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Differences Between Moving Across Town and Moving Across the Country

Last updated 7 years ago

Moving across town is certainly a pain. You’re going to have to organize and move all of your stuff, including the heavy things, like furniture and mattresses. This often involves hiring a moving company, renting a truck, or having some really helpful friends.

Depending on the amount of stuff you are moving, this can usually be done in a few days, and you’ll probably be able to move everything you want to bring along.

While moving across town is definitely a hassle, moving across the country is an entirely different beast. Here are a few of the differences you’ll encounter between moving across town and across the country:

  • Organization: You’re going to have to organize much more efficiently to move across the country. You won’t be able to make trips back and forth, so you’re going to need to know exactly how much space you’ll need. Moving across country is the perfect opportunity to donate some old stuff, making the move much easier on you.
  • Moving Service: When you’re moving across the country, you’re almost certainly going to need a moving company. Be sure to call various movers to find the best option for you:

o   Some moving services do it all: pack, load, and move your stuff across the country.

o   Others require you to pack the truck yourself.

Price pays a big factor on what services the moving company provides.

  • Unfamiliarity: You’re going to have to get used to the new place where you move. There might be subtle cultural differences, you may have to get a new license, find a new bank, a new favorite restaurant, etc. This process can be fun, but also frustrating and make you home-sick!

Whether you’re moving locally or across the country, a moving company is a good idea. If you’re in the New York Metropolitan area, Men on the Move has moving men that can get your stuff to your destination safely, whether it’s down the block or across the country.


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