How to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move

packing box for a cross-country move

If your new life changes are taking you to a new location cross-country, there’s no need to panic. With the right help, you can get moved and start on your new journey with limited hassle.

Calculating Costs and Gathering Resources

Moving across the country is a long journey. Once you’ve finalized plans to move, it’s time to decide how you are going to get your belongings and your family relocated.

Handling Moving Stipends and Relocation Allowances

Depending on your situation (particularly if you are moving for work or military reasons), you may have received a relocation allowance. These stipends can include coverage for:

  • Home search tasks like a trip to your new location to scope out a place to live
  • Transportation and hotel costs if the trip will take multiple days
  • Moving costs (including professional help)

If you can calculate the cost of your move beforehand, you will be able to get the most out of your corporate relocation package as possible.

Helpful Resources for Any Type of Move

Whether you are moving for work or for other reasons, it's helpful to understand the resources available to you before and during a move, such as:

1) The AAA Gas Cost Calculator 2) How-to Guides for those things you just aren't sure how to move 3) A Moving Checklist to help you determine what needs to be done a couple of months before you move all the way up to moving day.

Working with a Moving Company

The act of getting all your belongings into boxes and then into a moving truck can be overwhelming. An experienced moving company will take the stress out of a cross-country move and allow you to focus on other important details. From packing to moving your goods, to storing your belongings until you're able to unpack them, Merchants Moving & Storage has customizable options for every scenario.

To get more information about working with our moving company to transport you wherever you need to go, call us today!

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