Typically, but not always, Long Distance moves will be more expensive than Local
moves. When you receive estimates from moving companies you may be tempted to use
whoever is cheapest. But be careful you don't get "lowballed" and potentially risk
having your costs go up by the end of the move. If the price seems to good to be
true, it very well may be. Do your research on whatever company you chose, and for
added protection, make sure you get a
binding moving estimate
from your moving company. With a binding estimate
you're guaranteed that your costs will not exceed a certain amount, regardless of
the scenario. This can protect you from "hidden" costs that you didn't plan for.
Also, consider if you want your moving company to pack for you or if you want to
pack yourself - this could have a large impact on the rate you are offered.