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April 29, 2018

Long Distance Moving Company in Houston

Long distance MovingCross Country Moving, Interstate Moving, Nationwide Moving... just what kind of moving service is it?

Moving is one thing that most people handle differently. Some people find themselves in a major worry cycle with each and every move while other people seem to take to the process like fish to water. Despite how much of a moving pro you might be, there is a big difference between moving locally in Houston and moving long-distance.  Across town is something you might be able to handle as a do-it-yourself project with numerous car trips and a few friends to assist. On the other hand, moving across the country or even just several states over will necessitate packing all of your stuff into a single trip, including all the bulky furniture, which means you will need a moving truck, a lot of packing material, and in all likelihood a team of expert movers to make sure you do not crush yourself with your own sofa or ding up the walls as you are moving things through.

The Right Long Distance Moving Service in Houston

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 choices of moving services for long distances and they all go by different names. Actually, every moving company in the business in your city, your destination city, and any place in between has a different name for their out-of town moves. You may see Nationwide Moving offered, Cross-Country Moving, or Interstate Moving listed right beside quirky strange names like The Long Move or Anywhere-to-Anywhere. What if you are moving quite a way but not really crossing state lines? Do you require a different service for moving coast to coast or to a rural area? Sorting out the difference between these services, or even if different names mean anything at all, can cause some stress.

It Turns Out They are All the Same Thing

But don’t freat. The truth of the matter is that these are all different names for the exact same service. Of course, the details of what each company offers will differ from moving company to moving company, but what they are offering is not a huge variety of location-specific services. A long-distance move by any other name is still a long-distance move. The imperative thing is the differentiation between this and 'local' moves which have a separate set of pricing and planning policies.

The Various Names of Long-Distance Moving

Understanding that you are looking at the same kinds of service every time is a breath of fresh air for stressed out professionals and families about to embark on a big move, but all these different names do make it challenging to search for and compare the services. To assist, here's a quick list of all the unique ways that we have noticed long-distance moves referred to. There are probably several we've overlooked because some moving companies get creative, but this can provide 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

Don't let all these distinct names confuse you. While the search engine results might differ, these are all the same services supplied by different moving companies using slightly distinct 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 Houston.


The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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