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Any relocation can be challenging but long-distance moves come with many hurdles to overcome. You have enough on your hands as you plan to move far from home; an affordable interstate moving company can take on the difficult aspects of your relocation so you can rest easy and arrive at a new home that’s move-in ready. After all, the last thing you want to deal with after a long trip is days of heavy lifting, arranging furniture, and unpacking on top of everything else!

At Mentors Moving & Storage, we understand how stressful relocating can be and how anxious you probably feel about moving so far. Our long-distance movers serve Phoenix, San Obispo, Bakersfield, and Santa Rosa with full-service interstate moving services to make your move efficient, fast, and easy.

What Is a Long Distance Move in CA and AZ?

There are some misconceptions about what really defines a long-distance move. As a general rule, a long-distance relocation in California or Arizona is more than 100 miles but it can be a short distance if it’s over state lines. Interstate moves refer to relocations crossing state lines while cross country moving companies help you relocate if you’re moving across several states. You’ll need an interstate moving company if your move crosses state lines, even if you’re only moving a few miles.

Why are you considering hiring a long distance moving company in Phoenix, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, or Santa Rosa, CA? Many people undergo interstate moves for family-related reasons such as establishing their own household, moving to be near family, or after a change in marital status. Employment is another common reason to hire interstate movers. Maybe you’ve been transferred or you got a job offer in another city or you’ve finally retired and you’re ready to live somewhere warm and comfortable. This is one of the top reasons people hire a cross country moving company in Phoenix: enjoying Arizona’s famous weather and retirement lifestyle.

There are many other reasons to hire long-distance movers including housing-related reasons. Are you ready to own your own home and want to relocate to a city with affordable housing or amenities you love? Maybe you’re simply ready for a new climate or you’re relocating to attend college.

No matter why you’re relocating, you can trust the affordable interstate movers at Mentors Moving & Storage. We serve Phoenix, AZ and Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Rosa, CA with dependable long distance moving services.

How to Move Across the Country with Mentors Moving & Storage

There’s no doubt that a long-distance move can be overwhelming. What is the best way to move cross country? By hiring a full-service long distance moving company! Full-service movers handle all of the difficult aspects of your relocation for an easy, stress-free transition to your new home. So, what’s included in “full-service” and how does it work?

Your entire move will be coordinated by a personal move coordinator who makes sure everything happens on your time schedule and every detail of your move is completed in the right order. A top rated interstate moving company helps with every step from the packing and prep work to unloading with services that include:

  • Secure and efficient packing and labeling of all of your belongings
  • Loading and unloading of your moving boxes and furniture
  • Driving your belongings to your new destination
  • Furniture assembly/disassembly for large and fragile items
  • Unpacking your boxes and arranging furniture in your new home

With affordable cross country movers, you can save time and stress by knowing everything will be handled safely, efficiently, and on time. There will be no rushed packing, hours of heavy lifting, bothering friends and family to help, worrying about something getting lost or damaged, or figuring out how you’ll manage what may be days of driving. You can save time to focus on other important aspects of your relocation like setting up utilities, getting kids enrolled in a new school, and safely transporting your pets. When you make it to your destination, your belongings can be unpacked and your furniture set up for a new home that’s ready for you to walk in the door!

Long Distance Moving Quotes | How Much Do Long Distance Movers Cost in CA and AZ?

As you prepare for a daunting interstate move, you probably have a big question: how much does it cost to hire a cross country moving company? Of course, it’s impossible to estimate your long distance movers cost without the details of your move, but you can better understand the factors that influence your price before you request free long distance moving quotes.

Some factors that affect the cost of interstate movers will be outside your control including the distance of your relocation and the time of the year as cross country movers rates are higher during the peak season. There are many factors you can control, however:

  • The volume or weight of your belongings. Interstate moving companies usually use weight as a major factor to quote a rate.
  • Your moving dates. Sometimes adjusting your move-out and move-in dates a bit to avoid weekends, for example, can result in a lower quote.
  • Level of services you need such as packing and unpacking, specialty item moving, or appliance disconnect/reconnect
  • Whether you need storage at your origin or destination

To find out your cost, your first step should be getting accurate long-distance moving company quotes. This will be done with either a virtual estimate or an in-home estimate.

How Do You Choose the Best Long Distance Moving Company in AZ & CA?

