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Interstate Moving Services

There are so many details to take care of when you’re moving cross country between states -- even just one state over. That makes it important to research the best interstate moving company for your needs. The main areas you need to pay attention to are each company’s range of services, years of moving experience, and available resources.

Interstate Moving Company

Whether your interstate moving needs are large or small, Allied Van Lines offers several packing and moving services that you can choose from to create a personalized moving solution. We offer long distance moving and storage services that include full-service packing, custom crating or fragile-only packing for large or very delicate items, or do-it-yourself packing in which we just supply the packing materials.

As a full-service interstate mover, Allied Van Lines can also help you with vehicle shipping, piano moving, short term storage and more interstate moving solutions. And we offer online shipment tracking so you can find out the status of your interstate moving shipment in real time.

Why go around requesting moving quotes from numerous companies when you can find everything you need with Allied Van Lines?

Tips for Choosing a Qualified Interstate Mover

Moving short distances are stressful. Moving across state lines or cross-country can be a nightmare when attempting to go it alone. Choosing an interstate moving company can bring peace of mind and lessen the load. When selecting a qualified interstate mover, keep these tips in mind:

  • Any company handling your belongings across state lines must carry the proper insurance. Ask to see up-to-date valid insurance certificates.
  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires long distance carriers to be registered before transporting household goods between states. Ask to see the mover's "MC" number.
  • Obtain several price comparisons and request a final estimate for your long interstate move. Beware of business with low bids, as these can be scammers or businesses that don't have your best interest in mind. Newer companies may offer better pricing or discounts, but they also don't have years of reliable experience with interstate moves.
  • Read online reviews from people who've used the mover recently. Yelp, Google, and the Better Business Bureau are good places to start.
  • Ask for in-person quotes. Pricing over the phone or online only gives a ballpark estimate. Allowing the mover to see your furniture and other belongings will provide a more accurate pricing schedule.
  • Interstate moving companies should conduct themselves professionally, from the call center to the packers and drivers. Uniforms identify the team as a member of the company you hire, and vehicles should display the company's business name and contact information.

Steps for a Successful Interstate Move

We know you have a lot on your plate when moving your family or business across state lines. Here is a checklist of things to accomplish to make your move go as smoothly as possible:

Downsize: Consider selling or donating items you won't want or need in your new location. Interstate moves can be expensive, so if you don't want to pay to move something, get rid of it. It will also give you a clean slate to start on the right foot in your new place.

Document: Make an inventory of all your belongings, their condition, and their value. Take photos, as well. This documentation will help insurance compensate you in the event something is damaged or missing in the move.

Insurance: Long distance movers carry insurance to protect your belongings, but opting for additional coverage can bring you peace of mind. Ask your insurance agent or chosen moving company for advice on policies.

Verify Details: Verify the details of the move throughout the packing and transporting process. Ensure your packers and driver have your up-to-date contact information and that you have their contact information as well. Also, double-check that your moving company has the correct address and any schedule changes for departing, arrival, and unloading times.

Plan Ahead: An interstate move can take anywhere from two to five days, from the packing up to the unloading. Be sure to set aside a suitcase to keep with you with any necessities, prescriptions, phones, chargers, and other must-have items. Also, consider keeping very valuable and highly breakable items with you during the move for peace of mind.

If you'll be driving your vehicle across state lines, make sure to tune it up with a tire rotation, oil change, and ensure your plates and insurance won't expire during your busiest times of unpacking.

Interstate Movers with Years of Experience

Over 85 years in the moving industry have made Allied one of the leading interstate moving companies in the United States. And during all that time, we’ve developed a system that reflects our commitment to quality! From the extensive training our agents, drivers and movers receive to the variety of services we offer to our secure and well-maintained fleet of professional moving vehicles, we do what it takes to deliver high-quality interstate relocations for every customer. That’s all part of what we call the Allied Advantage.

Interstate Moving Resources

Allied Van Lines doesn’t just provide the best full-service interstate moving services, but also a wealth of moving resources to help you through every state of your move. We offer extremely helpful moving and packing tips as well as information on avoiding moving scams so you’ll have a more successful and hassle-free move. We even have calculators on our website that can help you predict mortgage payments.

Moving to a new state doesn’t have to be a cause of major stress. Let Allied Van Lines be your trusted interstate movers, and we will take care of the details so you can just enjoy a change of scenery as you relocate to your new home.

How much does an Interstate Move Cost?

The average cost of an interstate move is $3,500. This is based on an average weight of 7,000 lbs. (7 rooms) and a traveling distance of 1,000 miles (roughly the distance from Chicago IL, to Dallas, TX).

Obviously, there are many factors that go into calculating moving costs: the number of belongings being moved, distance, packing and unpacking, special items, move date, and much more, so the best bet to know the true cost is to fill out the Instaquote above.

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