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You don’t have to know all the details before you starting to plan your Pensacola move! iMoving has all the tools you need to smoothly handle every aspect of your journey, both known and unknown.

 

Get started by telling us the details you do know, and our moving cost calculator will give you a quick quote that:

 

  • factors in any additional services and flexible move dates
  • provides an accurate price range
  • gives you access to our large network of licensed and insured Pensacola moving companies

 

Whether you choose to book your move with us or not, you will have a reliable price range that helps you set realistic expectations at the very beginning. You’ll easily be able to spot fake quotes that are too low or high and create a reasonable budget.

 

If you do choose us, take a look at how we make moving stress-free.

 

  • Competitive pricing from long-distance and local movers in Pensacola, FL.
  • Binding quotes that only change in price when you make changes to your move.
  • A choice of professional Pensacola moving companies that have been screened and handpicked by us, along with real ratings and reviews for each company.
  • Payment protection – you don’t even pay movers directly, iMoving can handle it after you confirm that the move has been completed to your satisfaction.
  • Manage the details of your move with our app or directly from iMoving.com.

 

Our team believes that moving should be much easier than it is. You may not know every detail of your move just yet, but when you book with us, you will know what to expect.

 

Moving Services in Pensacola, FL

 

Special Handling: Also known as white-glove service, special handling is a specific style of packing and transporting items that are fragile or heavy. Antiques, items that are bulky and large, musical instruments and furniture fall into this category.

 

Long Distance & Local Moving: The main difference between these moves is the distance being traveled. Long-distance moves tend to be more complex, while local moves can often be accomplished in less than a day. Both offer similar services, such as packing supplies, loading/unloading and transporting goods.

 

Assembly & Disassembly: There may be large, unwieldy items that must be taken apart before you move and put back together afterward. Professionals can do this for you, keeping all parts together and safe.

 

Truck Rental: A great way to save money, renting a truck is an option for people who need a vehicle to transport their items and doesn’t mind driving. You’ll have to sign a contract and hand over a down payment to reserve the vehicle.

 

Use These 6 Moving Tips for a Successful PensacolaMove

 

  1. Use foam pouches to pack kitchenware: From glassware to dinnerware, you can cover everything in plastic wrap and cushioning, but it takes time and a lot of packing tape to properly secure. Instead consider using foam pouches to hold plates, bowls, and glassware. Simply slip the item inside the foam pouch and put it inside the moving box.

 

  1. Rekey your new house immediately: From cleaning services and maintenance men to family and friends – there’s no way to know who the previous owners gave a copy of the keys to. To keep your family safe, it’s a good idea of rekeying the entire house before moving in. A locksmith or property manager should be able to do this within a matter of hours.

 

  1. Choose the right moving day: If you have a flexible schedule, you can find the cheapest time of the month to move by playing around with potential moving dates. Pensacola moving companies are busiest on weekends, the beginning or end of the month. Rates tend to be lower mid-month, mid-week and, as a bonus, you may be able to avoid rush hour traffic.

 

  1. Take one last look before moving out: It’s easy to leave things behind, especially when they are out of sight. Before you hand over the keys, double-check bedroom closets, kitchen cabinets, drawers, and appliances, like the fridge.

 

  1. Pack a moving day box: You don’t want to leave home without this box or bag. It should contain essential items that you may need (or want) on moving day, and the few days following. Essentials may include medications, toothbrushes, toilet paper, trash bags, bottled water, and baby necessities.

 

  1. Make sure the truck has a parking spot: Remember to reserve a parking spot for the movers or U-Haul Truck. Without one, you may upset the neighbors (new and old) and get a parking ticket. Don’t forget that time is money – the longer it takes for the movers to find a spot, your move will cost more.

 

Good Things to Know When Moving to Pensacola

 

You Are In the Deep South

 

The farther north you travel in Florida, the more southern it becomes. When you’ve reached the panhandle, you are in the Deep South. Now don’t think of the kind of places you see on TV, think Alabama and Georgia, but somehow still so Florida.

 

Watch the World’s Greatest Squadron Take Flight

 

We are talking about the Blue Angels of course! They are based out of a Pensacola naval air station and you can watch their practice shows for free. They only occur a few times a year because the Angels have busy scheduling touring the world. Locals, however, know the best way to take it a show is from a boat or on the bay near the naval base.

