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Jenna Canada
16:05 10 Apr 24
alan evans
00:08 04 Apr 24
The crew was amazing and energetic! Randy, Carlos, Octavio, Ernest, and Kaleb made this move a wonder experience and kept our house looking good with their attention to detail and care. I recommend this crew for any job and if you get them you will be blessed with great service.
Fred T
03:46 21 Feb 24
I’ve done several moves around the world and I have to commend Alpaca Moving and Storage for their excellent work and professionalism. The crew size was actually reflective of the size of my shipment (other moves in the past sent minimal crew) and they were very respectful of the property. They had a system in place that made things move quickly and efficiently. The items that were disassembled at the point of origin were reassembled and reassembled well. If I have to move ever again they will be my first call.
Massimo Valenti
15:21 30 Jan 24
This is my third move with these guys and as always they nailed it!!!! Thanks APACA we are loving our new home.
Chris Borchardt
20:03 05 Sep 23
We just wrapped up our best military move in 26 years and APACA was one of the heroes of the effort. Our 15,000lbs of household goods were packed up in Oklahoma City expecting a direct delivery move into a base home but our home was switched while we were on the road and APACA came through as the temporary storage for the five weeks we had to wait until we could move in.We move every two to three years in the military so we know the benefit of a direct delivery move that avoids several more sets of hands associated with loading and unloading to storage and finally on to your home. We were nervous having to add a storage stop to the move but APACA was fantastic from the start helping me collect motorcycles from the shipment that we’d... need for transportation during the unexpected five week wait for a home.They kept in touch over the weeks verifying schedules and on delivery day they arrived as scheduled despite how unpredictable the Air Force gate security process can be. The entire team was professional and careful with our household goods and the home. For the first time in 26 years we had zero broken dishes, glass, or picture frames. Plenty of furniture padding was used resulting in only one noticeable chip on a large heavy dresser which is truly fantastic. We’re realistic and experienced regarding what typically happens on moves with awkward heavy furniture and we were pleasantly surprised at how carefully everything was handled. Our bicycles suffered some scuffs, a few things needed some wiping down to return them to pre-move condition, and a couple extremely fragile aircraft and boat models will need some minor straightforward repairs, but nothing unexpected or unreasonable. Everything that was important to us made it in fantastic shape.Moving is hard and filled with opportunities to break valuable and important things but APACA impressed me so much that when it came time to set up ‘non-temporary storage’ for the furniture that wouldn’t fit in the base home we prioritized them #1 on our wish list to come back. I can wholeheartedly recommend the APACA teams, planning representatives, and leadership that we worked with on this move (Aug 2023) and I will put them #1 on our list when it’s time to leave Albuquerque.Thanks APACA!Chris & Tammyread more
Nadine Zumot
01:30 18 Feb 22
APACA helped move our household when we moved from Albuquerque to Melbourne Australia. The 3 men that arrived on site- Randy Otero and his team (I believe his father and a cousin too) were a DELIGHT! They were so professional, so careful and cautious with our belongings. They packed everything with such detail and care and were very pleasant to talk to. We had a great moving experience! And we are so happy to report that everything arrived in Australia without a scratch or dent, and I am talking big pieces of furniture. Thank you Randy Otero and team!
Lilauthor Nixon
03:49 22 Jul 21
Ethan Jacquin
15:42 16 Apr 21
APACA was assigned to deliver my household goods from storage during my PCS. The crew was on time, professional, and friendly. They were very careful when unloading and placing my goods and worked with me to check off every box that came into the house. No items were broken and the delivery was fast and smooth. Would recommend!
Chris Fowler
17:37 21 Aug 20
Great guys
L Whittles
19:35 15 Jul 20
Mr. Dennis was very professional with his crew and the newbies he was training. They had 7k# off in 2hrs with zero incident. Would gladly work with this agency in future. Thank you Ms. Jennifer for all your help on this job.
Mandie Morgan
22:11 04 Dec 18
Cathy provided very clear and timely information regarding my move, Flint and his crew were professional and treated my belongings with care and respect. Couldn’t have asked for a better crew! They made my move easy and stress free. If you’re doing a military move, request them as a preferred company.
Mark Sorenson
16:15 09 Aug 18
So my employer gave me three moving companies they would pay for as part of relocation. I looked up all three, Apaca had the lowest google review so I ignored them. I tried one company - they would say I'll call you right back and I wouldn't hear from them in a week. The second couldn't remember any details of my move from one conversation to the next. Finally, we decided to call Apaca since we were getting nowhere and nothing scheduled with the other companies. Glad we did. Apaca did a fantastic job. At the point in the process we called them, we needed to move fast. They were able to get us scheduled, move an entire house with a hot tub and sauna and a piano heavier then the hot tub. They were professional, extremely courteous. ... They made a very stressful move go very easily. The movers were absolutely fantastic - very grateful to have had them move us. Not sure why there were bad reviews - this is a great company to work more
Emilio Chavez
23:05 20 Aug 17
The service is amazing and the crews are very nice and professional.
judy berk
22:44 09 Aug 17
Nathan Miller
00:42 15 Jul 17
The only complaint I have is that it took them a few days to get my stuff to my apartment after they received my crates from the trucking company. Otherwise they were great. The crew was very quick and efficient at unloading my stuff and organizing it in my house. They worked late that day to make sure everything was satisfactory. The crew chief was also kind enough to point out to me multiple items that had been damaged by the company that loaded my stuff prior to being shipped. He said he didn't want to hide anything to cover for his or the partner company. I appreciated his honesty and have since made the appropriate insurance claim.Based on my experience with the packing company I'll likely never use a moving company again, but... these guys were indeed the best part of the whole more
Show-Me Johnny
15:37 14 Jul 17
This company did their best to get my belongings to me as quickly as possible, despite hang ups with other parties. On moving day, only two men showed up due to the busy season. They worked tirelessly to unload and unwrap my belongings. The communication was great, and they took great care to ensure my satisfaction.
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Long-Distance Movers in Albuquerque

