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from Sandy P. in CA - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

I have a small load approximately 12 banker boxes that need to go to Tacoma Washington area How can that be accomplished ?

MovingPlace Response

Hi Sandy, We are not the right choice if you are only shipping a few boxes. Our smallest shipment is 4 feet x 8 feet x 9 feet on a moving truck... so we would be overkill for what you are moving. Our suggestion if you are only shipping boxes is to call UPS or another package shipping company. Movingplace

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from Carla J. in KY - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

I am needing a price and how much space I will need. it is a 10x12 storage unit full. I am needing to move from KY to Washington state. No really big furniture. only big thing is a kitchen table. But it’s apart. Rest is boxes and a rocking chair.

MovingPlace Response

Hi Carla, There are a couple of ways to figure this out. Our trucks are 8 feet wide, 9 feet tall, and 28 feet long. We break them down into smaller compartments using mobile walls (called bulkheads). The best thing to do is let us help you figure out the same amount of space that you have in the 10 x 12 storage unit and get you the same amount of space on our truck. Movingplace

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from Arleen G. in CA - Saturday, July 6, 2019

we had a trailer delivered today and anticipate needing more room than what we reserved. how do we know how much additional space is available? thanks

MovingPlace Response

Hi Arleen, You can use any additional space that is left on the moving van and only have to pay the predetermined rate per foot that you arranged when you ordered the truck. Movingplace

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from Linda Redder L. in SD - Monday, June 17, 2019

When you say 6 feet what is exactly is the dimension? What If you need more space when you are loading

MovingPlace Response

Hi Linda, All of the moving trucks are 8 feet wide an d9 feet tall. When we quote your shipment, we are quoting on the only variable, which is the length of space that you use inside the truck. So when we are quoting a 6 foot shipment, we mean 6ft x 8ft x 9ft (L x W x H). If you needed a 10 foot quote, it would be 10ft x 8ft x 9ft ... and so on. If you need extra space on loading day, you can certainly use it if you need it. When you book your move, your move coordinator will tell you in advance (and put on your order) what extra space will cost if you need it. There are no surprises or "gotchas" in our pricing. Movingplace

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from TJ P. in VA - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hi my name is TJ. I have a 10x15 storage unit in East Providence Rhode Island. I need to move a Queen size bed, and 2 dressers, along with numerous storage bins, and smaller household appliances back to Chesapeake VA. I would like to know the cost and size of space needed. Thank you

MovingPlace Response

Hi TJ, We would love to help you with your move to Chesapeake, VA. We would need a lot more information to really help determine the amount of space that you might need on the moving truck. You will need to take into consideration how much that 10x15 space is filled and then we can extrapolate that into how much space would be the equivalent on our moving truck. All of the trucks are 8 feet wide and 9 feet tall (they are actually a little wider than 8ft, but we call it 8 to be safe). Please give us a call at 800-876-6839 and one of our relocation specialists can help you determine a shipment size. Movingplace

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from Lisa R. in FL - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We are moving a 3 bedroom house, 1 ATV and a Motorcycle. Can 1 of your trucks handle our move?

MovingPlace Response

Hi Lisa, I would suggest getting on of our 28 foot trucks for your move. The inside dimensions are 8ft wide, 9 feet tall, and 28 feet long. That should be more than enough space to accommodate a 3 bedroom house moving with an ATV and a motorcycle. Movingplace

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from Dawn F. in OK - Saturday, November 17, 2018

Do you ship ATV’s? I have four sportATVs and a razor that would need to be shipped.

MovingPlace Response

Hi Dawn, Yes, you can put your ATV's inside the moving van. You simply pay for the amount of space that is used, just like you would for a household move. Movingplace

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from Richard S. in IL - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

We are condensing 2 households to 1 and moving to a mountain lake home . So 28 footer too small , semi not allowed. suggestion?

MovingPlace Response

Hi Richard, About the only option would be to use two 28ft trucks. We could arrange to bring one of those moving trucks one day and then swap it out with the second moving truck on the next day so that we could meet the restrictions of the smaller truck and still get a lot of stuff moved for you. Movingplace

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from Diane W. in AK - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

I have an electric recliner that I'd like to ship from Little Rock to Lake Worth Florida is there a way I could put it on a load that's already going to South Florida and how much would that be

MovingPlace Response

HI Diane, Our minimum shipment is a 4ft x 8ft section on a moving truck, so we would be overkill for shipping just one item. We recommend going to the UPS Store for 1 piece shipments like that. They have a method of shipping where they will put that in a huge box and ship it in their freight system. That is the best way to move small shipments like that. Movingplace

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from Naomi S. in CA - Saturday, October 7, 2017

We are moving from Bay Point CA to Las Vegas NV at the end of the month. Will a 4 bedroom house and 10x7 storage unit fit in the largest container you have?

