Expert Long-Distance Movers in Houston
Whether you’re moving from Houston to a location within Texas or to a new state, Daryl Flood’s professional moving crews will expertly manage your move. Our interstate and cross-country movers in Houston offer comprehensive resources, including our fleet of 85 tractor–trailers that can take you anywhere in the country’s 48 contiguous states.
Since 1982, we’ve built our reputation as a long-distance mover in Texas you can trust with your belongings and your property.
We Personalize Your Long-Distance Houston Move
As a Daryl Flood customer, you’ll have your own dedicated sales consultant and move coordinator, who will coordinate the details of your move and customize it to your specific needs. Anytime you have a question or concern, your move coordinator will be there to help ensure a hassle-free moving experience.
Our Houston long-distance moving services are flexible, which means you can choose from these packing service options:
- Full packing service: Our crew packs everything for you.
- Partial packing service: Our crew packs just the items you want us to pack, and you pack all other items.
- No packing service: We move your items, but you pack them.
If you’re unsure which level of service is right for your needs, your move coordinator will be glad to help with that decision. No matter which packing service you choose, you may want to take advantage of some of our specialized packing services, such as custom crating for large or unusual items, such as pool tables, pianos, and chandeliers.
More Long-Distance Moving Services
In addition to our full or partial packing services, our interstate moving services include access to our 500,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art storage facilities and our third-party appliance service for deinstallation and installation of large appliances.
We also have trained professional moving crews who have undergone drug screens, background checks, and road tests. Crew members are carefully vetted and must meet strict qualifications before we send them to our customers’ homes or businesses.
Why Choose Daryl Flood for Your Cross-Country Move
We know our customers can choose from hundreds of Houston moving companies, so we never lose our focus on providing superior customer service at every point along your journey with us. Here are a few more reasons to trust Daryl Flood with your move:
- Our cross-country moving company in Houston is part of a wide network of partners that provides a full range of relocation services throughout the lower 48 states.
- We simplify your move by giving you a single point of contact.
- We move thousands of families around the world every year.
- We guarantee our pricing—if the scope of your move doesn’t change, neither will our estimate. We never add unexpected or hidden charges.
How to Find the Best Long-Distance Mover in Houston
Any move can be stressful, but when you’re moving to a new state or across the country, the circumstances can be especially challenging. To help make your long-distance move easier, it’s important to work with the best moving company you can find. Here are a few things you should look for in a mover before making your final choice:
Length of Time in Business
Inexpensive movers come and go overnight—make sure that the company you’re considering has been in business for many years. Well-established moving companies are likely to have comprehensive services, experienced moving crews and drivers, and options that give you flexibility.
Go online to look for first-hand experiences of a moving company’s past customers. Google reviews are one reliable place to find moving company reviews that can help you gauge a company’s quality and how they manage customer service.
Employee Vetting Processes
A long-distance moving company is only as trustworthy as its employees. Look into the company’s policies and processes for hiring its moving crews to find out if they do background checks, and how they train employees to handle your belongings and protect your property.
Ask each moving company you’re considering if they guarantee that your estimate won’t change if the particulars of your move don’t change. Too often, consumers realize too late that they’re responsible for additional charges or that the company’s estimate included hidden fees. It’s a good idea to become familiar with the type of long-distance moving estimate you’re being given as well.
You should also be aware that the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires a moving company to provide in-home moving estimates, which include virtual survey estimates, at no cost.
No moving company should make your shortlist if you can’t get information on its credentials and certifications. Avoid any company that doesn’t have an online presence and verify that it is certified to handle long-distance moves between states: The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) requires interstate moving companies to have a USDOT number, which should be easy to find on their paperwork and websites. If you’re moving long-distance within Texas, make sure your moving company has the required Texas Department of Motor Vehicles number as well.
While a long-distance moving company in Houston is not required to belong to the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), membership in this national trade association is an indication of the company’s quality. Also, look for the AMSA’s ProMover certification.
Get in Touch for a Long-Distance Moving Estimate
Are you looking for experienced cross-country movers in Houston? Schedule your free, no-obligation moving quote from our experts using our online form or call us at (844) 350-4284.
Long-Distance Houston Moving Company FAQ
Whether you're making an intrastate move (moving from one location to another within the same state) or an interstate move (moving to another state), a long-distance move is generally defined as one that's more than 50 miles.
If at all possible, it's best to book your long-distance move approximately four to six weeks in advance. This will help ensure you are able to schedule movers on your desired moving date.
You may also want to schedule your move outside of the busy season, which runs from May through September. If you do need to move during the summer months, book your move as soon as you know your moving date.
Each move is different, but there are several factors that will ultimately affect the cost of your long-distance move, including:
- Distance: A 60-mile move won't cost as much as a 1,000-mile move.
- Weight: The total weight of the goods we'll be moving for you is factored into your quote from our in-home estimator. We recommend decluttering prior to your move to reduce your moving costs.
- Services: The partial packing service costs less than the full packing service.
- Specialty items: Extra-large or delicate items, such as grandfather clocks, antiques, and artwork, will require special wrapping and handling that may add to your costs.
In addition to the costs of using a long-distance moving company, you may also want to consider the costs that can go along with any change of address, such as real estate or rental expenses, utility deposits, cleaning services, and storage costs.