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Cost To Move A 1 Bedroom Apartment Cross Country – Find The Cheapest Way

Published on 2021-01-14

Moving across the country can lead to great opportunities – but a long distance move of a one bedroom apartment can lead to a lot of headaches! That’s why many people choose to hire apartment movers rather than attempt to haul their stuff across the country themselves.

But you may be wondering about the cost. How much does it cost to move 1 bedroom apartment cross country? What is the cheapest way to move cross country? Get all the details you need now, or contact Three Movers to get a personalized quote right away.

The Average Cost To Move A 1 Bedroom Apartment Cross Country 

Overall, you can expect an average moving cost to be around $1,500 to $4,500 for moving one bedroom across country if you hire a professional moving company like Three Movers.

That’s a lot of variation, though. Wondering why some moves may be a lot more expensive than others? Here are a few reasons.

Reasons for moving to be expensive

  • Total distance of your move – Moving from New York City to Tampa, Florida is a “cross country move,” but is only 1,130 miles. Moving from New York to San Francisco is more than 2,900 miles. The moving companies charge the interstate moves by the mile in most cases, so the longer the move, the more you’ll pay.
  • Volume of stuff – Every one bedroom apartment is different, and some are bigger than others. You will likely need a large moving truck if you have more furniture or have lots of stuff closets and in storage areas, since the total volume of your items has a large effect on the overall moving costs.
  • Season & moving demand – Demand for moving services is the highest in the spring and summer, so many moving companies tend to have additional charges and costs during this time.  In contrast, moving during the fall and winter is usually cheaper.
  • Extra insurance – You will get basic insurance coverage from all interstate movers, but this only reimburses you for part of the value of your stuff if it’s damaged. You will need to pay for additional coverage if you are worried about high-value items being damaged.
  • Additional moving services – If you want to store your stuff in a storage unit for a little while, need full-service moving including packing and unpacking, or require other extra moving services, this will add more costs to your moving job.

Cheapest Ways To Move A 1 Bedroom Apartment Across Country

The moving option you choose also affects the cost of moving a 1 bedroom apartment across the country. The cheapest ways to relocate your 1 bedroom apartment across the country are:

  1. Rental Truck
  2. Cargo Trailer
  3. Freight Trailer
  4. Pallet Shipper
  5. PODS
  6. Relo Cube
  7. Affordable Moving Companies
  • Rental Truck  

Renting a truck to move across the country is a good option for DIY moves. When you rent a truck for moving, you should expect to do tasks like packing, loading, unloading, disassembly, and reassembly on your own. Since rental trucks are available in multiple sizes, you can choose the size that best fits your needs. So, you don’t have to pay for a space that you don’t need. If you cannot drive the rental truck on your own, you should take help from your friends or family to keep the cost as low as possible.

  • Cargo Trailer  

This method is quite similar to renting a truck. This method is only applicable for people looking to carry out DIY moves. The fact that you can use your own personal vehicle to tow the cargo trailer makes this option very cheap. Although using a cargo trailer is probably the cheapest moving option, we don’t recommend it for everybody. That’s because cargo trailers are small and will only be able to move a small amount of stuff. So, if you have a relatively big 1 bedroom apartment then renting a cargo trailer is not a viable option for you.

  • Freight Trailer 

Freight trailers are a lot bigger than cargo trailers. This means that you can move a lot of stuff in a freight trailer, making them a good option for large 1 bedroom apartments. But, this option is a lot more expensive because of the size of the trailer and also because you’ll not be able to tow a freight trailer with your personal vehicle. So, a freight trailer is a good option only in a few situations.

  • Pallet Shipper 

If you have limited stuff that can be packed into a few small boxes, this method is perfect for you. You can take help from commercial shipping companies like DHL and FedEx to move very small apartments. Pallet shipments are also very safe and reliable despite the fact that you’ll not be traveling together with your belongings when you choose this method.

  • PODS  

You can get storage containers for moving from PODS. When your news temporary storage service as well, you cannot use methods mentioned above. You can get two services for the price of one when you choose PODS. You also have to carry out tasks like packing and loading on your own when you use PODS. But, you will not have to drive on your own. When you put your stuff in PODS containers, you can expect them to be safe and secure. There are only three sizes of PODS containers available and the smallest one is probably the only good option for a 1 bedroom apartment as 12-foot and 16-foot containers are probably too big for a 1 bedroom apartment. Also, learn about the PODS moving cost to make your decision.