Moving for the First Time?

Your long-distance move begins with requesting a quote from a moving company. After agreeing to the estimate and coordinating with your moving specialist, you will receive an Order for Service document detailing your move’s specifics. On the day of the move, movers will meticulously load your belongings into the truck and provide you with a Bill of Lading. This legal document serves as a contract for the transported items. During unloading, movers will verify each item against the Bill of Lading. Once everything is unloaded and placed in your new location, the movers will conduct a final walkthrough, allowing you to raise any remaining questions or concerns.


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Our Long-Distance Moving Services

  • Residential & Commercial

    APACA Moving & Storage is equipped to relocate both your home and business, guaranteeing a smooth and stress-free transition with expert care for all your possessions.

  • Packing Services

    Our skilled packers will arrive at your home or office a few days before your move, equipped with high-quality packing supplies, to securely pack your items for safe transportation.

  • Specialty Moves

    We excel in transporting delicate and valuable items, such as pianos, antiques, gun safes, and artwork, ensuring each piece is handled with the highest care and accuracy.

  • Storage Solutions

    Located in Albuquerque, our climate-controlled warehouse is 40,000 sq ft and has 24/7 surveillance for your peace of mind. We also offer self-storage units.

What is the Average Cost of a Long-Distance Move in Albuquerque?

The average cost of a long-distance move can vary significantly based on several factors, including the distance of the move, the total weight of your items, and any additional services required, such as packing and unpacking. According to About Seniors Moving, “On average, a long-distance move from Albuquerque can cost around $4,000 to $8,000, depending on the distance and other variables.” However, moves over 1,000 miles can cost upwards of $8,000. Factors like the time of year, accessibility of your new home, and any special handling requirements for delicate or valuable items can also influence the final cost.


At APACA Moving & Storage, we provide transparent and competitive pricing for long-distance moves. We offer free estimates to help you understand the potential costs involved and work with you to develop a plan that fits your budget. Our estimates include an in-home survey where we will assess the number of items you need to be moved, as the price of long-distance moves is typically based on weight. 


