Answered by Nicole La CapriaApril 16, 2013
The less you have to move, the easier it should be, right? Unfortunately, many commercial moving companies have a weight minimum for their services, and will not transport shipments under 2,000 lb- 2,500 lb. That's where small movers come in.
What are Small Movers?
Small movers are companies that specialize in moving shipments of 2,000 lb or less, such as the contents of a very small home, apartment, studio, dorm or even a single piece of furniture. They often do not require a minimum weight for your shipment unlike regular moving companies. Small movers are also a great option for handling a load that is too big for parcel shipment but still too small for most moving companies' minimum size requirements. Many small moving companies also offer full-service moving, so you can have your small load packed as well as transported by the movers.
How Much Will it Cost?
Hiring a small moving service can be even more affordable than renting a moving truck and performing the move on your own. You will be charged based on the weight of your items, the services you require and the distance you are traveling. In your case, you will be traveling 2,140 miles from Virginia Beach to Bullhead City, Arizona. Hiring a full-service small moving company to pack, ship and deliver your 1,000 lb shipment could cost as low as $1,500 to $2,000 according to online resources. Renting a moving truck could cost you more--U-Haul charges a $19.95 flat fee plus $0.99 for every mile traveled. You would also incur the costs of packing materials and fuel if you decided to handle the move on your own.
Where Do I Find Small Movers?
MiniMoves, Xpress Movers, American Mini Movers, and Ship Smart are several moving companies specializing in small moves that you could utilize for your upcoming relocation. Start comparing free quotes from these companies as well as other right here at Movers.com, and tell us about your experience later by writing a moving review.