Long Distance Movers in Sarasota

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What the Fans are Saying

Why write a sales pitch when our customers can do the talking for us? Take a look at what they’re saying about us:

Why Choose Us

A long distance move can be tough, especially if you’re DIYing the whole thing. There’s packing, there’s boxes, and there’s always that one thing that just doesn’t fit in your uncle’s truck. Mix that all up with the Florida heat and humidity, and you may be rethinking your move already.

Fortunately, Out of State Moving Companies can handle all the hard stuff so you don’t have to. Boxes? We’ve got ‘em. Trucks that can actually fit your stuff? We’ve got them too. Heck, we even do the planning so you can de-stress from square one, and just enjoy your new beginning.


We’ve been in the moving game for over 10 years. That’s more than a decade of dealing with every step of the process, from dispatch to delivery.

Professional Team

Of course, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, too. Our teams know their way around moves of all shapes and sizes, and that’s why we love ‘em so much.

Customer Reviews

We’re committed to quality moves, and that means doing everything we can to cut down on stress. It’s worked pretty well for over 100,000 customers so far.


No hidden fees, no last-minute price changes, no funny business. The other moving companies may be sketchy, but we keep things transparent.

Our Long-Distance Moving Services in Sarasota

Every move is unique. That’s why we offer completely custom moving services. Pick and choose what you want, don’t pay for anything you don’t.

Residential Moving

Moving house means moving your whole life, and that can come with its own set of challenges. At Out of State Moving Companies, we come prepared.

We understand that when you’re moving to a new home, you want to get off on the right foot. It’s why we show up with quality packing materials, and we work closely with you to make sure all your belongings arrive at point B when and where you need them.

Book your residential move with Out of State Moving Companies, and we’ll get you out the door in style.

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Commercial Moving

We’re business owners, too. When you’re managing a company, you can’t afford to get bogged down with all packing, boxing, and moving in general. But you’ve got to relocate to keep on growing – so what’s the game plan?

Professional movers can keep the gears turning. Focus on the important stuff and your day-to-day, and get in touch with a team you can trust.

Booking with Out of State Moving Companies means minimizing your downtime. Contact us for commercial moving, and we can handle everything from your warehouse inventory to your office supplies.

Packing Services

Packing is not a fun time. Through our decade+ of experience, we’ve never heard anyone get excited about boxes, tape, and bubble wrap. Well, maybe the bubble wrap, but everyone loves that stuff.

Instead of running to Home Depot every time you need a box (and finding out they don’t have the right size in stock) you can trust the pros with the packing. We’ll show up with high quality boxes and padding, and we can even custom-crate those awkward and hard-to-pack items.

Want to skip the stress? Contact us for packing, and we’ll handle the rest.

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Storage Solutions

Sometimes you just need a little extra space. Secure storage is a great option if you want some added flexibility, and we’ve got loads of it.

From lockers to full-sized units, Out of State Moving Companies has you covered – literally. With a little bit of extra square footage (and a little bit of extra time), you can put away the tape measure and finally stop stressing about getting everything into your house before your movers leave.

Our storage units are safe, secure, and ready for your stuff. Book your storage with Out of State Moving Companies and get it squared away.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire Long Distance Movers in Sarasota?

A long distance move from Sarasota will cost you anywhere from $500 to $10,000, but we’ve seen the odd move that was cheaper or more expensive. It all comes down to how much you’re moving, and how far it’s all going.

More distance means more money. If you’re moving all the way to Seattle, you’ll pay more than if you were just moving to Jacksonville. The same rule applies with how much stuff you’re transporting: A studio apartment is going to be much cheaper than a five-bedroom McMansion.

Since we’re all about transparency, we made it super easy to get a detailed quote. But if you just want an at-a-glance resource, check out this table for a ballpark figure:

Distance1 Bedroom2 – 3 Bedroom4 – 5 Bedroom
100 miles$500 – $1500$1000 – $3000$2000 – $4500
250 miles$1000 – $2500$2000 – $5000$3500 – $6500
1000 miles+$2000 – $4500$4000 – $7500$6500 – $10000
2500 miles+$5000 – $8000$8000 – $12000$10000+

Sarasota Long Distance Moving FAQs

Aside from the distance and the weight/volume of all your belongings, there are a few other factors that really affect your final price. Here are some of the most common fees and extra charges:

  • Packing: Packing services may set you back between a few hundred and a few thousand, depending on how much you’re moving – but the expense is well worth it. It’s a huge step in any move, but having someone else take care of it is peak relaxation.
  • Storage: Much like packing, storage is an optional add-on. And much like packing, storage can also really keep your stress in check. Having the extra square footage and extra time means you can move in at your own pace.
  • Insurance: Movers offer a basic insurance plan, but it’s only good for $0.60 per pound. That means if your 4-pound computer monitor breaks, you’ll only get $2.40 back. If you want to be reimbursed the full value, you’ll have to pay for full-value insurance.
  • Access Fees: Every home is different. There are gates, staircases, long hallways, and even elevators if you’re in a bigger apartment building. These are all extra challenges for your movers, so they’ll all cost extra, too.
  • Gratuity: This isn’t included in your quote, but it should still be included in your budget. Tipping is expected in the moving industry. 15% – 20% of the total price of your move is a good amount, to be divided up across your whole moving team.

The cheapest way to move long distance is to DIY the whole thing, but is it the best? We’re not so sure about that one – and we’re not saying that just because we’re professional movers.

After you pay for a truck rental, gas, food, and lodging, all that money you save may be dried up already. And if you have to take time off from work to handle your packing and hauling, you’re basically robbing yourself out of a paycheck.

If you’re gonna pay, you may as well get the VIP treatment. Full service movers (like us) can handle the hard stuff, and it may not even cost you that much more than DIY.

Anything over 100 miles or across state lines is considered “long distance”. This means your movers will have to be certified by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and the DOT (Department of Transportation) to conduct interstate business. Check for licensing info to make sure you’re dealing with legit Sarasota movers.

If DIY sounds like too much of a PITA, don’t worry – you can still move on the cheap. We recommend downsizing as much as possible before shopping for a quote. This way, you won’t be charged for the extra weight, and you won’t have to waste time unpacking stuff you don’t even want.

Aside from downsizing, it’s a good idea to book your move far in advance, and be smart with your scheduling. Avoid high-demand dates (anything during summer, and any holidays or long weekends) and you’ll save even more.

Lots of movers like to throw in hidden fees after you get your quote, but we like to keep things nice and clear. If there are extra charges like access fees or shuttle fees, we’ll let you know. And we’ll let you know how much our moving services (storage and packing) will cost on your move, too.
Getting a personalized moving quote is easy. All you have to do is tell us you moving date, how much you’re planning on moving, and where you’re headed, and we’ll handle the rest.

Long distance moving can take anywhere from 1 to 21 days. Like the price of a move, it really depends on how much you’re moving, and how far you’re going.

Unlike the price of a move, a smaller amount of stuff doesn’t always mean a shorter amount of time. To cut down on empty (read: wasted) space in their trucks, movers will bundle multiple moves together. This is great for efficiency (and great for your wallet), but it does mean there’ll be delays for pickups and dropoffs along the way.

Let's Plan Your Move in Sarasota

You’ve seen our services, and now you know a little bit more about what to expect from your long distance move. If you’re ready to get packing – or you just need a more exact quote – Out of State Moving Companies is ready to help. Tell us more about your move, and let’s get you on the road!

Let Us Take the Stress Out of Packing

Ready to get started? Get in touch for a free, no-obligation quote, and see how Out of State Moving Companies can take the stress out of moving day.