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How Much Does a Military Move Usually Cost?

Does moving in the military really break the bank?

Costs of a Military Move

Moving in the military is just a part of normal life for military families, and it happens often enough that smart moving companies have created valuable, affordable relocation plans for those in service. These are the providers who've spent years fine-tuning their skill sets to meet the needs of military homeowners, and in doing so, they've been awarded GSA approval, so you know who to trust.

Here are just a few ways using a military-mover impacts cost:

Full-packing services

Most military moves are full-service. This cuts down on the time it takes to complete the move, which is the biggest expense. The total weight of your items will have a big impact on the bottom line, but professionals have an advantage. They know how to pack your items for easy stacking, allowing your possessions to fit in a smaller truck. Smaller trucks cost less too, and they often use less fuel. All of these elements combined can lead to a surprisingly affordable full-service package.

Provided packing materials

While many people forget to figure these items into the cost of a move, everything from tape to cardboard boxes add up in some way. Free boxes you get on the curb pose the biggest threat to your budget if, for instance, they turned out to be infested with cockroaches. If you need specialty packing items for china plates or electronics, those will also add to your costs, but they're often included in the price if you're using professional movers.

Gas, dolly rentals, and "insurance"

If you decide to go DIY to keep your costs low, renting a moving van is likely in your future. Don't forget about the high cost of gas to get from one destination to another, and watch out for random fees on your total bills. From driving insurance you don't need to cleaning and other miscellaneous fees, your cheap move could turn out much more expensive than anticipated.

Getting a guaranteed quote can go a long way to calm your nerves when you have to move in the military, so call 844-668-3721 today to get your free quote from the friendly professionals at Nilson Van.


- Jack Jacobs



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