MovingPlace Response

Hi Naomi, For a move as large as yours, we would recommend a full 53 foot tractor trailer. To answer your question directly, yes, that would normally fit into a full 53 foot moving van. That is the largest size that anyone would have available. If you have too much stuff, we can get a second smaller moving truck to you for the overflow within 24 hours. Movingplace

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from Ruby O. in LA - Thursday, April 27, 2017

I need to move a 1968 Ford pickup, large rolling tool box, smaller tool box, and several medium to large boxes of clothes/photos, etc. from Fort Worth, TX to Kenner, LA in July. Not sure what to select on the "approximate size" field on the "Free Moving Quote"

MovingPlace Response

Hi Ruby, Select the size for "Studio Apartment" and put the make and model of the vehicle to be shipped in the comments section of the quote form. One of our relocation specialists will put together some pricing and email it right over to you. Thanks! Movingplace

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from Brynn U. in WI - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hello, do you also move boats and motorcycles in addition to cars and personal belongings? Is it possible to combine a load that includes a small car, pontoon boat (on trailer), and two motorcycles cross country (WI to AZ)? Thanks!

MovingPlace Response

Hi Brynn, We can help you with your cars and motorcycles along with your household furniture, but we cannot help you with moving the pontoon boat. Movingplace

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from TERESA C. in CA - Friday, April 22, 2016

My daughter is moving from Aliso Viejo Ca to Bellingham Wa. She has maybe 3 or pieces of furniture like a desk,tomside tables and maybe a file cabinet. She says she will only have 10 small Home Depot boxes. She also needs to move her 2001 Toyota Echo. Need to know how to go about and get a quote if you can do it. Thank you for yiur help.

MovingPlace Response

Hi Teresa, Yes, we service most points in the "lower 48". Judging by the list that you have here, your daughter would probably only need the smallest size on one of the moving trucks. The trucks are 8.5ft wide and 9ft tall with the smallest length that we sell being 4 feet. If you fill out the quote request form and select the studio apartment size, one of our relocation specialists will email you a quote shortly. Thanks! Movingplace

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from Janis S. in AZ - Thursday, March 10, 2016

I only have a 3 cushion sofa and a recliner to move from Az to Tx. Is that possible or is it too small a load?

MovingPlace Response

Hi Janis, While we are much more economical when moving larger shipments, we can handle smaller ones effectively in certain busy "lanes" where we often have moving trucks. AZ to TX is an easy one for us and we should be able to help you with a decent rate on moving a few items. Movingplace

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from Tim H. in IL - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Do you charge for the space used on the truck? Got a quote from you for 8' of truck space. Don't think I will need more than 6'. based on L x W x H

MovingPlace Response

Yes Tim. We charge based on the amount of space that you use on the moving van. Each moving truck is 8.5ft wide and 9ft tall. The variable is the length. We can quote you any size from 6ft up to 53ft. Movingplace

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from Connie H. in AK - Thursday, December 3, 2015

how much would it cost to send a double size bed, from seattle to arlington virgina? head board, (just short of 6 feet tall) foot board, woven wire fabric support -but no mattress and no box springs.

MovingPlace Response

Hi Connie, If you only have a bed to ship, you may want to check out something like the UPS store. They have a service for shipping one item like that. You really need to have a room of furniture or more for us to make financial sense when ordering space on moving vans. Movingplace

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from Marv T. in UT - Saturday, November 14, 2015

I have 17 small to medium boxes that I want moved from 48309 to 84746

MovingPlace Response

Hi Marv, Our services are best-utilized for moving van shipments of furniture and boxes. If you are just shipping boxes, I would suggest contacting UPS or checking on USPS ground shipments. That will be much cheaper than renting a moving van to ship just a few boxes. Movingplace

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from Karen H. in MN - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We would like to move a few pieces of furniture from Lebanon PA to Minneapolis MN. Is there a moving options for a few pieces of furniture?

MovingPlace Response

Hi Karen, We can move small shipments. Our minimum amount of space on the truck is generally 4 or 6ft (depending on the location). Movingplace

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from Lowell W. in ND - Thursday, May 8, 2014

What if I underestimate the space I need on the moving truck?

MovingPlace Response

Lowell, We always suggest ordering an extra couple of feet on the moving van so that you don't have to cram everything in. That being said, if you need more space on loading day, you can purchase it at the same per-foot rate that you paid for the rest of the space. Movingplace

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from Mary B. in NC - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How much space on the moving truck should I rent to move 4 rooms of furniture and 30 boxes

MovingPlace Response

A good rule of thumb when you rent space on a moving truck is to figure that each furnished room will use 4 to 5ft of space on the truck. All of the moving vans are 8.3ft wide and 9ft tall inside, so the only variable is the length that you choose for your load. If you call us at 800-876-6839, one of our relocation specialists can guide you in choosing the right amount of space.


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