Help For Local Moves

United interstate agents independently provide local services under their own businesses and brands. Moving locally has never been easier.

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Moving Across Town?

You’re moving, and how far away you’re moving will likely determine how a moving company charges you. Make sure you understand the terminology and the implications of each type of move before you get started. United has compiled some information that may help in determining what kind of moving company you need.

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    Residential Moving Services

    Local Moving
    Local moves are considered moves that are a short distance within the same state. The mileage, size or scale of the move is not a factor in determining if a move is local or not; whether your shipment crosses a state line is what will differentiate a local or intrastate move from a long distance move.

    Intrastate Moving
    Intrastate moves may typically be longer distance moves that occur within the same state. These moves might not be considered local even though they are within the same state.

    Interstate Moving
    Interstate moves are different than local or intrastate moves because they involve moving goods across state lines. Interstate moves may also be referred to as long distance, cross country or state-to-state moves. Interstate moves require special authority to perform any part of a move from one state to another. Federal regulators grant this authority.

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    Local Home Moving Services

    With our network of more than 300 agents, United provides full service, long-distance moving services. However, if you are moving locally, within the same state, as noted above, our interstate agents also independently provide local services under their own businesses and brands.

    Here’s how the United/Interstate Agent relationship works:

    United works with our network of hundreds of independently owned and operated moving companies across the country. Through these interstate moving agents, United is able to provide the comprehensive moving services you would expect from a nationwide mover.

    Our United long-distance moving agents also independently serve local customers under their own businesses and brands. If you have a local move within the same state, you can view a list of these local moving companies here.

    If you’re moving locally in Phoenix, Tucson, Tampa, St. Louis, Austin, Dallas, Houston or San Antonio, click here and let Handled take care of your local moving and home services needs, from start to finish.

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Apartment/Condo Moving Services

The local businesses and brands that our interstate agents independently operate claim to understand that each move is unique and that they strive to fulfill customers’ moving needs, regardless of the size of their home. Whether you need to move a one-bedroom condo or two-bedroom apartment, these local movers may be able to help.

Many of the local movers are experienced in small moves and can handle everything from start to finish, including helping you to customize your move plan with moving services that meet your needs. Below are some examples of what they typically describe as a small move:

  • One-bedroom house
  • One- to three-bedroom apartment
  • Studio apartment
  • Dorm room
  • Storage unit
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Packing and More

Local movers may offer the following services:

  • Full and Partial Packing Services
    Packing all your belongings? Need help with only a portion of your packing? Ask your local mover if they offer partial packing services to get the packing phase of your local move going.
  • Unpacking Services
    Unpacking can take longer than planned, or it is one more thing to add to the to-do list. Ask your local mover if they can offer help getting organized with unpacking services that allow you to focus on more important things like settling into your new home.
  • Trash and Debris Removal
    If you need assistance with the clean-up process at your new home, inquire whether your local mover offers trash and debris removal services of your empty cartons and packing-related material waste.
  • Other Services
    Depending on your state or local regulation, local movers may offer custom crating for specialty/fragile items, electronics packing and installation, storage solutions — or even house cleaning services.
  • Comprehensive Protection Options
    Enquire with your local mover about what liability options may be offered to better understand your rights if unforeseen damage occurs during the local move.
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Each local mover has their own processes and ways of doing things, but you should look for a local mover that offers a no-nonsense approach and makes the entire process easier for you— so you can focus on everything else that needs to be done before, during and after your local move.

You should be sure your local mover clearly understands all your key move details, like move dates, number of bedrooms and origin and destination addresses, that might be needed for your local mover to determine your local moving quote.

Full Service Local Moves

With United, a full service, long distance move means we handle the heavy lifting from start to finish. Our full service moving service is perfect for people who don’t want to take on the physical tasks involved in a move, such as packing, unpacking, loading, unloading and driving the truck. Ask your local mover what services may be available for your local move, as they may also be a great choice for those who don’t want to manage the tasks of moving locally on their own.

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Plan Your Local Move Today

United interstate agents also provide local moving services under their own businesses and brands —whether that means packing, storage or the actual transportation for a local move with all the benefits that our nationwide brand offers. Find out more about local moving services with United and get started on your local move today!!

Moving long distance? Click here and select your state and city to access our movers directory.

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