  • ReloCube 

ReloCube is also a storage container for moving provided by U Pack. U Pack is also a very reliable company. ReloCubes are only available in 1 size i.e. 6’. This is a big enough storage container for 1 bedroom. ReloCube is also cheaper than PODS but is not as readily available as PODS. 

  • Affordable Moving Companies 

This method might be more expensive than other options on theory. But, DIY moves are not as smooth as you think. You can expect cost overruns if you have limited experience in moving. The cost of almost fixed when you hire a full-service moving company. Also, if you need a stress-free moving experience, this is probably the only option. Hiring a moving company is good for your mental as well as physical health as you’ll not be carrying heavy-duty tasks when you hire moving companies. You can hire affordable movers like Three Movers at a very low price.

Cost Examples For Moving 1 Bedroom Apartment Across The Country

Learn about the cost of moving 1 bedroom apartment across the country. The table below shows some cost examples of moving a 1 bedroom apartment based on the distance of the move:

To / FromDistanceCost Of Moving A 1 Bedroom Apartment Cross Country
Anaheim, CA to Washington D.C2262 Miles$3053.7 – $3845.4
Chicago, IL to Anaheim, CA2091 Miles$2822.85 – $3554.7
Anaheim, CA to Seattle, WA1161 Miles$1567.35 – $1973.7
Atlanta, GA to Bakersfield CA2190 Miles$2956.5 – $3723
Bakersfield CA to Detroit, MI2296 Miles$3099.6 – $3903.2
Jacksonville, FL to Chula Vista, CA2339 Miles$3157.65 – $3976.3
Chula Vista, CA to Oklahoma City, OK1312 Miles$1771.2 – $2230.4
Fremont, CA to Tulsa, OK1706 Miles$2303.1 – $2900.2
Austin, TX to Huntington Beach, CA1374 Miles$1854.9 – $2335.8
Atlanta, GA to Long Beach, CA2186 Miles$2951.1 – $3716.2
Los Angeles, CA to Durham, NC2518 Miles$3399.3 – $4280.6
Little Rock, AR to Oakland, CA1954 Miles$2637.9 – $3321.8
Tulsa, OK to Oxnard, CA1488 Miles$2008.8 – $2529.6
Cincinnati, OH to Sacramento, CA2273 Miles$3068.55 – $3864.1

Contact Us To Get A Quote For Moving Your 1 Bedroom Apartment!

As you can see from the information outlined above, the cost to move a 1 bedroom apartment across the country can vary a lot, so if you want an informed estimate, the best thing to do is to get in touch with a moving company like Three Movers for a quote. Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 202-0036 now, and we’ll give you an informed estimate for the cost of your move!

Also Read: Average Cost To Move A 4 Bedroom House

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

How much does it cost to move a 1 bedroom apartment across the country?

If you hire a professional moving service like Three Movers, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $4,500 to relocate a one-bedroom apartment across the nation.

What is the cheapest way to move cross country?

Renting a vehicle and doing the relocation yourself is the cheapest option to relocate across the nation. Consider getting a moving truck from a trustworthy truck rental business if you’re willing to drive across the nation or you can simply hire us i.e. Three Movers for a complete Hassle-free moving service.

What is the average cost to move 1 bedroom apartment cross country?

A cross-country relocation for a one-bedroom apartment will cost between $1,000 and $4,500, depending on how much you’re relocating and whose moving company you hire.

How long before a move should you start packing?

You should start the process of planning your move about two months out from your move-in date, begin packing about 2-3 weeks before you move in, and be finished a few days to a week before.

Where can you get free boxes for moving?

You can get free boxes anywhere. Craigslist, Liquor Stores, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, U-Haul Customer Connect, Office Depot or OfficeMax, Walgreens, PetSmart, Walmart, Target, WinCo, Costco, OfferUp, LetGo, Facebook Community Groups, Freecycle, Dollar Store, Petco, and Rite Aid are your goto place.

How fast can you pack an apartment?

Packing an apartment depends on the home size. It can take for a One-bedroom apartment 1-2 days to a Three-bedroom apartment for 3-5 days to pack on average.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at [email protected]

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