If you consider local and inner-city moving to be difficult, obviously the task of cross country moving will seem even more daunting. A long distance move has a way of making things all the more complex and frustrating, especially if you are doing it on your own. Even the process of packing things and determining your route can be a nightmare, and in most cases unnecessary. Hiring moving companies cross country can make your life a little bit easier, and they will often do the packing and planning for you as well, freeing up your time to allow you to work on the other important areas of your move. This can even allow you some peaceful time to go visit your new destination and scope out the area a bit and to get a sense for things before making the permanent move. Most moving companies cross country will offer hourly or flat rate deals. It is usually recommended to go with a flat rate type of deal for a long distance move, but it really depends on the company you are dealing with, your own personal needs, and any potential deals you may have discovered along the way. You should always look for deals before hiring any moving companies cross country, as they are pretty common due to the competition these days, and can really save you a lot of money. Sometimes it can be worth it to spend a little more money to get the better company, especially with a long distance move where you are putting a lot of your valuables in the hands of strangers. Make sure that the movers properly document and account for all of your assets and valuables, and can cover any damages that could potentially take place during the long distance moving process.