Even though making a long distance move may seem like something that can be done with very little trouble, there are tons of little tasks to do. It is difficult enough to remember to do them all, let alone do all of the moving and packing yourself. Most people would rather let long distance moving companies do this work for them, while they concentrate on the small details, such as contacting the utility company, closing bank accounts and enrolling the kids into a new school.
Cross country movers are happy to do all the packing and will even label the boxes they bring to pack your things in for you. Long distance movers are the same things as cross country moving companies. You may also find long distance moving companies listed under interstate movers.
Long distance movers calculate how much to charge their customers based on how many miles they are going to be moving their things, plus the weight or volume of the items to be moved. The heavier the load, the more long distance moving companies will charge. If you are not going to be using some of your heavy things anymore, you may want to get rid of them instead of paying long distance moving companies to move these things for you. For instance, leave that heavy hutch behind and buy a new one later on for your new house, or give it away to relatives or friends. You can save money by decluttering your home first before hiring long distance moving companies too.