Are you moving to Nashville from another state or planning to move far away from your Middle Tennessee home? Moving comes with many crucial considerations and decisions, but one thing you might not have thought much about is whether your relocation counts as a long-distance move.

Knowing the difference between a local and long-distance move can help you choose whether to hire professionals to help you navigate this life milestone. It can also affect your budget, preparation time and other factors, such as how much time you might need to take off work. Read on to learn more!

Are You Moving Long-Distance?

How far are you planning to go? While relocating from one Nashville neighborhood to another may bring you a significant change of scenery and give you easier access to different amenities, you still won’t be leaving the boundaries of Davidson County, even if you go all the way from Joelton to Brentwood.

What if you are moving from another Tennessee city to Metro Nashville? Your residential move still might not count as a long-distance move if you stay within Middle Tennessee. For example, at Fox Moving and Storage, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Smyrna, Franklin, Gallatin and Goodlettsville are all within our local Nashville service area.

What Constitutes a Long-Distance Move?

A general rule of thumb is that any relocation over 400 miles constitutes a long-distance or long-haul move. These relocations can be more complex than moving across town or from one Middle Tennessee county to another. Due to the unpredictability factor associated with moving far away, companies that handle long-distance moves must have several additional licenses and qualifications.

Preparing for Your Long-Distance Move

A long-haul move can be stressful, especially if you’ve never experienced one before. For example, you might worry that your valuables like heirloom furniture will be at risk after long hours on the road in a moving truck. Professional packing services can offer you convenience and peace of mind. We use high-quality packing supplies and professional techniques to ensure all your items – especially fragile ones – are well-cushioned inside their moving boxes.

It’s also wise to declutter your home and minimize your possessions before embarking on a long-distance move. Moving can bring unexpected expenses, but you can save money by only bringing the belongings you need from one destination to your new doorstep.

Move Smarter With Fox Moving and Storage

Once you’ve figured out whether you need to hire a company that specializes in long-distance moves, start researching reputable movers near you. Narrow your choices down to a small handful of companies and request estimates from each. If anybody refuses to provide you with a written, in-home estimate, cross them off your list. Trustworthy residential movers will come to you in person to quote you a more accurate price. That way, you won’t have to worry about any surprise costs on moving day.

Now that you know the difference between local vs. long-distance moving, contact our team of professional Nashville movers for your free, no-obligation quote! After learning more about your needs, we can tell you whether you’re planning a local or long-distance move and use our years of experience to give you helpful advice. We are available to handle your move 24 hours a day, seven days a week.