You have many options when choosing interstate movers, but they aren’t all equal. Unfortunately, moving scams are on the rise and there are many long distance moving companies that are simply not equipped to guarantee a seamless and efficient move. You need a combination of value, excellent customer service, experience, and training with movers who can coordinate your relocation from beginning to end.

Here are the steps we recommend to choose a reliable cross country moving company that can deliver the services you need:

  • Check long distance moving company reviews on Yelp and Google
  • Verify they are licensed and insured with a positive safety rating under their USDOT number
  • Find out how long the company has been in business and how many moves they perform annually
  • Ask about their experience performing moves similar to yours
  • Find out what kind of equipment they use to safely move your belongings.
  • This includes their fleet of trucks which should be maintained with quality shocks and specially designed moving boxes.
  • Ask about their moving crews, average number of years with the company, and training process. Do movers undergo background checks and special training in furniture assembly/disassembly, moving, packing, and driving?

Founded more than 14 years ago, Mentors Moving & Storage performs more than 1,200 moves every year with a dedicated team of 30+ team members. Our cross country movers go through an intensive 160-hour training program — far more in-depth than most long distance movers receive — to deliver the best possible customer care. We’re proud of the 5-star moving company reviews we’ve earned from our customers! Our interstate moving company serves major metro areas in Arizona and California including Santa Ana, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, and Phoenix with integrity, honesty, and hard work.

If life is taking you far from Phoenix, Bakersfield, Santa Ana, or San Luis Obispo, trust the affordable long distance movers at Mentors Moving & Storage to get your belongings to your new home without the stress and hassle. Call us today or fill out the Request a Quote form to get started with a free estimate from the best interstate moving company in California and Arizona!

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  • Our moving experience was fantastic. Jose, Brandon and Vincent were phenomenal. They were very careful with all of our stuff and worked so hard to get it all into our house. They worked for nearly 9 hours... read more

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    Smooth moves is the best moving company . Nick and Brandon were awesome . They were very kind and extremely professional. They helped us with our packing and the did a incredible job.
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    JR was absolutely fabulous! We were moving out of town and required him to go to a location while we were not there and take care of emptying two storage boxes for us. I authorized his access and he took... read more

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    This is the third time that I have used smooth move and they have been nothing short of fantastic. I actually requested the same two gentlemen my last two moves and they made the experience even better. I would highly... read more

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  • They were worth the money! On time, professional, and friendly. This was an internal move at our business offices, and they were careful and speedy. They understood the scope of the job along with the many variables of what goes... read more

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    Smooth Move is the best! They moved us cross country and we couldn't have been happier with them. On time, professional, easy to work with. Nothing was a problem for them. We would highly recommend them. Carlos was the lead... read more

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    I was very impressed with Keith’s professional demeanor and flexibility to work with my challenges of my new home closing date changing. All the men moving me were awesome and careful with all my furniture and belongings. I would recommended... read more

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    You hear stories about moving companies so we approached this with trepidation. It was our first move that wasn’t do it ourself. Well, we didn’t have to worry. These folks were great. They did what they said they would do... read more

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  • The move went more smoothly the we could have imagined. Both men who moved us are to be commended for their efficiency as well as their moving skills. We will definitely recommend Smooth Move to anyone in need of a... read more

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    5 star ratingWhat can I say other than they are true to their name "Smooth Move". Keith came to our home and gave us a fair and BINDING QUOTE!On 11/14/19, Joe, Daniel and Ryan showed up 2 minutes early of our... read more

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    Elaine L.

    5 star ratingThanks to the team at Smooth Move USA for accomadating me as I had to move within a couple days of confirming the quote. I want to say a special thank you to Nick and Eric who were amazing!... read more

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    Suny O.

    5 star ratingGreat move and great company!! Our move from Bakersfield to Arroyo Grande was completed with no issues and was completed quickly as planned. Louis and crew were on time, packed everything up nicely, and transported it the next morning. Unloaded... read more

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  • I use this company for the second time they are reasonable careful responsible may be little late BUT they always make it right . That is customer service. Hadley is someone you can depend on the two movers i meet... read more

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    King H.

    The guys from Smooth Move in Santa Rosa are great. My move cost less than the estimate quoted and the movers were careful and efficient. I had a couple of extra wooden shelves which they
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    Li L.

