Cross Country Movers
Mayflower to guide your cross country journey. Request a cross country quote to learn how we can help.
Choosing a Cross Country Moving Company
With more than 90 years’ experience in the cross country moving industry, Mayflower understands the feelings, both good and bad, that you may have when preparing to move your personal property, families and beloved pets across the country.
As America’s most trusted moving company, Mayflower can guide you through every step of your cross country move. Not only can we provide all the typical services you may need, including packing, loading, moving, storage and more, but we also offer our customers amenities, like cleaning, and other valuable resources, including moving tips, tools and guides. We want your cross country move to be as seamless and effortless as possible.
Mayflower will help you plan your cross country move, transport your belongings and support you along the way with move coordinators there to answer any questions and help ease your concerns. Aside from simply being there for you throughout the entire process, we also offer straight-forward checklists, how-to articles and quick, fun videos that can enhance every phase of your cross country moving plan.
Plan Your Cross Country Move
The process of moving to a different state is often complicated by the remote nature of research, planning and coordinating. While the internet provides a wealth of information to get you started, a move across the country will require additional investments in time, travel and research.
Clean: Burn calories, alleviate stress and breathe easier (quite literally) with a healthy dose of spring cleaning. No sense in moving dust bunnies cross country!
Declutter: You can cut, sometimes significantly, the size of your moving load by donating or purging clutter before you start packing. Recycling old magazines, books, and donating or selling your curios are a good place to start.
Change Address: The USPS makes it easier than ever to fill out an official Change of Address form. Visit the United States Postal Service website up to three months before moving day to schedule your address change.
Set Up New Utilities and Services: Utilities such as gas, water, trash, phone, cable and internet should be set up before move-in day. Your landlord or realtor should be able to provide a list of local utility information.
Cancel Old Services: Be sure to cancel services for your old residence such as yard and pool care, pest control maintenance, house cleaners and anyone else who comes for regularly scheduled maintenance.
Suspend Subscriptions: If you use subscription services for meal kits, personal care items, diapers and other regularly used items to make your life easy, be sure to suspend the service and update your address before you move so you don’t miss a delivery.
Research: Lastly, you will want to learn as much as possible about your new city before you move. Consider researching the following topics on your new destination: Real Estate Markets, neighborhoods, schools/education data, and crime statistics.
Does Every Moving Company Have Cross Country Movers?
Only federally licensed moving companies are legally allowed to provide cross country moving services. Mayflower is fully licensed to provide full service cross country moving services.
Cross country moves are different than local moves (moving a short distance within the same state) and intrastate moves (longer distance moves that occur within the same state) because they involve moving goods across state lines. Additionally, a cross country move can also be referred to as a long distance move, an interstate move or a state-to-state move.
Cross country moves require special authority to perform any part of a move from one state to another. This authority is granted by federal regulators. Movers that offer long distance moving services are also required by law to carry specific insurance policies. These regulations are designed to protect the customer and the public at large.
It is important that you are able to distinguish reputable cross country moving companies from fraudulent companies posing as legitimate movers who have been known for demanding payment of up-front “deposits,” dumping consumers’ moves without notice to unlicensed truckers, holding personal property hostage for additional fees and other scams. To avoid brokers or other companies that disregard federal regulations or that are fraudulent, take the time to do some research and investigation.
Full Service Interstate Moving Options
Based on our years of experience and conversations with customers like you, we’ve put together packages that let you bundle the extras you choose. Mayflower makes it easy and affordable to customize your interstate move. With our full service moving options such as packing and unpacking to storage and debris removal, we’re here to make your state-to-state move that much easier.
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Let Mayflower handle the time-consuming details of your cross country move, so you can focus on your day-to-day tasks without distractions or unnecessary stress!
Full Service Move Quotes from Mayflower Include: