Preferred Moving & Storage and its partner for interstate moving, Wheaton World Wide Moving, make up the perfect team to help you relocate your home and your life. Whether you are moving down the street or across the country, Preferred Moving and Wheaton have you covered. Based in Harrison Township, Michigan, Preferred Moving & Storage has developed a specialized approach to moving customers into and out of their Michigan homes and into their new lives.
Moving companies put residential moves into some broader categories.
LOCAL MOVES – Moves that are 40 miles or less, within the state of Michigan, are considered local moves. These services are generally charged by the hour and are calculated based on the size of the crew provided. To obtain a general estimate on your upcoming relocation, simply click on 'Get Ballpark Price'. To obtain a more accurate estimate, please contact our office to speak with a Relocation Consultant. They will be happy to provide information on our hourly moving rates and to discuss the details of your upcoming move.
INTRASTATE MOVES – Generally, intrastate moves are those greater than 40 miles and within the state of Michigan. Charges for these moves are calculated based on miles and the actual weight of your shipment. Contact our office to schedule a free, in-home estimate or click on 'Request Estimate' to have a Relocation Consultant contact you.
INTERSTATE MOVES – Interstate moves are those that cross state lines (e.g. Michigan to California or Michigan to Ohio). Charges for these moves are calculated based on miles and the actual weight of your shipment. To obtain a general estimate on your upcoming move, simply click on 'Get Ballpark Price'. To obtain a more accurate estimate, an in-home survey is required. Preferred Moving provides free, in-home estimates on any size move. Contact our office to schedule an appointment or click on 'Request Estimate' to have a Relocation Consultant contact you.
Where does the van line come in?
Wheaton, like other van lines, has special authority to move household goods across state lines. Many local agents do not have the authority to perform interstate moves on their own without the help of an interstate van line like Wheaton World Wide Moving. Wheaton extends that authority to local agents, like Preferred Moving & Storage, so we can move your belongings from a home in one state to a home in another. You can think of Wheaton as a network of moving agents all working to ensure that your household goods get from your origin to your destination. Wheaton has a network of over 250 authorized agents in the U.S. and representatives around the world that provides the highest quality of interstate and international transportation and relocation services.
Wheaton’s moving services begin well before the truck arrives and lasts long after your final box is unpacked. The professional staff at Preferred Moving & Storage will coordinate your interstate move in conjunction with Wheaton corporate headquarters and is a resource available to you throughout the entire process.
Moving can seem a little daunting at first glimpse, but our many years of industry experience and expertise will make for a smooth transition.