September 29, 2021

How to Make Your Cross-Country Move Easy

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Nashville has become a top destination for tourists and residents alike in recent years. In fact, a study showed that the 9th most popular city to move to in 2020 was Music City. The top five states people are moving from are New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and California.

Whether people move for family reasons, work, or retirement, the idea of calling a new state home is fresh and exciting. However, the long-distance moving process can definitely be stressful and riddled with complications.

Our moving professionals at Move On are experienced in cross-country moves. We’d like to share our expertise on getting your belongings from point A to point B in the simplest way possible.

Clear Your Space

Decluttering your home before moving day is one step that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially when your move includes a lengthy road trip across state lines. Give yourself peace of mind by reducing the number of objects you’re bringing with you from place to place.

The sooner you can start decluttering, the better! Create a sorting system that’ll help you determine if you should keep, toss, sell, or donate your items. Look into storage options if necessary. And as moving day approaches, check any expiration dates of perishable items.


Remember the Minor Details

When people think of moving, packing everything up into boxes and loading up the moving truck is often the first thing people think of. However, calling a place home also involves small details that shouldn’t be overlooked. Before you leave for good, make sure you:

  • Schedule and transfer your utilities
  • Forward your mail to the new address
  • Collect and organize all personal records (school, medical, etc.)
  • Cancel or transfer your gym membership


For the DIY movers in the world, carefully plan out the logistics of the trip. Consider the gas costs and which routes you’ll be taking—especially if you’re caravanning with friends or family. And you’ll want to wear comfortable clothing and proper shoes to make sure you’re staying safe and free of any potential injuries.

For those who’d rather hire professional movers, all the moving services and tasks will be taken care of! Hiring professional movers relieves the stresses of moving, from the physical labor and packing to storage, transportation, and more. The only thing you’ll have to do on moving day? Get to your new home.

Like all our moving jobs, planning your long-distance move starts with a free quote. Move On offers a free consultation and walk–through to help determine the best course of action for your situation. As a full-service moving company, we offer packing and storage in addition to moving services. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered.

Ready to get a jump start on the process? Get a free quote from Move On today!


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