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April 29, 2018

Long Distance Moving Company in Austin

Long distance MovingCross Country Moving, Interstate Moving, Nationwide Moving... just what sort of moving service is it?

Moving is one thing that everyone handles differently. Some people have a major stress cycle with every move while other folks seem to take everything in stride. Regardless of how much of a moving natural you might be, there is a large difference betwixt moving locally in Austin and moving across the country.  A local move is something you could be able to handle as a do-it-yourself project with numerous car trips and a few helpful friends. On the other hand, moving across the country or even just several states over will mean packing all of your stuff into a single trip, including all the bulky furniture, which means you will need a truck, a bunch of packing material, and in all likelihood a team of professional movers to be certain you don't crush yourself with your own sofa or scratch up the floors on your way through.

The Right Long Distance Moving Service in Austin

But which moving service should you decide on? If you're paging through a catalog of choices, especially for nationwide moving, it may appear like there are half a dozen different styles of moving services for long distances and every one has a different names. Actually, every moving company in the business in your city, your destination city, and all the places in between has a special name for their out-of town moves. You may see Nationwide Moving offered, Cross-Country Moving, or Interstate Moving listed right beside quirky strange 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 different service for moving coast to coast or to a rural area? Finding out the variation between these services, or even if different names mean anything at all, can cause some stress.

In the End They're All the Same Thing

But fear not. What it boils down to is these are all unique terms for the exact same service. Yes, the specifics of what every company offers will differ from moving company to moving company, but what they are providing is not a big variety of location-specific services. A long-distance move by any other name is still a long-distance move. The important thing is the differentiation between this and 'local' moves which have a separate type of pricing and planning standards.

The Different Names of Long-Distance Moving

Understanding that you are comparing the same types of service every time is a breath of fresh air for stressed out professionals and families about to start a big move, but all these different names do make it challenging to search for and compare the services. To lend a hand, here is a little list of all the distinct ways that we've seen long-distance moves called. There are probably some we've overlooked because some moving companies get creative, but this will 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 allow all these distinct names confuse you. While the search engine results may differ, these are all similar services provided by different moving companies using slightly distinct terminology. Each one of these services simply means that you will be moving more than a few blocks or cities from your current location in Austin.


The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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