    5 star ratingI had an awesome experience. Lind and Joseph were my movers, and they were wonderful! Fast, courteous, polite, and had an all around happy and fun disposition!!I definitely reccomend this company!!p.s. they do... read more

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    5 star ratingKen and Ramon were awesome! Super professional and handled all of our stuff great! Will definitely hire Dignity again for our next move.

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  • 5 star ratingI hired Dignity Movers last minute to unload a perviously packed apartment. They were very professional from start to finish in every aspect. My movers, Ken and Joseph were awesome! They were on time, friendly, fast, courteous... read more

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    5 star ratingThese guys are amazing! I requested a quote from them late at night to bring a ton of furniture and other items to a Goodwill the next day. They responded with a quote and had all my stuff out of... read more

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    Toni M.

    5 star ratingGreat company! Fast, friendly & reliable. 3 man crew unloaded my parents 16' POD and staged it in their third story condo in less than 2 hours. Will definitely use again on my next move.

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    Excellent! Very friendly and hardworking people! I would recommend them highly and would definitely use them again!!

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  • These are the best movers by far! Courteous, careful, and quick! They were a reasonable price and we couldn't be happier. 🙂

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    Great group of guys and great customer service. Moving can be quite stressful and traumatic at times, but these guys know what they are doing. They allow you to be the boss for the whole duration of the move (my... read more

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    Smooth Move was so flexible with us when we had to change our moving date more than once! We loved our movers, they were so fun and had such positive attitudes. They worked so hard and fast and... read more

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    Mylissa D.

    Great group of guys and great customer service. Moving can be quite stressful and traumatic at times, but these guys know what they are doing. They allow you to be the boss for the whole duration of the move (my... read more

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  • Professiona, fast and careful.

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    5 star ratingThis team was really great when it came to my moving. I live alone and can't do the move alone. It all started when I called to receive a quote. It was a great experience from the get go because... read more

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    5 star ratingGreat job moving my hot tub! They adjusted the time for me on the last minute to accommodate a delayed delivery. Arrived timely and carried my hot tub to the backyard! Friendly and courteous service, exceeded my expectations!

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    5 star ratingWe had an amazing experience from start to finish! Our team of 3 were professional, courteous and spent almost 10 hrs moving our 3-bedroom home without complaints. I think it took longer than they had anticipated but they... read more

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  • Ken and Joseph did a great job. Accomplish what took myself and 3 friends two days in 7 hours. Which included a one hour drive to our new home. Excellent service!

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    Douglas R.

    These guys are the best movers by far! On time, careful, considerate, and friendly. I will use them for all my loves from now on. They finished an hour early too. Highly recommend Dignity Moving!!

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    Sarah H.

    Our movers were very friendly. They pad the doors and lay a mat on the ground so they don’t damage your house. We felt safe knowing that the company is licensed, bonded, and insured. They did drop some of our... read more

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    Nathan W.

    Just moved this morning with Dignity Moving. Lynn, Jay and Joseph were the BEST!!! Treated my antique furniture with the utmost care and went above and beyond what I could have expected!!!

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  • Did an amazing job with my house move. I bid out the services with four different companies and had a quick move (within 3 weeks) and Daniel was the first to respond and the most thorough with his bid. The... read more

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    Gary G.

    Did a great job. Broke one mirror moving my 4000 sq ft house but immediately told me about it. Worked around my schedule, had sales guy come out and talk me through everything. Then we had a snag,... read more

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    Hardworking crew!...They dont try to milk the clock. Great value!

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    JR's ability to make the process of a stressful situation is extremely fluid, he's taken the proper precautions to ensure a safe move giving you the confidence you need.

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  • 5 star ratingDid a local move in May of 2020 and Mentors Moving and Storage was great to work with. Did a local move in May of 2020. Alex and Joseph did a great job!! (hopefully I got their... read more

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    Jonathan P.

    These guys were great! Very timely, nice, professional and we loved their mentor program part of their service. Daniel was a fantastic lead, and Jose and Elejon treated each item with care, worked efficiently and got everything done without skipping... read more

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    Rachel K.

    5 star ratingI would definitely use Mentors Moving for all my moves! The movers I had (Ramon and Francisco) were on time, friendly, and got the job done in less than 4 hours. I moved from a 2 Bedroom apartment to another... read more

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    Amanda S.

    We had the Mentors team out today and I’m so happy with their service. Their reviews were spot on. Excellent service, careful, friendly and reliable. Their quote was accurate and was well worth it.

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