Cross Country Moving, Interstate Moving, Nationwide Moving... just what kind of moving service is it?
Moving is something that everyone handles differently. Some people go through a major stress cycle with every move while other seem to take to the process like fish to water. But no matter how much of a moving natural you are, there is a big difference between moving across town and moving across the country. Across town is something you might be able to handle on your own with dozens of car trips and a few helpful friends. However, moving across the country or even just a few states over will mean packing everything into a single trip, including all the heavy furniture, which means you will need a truck, some serious packing material, and probably a team of expert movers to make sure you don't crush yourself with your own dresser or scrape up the floors on your way through.
But which moving service should you choose? If you're looking through a catalog of options, especially for interstate moving, it may seem like there are half a dozen different styles of moving services for long distances and they all go by different names. In fact, every moving service in the business in your city, your destination city, and any place in between has a different name for their non-local moves. You may see Nationwide Moving offered, Cross-Country Moving, or Interstate Moving listed right next to quirky unique names like The Long Move or Anywhere-to-Anywhere. What if you're moving far but not actually crossing state lines? Do you need a special service for moving from coast to coast or to a rural area? Figuring out the difference between these services, or even if different names mean anything at all, can cause a major headache.
It Turns Out They're All the Same Thing
But fear not. The truth of the matter is that these are all different terms for the exact same service. Sure, the details of what each company has to offer will vary from moving company to moving company, but what they are offering is not a wide variety of location-specific services. A long-distance move by any other name is still a long-distance move. The important part is the differentiation between this and 'local' moves which follow a separate set of pricing and planning policies.
The Many Names of Long-Distance Moving
Understanding that you're looking at the same kind of service every time is a relief for stressed out professionals and families about to make a big move, but all these different names do make it difficult to search for and compare these services. To lend a hand, here's a quick list of all the different ways that we've seen long-distance moves referred to. There are probably a few we've missed because some moving companies get creative, but this should give you a baseline.
- Long-Distance Moving
- Interstate Moving
- Out of State Moving
- State-to-State Moving
- Cross country Moving
- Nationwide Moving
- Relocation Services
- Coast to Coast Moving
Don't let all these different names confuse you. While the search engine results may vary, these are all the same services offered by different companies using slightly different terminology. Each one of these services simply means that you will be moving more than a few blocks or cities from your current location.