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A more personal cross country move
Most people don’t move across the country often, so it can be an overwhelming task to take on. With MoveDay and our top tier cross-country moving partners, we take on that task. Our job is to ensure that you can focus on your journey instead of the logistics and stress of your move – let our team do that. We only work with industry-leading partners who are at the top of the moving industry who provide a single move coordinator from start to finish who is personally invested in your move’s success.
Your personal cross country move coordinator will track your goods, answer any questions you may have and assist you with any changes or service updates. This personalized care from an experienced, tenured professional means you will have one person to call with any questions or concerns.
An easy-to-understand moving quote
When planning a cross-country move, you might be worried about last minute fees or charges once all of your possessions are loaded onto a moving van. It’s natural to wonder who you can trust, and do your due diligence to ensure there are no last minute or shady charges. MoveDay and our top tier cross country moving partners provide easy to understand pricing for your move, and an expert who can explain each charge to you.
Our team wants you to feel confident knowing exactly how much you're expected to pay throughout the entire experience of moving across the country. The last thing you want when moving to a different state is to stress about unnecessary charges or fine print.
Professional cross country moving services
Our team provides all the services you may need for your cross country move, from full-service packing to secure storage and declutter options and beyond. Your move coordinator will take you through personalized options and choices, and with the benefit of our expertise, you will have full control over crafting your moving day.
Our team provides a full range of flexible services from packing and unpacking, storage, white glove moving and more. Our team is even able to offer declutter service, where we come in to remove unnecessary items so you can stage your home prior to selling, and then return to complete your move at a later date.
Cross country moving FAQs
Typically, a cross country move means you are moving to a different state, and of course, maybe even from one coast to another.
It differs from a “long distance” move, because a long-distance move is only further than 50 miles away from your current home, so this means you could technically have a long distance move while still in your home state. A local move would be anything under 50 miles.
Peak moving season is typically May through September of every year, and if you’re planning to move across the country in this timeframe, it’s vital to reach out four to six weeks early to ensure you can reserve your moving day with the moving company of your choice.
Once you have reached out to your moving companies, start doing your research on the best movers in the group. The first tactic to find trustworthy, professional cross-country movers is word of mouth. Ask anyone you can about moving companies they have used and see if you find any common companies. Word of mouth and the personal experience of a trusted friend or family member is the best approach.
However, you should also do some additional research on the companies just to be sure which one is right for you. Look for an engaged and active online presence with positive and recent customer reviews.
Moving cross country means that your move into your new home may take longer than you expect.
With any long-distance move, it’s important to know that your moving truck more than likely won’t just follow you straight to your new home. Moving vans are large, and it typically takes three to four households to fill one up. This means that the moving company will plot out routes that make sense based on customer destinations. So a driver may pick up your goods, and then need to make additional stops along the way to either pick up or drop off other shipments.
Your moving company will provide you with an estimated delivery window, and then as it gets closer a firm delivery date, but you should anticipate that you might be without your bigger goods for likely at least two weeks to four weeks depending on how far you’re moving.
This means any important documents, sentimental items, work uniforms or children’s toys that you will need within a month should be taken with you if possible.
Every cross-country move is unique, so it’s difficult to give an exact budget. However, there are several benchmarks you can use to ensure you get an accurate quote. For example:
- Total number of items
- The weight of those items
- Cross country move distance
- If you have any fragile or delicate items (that may need special crating)
- Any special services, such as packing and unpacking
You should discuss your budget with your move coordinator, who will be able to help develop the plan, and associated costs, for your move. If you already have a moving day in mind, get your free moving quote from MoveDay as soon as you can. The earlier you get your free moving quote, the sooner you can begin planning.
Absolutely. MoveDay and our trusted cross-country partners absolutely provide secure storage services. With our partners, we have over 3 million feet of storage space available nationwide.
Our teams are able to securely store your goods for long- or short-term in a warehouse with 24/7 monitoring. When you’re ready to have your goods back again, we can easily deliver and even unpack for you.
Home moving blogs and resources
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