What made you decide to move cross-country. That's a big decision!
I got sick of DC. I do a pretty big move every 3-4 years but this is the first time where I had to move major stuff. Before I didn't have any furniture of value so I just got rid of everything. Now it would cost much more to replace than to move so it's more complicated.
Besides my move to/from Europe this is my longest distance move. My next-longest would be from Chicago-Phoenix but that time I just loaded up the back of my mom's SUV and we drove my stuff out.
I will say, I got a good deal on a mover though. My move is going to cost me about $1600 which isn't bad at all. If I did it on my own, just the Uhaul would have cost over $1800 and that doesn't include tax, gas, food, hotels, tolls, etc. So I can't complain too much.