Moving To A Different State? Be Sure To Know These Costs!

Friday, July 24th, 2020
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There is so much involved in moving, especially if you are going to a different state. You will have to pack all of your things, usually more securely than if you are moving locally. You will also need to get your things to your new place. If you are renting, you will need to find a rental the same way you would locally, but with more work. Another thing you will need to keep in mind is the cost of moving to a different state.

Costs you can expect when moving to a new state

According to, 34.9% of moves are long-distance and moving to a different state costs around $4,300. In contrast, moving in the same state averages a cost of $2,300. These stats and costs are subject to change, of course, and depend on a lot of factors. For example, found that in 2019, only 15% of Americans moved to a different state. So, what different costs will you run into when you move to a different state?

Full-service moving companies

If you move within your city, you probably won’t even need movers. But, they are necessary if you are moving to a different state. The actual cost you will pay for moving to your new home will depend on mileage and how much stuff you are taking. On average, it costs $1 per pound of items and $1 per mile. You can save some money by packing your own things. There are other services your movers may offer including furniture disassembly and reassembly, crating, and temporary storage.

Fuel costs

There are always fuel costs associated with moving, whether they are yours or the movers. The costs will vary greatly, so it can be difficult to find an average number. Not only do movers charge different prices, but gas prices vary throughout the country. To find a cost for your unique move, try online calculators provided by moving companies and check stores and prices on your route.

Other costs you may run into

There are many other costs besides moving companies and fuel you should research. You may not have to pay all of these, but it can be helpful to know about them.

  1. Truck rentals: You may decide to rent moving trucks instead of hiring movers. The cost for renting a truck will vary depending on how far you are taking it and how many days you will use it. Rental insurance and fuel costs should be included in your truck renting budget.
  2. Staying in a hotel: You may decide to stay in a hotel once or twice during your move. If you can, book these ahead of time to try to save money.
  3. Food: You may not have considered this, but you should make room in your moving budget for food. If your home isn’t prepared to cook in, eating out will cost you more.
  4. Pets: If you have pets, moving short distances can be hard. Moving to a different state can be even more difficult. You will need to make sure your pets have everything they need during the days of your move. This includes food and any medications that may help keep them calm.

Moving to Amarillo, Texas from a different state?

If you are moving to Amarillo from a different state, welcome! We hope you enjoy this beautiful part of the Texas Panhandle! If you haven’t yet found a rent house, Highland Park Village in Amarillo can help. We provide a unique rental experience at great prices. Give us a call at (806) 335-1451 or Send Us an Email to learn more about our Specials and Floor Plans.