Cross-Country Movers — A Complete Guide

Hiring cross-country movers is a big undertaking, especially if it’s your first time. At Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, our professional moving agents take the guesswork out of cross-country moving by providing simple and must-have services for a safe, easy relocation.

With over 110 years of experience in professional moving, our movers are ready to help make your journey across the country perfect. Whether you are moving to New York, Miami or any destination in between, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines will take care of every aspect of the process.

Complete Assistance from Cross-Country Movers

Right from the very start, our movers are there to create a thorough and efficient moving plan. After you contact Stevens by phone or through our estimate form, one of our expert moving coordinators will visit your home.

The coordinator will take a full assessment of your home’s space, evaluating your needs based on the size of your home, number of belongings and moving timeline. Once this is complete, he or she can help you choose the moving services best suited to your needs.

Our cross-country moving services include:

  • Packing and unpacking services so you can save time focusing on the important stuff. No need to bring your own materials—Stevens uses high-quality boxes and crates to keep your belongings safe.
  • Long-distance shipping services for items that won’t fit on the truck, such as cars and large antiques.
  • Short-term, long-term and permanent storage if you need a safe place to keep items for the duration of your move.
  • Specialized services for the fragile items that need extra care and protection during transport.

We create a moving experience that fits your busy schedule and accommodates your budget. Your moving quote is estimated at the very beginning to avoid hidden fees.

After your estimate is created and your moving plan is laid out, you can expect constant communication from your moving coordinator. Whether it be for daily updates, answering questions or solving unexpected problems, our staff is always available via phone or email.

Our moving coordinators make sure you know both the start and end times of every stage of your move, from pre-packing to delivery. When you’re in the know about your move, you’re better able to relax and focus on everything else that comes with moving across the country.

The Best Questions to Ask Cross-Country Moving Companies

When you’re searching for a cross-country moving company to help you in your next relocation, it’s important to understand the right questions to ask. Knowing which details to look for in the company’s plan helps you determine whether they’re truly worth hiring.

When evaluating your cross-country moving options, be sure to consider the following:

  • Is my quote binding or non-binding?
    Always request a binding cross-country moving quote from your van line. Otherwise, the cost of cross-country movers can easily exceed your outlined budget.
  • Does the mover contract jobs to another company?
    Work only with cross-country moving companies that contact and are affiliated with national van lines. Ensure the company is an agent for a van line when preparing for a cross-country move.
  • Do the movers have references?
    Always ask your moving company for at least three references from customers in your area or visit their website to read customer reviews and testimonials.

Preparing for Moving Day

With all the parts in motion as you approach moving day, it’s easy to forget a few important final items. Make sure that you’ve completed these steps before you get on the road for your cross-country move:

Update Your Address:
The fastest way to let the postal service know you’re changing addresses is to fill out this form online. It will ask you a few questions about your move, like whether it’s permanent or temporary, and whether you’re moving individually or with a family. You’ll forward your mail using the same form; simply select the start dates and USPS takes care of the rest.

Get Your Wifi and Utilities Squared Away:
You never want to arrive at your new home without a plan for internet, telephone or gas services. Get in touch with local providers to schedule installation appointments before moving day. A little preparation can go a long way toward avoiding any inconvenience when settling into a new home.

Inform Other Important Agencies:
Letting the post office know of your move is a great place to start, but it’s always a good idea to update your address with other government agencies and service providers, too. Here’s a list of common organizations that are easy to forget:


  • Social Security Administration
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Election Offices in Your Current State
  • Department of Motor Vehicles

Service Providers:

  • Credit Card Companies
  • Banking Institutions
  • Insurance Companies
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Amazon or other Delivery Accounts

Helpful Guides for Cross-Country Moving

Whether it be across the country or across the globe, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines believes it’s helpful to educate our customers on how to independently prepare themselves for moving. We recommend visiting our Tips for Moving page for more useful guidelines. Stevens Worldwide has the information you need to complete your move, including:

Moving specialty items is common for most cross-country moving companies. With over a century of experience, we’ve moved every kind of item imaginable. From large pieces of furniture to smaller, more delicate objects, our cross-country movers give everything you own the proper treatment.

Our collection of protection and packing materials makes it possible to ensure complete safety of all your belongings. Stevens also has access to hundreds of professional storage facilities across the country that are locked and protected 24/7.

Flexibility for Your Move

No matter where you are in the country, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has connections to top-rated moving and storage companies. We have a professional network of about 400 moving agents, which means your relocation will be organized by a certified moving company that delivers the same level of customer satisfaction you can expect from the movers at Stevens.

We know moving plans are always susceptible to change. If you need any last-minute services such as rescheduling, additional packing supplies or more movers, Stevens is ready to help in any way we can.

Trusted Cross-Country Movers

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines understands the complexities that come with cross-country moving. For over 110 years, families have turned to our team to assist with relocation. Let us help make your move smooth and stress-free.

Finding cross-country moving companies just got easier. Request your quote today to see whether Stevens is the right fit.