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New York Interstate Movers

In addition to serving New York City with local moving services, Imperial Moving & Storage regularly performs long distance and cross country moves. Whether your relocation takes you from NY down to Washington DC, across the country to California or just over the state line, our team can get you there! We are a licensed, insured, and bonded long-distance moving company ready to transport your household items efficiently, safely, and on-time. You don’t have to make this move alone – lean on our expertise to guide you every step of the way! Call Imperial Moving & Storage now to start your relocation off on the right foot with a free moving quote.

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Reliable Cross-Country Moving Services

Planning a cross-country or state-to-state move? From Washington State to Texas, Imperial Moving and Storage can help you relocate from New York City to anywhere in the United States. We are committed providing you with a seamless moving experience, ensuring that your shipment is always in skilled hands and that it arrives promptly.

Packing Supplies

A long-distance move means that your belongings may travel hundreds or thousands of miles to get to their destination. Ensuring you pack items properly is essential to their safety on this lengthy trip. Imperial Moving & Storage has all the boxes, tape, packing paper, and other supplies you need to make sure your possessions are adequately wrapped and cushioned for the road ahead.

Storage in NYC

Perhaps you need to be out of your apartment at the end of the month, but you’re not quite sure where you are moving. Or maybe you’re moving to New York City, but haven’t found the ideal living situation. Whatever the circumstances surrounding your move, you may need storage for a few weeks or months during your relocation. Imperial Moving & Storage has several storage facilities conveniently located in the NYC metro area. Our crew can pick up your things and pack them away in storage, where they will be safe and secure until you’re ready for final delivery.

Full-Service Moves

Too busy to deal with all the logistics of your move on top of everything else in your life? We offer a full-service moving package that streamlines your relocation – whether you’re a busy professional with a demanding job or an empty nester moving to warmer climes. A full-service move means our team does everything to ensure your move goes off without a hitch. From disassembling your bed frame and other furniture to loading up boxes with your book collection, to loading and driving the moving truck, we handle all the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to do a thing.

Furniture Moving

Whether you’re looking to ship a few treasured antique items or a whole home’s worth of furniture, Imperial Moving & Storage has your solution to long distance furniture moving. Our team will disassemble, wrap, and secure your items in one of our clean and well-maintained moving trucks for the long-distance haul. We take caring for your belongings seriously, ensuring your couch, armoire, dressers, coffee table, and bookcases are transported safely, no matter how many states away you’re moving.

Small Load Moves

If you live in a 1-bedroom or studio apartment, you might wonder whether it’s worth hiring a professional mover to transport your belongings. To keep small moves like this affordable, we offer consolidated container services, combining your shipment with shipments of other customers. Consolidated shipping means lower overhead costs for us, which translates to significant savings for you. Our rates for small load long-distance moves are surprisingly reasonable, especially if you weigh them against the time and money you would spend renting a truck and doing it on your own.

Homes & Apartments

Whether you currently live in a rent-controlled apartment in the West Village or a renovated brownstone in Carroll Gardens, you’re probably facing your move to a new residence with a stomach-churning mixture of excitement and trepidation. Imperial Moving & Storage is here to put your fears to rest, so you can face your relocation with enthusiasm. We specialize in residential moving services for homes of all sizes and moves of any distance. Our team will ensure you get moved out of one home and settled into the next as quickly as possible, with minimal disruption, so you can start enjoying life in a new locale.

Commercial Relocations

Moving your business to greener pastures? An office move entails scoping out a new commercial space, sorting out legal and regulatory issues, physically transporting files, furniture & equipment, and getting key employees on board to move locations. While details of an in-town business move are challenging, the magnitude of a long-distance relocation is even more taxing. Hiring a knowledgeable commercial moving company like Imperial Moving & Storage can help you keep your move on track, ensuring a faster relocation with less downtime for your business.

Ready to get started with your move? Our representatives are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you might have regarding your relocation! Call us today to request a free over-the-phone estimate.

Tips for Planning Your Long-Distance Move

Any move has its share of challenges, but a long-distance one can feel especially grueling. In addition to the regular chores of packing up and cleaning out your current place, you may be facing added pressure to find a new neighborhood in an unfamiliar city, starting a new career, or getting your family on board to move hundreds of miles from home. At times, the process may feel overwhelming – especially if you don’t have a game plan. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that your relocation doesn’t get derailed:

Start Planning Early

Scrambling to get everything done at the last minute only leads to frustration and anxiety. The best way to keep stress at bay during this major transition is to start preparing for your move well in advance. Even if you aren’t moving for several months, you can start planning now. Sit down and create a list of everything you need to accomplish over the next 2-3 months in order to have a smooth move. Making this checklist now will help you stay organized and give you the satisfaction of checking items off as you make progress.

