Local or long-distance move? There are major differences between local moving vs. long-distance moving. Learn more about the differences here so you can prepare for your move.

What is Considered a Long-Distance Move?

When an individual is moving to another city or town, it is considered a long-distance move. An international or semi-gration move is also considered a long-distance move. A long-distance move will take a little more resources from a moving company than a local move. The reason being that the transport cost of a long-distance move is going to be higher as more mileage is needed. Don’t forget the increase in fuel costs. For example, the price of diesel will also affect movers if they have to travel long distances. 

The cost of a long-distance move will usually be based on the distance of your move, and the amount of stuff you have to move. You may need more moving professionals for a long-distance move too, especially if you have a lot of belongings to pack and move. 

Don’t forget to take into account the price for road tolls if applicable. If you need to make a long-distance move in one trip, you might also need more moving trucks. All of which can bring up your moving quote. It’s best to take these factors into account when moving so you budget accordingly for your long-distance move.

What is Considered a Local Move?

When an individual is moving within the same city or town, it is referred to as local moving. A local move will give you a moving experience that is a lot less stressful than a long-distance move. Your pay will be determined by the number of items you have to move. You will usually receive a quote based on the price of materials, labour, and other expenses needed by local movers. 

A local move won’t use as much fuel as a long-distance relocation, especially if you only need one moving truck. Likely, your move will also be quicker (depending on the amount of stuff you have). 

You still need to budget for a local move but moving costs won’t be as high or unpredictable as long-distance moves. 

Whether you have a local or long-distance move, professional help will save you a lot of money, time, and headaches. When you hire a professional mover like the Master Movers team who can handle local, long-distance, and international moves, you will receive a comprehensive moving service. We provide you with one estimated quote that covers everything from packing, unpacking, and transportation – giving you a bang for your buck.

Contact us today to learn more about the major differences between local moving vs. long-distance moving!