Moves Of All Shapes And Sizes

All moves are unique.

What works for relocating your house might not work at all for changing offices. What you need are unique solutions, suited to the size and shape of your move.

Join us, today, as we take a closer look at the four main types of move. With this in mind, you’ll be able to better assess your own needs, and find a moving company that does exactly what you need.



The idea of local moves applies to any moving day wherein you don’t cross state lines.

These are moves to neighbouring cities, or even within your own city.

A good rule of thumb, when dealing with the movers themselves, is that anything between 50 and 100 miles is usually considered local. Ask about this, beforehand, so you can gauge the price accordingly.

Hourly rates are often better than paying for the entire day, and you may be able to get away with a smaller truck, bringing down the transport cost.


Small local moves are measured by the volume of the goods you’re carrying. Heavier cargo means more work for your movers, and anything over 2000 pounds, generally, becomes classified as a bigger move.

This affects your relocation price, and will also factor into how long the move takes, overall.


With more weight to move, a local moving day can become a little more complicated. There’s more chance for damage in the event of an accident and a higher risk to the men or women carrying each piece of furniture or box.

Insurance and lifting precautions cost money, and these can both affect the bottom line.


Of course, not leaving the state lines doesn’t always equal a short trip. You could travel from the Southernmost end of Florida to the Northernmost over the course of a day or two, and the trip would take at least a day.

Intrastate movers travel over longer periods of time, without technically being interstate. Expect travel times from a few hours to a day or so. You’ll be renting and returning a self-service moving truck, covering long distances, and even making multiple trips.

Smaller moving vehicles are possible, but the distance and time required for these moves will keep the price higher than a standard local.

The nice part about this, however, is that local, regional and national movers make themselves available for these moves.


Once you move across state lines, you’ll need an interstate moving service.

These are specialist operations. They have the resources necessary for loading, driving, and unloading your belongings in another state.

Because these moves are much larger than something local, there are a lot of moving parts. While it’s reasonable to expect to find these services, not every company will do it, and you’ll need to do some research to find an interstate offer.


If interstate moves are a complicated affair, moving internationally is a lesson in time and resource management.

Moving from one country to another means coordinating between multiple movers. You’ll need drivers to move boxes to the carrier container, to put the container en route to your new country, and a mover to pick it up on the other side.

Prices will vary, based on the cubic volume of your container.

Know Your Moves

Depending on the size of your home or office move, you’ll need different services to get from where you are to where you’re going.

Looking for expert moving services? Get in touch with us, today, and get your move done the right way.

Relocation Tips: The Four D’s Of Saving Money On Your Move

Relocation, whether you’re moving houses or business locations is never simple, and saving money can seem like an uphill battle.

There’s the boxes, the packing supplies, the moving company, and the date. Whether you’re paying to have someone pack your stuff, or paying for boxes so you can do it yourself, it can be hard not to run into money during a move.

Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at what we like to call the Four D’s of Moving Day, and how these can help to save you money.

Relocation Tips

Ditch What You Don’t Need

This is every pack rat’s worst nightmare, but the truth is, if you can ditch it, it’ll save you money.

Go through your belongings in advance of the big day. Give yourself more time than you’ll need so that if you hit a particularly emotional nick nack or bauble, you can take your time and really wrestle with your decision.

Whatever process you have to go through, the point is to make decisions and to make them quickly. Not sure if you need that old jigsaw puzzle box? That’s probably a sign you don’t. Got two copies of a book? Give one to a friend and be rid of it.

It might sound heartless, but it’s a simple numbers game. The less you have to move, the more you’ll save.

Don’t Be Afraid To Recycle

There are two kinds of home mover: those who use new boxes, and those who use old ones.

Only, things don’t need to be as black and white as all that.

In advance of your big day, put out some feelers to see who in your social circle can supply you with old, sturdy boxes. The more the better, provided they fit your purposes. Take a little time to inspect these boxes when you collect them, to make sure they’ll stand up to the task.

