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Call your local movers to both your original location and the one you are moving to for estimates. Your local movers may have a job they can pick up on the way back from your move, and that can yield a substantial savings.
It is also a good idea to start building a relationship with a moving company in your area to help you with any additional moving/storage needs. Local movers usually offer more personalized service then larger moving companies.