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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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  • Marcus and Francisco were wonderful. They were very professional, protected my door frames from damage as they moved furniture thru them. Wrapped my mattress so it wouldn't get marked up etc. Really took the time to... read more

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    *****There was an issue related to my recent move, but it's in progress to being resolved. I spoke to one of the owners who was very professional and is helping me with it. I'll update this review in the near... read more

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    Ann R.

    This was my second time using Mentors. The people on my crew were Lind, Larry, and Marco. All three of them we’re superbly professional and loaded my truck promptly. They answered all of my questions and worked to ease any... read more

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    Michael M.

    If you are moving DEFINITELY hire Mentor’s Moving & Storage. We had a crew of 3 people and one truck. We had things moved from storage unit, our old house, and moved it all to our new house so 3... read more

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    Erin R.
  • The best moving service and pricing around! The team showed up on time and got the move done quickly. These guys have perfected the art of moving quickly without sacrificing on quality. You can tell that quality... read more

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    Mykal Y.

    We had an amazing experience with Mentors Moving &Storage! Three professional gentleman, Marcus, Allen and Kyle all showed up on time and worked hard to make our move so smooth. They carefully wrapped items, used blankets and padding for furniture... read more

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    Mindy J.

    5 star ratingMentors Moving did a great job!! Daniel was very responsive and professional during the scheduling process. The crew he sent out, Marcus and Allen, were fantastic. They were on time and did everything possible to make sure our stuff was... read more

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    Dave T.

    5 star ratingShowed up on time, picked up everything we packed and packed some stuff for us. Everything made it safely to our new home.

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    Paul F.
  • What a great company! The packing crew was fast, careful, and efficient. I was amazed at how fast they packed all of our stuff. The moving crew was upbeat and professional. They were careful with our stuff, the inventory... read more

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    Sean K.

    I have been a mover and truck driver for 18 years. I have worked for several agents and I take pride in my work and i love what I do. Working with Mentors moving and storage has definitely been the... read more

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    Gary H.

    Our movers arrived on time, we’re friendly, professional and fast. Mark, Maurice and Oscar did an amazing job of unloading, placing and assembling our furniture, all with smiles on their faces. Would use them again in a heartbeat.

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    Sherry L.

    I had a small job and they have a 3 hour minimum so I feel I overpaid but honestly I don’t mind. They showed up the same week that I called and everyone who came to move was very kind... read more

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    Paris H.
  • The guys at mentors were top rate! Everyone was so professional, took amazing care of our things, and were so kind. Highly highly recommend, especially Rick, Brandon, and their respective teams.

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    Michaela F.

    JR is first class at service. He is very easy to work with, responsive and a good guy to do business with. His people are very professional- I would do business with JR again.

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