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If you have been spending time pricing your move, then you probably know that most Houston movers offer different pricing structures for long-distance moves versus local moves. However, you might be a bit confused over what turns a move into a long-distance move.

Typically a local move is any move that happens within the same city. Therefore, if you are moving but staying within the greater Houston limits, your move will likely be considered local. Most companies will still consider moving from a suburb on the east side of Houston to the west side as “local.”

However, some companies use a strict mile radius to determine a local or long-distance move. In this case, they may determine that anything farther than 30 miles is a long-distance move. In that case, moving a few hours away from the city could be called a long-distance move, but it is not usually referred to that way. In most cases, people start using the term “long-distance move” if you are moving out of state or at least 100 miles away.

As you can see, it can be tricky to determine whether you are moving locally or long-distance, and it can change with each moving company, so when in doubt, it is best to inquire. Long-distance moves require a lot of careful planning and much more time and labor than short, local moves, which is why pricing increases.

Whether you need help with a local or long-distance move, contact GreenLight Movers today. We can review your needs and provide a free estimate.