 

Visit the Best Park of the National Seashore

 

Located in Pensacola is the easternmost parts of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, which spread from Mississippi to the Panhandle in a thread of barrier islands. Head to the Perdido Key and Santa Rosa Island units of the shore for some much needed alone time on a pristine stretch of sand.

 

Experience Seasons

 

Unlike southern Florida where you can broil salmon on the sidewalk in the middle of winter, Pensacola actually has seasons. In January, temperatures range between 42 and 60 degrees. You can enjoy the outdoors all year long but with some comfort and less humidity than in other southern locales.

 

Pensacola Is Basically a Mountain

 

At least it is when compared to south Florida where most places are only 6-9 feet above sea level. Pensacola is 55 feet above sea level meaning that when it rains and storm season arrives, there is no such thing as storm surge.

 

iMoving can make your upcoming move relaxed because when you book with us, you’ll always know what to expect – quality, fair and professional service. The only thing you should be worried about when moving to Pensacola is which beach you should fall asleep on first.

 

How Are Moving Costs Calculated?

You might not know what to expect after your move, but you can expect how much it will cost.

 

Whether you’re doing a long-distance move or a local move, there’s a budget for that. Not knowing your moving costs is half the stress, so give yourself a break by creating the ultimate moving budget beforehand.

 

If you’re trying to estimate the cost, don’t do so as an amateur; use a moving cost estimator calculator to figure out those moving expenses like a pro. There are several calculators conveniently located online. They are simple and easy to use and can give you a reasonable estimate before you take it to the moving company.

 

The moving company will then give you a more narrowed estimate that is either binding or non-binding, but here’s what you can absolutely rely on.

 

How much does it cost to move?

 

Even if you’re doing a DIY move, it’s going to cost money. There’s no way to get away from the cost of a moving truck and moving boxes, so just be prepared to spend at least a penny or two.

 

Depending on the size of your move, typical moving costs breakdown as follows:

 

  • A 4- bedroom house: $1500 to $2000 for 12 hours
  • A 3- bedroom house: $700 to $1000 for 7 to 10 hours
  • A 2- bedroom house: $375 to $525 for 5 hours
  • A studio apartment: $150 to $250 for 3 to 5 hours

 

What are my moving costs?

 

Know what you’re getting into before moving day comes.

 

While every move might be different, there are some things that just stay the same, so you can expect these factors to affect the cost of your move.

 

  • Size of your move- Those are the estimates listed above, but even if you have a 3 bedroom house with more stuff, the more you have, the more you can expect to pay. This is because more stuff requires more hours of labor, and thus more on your wallet.

 

  • Travel fees- This is everything from the gas you’ll have to spend on your own car, to the hotel price you might have to pay if it takes several hours to drive where you’re going. Even if you’re flying, you’ll have to consider the cost of shipping your car where it needs to be.

 

  • Moving supplies- This is also a must, but hopefully one that you can cut back on. While tape might not be free, boxes, bubble wrap, and similar packing supplies could be. Always look for free boxes at grocery stores or Facebook or craigslist ads posting free packing supplies.

 

  • Cost of storage- Things can get messy when it comes to moving. If you’re not moving straight into your new place because it will take a few days or weeks, you’ll have to consider the cost of storing your stuff in the meantime.

 

  • Date of move- When you move actually plays a bigger role in your moving expenses than you would have ever thought. Moving companies offer discounts and specials during their off and slow seasons, such as summer and Monday through Thursday. Try and move during these times and you might just save a buck or two.

 

  • Insurance- Insurance and coverage vary with each move, but if you have specialty items or are worried about your entire life’s worth of stuff, you’ll want to consider liability coverage and extra insurance to keep your good safe.

 

Can moving costs be reduced?

 

If you want to save money on your next move, you’re in luck because your moving costs can be reduced. All it takes is the know-how.

 

For example, moving supplies is a big one. The smart mover will never spend money on moving supplies. Boxes are easy to find free, all you have to do is start searching. Be a smart mover/ packer and ditch the bubble wrap for all the old towels and blankets you have in the house. Use those to wrap dishes and breakable items instead. In addition, check moving websites for coupons and discounts on moving supplies that you can’t live without, such as tape.