“Our team is committed to providing value and ensuring that your move is as cost-effective as possible while maintaining high standards of service,” says Owner Chris DiJulio. Start your move today with APACA by filling out our free online estimate form or giving us a call at (505) 262-1531.

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What Services Do Long-Distance Movers in Albuquerque Offer?

Many long-distance moving companies offer additional services beyond long-distance transportation. These additional services often include packing and unpacking, moving specialty items like pianos and gun safes, auto-transport, and storage. However, states, “There are still plenty of services you will usually receive [included in your move] if you hire a seasoned moving company:

– Disassembly and reassembly of furniture

– Removal of packing materials (also called “debris”)

– Wrapping or protecting large furniture

– Floor coverings (for moving crews)

– Delivery of boxes and furniture to preferred rooms.”


APACA Moving & Storage offers a comprehensive suite of services to make your long-distance move seamless. All of the bullet-pointed services mentioned above are included in our long-distance moves. As a full-service moving company, APACA offers moving and storage services that cover all aspects of your move, including warehouse storage, self-storage, packing and unpacking services, and moving specialty items like pianos and antiques. “Our experienced team is trained to carefully handle your belongings to make your move seamless,” says Albuquerque General Manager Michael Olmi. Visit our moving services page to learn more about our moving and storage offerings.

How Do Albuquerque Movers Keep My Belongings Safe and Secure During the Move?

Moving companies use high-quality packing materials, secure loading techniques, and well-maintained vehicles to keep your belongings safe during a long-distance move. They also train their crew to safely handle everything from furniture to fragile items. Techniques such as wrapping furniture in moving blankets, using sturdy boxes, and employing special padding for delicate items are standard practices to prevent damage during transit.


APACA Moving & Storage prioritizes the safety and security of your possessions. We use top-notch packing materials and employ meticulous handling techniques to prevent damage. “Our fleet of air-cushioned moving trucks is well maintained to ensure a smooth ride, ensuring your belongings arrive safely at your new home,” says owner Chris DiJulio. 

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What Insurance Coverage Options Do Long-Distance Moving Companies Offer?

In the moving industry, insurance coverage is commonly known as “moving valuation.” Under federal law, all interstate movers are required to offer three types of liability coverage: Full Value Protection, Items of Extraordinary Value Declaration, and Released Value Protection, also referred to as Limited Liability Coverage.


  • Limited Liability Coverage: This basic coverage is legally mandated and comes at no additional cost. It provides minimal protection, offering reimbursement of 60 cents per pound per damaged or lost item. While this option is cost-free, it may not provide sufficient coverage for high-value or fragile items.
  • Full Value Protection: This comprehensive coverage is available for an additional fee. It ensures that lost or damaged items will be repaired, replaced, or compensated at their current market value. This option provides greater security for your belongings during the move, offering peace of mind that your items are well-protected. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), “Under this option, movers are allowed to limit their legal responsibility to loss or damage to items of “extraordinary value,” meaning items that are valued more than $100 per pound (such as jewelry, china, or furs).” This means that you must declare items of extraordinary value under a separate declaration, as they are not covered under full value protection plans.
  • Items of Extraordinary Value Declaration: This option covers items with a value of $100 per pound or more. You must list out all of the items on this declaration in order for the movers to be held responsible for the safety of the item. If any items of extraordinary value are left off the list, the moving company will not have to repair, replace, or compensate you with the item’s fair market value.


APACA Moving & Storage offers Limited Liability Coverage, Full Value Protection, and the Items of Extraordinary Value Declaration. Our customer service team will work with you to find the plan that meets your needs and budget. “We aim to give you peace of mind by taking extra care of your valuables during every step of the move,” says General Manager Michael Olmi.

How Long Will My Long-Distance Move Take?

The duration of a long-distance move depends on various factors, including the travel distance, the amount of items being moved, and any additional services required. Typically, a long-distance move can take a few days to a few weeks.


MoveBuddha states, “If you’re hiring professional movers for a small local move, it’ll take a few hours. If you’re moving three bedrooms cross-country with a moving container company, it could take over a month!” Factors such as weather conditions and road traffic also play a role in determining the timeline. Overall, it is a good rule of thumb to allow one day each for loading and unloading and allow one additional day for every 500 miles traveled.


