There is no better way to find the best long distance movers than comparing free moving quotes from multiple reliable movers. However, when you are comparing these quotes, there are some essentials that you should keep in mind. These essentials will help you decide whether a mover is right for your household move or not.

Types of Free Moving Quotes Offered

Before you start comparing free moving quote know the type of quotes whether they are non-binding, binding or not to exceed binding. Some long distance moving companies will offer you a non-binding estimate based on pre-estimated weight. Other movers may base their rate on a binding estimate which means they provide you with an estimate that is firm; the amount quoted is what you pay. This is different from the binding estimate which means that the final cost of your move will not exceed the amount that the movers quoted, however, the amount could also be less should the weight of your belongings be less than originally estimated by the mover. Learn about the types of moving estimates and determine what works best for you.

The most common moving estimate is Not-to-Exceed binding estimate because most long distance movers will overestimate the weight of your belongings and hence your moving cost. This may make it a bit difficult for you to compare prices between moving companies. However, it also ensures that you do not go over budget; knowing the top end price that you'll pay, will certainly help you in making your moving budget

Weight Or Volume of Your Belongings

Most long distance moving companies will charge you by weight i.e., per pound. Therefore, it makes sense to compare the difference in price per pound between movers. This will make it easier to assess differences in price if you find out up-front how much a mover charges per pound. While weight is not the only determinant of cost, other factors like distance and additional services do affect the prices, but weight is certainly an important consideration when comparing moving quotes long distance. This is why it's a good idea to get rid of unwanted items before you move. Not only will you save money, but time packing and unpacking these items.

Moving Distance to Be Covered

Distance is key to determining the true cost of a move. While distance costs may not factor in if you are moving locally, they play a larger role in your decision if you're moving to another state across the country. So, ask the mover how much they charge per mile and remember that these costs, often referred to as linehaul charges, are on top of the weight costs. Find out the true distance you are moving using an online mapping guide such as Google Maps. Compare this to the amount the moving company has quoted to ensure that the distance they've estimated matches your own.

Extra Service Additional Charges

Some extra fees are anticipated early like charges for moving a piano, or storage service charges or insurance charges. It is the unexpected extra fees that you need to be aware of. These are usually fees charged because you neglected to notify your mover of certain obstacles, such as flight charges, or long carry. Find out which services you require and what service fees you can avoid before determining which mover will work best for you.

Author's Bio: 

David Brown is a content marketer for, David writes about moving tips and advice as well as the newest information about the moving industry. His expertise is to packing and moving information in a clear and concise way.