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United is the best way to move across the country. Backed by years of experience, excellent customer reviews and build-your-own options, United is a premier cross-country moving company here to help make your move simple and stress-free.

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Choosing a Cross-Country Moving Company

Finding reputable cross-country movers can be a tall task. That’s why we strive to provide everything that customers need for a seamless cross-country move. As part of our moving services, we offer full and partial packing options, unpacking services, storage services, debris pickup and more! In addition to these benefits for cross-country moves, we offer our basic Full Value Protection option upfront with every initial cross-country moving quote. We also offer add-on service packages which include things like cleaning, technology installation and other options to make your cross-country move even better! See why we are amongst the nation’s top-rated cross-country moving companies.
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Plan Your Cross-Country Move

There are a lot of different ways that you can prepare for your cross-country move. We, at United, strive to help you, from start to finish. Once you book your move with our professional cross-country movers, you’ll have a personal move coordinator who can help answer questions and help you plan your move. You’ll also receive a link to your personal, MyUnited Move Portal, which will outline 8-weeks of planning tasks that you can track and mark off your list. We also recommend using our helpful articles and moving checklists that we have been built by expert cross-country movers based on what we have learned about customer needs. We know moving across the country can be stressful – no matter the reason for your move. At United, we aim to make planning your cross-country move a seamless experience.

Should I Hire a Cross-Country Moving Company?

Moving anywhere by yourself is a daunting task. Moving across the country without the help of an expert cross-country mover can be extremely difficult and time consuming. Hiring a cross-country moving company to assist in your move will make sure everything goes as planned. A professional cross-country moving company can also help you pack, and store items if you can’t move everything right away. Plus, you don’t even have to drive when you add car shipping to your move. Learn more about the benefits to hiring a cross country moving company.
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Choosing the Right Cross-Country Mover

When moving across state lines, it’s crucial to choose the reputable and properly licensed cross-country mover, ensuring a smooth relocation, legal compliance and reliability. Explore eight essential tips for hiring the right cross-country mover.
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How Long Does It Take to Move Across the Country?

A lot goes into a cross-country move. Typically, the process of getting your belongings from point A to point B once packed can take anywhere between 2 days to several weeks, depending on the specific circumstances surrounding the move, including the distance of your move. This includes driver lodging and breaks for gas and food. When factoring in end-to-end services such as packing and unpacking, the entire cross-country moving process can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks. While this may be a stressful period, you’ll be thankful for professional assistance once your move is completed.
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How Much Does a Cross-Country Move Cost?

Every cross-country move quote is different. United’s baseline full-service cross-country moving quote includes loading, transportation and unloading, our basic, full-value protection plan, access to a personal move coordinator and more. To find out exactly what you should expect to spend on your state-to-state move cost estimate should be, request a quote today!
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Full-Service Cross-Country Moving Options

What does full service mean when moving cross-country? Full service means that United includes a personal move coordinator, as well as all of the below items, in your cross country move. On top of that, you can mix and match our hallmark moving services, including packing, unpacking, storage, debris pick up and more, to build a custom moving quote that fits your needs, financial plan and timeline.

Here’s what is included in every United cross-country move:

Loading, transporting and unloading
Basic Full-Value Protection
Placing boxes and furniture in the rooms of your choice
Disassembling and reassembling standard bed frames
Moving your appliances (service/connections not included)
Standard paper and/or pad wrapping of furniture

Cross-Country Moving Services

United has tailored its cross-country moving services to include several popular services based on customer demand. While every move needs the basics, United understands that some cross-country moves demand more. That’s why we offer a complete suite of add-on cross-country moving and storage services to make your big move even better. United makes it easy for customers to select additional cross-country moving services, like our packing, car moving services and storage services. By combining a variety of cross country moving and storage services, United can help make your adventure across the country effortless so you can enjoy the scenery. Learn more about add-on services for cross-country moves below.
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    Packing for Cross-Country Moves

    Our cross-country packing options are designed to be very flexible and accommodate our customers’ varying needs. Choose from full or partial packing and unpacking for your cross-country move.
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    Ship Your Car Across the Country

    United can make sure your car meets you there! If you need your car transported to your new home as part of your cross country move, we can help!
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    Storage Services

    Whether your home is not yet ready for immediate move-in or if you simply need temporary storage, we offer short and long term storage solutions as part of your cross country move.

Cross-Country Moving Tips and Guides

Want to know how to move across the country without losing your mind? We understand. You have enough to worry about. Let our cross-country movers make it as easy as possible to help you move across the country. With over 90 years of experience helping customers just like you, we possess the knowledge to make your next move as simple and stress-free as possible. Our growing list of cross-country moving tips and guides helps answer the questions you have about moving across the country in easy-to-understand formats. Check out our most popular tips below!
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