Cross Country Move: What You Need To Know

Moving across the country is an exciting, yet also overwhelming undertaking. You may feel elated for this new adventure, tearful at the thought of leaving friends and family, and anxious about the logistics of it all. There are a few ways to go about this life-changing move. Continue reading and pick the method that’s best for you.

Full Service Movers

This option may be the easiest for you - but it’s also the most expensive. You can pay people to pack up your stuff, load it into their truck, haul it across the country and unpack it at your destination. If your employer is covering moving expenses, or money just isn’t a concern, go with a full service moving company and save yourself the stress.


This is a do-it-yourself option. It’s cheaper than hiring movers, which saves you a lot of money for other expenses. But, it also means a lot more work on your end, including driving a large vehicle on unfamiliar roadways. Solo travelers should consider bringing a friend or family member, and then fly them back home. It will make the drive much more enjoyable and put your mind more at ease.

Ground or Air Shipping

If you only have a few large items, it’s possible to ship them to your destination. Services like uShip can ship large items such as furniture, televisions and even pianos. You can also ship large boxes to your home, while you drive or fly there.

Starting New

If you currently don’t have a lot in your home, consider giving away those items and starting new with some much-needed upgrades. If the cost of moving your stuff is more than the stuff is worth, sell it on Craigslist and start shopping! Anything you buy online or at a furniture store can be delivered to your new address, often free of charge.

Congratulations on this new chapter in your life, and good luck with the move! 

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