Welcome to MovingAcrossCountry.org, your all-in-one online resource for moving across country. A few years back I had the opportunity to move over 500 miles, twice. Cross country moving is not something you want to do without planning. I didn’t use any cross country movers, but you may want to if it gets to hectic. I hope my story helps you in your move across the country.
First Time Moving Across the Country
The first time I was forced to move quickly and get rid of many of our possessions. The second move allowed us time to plan and made the move a little easier.
Moving across country the first time was after Hurricane Katrina. We moved from New Orleans to Houston. We tried to rent a truck, but they were hard to come by because so many people were moving things. We were able to borrow a box truck and move a small portion of the things we owned. We gave away or left all of our furniture and major appliances and half of the other things we owned. We moved on a shoestring budget.
Also, getting our mail was hard. We had to open a P.O. Box. Then we had to let the post office know our address changed so our mail could be sent to the P.O. Box.
Second Time Moving Across the Country
The second time we moved it was back to New Orleans from Houston. This time we didn’t own as much but we did have more than we had left with, including 1000 sq ft of travertine tile for our new house. This time we rented a trailer and pickup truck and moved everything.
We hope that the info we provide here will help you make your move easier. This site is an ongoing work to share our experiences, experiences from around the web and good information that will help make your move across country economical and as smooth as possible
Packing Up and Moving is Challenging
We know that packing up your household and moving across country is a very challenging task, but with preparation your move can be eased. We are here to help you make your move with less complication. Are you going to rent a truck or cargo van and tow your car behind it? Or do you want to ship everything on a truck or train and fly? Maybe you want to tow a trailer behind your car? Whatever you decide, MovingAcrossCountry.org has information to help you. You will find resources for car rental, cargo van rental, truck rental, and trailer rental. We also have great articles on using moving companies.
Rent a car, truck, cargo van, or trailer
Also remember to plan to have things to do in the car on your move. Nothing is worse than being bored on the road, unless its being bored on the road with bored children.
Moving Heavy Items
Many things you will move will not be heavy. But there are a few things that most moves include that are impossible for one person to move. Items like a piano, washer, dryer, and a refrigerator can be daunting even for the most experience mover. We have an article on moving a refrigerator that you should checkout before making your move. We will update this page with other guides for moving heavy items as we create them.