 

The less stuff you have to move, the cheaper it will be. Before you start packing, get rid of unwanted clothes and goods, to make your move lighter, and therefore cheaper.

 

Another way to reduce moving costs is to shop around. The first estimate you receive shouldn’t be your only one, because you never know what other companies might have to offer. Be sure they aren’t charging you for things you haven’t heard of, and make sure you understand the contract clearly. Some companies might even charge a weight minimum, which you wouldn’t want for a small move.

 

Lastly, try and change the day of your move if you can. Moving during the summer and Monday through Thursday is always cheaper than on the weekends. If that doesn’t work, you can also contact your company’s HR to see if they could be responsible for your moving costs.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Can I only pay movers for part of the process?

 

Yes. If you only want movers to pack, hire them to pack. If you want them to load, do that; a drive— there are some portable container companies that will let you load the container, and they drive it. Hiring professional movers doesn’t have to be for a full-service move.

 

  1. Can you negotiate moving costs?

 

In fact, yes. Once you have several estimates from quite a few moving companies, use those to leverage with your favorite one. Show other companies what their competition has to offer and they’ll likely match it and meet your demands.

 

  1. Can my moving expenses be reimbursed?

 

One of the many reasons that people move is for work. Several companies will compensate you for a job-related and required move, if it is over 50 miles away. This means the company could pay for your moving expenses upfront or reimburse you for them later. All it takes is reaching out to your HR department.

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    If you are getting ready to start your college career, you’re surely feeling a lot of different emotions. You might be excited, you might be nervous, or you might even be a mixture of the two. No matter how you’re feeling right now, you probably know that you should get the jump on preparing early so you’re good to go on move-in day.

     

    You’re going to want to spend as much time as you can with your friends and family before your departure, so you might not be thinking about packing up your stuff that much. You know that it is something that needs to be done, but you might be putting it off to do other things.

     

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    When Do You Start Packing Your Things For College?

     

    Once you’ve got that acceptance letter from the college of your dreams, you may be so excited that you don’t even want to pack. While you’ll want to be living it up with your friends and family members before you head out, packing up doesn’t have to be something that takes forever. If you do it right, it can be pretty easy.

     

    • Start a little early

     

    Try and get started on packing up your stuff at least two weeks before your scheduled departure, if you can. This gives you plenty of time to get your stuff in order and decide everything you’d like to take with you. It also gives you plenty of time to decide on how you’re going to be moving your things, whether you choose to use a moving service, or opt to do everything yourself.

     

    • Prepare your checklist before you get started

     

    Decide on the most important things you need to take with you to college, and write them all down in a checklist. This will help you mentally keep track of all the important things you want to bring with you, and will also give you some wiggle room should you decide to bring something else. Using a checklist, you will at least make sure to have all of the essentials with you when you head out.

     

    • If you have the time, go shopping for anything you need

     

    If there is something you need but don’t yet have, then you can use some of this extra time to go shopping. This way, you’ll have everything you need and be prepared when your big move-in day arrives.

     

    If you give yourself plenty of time to get prepared and get all of the essentials together with a checklist, then you will be able to be prepared ahead of time, and still, have plenty of time to enjoy with your friends and family before you head out on your new college journey!

     

    What Do You Need For Move-in Day at College?

     

    What might you need for your big move-in day when you get to college? You’re surely going to want to be getting your dorm set up, maybe getting to know your roommate if you have one. You’ll have all kinds of things to be doing, and worrying about making sure you brought everything you need with you isn’t one of them.

     

    Think of some of the essentials that you’ll need when you get to college. You’ll want to be comfortable and be set up nicely in your new dorm room. Here are some of the biggest essentials you should consider bringing with you.

     

    • Bedding: Get all of your bedding together, such as your sheets, comforters, pillows, quilts, and any other bedding you want to bring with you.

     

    • Shower stuff and toiletries: Make sure you go through your bathroom at home and pack up all of your bathroom supplies and shower stuff, like toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, skincare products, and anything else you may need.

