Moving across the country can be overwhelming and you’ve got many tasks on your to-do list: find the right mover, make sure it fits the budget, pack up your household goods, organize the kids, and more.
Colonial Van Lines simplifies the moving process. We provide professional cross country moving services designed to make your move stress free and seamless. With our long distance moving team of agents expanding from one coast to another, our full-service cross country movers offer affordable services that include full-service packing, short-term and long-term storage, and much more.
As on of the top cross country movers, we are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin (FMCSCA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). We are fully licensed to transport household goods across state lines. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that Colonial is a company that you can trust.
Our Booking Process
Colonial Van Lines simplifies your move. Book our services in just a few steps:
- Get in touch with us. Call us at (800) 356-1855 to consult with one of our moving professionals. You can also fill out our online contact form.
- Tell us your moving details. What is your proposed moving date? What origin zip code would we be picking you up from? What destination zip code are relocating you to?
- Our moving professionals will help you prepare a detail inventory. In addition, you can also use our virtual estimator app (available at the App Store and Google Play) for an accurate quote.
We never hide service charges from our clients. You approve all services up-front. Let us know all of the services you need so that we can give you an accurate estimate of your total bill. At Colonial Van Lines, our estimates are based on verifiable weight and mileage.
How To Prepare for a Cross Country Move
From packing up an entire household to settling in the new house and changing your address, there are plenty of to-dos that come with a long distance move. Instead of stressing yourself out on the big day, be prepared with a game plan — something that we’ve done on your behalf.
Consider the following cross country move tasks:
Pack Your Household
Packing up an entire household can seem daunting to many, so start packing early. Try to pack the non-essential items that you only use occasionally first. Use the space in your boxes wisely and pack the heavier items such as books on the bottom. It is also very important to always to label your boxes properly. Include the items in the box and what room its going in. Not only will it help you stay organized but it will make unpacking much easier.
Take the stress out of your move and let Colonial pack everything for you. When we pack your goods for transport, our courteous and experienced packers treat your precious items with extra care. We use special wrapping paper and bubble wrap to keep your breakables in one piece. Our team uses unique materials to safeguard your antiques, artworks, and other valuables.
We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all around here, so Colonial offers many flexible packing options. You can pack your books and clothes and leave the fragile and delicate items for us to pack for you. These items can include TVs, mirrors, cabinets with glass, fragile artwork or sculptures to name a few. There is even an option to let us pack just the kitchen for you with all its pots, pans and dishes in secure specialized kitchen boxes. Colonial works with you to make sure you have peace of mind without breaking your back or the bank.
USPS Address Change
It’s easier to file for a Change of Address at the United States Postal Service. For a reasonable fee, you can complete the process online. As a bonus, the USPS will also send you coupons for local services and goods.
Notify Other Agencies of Your Relocation
Although the USPS will forward your mail to your new address, don’t forget to inform other agencies of your move. Important agencies to notify include:
- DMV/License office
- Emergency road service
- Social security office
- Voter registration
- Credit card companies and credit unions
- Medical professionals
Set Up the Utilities
Make sure you have water and electricity once you arrive at your new home. Schedule appointments with electric and gas companies in the area and have them set up the essential utilities in advance of your move. Your landlord or realtor can provide a list of local utility companies.
How Much is a Cross Country Move?
The average cost of a cross country relocation varies. It can depend on how far you are moving, the number of items you are taking, your moving date, and if you need packing or storage services. The cost will adjust according to the distance of your move plus the weight of your load.
You’ll save more if you do the packing and cleaning for yourself, but if you don’t have the time, our movers can handle everything.
Why Choose Us
Clients who hire us share one thing in common: they’re looking for a team who can simplify the moving process (and give them peace of mind while they’re doing so). Often, moving all or many household items requires the hand of an expert.
This is where Colonial Van Lines comes in.
Our mission is to provide you the best cross country moving services. Nothing matters to us more than ensuring your relocation goes as smoothly as possible. That’s why we consult with you first. We set schedules and deadlines and provide excellent service and communication throughout the process.
Entrusting strangers with your belongings can be a cause for worry, we understand that. But with Colonial Van Lines, your goods are in good hands. From start to finish, our friendly and experienced team will treat your household items as if they were their own.
A worry-free cross country move is possible when you hire Colonial Van Lines. With our dedicated and experienced team of moving professionals, you can trust us to take care of your next move.
Get in touch with the nation’s number one moving company. Talk to us today for a FREE, no-obligation estimate.