Cross Country Moving, Interstate Moving, Nationwide Moving... just what kind of moving service is it?
Moving is something that everyone handles differently. Some people find themselves in a major stress cycle with every move while other folks seem to take everything in stride. No matter how much of a moving pro you are, there is a big difference betwixt moving locally in Atlanta and moving across the country. A local move is something you may be capable of handling as a do-it-yourself project with numerous car trips and a few helpful friends. On the other hand, moving from one side of the country to the other or even just several states over will call for packing everything into a single trip, including all the bulky furniture, which means you will need a truck, some serious packing material, and most likely a team of expert movers to be certain you do not crush yourself with your own dresser or scratch up the floors as you are moving things through.
But which moving service should you pick? If you are scrolling through a series of options, especially for long-distance moving, it may appear like there are a lot of different types of moving services for long distances and every one has a different names. Actually, every moving company in the business in your locale, your destination town, and all the places in between has a special name for their longer distance 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 are moving quite a way but not actually crossing state lines? Do you require a different service for moving coast to coast or to a remote area? Finding out the dissimilarities 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 don’t freat. In actuality, these are all unique terms for the exact same service. Sure, the particulars of what each company has to offer will fluctuate from moving company to moving company, but what they are supplying is not a wide variety of location-specific services. A long-distance move by any other name is still a long-distance move. The crucial thing to understand is the differentiation between this and 'local' moves which follow a different set of pricing and planning standards.
The Different Designations of Long-Distance Moving
Understanding that you're evaluating the same kinds of service every time is a welcome breather for stressed out professionals and families about to embark on a life-changing move, but all these different names do make it challenging to search for and compare these services. To lend a hand, here's a little list of all the different ways that we've seen long-distance moves called. There are probably several we have omitted because some moving companies get creative, but this can give you a starting point.
- Long-Distance Moving
- Interstate Moving
- Out of State Moving
- State-to-State Moving
- Cross country Moving
- Nationwide Moving
- Relocation Services
- Coast to Coast Moving
Do not let all these different names bewilder you. While the search engine results might fluctuate, these are all the same services offered by different moving 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 in Atlanta.