     

    • Clothes and laundry supplies: Make sure you have plenty of clothes, including sleep clothes and pajamas, along with things like your jackets, pants, shoes, and laundry supplies you might want to bring with you like laundry detergent, fabric softener, and the like.

     

    • Electronics: You’ll want to make sure you have all of your electronics that you plan on taking with you packed up and ready to go. This includes things like your computer, your TV, your video game console, your tablet or e-reader, and your phone supplies like your chargers and headphones or anything else.

     

    • Any decorations you want for your dorm: If you have any décor you want to take with you to decorate your dorm room, then you’ll want to go ahead and pack it up. Things like posters, LED lights, drapes, throw rugs, and any other decorative items you might want to take with you could be included.

     

    • Any school supplies you might need: This could include things like your school textbooks, notebooks, binders, pencils, calculators, pens, rulers, dividers, staplers, highlighters, stationery, whiteout, tape, hole punch, printer paper, and any other school essentials you might need.

     

    • Housewares: You’ll need some housewares for your dorm room, things like pots, pans, dishes, silverware, paper plates, napkins, coffee mugs, skillets, along with any other cookware you may need. You can even get yourself a miniature refrigerator for your dorm room so you can keep your food and drinks nice and cold.

     

    These are some of the essentials that you should be bringing with you during your big move-in day. If you decide on anything else, you can always add it in later on down the line!

     

    How Do You Pack Clothes For College?

     

    When packing clothes, you will want to think minimal. You probably won’t have the biggest closet in your dorm room, and you may end up sharing that space with someone else. This is why the minimalist approach is a good one to take in college.

     

    When packing up your clothes, you can use things like space bags that vacuum seal, enabling you to store a good amount of clothes without taking up much space. Big plastic tubs with tops can also be your friends here, allowing you to fold up several articles of clothing to store away safely.

     

    When packing up your clothes, think of what you normally wear. You will probably also want to throw some workout clothes into the mix if you plan on hitting the gym or going for a jog at any point. Make sure you have some jackets for the colder months and some pajamas for being warm and cozy at night.

     

    To save a little time when packing up your clothes, leave them on their hangers. You can bag them up while they are still on hangers, allowing you to simply remove them from the bag when you get to your dorm and hang them up in your new closet. Talk about convenience and saving time!

     

    Packing up your clothes for college doesn’t have to be all that difficult. While packing in itself can seem like a daunting task, if you know what you want to take with you ahead of time, then going ahead and packing up can be a cinch.

     

    How to Pack the Car Up the Smart Way?

     

    One of the biggest things you will have to deal with when it comes time to get all of your stuff together is packing up the car. The idea is to get it all done in one go, so you won’t have to make several trips and burn through a bunch of gas money.

     

    When you are getting ready to pack up the car, think about how to pack smart. Start with the heaviest items, putting them at the bottom, and working your way up to the lightest items. Make sure fragile items like dishes are wrapped in newspapers or grocery bags and stowed away in boxes or tubs so they will be safe.

     

    Put anything fragile or expensive, such as your electronics, upfront with you if possible. Your computer bag could sit in the passenger seat as long as you don’t have another human passenger riding with you. If you aren’t riding solo, then you should put anything fragile on top of where they can’t easily slide off and get damaged.

     

    If you pack heaviest items to lightest items and sort everything just right, your car should be safely packed up and ready to go. All that is left for you to do now is just drive to college and unpack!

     

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    People all over the world dream of living the college life. If you have been accepted into your dream college and are getting ready to pack up for your first semester, consider yourself lucky. You are achieving something that people everywhere wish they could, so stand up and be proud.

     

    Once you’re all set up and unpacked in your dorm, you’ll be ready to start living that college life. Getting unpacked is only the beginning, you still have so much left to achieve.

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    Before Your Move

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    Finding a reputable moving company means you’re looking for individuals and businesses that have your best interest at heart. No one wants to be taken advantage of, especially when prized and personal possessions are at stake. 

     

    When you’re able to minimize hassle and trust those who are helping you get to where you need to go, moving can feel stress-free. 

     

    1. Know the inside scoop. You’re not a professional mover, so when it comes to trusting those who are helping you out, you need to know what to expect. Do your research.

     

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