Thinking About Hiring A Long Distance Mover?

Very recently two friends of mine, a married couple, who had migrated to Canada in 2019, decided to make the move from Toronto, Ontario – where they had landed and lived and worked in for 3 years – to Calgary, Alberta a city where they had visited family well over a year ago. They fell in love with the city and it’s abundance of natural charms and made the move once the job thing was sorted out. In order to make the move they realized that one of the most important things was to find a reliable long-distance mover to help them with that move.

Moving is a huge decision, and the price you’ll pay to move is a small factor with a big price tag. But how much do movers cost?

The national average cost of moving is about $1,400 USD with a range from $800 to $2,500. Note, however, that this price range is for a 2-person moving team completing a local move of less than 100 miles. For long-distance moves, the average cost of movers jumps to between $2,200 and $5,700. If you’ll be doing an out-of-state move, there are two things you’ll need to do when hiring a moving company:

  • Ask if the company you’re considering completes long-distance moves (some don’t altogether, while others subcontract these jobs).
  • Require that the company perform an in-person estimate (failing to complete this important step can leave you with an unhappy financial surprise on moving day).

On average, movers charge between $25 to $50 per mover, per hour for local moves. So, a two-person team working for four hours will cost a minimum of $200 to $400, just for labor. But keep in mind that other expenses will be incurred as well, like transportation fees, materials and gas. You should keep in mind a checklist of things & supplies to keep before planning the move.  Moving is stressful as it is, let alone moving long distance. Some people may just hire a u-haul and make the the move themselves. While there are thousands of moving companies to choose from, it makes a difference choosing one with fair prices and a proven track record of quality service. 

Here are some questions to ask a long distance movers that you are looking to hire:

  • Are you properly licensed?
  • Do you have experience with my specific type of move?
  • What kind of liability coverage options does your company provide?
  • Do you have references?
  • Can you provide a binding quote or a not-to-exceed estimate?


So that was an eventful quarterfinals filled with excitement and emotions all spilling out into the field. And now we have our final four teams all decided to battle it out for the ultimate prize – a place in next Sunday’s final and winning the most coveted trophy of them all – the Jules Rimet Trophy. We had a big upset and a new record created.

Brazil were sent packing from the tournament  beaten on penalties Friday by a Croatia side that have now won four straight penalty shootouts. Nil nil at 90 minutes Brazil broke the deadlock with a penalty goal by Neymar but Bruno Petkovic equalized 9 minutes later to send the two side to penalty shootout. And Brazil blew it and left the cry babies well…crying on the field as Croatia marches on. Later on a tense and bitter matchup between the Argentines and the Dutch saw a win for Argentina. With an assist and a goal, Lionel Messi had Argentina 2-0 up deep into the second-half before Wout Weghorst scored two late goals to make it 2-2 for Netherlands.

The two teams couldn’t add to their tally in the extra-time, forcing the game into a penalty shootout. At the end, Emiliano Martinez made some fine saves to help Argentina secure a 4-3 win in the penalty shootout. The South Americans will now face Croatia in the semi-final.  Then last night Morocco extended their dream run in Qatar and became the first African side to go all the way to the semifinals as they upset Portugal 1-0 with a 42nd goal by Youssef en-Neysri. Walid Cheddira got sent off for a second bookable foul but it was too late for Portugal and a crying Ronaldo (want some Agua boy?) bows out.

Finally France faced off against England and it seemed to be a well paced and well matched game. However the defending champs took the lead via a long-range effort from Aurelien Tchouameni in the 17th-minute. England equalised after Harry Kane converted a penalty in the 54th-minute, followed by Oliver Giroud restoring France’s lead in the 78th-minute. Kane could have equalised for England once again but missed his penalty. After the win, France will face Morocco in the semi-finals.