Tips for moving across the country

Published On: October 9, 20170 Comments on Tips for moving across the countryTags: , Last Updated: February 13, 20243.4 min read

Moving can take a great deal of work and planning. While it may be exciting to start a new chapter in life, it can be very stressful and anxiety-inducing while you are preparing for your new adventure. The more that you are prepared and organized, the less stressed out you will be as you move across the country.
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This article will provide some tips to help you whether you are hiring professional movers or not.

Plan ahead

No matter what you are planning, it is important to give yourself ample time to get organized and create an action plan for how you are going to accomplish your goal. When you are planning to move across the country, it is imperative that you give yourself time so that you can be organized and strategic in how you plan your move. There is a great deal of research that may take place such as how you will move your belongings, how much money you have to spend on moving, and how you will get from one side of the country to another. If you have a car, family members, or pets, these are also things that need to be taken into consideration in your moving plan.

Go through your belongings and get rid of things you don’t need

When you have created a plan, you should now feel in control and you should be able to spring into action. One of the best things to do when you are preparing to move is to go through your belongings and determine what you must take with you and what you no longer need. Then consider having a garage sale to raise some extra funds to help with the move. If you do not want to have a garage sale, consider donating the items you no longer need to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Getting rid of items you no longer need or want can lighten the load when moving.

Hire professional movers

If you have it in your budget, you can take a great deal of stress out of moving by hiring professional movers. While this comes at a steep cost, it is well worth it if they are willing to pack up your belongings, label your boxes, and transport your stuff across the country. Hiring professional movers will make the process much easier albeit costly.

Compare movers

Okay, we already decided to hire a professional moving company. But which one? The thing is that you won’t really know which long distance mover is right for you until you do a comparison analysis of a few relocation service providers in your area. It’s not complicated as it sounds. It comes down to making an informed decision after exploring your available options as far as price and additional services go.

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Consider how you will get your car across the country

If you have a car, you will need to determine whether or not you will take the car with you. Will you drive it across the country to your new destination? If you do not want to drive across the country, you can hire a service to transport your car for you. This can cost as significant amount of money but maybe worth it to you if you do not want to drive. It will also save your car from the wear and tear of driving thousands of miles across the country.


If you have pets, it is important to make arrangements early on to move them. You will need to take them to the vet and have them checked out to ensure that they are healthy enough to travel. Some choose to fly on a plan with their pet in order to easily move them. Others choose to drive across the country with your pet. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to take into consideration the weather and time of year that you will be traveling with your pet so that you can make proper accommodations.

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