At APACA Moving & Storage, we aim to provide accurate time estimates for your long-distance move. Our team will work with you to develop a detailed moving plan outlining each step of the process and provide a realistic timeline that is rarely over a week. “We’re all about getting things done quick and easy, making sure your day runs smooth,” says owner Chris DiJulio.

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Are Albuquerque Long-Distance Moving Companies Fully Licensed and Insured?

According to FindLaw, “The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) requires you to have a federal license for long-distance moves that cross state lines.” A USDOT license ensures that the moving company complies with federal regulations and maintains a standard of service and safety. You can check a moving company’s license status using the FMCSA’s Mover Search Tool. Additionally, it is the industry standard for reputable moving companies to carry workers’ compensation and general liability insurance policies. These policies protect the company and the customer in the event of an emergency during the move.


APACA Moving & Storage is fully licensed and insured, adhering to all industry standards and federal regulations. We hold a USDOT license (#729519), NMPRC license (#5590), and MC license (#333895). Our company also carries comprehensive workers’ compensation and general liability insurance policies to ensure the safety and protection of our employees and your belongings. “Rest assured, you can rely on APACA for your long-distance move,” assures General Manager Michael Olmi, “We’re all about professionalism and reliability, ensuring everything is perfectly in order and fully compliant with all legal requirements.”


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What Storage Options Do Albuquerque Long-Distance Moving Companies Offer?

Many long-distance moving companies offer a variety of storage solutions to meet their customers’ needs. These options can include climate-controlled storage units, secure warehouses, and self-storage units with flexible rental terms. Storage services are particularly beneficial if there is a gap between your moving dates or if you need extra space for some of your items. The facilities are typically equipped with security features such as surveillance cameras, access controls, and alarm systems to keep your belongings safe.


APACA Moving & Storage provides extensive storage options to accommodate your requirements. Our 40,000 sq ft climate-controlled warehouse is under 24/7 surveillance, ensuring your belongings are kept in a secure and optimal environment. In addition to our warehouse, we offer self-storage units that provide flexibility and convenience for your storage needs. “Whether you are in need of short-term or long-term storage, we designed our facilities to keep your items safe and in excellent condition,” emphasizes Owner Chris DiJulio.

Are There Any Restricted Items That Cannot Be Moved Long-Distance?

Moving companies cannot transport certain items due to safety and legal regulations. states, “A professional mover will never be able to move hazardous materials on your behalf, simply because it is too huge a liability… Hazardous or dangerous items include (but are not limited to):


  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Fertilizer and pesticides
  • Paints and paint thinners
  • Aerosols
  • Propane tanks and/or gasoline
  • Motor oil
  • Pool chemicals
  • Cleaning supplies and solvents
  • Charcoal
  • Batteries
  • Acids
  • Lighter fluid and matches
  • Fireworks and explosives”


Additionally, long-distance movers usually do not transport perishable items and plants due to the risk of spoilage and damage. Moving companies will also not move pets, so you will have to coordinate your own transportation for your pets.


At APACA Moving & Storage, we adhere to all safety and legal guidelines regarding the transportation of goods. We will provide you with a detailed list of items that cannot be moved and offer guidance on how to handle these items. “Our goal is to ensure a safe and compliant moving process, protecting both your belongings and our team,” says GM Michael Olmi.


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Why Choose Apaca Moving & Storage?

  • Free Moving Estimates
  • Hundreds of 5 Star Reviews on Google
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Emergency Moving Services
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • Same-Day Service Available
  • Virtual + In-Home Quotes Available
  • Free Furniture Disassembly & Reassembly
  • All Trained Professionals
  • Professional Home Protection Kits
  • Over 100 Years of Experience
  • Certified ProMover
  • Senior Citizens Specials
  • 80% Repeat Customers
  • Military Discount
  • Over 750,000 Moves Completed
  • Member of New Mexico Movers & Warehousemen's Association
  • Trusted Military Mover for Holloman Air Force Base
  • Trusted Military Mover for Kirtland Air Force Base

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