing aid

The further you are traveling, the pricier your relocation will be. That also means that, if you are going somewhere near, your overall costs will be lower. Time your relocation in a way that you miss all high-demand relocation days. Summers tend to be pricier because of the higher demand, so if you want to save up, organize your relocation in the winter. If you don’t have a specific date when you want to move, call Trico, and our agents will talk you through the best periods with affordable price options.

When it comes to your precious belongings, the principle states that the more you have, the higher the final quote will be, because there are more things to pack. This is especially important if you have some luxury or valuable belongings that need additional protection.

Trico can offer you services like packing, car shipping, custom crates, and supplies for an additional cost. We have been helping people relocate for a long time now, and our movers will use their knowledge to handle your belongings with the utmost care. Your valuables will be protected and safely transported into storage, where they will be waiting until you are ready to move in. Our units are protected with high-quality security systems, making sure your items are safe until you get them.

Also, if you want to ship your vehicle to your new location instead of driving it there, Trico is more than ready to help you with that task. We offer our clients open-air and enclosed auto transport, as well as door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal delivery. Just keep in mind that whichever option you choose, they all affect the final charge.

Local or Long-Distance Moves

The total distance traveled is one of the key factors in getting the quote for your relocation. Relocating a few blocks down the street or to another part of the same city isn’t the same as relocating to another state.

This is one of the reasons why local relocations are much cheaper than cross-country ones, which is completely logical. With the help from a local mover, you can go from one part of the state to another, while with a long-distance relocation company, you can go from one part of the country to another. Additionally, locals don’t usually provide clients with a variety of options and solutions cross-country companies do. Contact your chosen company to assist you with relocation.

The Number of Bedrooms Affects the Moving Estimate

Usually, companies that are in the relocation business will give you an approximate calculation based on the number of bedrooms in your home – which are used as a measure to the size of your place. The number of bedrooms can be a great indicator of the number of items you need to move.

Studio apartments are considered the smallest properties, while one-bedroom and two-bedroom places are next. Some larger homes can have up to six bedrooms. This means the more bedrooms you have in your place, the more time, materials, and effort will be spent to pack everything up and load trucks.

Many companies use the number of bedrooms to figure out the number of items you have in them, but if you feel like your home has more or fewer things than the average home does, you can ask for an in-home assessment.

Trico is a company that puts the needs of its clients first. That’s why we found a solution that helps us form the price depending on the list of items you provide us with. Call our agents or fill out the online questionnaire and list all the items you have in your home. Go room-by-room and list everything from couches to tables. Of course, if you have some bulky or fragile items that require additional care, make sure you point that out to our sales agents. Belongings like a grandfather clock, pictures, and mirrors require wooden crating, and that can also affect the final cost. You can modify your list prior to the pick-up. If you follow all the steps, your estimate won’t change on the moving day.

The Final Cost Will Depend on the Number of Services You Get

The more assistance you require, the more you will have to pay for the overall process. Plan your relocation in advance, go over the options, and make sure you picked those solutions that you really need. Don’t forget that, within our solutions, you can tweak the details. Picking between open and enclosed trailers can affect your final cost. The same goes for door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal delivery.

There Are Ways to Calculate Costs of Relocation

Every relocation is unique and has something that sets it aside from others, and that affects the final cost you have to pay. This is why many companies provide you with the opportunity to request a free quote.

One of the ways you can request a ballpark price of your relocation is by going to the Trico website and filling out the form. There, you will provide us with some basic information about your household and your location. When you are done, submit the request, and Trico customer support representatives will contact you with the estimate.

Our form is designed to calculate an approximate amount of cash you will need to relocate based on the information you provided us with. You should provide us with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Basic contact information
  • Address of your current household (you should include the zip code of the area)
  • Availability for parking a truck
  • List of your belongings
  • Date of relocation
  • Additional information that you think we should have about your household (flights of stairs, special rules of the building, etc.)

With the ZIP codes, we will measure the distance between your current and your future location, and that will give our movers necessary information to calculate how much money you will need to relocate. Trico has a cost calculator because we want to make your relocation easy and simple. With it, you will know how much of your savings you’ll use to pay for the relocation process.

If filling out a form is not something you want to do, call our representatives, and they will guide you step-by-step through the home inventory. They will take all the necessary information from you and provide you with a price.

Get a Quote For a Variety of Moving Services

When you are picking the company that will handle your relocation process, go over all the services that you need. Carefully research the companies, go over reviews, but pay close attention to each and every service they offer.

If you are planning to ship your car, you will need experts in car transportation. Also, if you need to leave your belongings in storage, you should hire a company that will provide you with that option.

When hiring Trico to assist you with relocation, you will get a partner that can provide you with packing, moving, auto shipping, and storage. Our crew will bring materials to pack up and protect your belongings, as well as load them into the truck using efficient moving equipment. You will get 30 days of free storage in case your new place is not ready for you to move in. If you need to store your things for a while longer, contact our agents and go over the prices of renting the space.

Your car will also be delivered in a manner of your choosing. We offer open and enclosed trailers, as well as door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal delivery. Finally, the price of your relocation will depend on how many of these you need.

Cheapest Movers Are Not the Best Choice

When you are picking the company that will handle your relocation process, go over all the services that you need. Carefully research the companies, go over reviews, but pay close attention to each and every service they offer.

If you are planning to ship your car, you will need experts in car transportation. Also, if you need to leave your belongings in storage, you should hire a company that will provide you with that option.

When hiring Trico to assist you with relocation, you will get a partner that can provide you with packing, moving, auto shipping, and storage. Our crew will bring materials to pack up and protect your belongings, as well as load them into the truck using efficient moving equipment. You will get 30 days of free storage in case your new place is not ready for you to move in. If you need to store your things for a while longer, contact our agents and go over the prices of renting the space.

Your car will also be delivered in a manner of your choosing. We offer open and enclosed trailers, as well as door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal delivery. Finally, the price of your relocation will depend on how many of these you need.

Cut Down Some Relocation Costs

Relocation can be a pricey process where a lot of factors dictate just how much money you will spend. Instead of hiring the cheapest company, you can take certain steps to lower the final expenses and save money. The fewer items you have, the less you will have to pay in the end.

Also, if you are confident enough in your packing skills, you can box everything up by yourself, and avoid packing service fees. However, when packing on your own, know that movers won’t be responsible if some of your belongings break. Also, if you are on a tight schedule, consider hiring professionals to handle your items. This way, you will avoid breaking something valuable, and at the same time, you won’t break a sweat while your things are being packed and loaded into the truck. The Trico crew has all additional equipment that will make handling your bulky items quick and easy. Also, they will disassemble your furniture and wrap electronic and other sensitive objects that you put on your inventory list.

Finding a less busy date to relocate is also something that will help you save some money. Avoid summers if possible, because that is when people relocate the most. If you have to move during the summer, pick the least busy date and get a better price. Call Trico and go over available dates with our agents. They are always happy to help you pick the perfect time for your big day. Apart from that, determine if your expenses are tax-deductible.

Contact Us

Contact Trico if you need a variety of high-quality moving services. With us, you won’t have to worry about additional costs or the safety of your belongings. We’ve been in the game for a while now, and our crew knows how to handle every relocation, no matter how unique it is.

Our customer satisfaction representatives are at your service whenever you have a question or a dilemma about your upcoming relocation. They will be with you every step of the way. Call Trico and see for yourself why we have a long line of satisfied clients.