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Frequently Asked Questions - Moving

With so many moving parts involved in the relocation process, there are bound to be a number of questions that come up at any point on the timeline. At Allied Van Lines, we’ve compiled and organized many of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to moving in the hopes that you can find the answers you’re looking for whenever any of these questions come into the mix. From Pre-Move inquiries to Paperwork and Insurance Coverage, we’ve done our best to cover as many common topics and potential questions as possible so that you can avoid the wait for an answer when your time to ask comes.

How Much Does It Cost You to Move Cross-Country?

In this article, we’ll break down the typical costs and give you a sense of what to expect when it comes to how much it will cost to move across-country.

How Long Does It Take to Move Across the Country?

One of the most common concerns people have when relocating across the country is how long it will take for movers to move cross-country.

What Is the Cost of Moving Out of State?

Curious about the cost of moving out of state? Uncover the various factors that impact your budget, from transportation to housing.

How Much Does a Storage Unit Cost?

Storage units are a great option for homeowners who are running out of space or need a place to keep their belongings during a move. But how much does a storage unit cost?

Tow Dolly vs. Auto Transport: What's the Difference?

When moving to a new home, one of the most important things to consider is not only how to transport your belongings, but how to transport your car as well. In general, there are three options: drive it yourself, rent a tow dolly, or hire an auto transport service. 

How Do Moving Companies Charge and Calculate Costs?

This article will walk you through what typically goes into a moving quote so that you can make sure you are getting an accurate estimate for your upcoming move.

Common Moving Questions

If you have any moving questions that need to be answered, Allied's FAQ moving checklist can be a big help. We have researched the most commonly asked moving questions, and then answered them all via this moving checklist. From pre-move to claims, we answer all your moving questions on Allied's FAQ moving checklist.

How to Move a Pool Table: Advice from a Professional Mover

If you own a pool table or are looking to get a pool table, you know that it is essential to properly take care of it; part of that includes moving the pool table. You may need some help or tips to properly move the pool table and we have that information for you!

Moving Terminology

Our moving terminology guide will help you to better understand what exactly the information you receive means. Unlike our experts at Allied, you likely have not been in the moving business for 95 years.

Top School Districts to Move to in the Country

Based off the 2015 Best School Districts in America survey done by, there are several school districts across the country that provide the highest quality education to their students, helping them to succeed far after their high school years. From personalized learning methods to highly superior test scores.

Your Rights and Responsibilities

At Allied we want you to be thoroughly aware of each right and responsibility you have while managing your move. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s consumer protection regulations dictate all rules regarding the interstate transportation of goods. Know your rights and responsibilities

US Migration Studies: Where are Americans Moving To?

Being aware of migration studies can help you decide where to move. All over the United States, people are constantly on the move. So, where are people moving to and what areas are people leaving? Based on internal data, Allied Van Lines tracked various migration patterns throughout the United States.

The Quintessential Moving Expense Tax Deduction Guide

Hiring a professional moving company is probably more affordable than you think thanks to a large array of tax deductions that you can claim on your IRS returns.