Moving across the country can be quite an exciting experience, but usually it doesn’t come without serious stress.
Homeowners making the cross-country move need to know that they should work with a professional and comprehensive moving company that is experienced with moves such as these. Thankfully, when select a reliable cross-country moving partner and plan your move well, moving day will be a cinch.
Our long-distance and cross-country moving partners include a wide range of packing services include
full-service packaging, packaging materials for sale, fragile-only packaging, custom crating for specialized goods, unpacking, uncrating, and debris removal, auto-shipping, both short- and long-term storage, and so much more.
Our selected partners offer so much more than your typical cross-country moving companies, making sure that when you depart on your move across the nation, you can enjoy the experience and look forward to your new home, keeping the actual move out of mind.
How much does it cost to move across the country?
As with an interstate move, there are a variety of factors that are considered when calculating exact moving costs. Moving 123 will want to understand the number of belongings being moved, how far the distance is between your old home and your new one, special requirements provided by homeowners, the moving date, and so much more. Though this can certainly vary the average cost of a cross-country move is $3,500 USD. To get a more precise estimate for your move, the best approach is to contact Moving 123 with the key details for your move. In addition to the factors mentioned above, Moving 123 will want to know the square footage of your existing home as well as the quantity and type of rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, game rooms, etc.). This will help the Moving 123 professional estimator team to provide you with a quote on the number of boxes that will be needed and the size of the truck that will be required to transfer your items across the nation.
How long does a cross country move take? The length of time for the move will vary based on how far the new home is from your old home. However, in most cases, moving across the nation can take place in about two to five business days, with that time commencing once the moving truck is loaded and on its way.Are moving services available for a cross-country move anywhere in the United States? You bet! Moving 123 has partners and agents located throughout the country. So when you choose a Moving 123 partner for your cross-country relocation, you can focus on the experience, and not getting your stuff where it needs to go. This means a better transition for you and your family. Important Regulations that Cross-Country Moving Companies Must Follow Federal and state agencies monitor cross-country moving companies quite closely to ensure that American consumers’ property is protected while in transit. Here is how to tell if your cross-country mover is qualified: • U.S. DOT. Number. The United States Department of Transportation provides a U.S. DOT number classification to cross-country moving companies that abide by the necessary and required standards of safety and financial obligations. The Department of Transportation also actively investigates the service records of moving companies as well as their adherence to consumer protection regulations. • Registered with the FMCSA. Registration with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) is required when a moving company is transporting household goods across state lines. The FMCSA requires that cross-country moving companies renew their registrations every two years, thus ensuring ongoing compliance and adherence to these important regulations. • Insurance. Cross-country moving companies are required to hold BIPD (bodily injury property damage) and cargo insurance policies at a minimum. How to Prepare for Your Cross-Country Move Any move takes some preparation, but for a cross-country move, planning is vital to the process. The sooner you begin preparing for the move, the more money you might be able to save in the process. If an existing or prospective employer isn't funding your move, it is important to know that moving can be expensive (see FAQs above). So, when making a big move, planning and planning EARLY is the way to go. • Get organized and create three piles as you go through each room of your home: one to donate, one to recycle, and one to discard. Getting through the decluttering process will save you substantial time and resources once you begin the packing process. You may wish to start with the bedrooms, then the kitchen, and finally the bathroom, before moving on to other rooms. • Clean your house and discard trash or things you have been meaning to toss but haven’t gotten around to. Many homeowners elect to order dumpsters from their local trash companies, making it very easy to discard of items that can’t be otherwise donated. Be sure, however, to put a call into a donation service to find out when they will be in your neighborhood next. Get on their list for a pick-up; in most cases, you can simply leave donated items on your front porch or in plastic bags in front of the house for easy haul-away. • Start selling the things you don’t want to take with you that might have some value and that you don’t wish to discard or donate. • Make lists of all utility bills and work with providers on cut off times and dates. • The US Postal Service has made it easier than ever to update your address for mail. Simply visit their website to provide a change of address or to hold your mail for a temporary period of time. There is a $1 fee to change your address online, but in most cases, this is far more convenient than the old-school method of driving to the post office, filling out the form, and driving back home. Besides, you have many things to do, so let this be an easy one. • If you are making the drive for the move instead of having your vehicles shipped, take time now to map out the drive (even if you have a GPS) and identify any stopping points and hotels along the way. Book your reservations and check ahead on where you can find gas stations, especially if you will be driving through the desert or other under-populated areas. • Make a list of items that need to go with you on the move, such as important documents, medicines and prescriptions, valuables such as jewelry or family heirlooms, and clothing and toiletries. Many moving companies including Moving 123 partners will provide you with a day of the move box that you can toss last-minute items into, either to take with you or to place as one of the last items that go on the truck. This can make it very convenient for that last day. Get Your Cross-Country Moving Quote from Moving 123 When it comes time for a move, we know that for many families, especially those planning a move across the country, are up late planning and organization for their move so as not to cut into the workday more than necessary. As such, our support line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure you can get the information you need when you need it. Give our professionals at Moving 123 a call at (855) 511-2130 to get a cross-country moving quote. Or, feel free to fill out the Contact Us form on our website. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your questions.
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