Then, whatever boxes you need in addition to those, simply go out and buy from your local moving company or post office. With a good combination of old and new boxes, you can save money and move your belongings, safely, and at a great saving.

Do A Little Research

A great way to save a little money on moving day is to spend some time in the weeks and months before it, calling and researching moving companies online.

With Google and the deluge of review sites available, finding out about your moving company ahead of time is easier than ever before. Make these your first stop. Compare reviews from recent months and years for any warning signs. Remember that not every awful review is the end of the world. If you find more bad than good, this can be a bad sign, but check to see how long ago these were, and whether any of them were from the same reviewers.

Compare prices to see which relocation rates are better, and which companies offer coupons or specials. Use the information available to you to decide whether the special is being offered by a reputable business, and make your call based on this.

Reviews, while not set in stone, should always trump fast and easy savings.

Decide In Advance

Nothing gets people into hot water more often than indecisiveness.

The further in advance, you can make a decision, the better your odds will be of getting a good price. Like booking an airline ticket, the closer to the date you settle your relocation, the worse the rates you’re likely to get.

Not only that, but the inherent costs that go along with last-minute relocation decisions can add up. Discovering on the day that you don’t have a soft mat to rest your bureau drawers on in the van can mean stress and added expenses as you rush around. The same goes for new keys or spare boxes in case of emergencies.

Get More Out Of Your Next Move

Whatever the case, if you make your calls in the weeks and months preceding your move and not the day before, you’re more likely to save a few bucks, and a lot of stress.

If you’re looking for ways to take the financial sting out of your next big move, make sure to follow our simple Four D system, and check out some of our other great blogs for more insightful moving day content.

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Easy Ways To Move Things

So you decided you want to move to a different state, now it’s time to get everything ready. That was the easiest part of the move, now the hard parts come up. Now you have to start packing things and getting them ready for the move. The problem is that moving things typically involves heavy boxes and furniture. While you can have movers take it from the apartment to the truck, you still have to pack it all up and get it ready. This can mean packing a box and moving it so you can start filling the next one. You also need to move furniture to clean up behind it so you get that security deposit back. What are the easiest ways to move things? Keep reading and you will find out.

   The best part is that many of these things will be either free or low costing. Especially if you have friends.

   Friends & Family: Speaking of having friends, the more the merrier when it comes to moving heavy objects. Instead of moving things by yourself invite some friends over to help. You might have to spend some money ordering pizza for everyone to say thank you, but it will make the process easier and more fun.

   2-Wheeler: The staple of the moving industry, the 2 wheelers has been making moving easier for years. While it is a simple device made of 2 wheels, a handle for you, and a platform for lifting items, it makes moving items incredibly easy. You can purchase one at several stores or ask your friends, chances are at least one has a 2-wheeler you can borrow.

   Straps: There are moving straps made specifically for moving heavy items. You will need someone to help you move while using straps. The basic principle is the straps go beneath what is being moved and around either the shoulders or the arms of the people moving it. This gives them a better grip and more support when lifting.

   Moving is an adventure, don’t let it become a burden by wearing yourself out or maybe even injuring yourself. Use friends, tools, and Liberty Bell Moving Group to make it as effortless as possible. Liberty Bell Moving Group can help create a free quote so you can know your basic moving expenses ahead of time.

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Moving Timeline

It’s really never too soon to begin planning for a move, and veteran movers have found that a comprehensive moving timeline is the best strategy to ensure a smooth relocation. Our moving timeline is also a great way to involve the entire family in the move by spreading some of the responsibilities to each person, including your children.

Moving Tips

With such a wide variety of items and possessions that can be moved during a relocation, there are multitudes of different pointers, tricks, and techniques that can be applied to make the actual move more efficient and less of a hassle for everyone involved. With our moving tips, you can equip yourself with professionally time-tested methods to safely transport a number of things, from large items to delicate works of art or even belongings that may not have such a “normal” shape. The easier your move is for you, the more you can look forward to where you will be once it ends!