Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country there’s no doubt that moving is stressful, however, that cross country move is sure to come with a few more challenges than a local one! Organization and preparation are the only ways to survive your cross country move. From one state to the next, follow these simple tips for a successful move.

Make a List

Before you begin packing, create a list of everything you need to do before the move. Of course, packing should also be on that list. Things like canceling utilities, getting internet service scheduled for the new location, and other tedious technical tasks will take up days or weeks of your time before the move. Without a plan, you may arrive at your new destination and realize you forgot an important step!

Hire a Professional

Just because you’ve moved locally on your own, doesn’t mean you’re prepared for a cross country move on your own. This is a time when hiring professional movers is truly worth the cost. Contact multiple companies that offer cross country moving services to compare rating, rates, and what services they offer specifically. Once you’ve found the one that’s right for you, book the moving date. Be sure to hire a moving company that is fully licensed and insured like Roys Moving. It’s an added perk if they offer moving insurance to protect you and your belongings in the event of an unexpected accident or another damaging incident!


Now that you’re prepared for the logistics of the move, it’s time to pack. Packing for a cross country move will require some serious downsizing so be prepared to let go of what you don’t need or love. If you’re struggling to work through the packing process, enlist the help of family, friends, or a professional company that offers packing services. Your moving company will likely help to pack fragile items to ensure they can safely travel the distance to your new home. Roys moving offers packaging services at an additional cost.

Travel Arrangements

You know your belongings have a team of professionals to take them across the country, but what about you? Plan out your travels rather you’re planning to drive or fly. If you’ll be driving, take your care for a tune-up to ensure it’s ready and able to travel the distance. The last thing you want is to get stranded halfway between your old home and your new home!

Roys Moving: Your Cross Country Moving Experts

While Roys Moving specializes in local moves within the Boston area, we also have experience and expertise in Cross Country moves. Questions regarding our moving services or pricing? Give us a call today or fill out a convenient online contact form.

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