Get Moving Quotes

One of the first things that should be on your list is finding a long distance mover. While booking same day might work for an in-town move, the schedules of interstate moving companies often fill up weeks or even months in advance. When shopping for a moving company, keep in mind that at a minimum, you should be looking for one that carries the appropriate licensing and insurance, has glowing reviews, and that will provide a free in-home estimate. Imperial Moving & Storage checks all these boxes and then some! Let us put our years of long-distance moving experience to work for you.


Before you start assembling moving boxes, throw open those drawers and cabinets and get to work decluttering. Experts suggest sorting items into piles to keep, toss, sell, and donate. Clearing out your unused and unwanted items makes the packing process more straightforward and is one of the best ways to reduce moving costs. Long distance movers charge for according to the distance of the move and weight of the shipment. You probably have at least a few hundred pounds of clutter lurking in your closets and overflowing from your drawers. Think what a relief it would be to move without this extra baggage!

Pack Methodically

You can feasibly start packing for your move a month or two in advance. Start with out-of-season or infrequently items, like holiday décor, fancy serving dishes, and off-season clothing. You likely won’t miss these things if they are packed away a little early. A few additional packing tips:

  • Fill each box completely: Open space in a box makes your items more susceptible to shifting around and breaking. Crumple up extra packing paper or use bubble wrap to fill in crevices.
  • Don’t overfill: While you don’t want open space in your boxes, you also don’t want them to be too heavy to lift. Pack light items in large boxes, but keep heavier items (like books, dishes, etc.) to more compact boxes.
  • Label: As you seal each box, make sure you label it with the room and the contents (for example, “Kitchen: Nana’s china set”). Also, if the box contains fragile items, like glassware, make sure to label it as “FRAGILE.”
  • Make use of what you have: You don’t have to spend a fortune on packing materials. Fill up your suitcases with clothing and use dish towels and other linens to pad items.

Scout Out Your New Location

If you’re moving to an unfamiliar place, you might want to fly out there for an extended weekend. This trip can help you get a feel for the city and hone-in on the most desirable neighborhoods. You can also take this time to meet with a real estate agent or tour apartments.

Notify Pertinent Parties

A couple of weeks prior to the move, file a change of address form with the Postal Service. This simple step (that you can tackle quickly online) will save you the headache of your future mailings ending up in the wrong hands. Though the USPS will forward your mail for a while, you’ll still need to let people know about your move. Make sure your address is updated with the following:

  • Banking/financial institutions and credit card companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Utility providers
  • Subscription services
  • Family & friends

Create a Home Inventory

In the days or weeks that it takes for your belongings to ship across the country, you may forget what items you relinquished to the moving company. Before the movers show up to load the truck, create a home inventory. List major items of furniture along with a list of boxes and their contents. You can use this inventory as a checklist to ensure everything arrives at your new home. It’s helpful to assign each box a number, so you can easily identify any missing boxes. Not only is this home inventory helpful for filing a mover claim, if needed, but it’s also a great record to keep for home insurance purposes.

Map Your Route

Whether you’re driving to your new destination or taking another form of transportation, you need to plan your trip. A cross-country road trip is the perfect excuse for a mini vacation – you can seize the opportunity to see national landmarks and places you’ve never been, while someone else deals with driving a truck full of your stuff. Make sure to plan stops and book lodging along the way.

Eat Up!

To prevent food waste, stop grocery shopping at least a week (if not longer) before your move. Plan meals around the ingredients already in your fridge or pantry. If you have lots of canned goods and other non-perishables you won’t get to before the move, consider donating them to your local food bank.

Arrange for Kids and Pets

Moving day is no time for children and pets to be underfoot. With a rush of movers in and out lugging heavy furniture and boxes, your home is sure to be chaos. Arrange offsite care for kids and pups on moving day. Not only, will this keep everyone safe, but it will help ease their anxiety about relocating.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to being prepared for your upcoming move. For all your long distance moving needs, be sure to give Imperial Moving & Storage a call! We’re here to serve you throughout your relocation.


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