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Old 10-07-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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Does anyone have any advice/suggestions on how to physically move a household from Seattle, WA to Nampa, ID? I'm talking about recommendations for moving companies, driving ourselves vs. letting the company drive, trucks vs. pods, pricing shockers good vs. bad vs . Any info from any recent movies would be greatly appreciated. Also, are you glad you moved???
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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If you do a search there have been some Seattle folk who moved here and like it, and some who did not (and ended up moving back or elsewhere).

Recently there was a poster who spent several months exploring the move and decided it wasn't worth it for them to do so. I forget their name.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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Also depends on your definition of "Seattle". A lot of people are moving from "LA" to Boise but they're moving from a suburban area which is much different than say, Hollywood. Same applies to Seattle. If you're moving from Maple Valley to Nampa you probably won't be in for too much of a culture shock or changes in amenities. But you're moving from say, Capitol Hill to Nampa...you're in for a big change.
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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We're definitely moving to Nampa. We have good friends there and I have visited 30+ times. My friend lives in southeast Nampa and that seems to be the area with most positive feedback so that's where we'll start our search. We're renting while we search for .5 - 1 acre to build on. I think we've decided to use a U-Haul truck to move with. Now we're contacting rental agencies to help locate a rental. We've contacted RPM Idaho...any recommendations for other agencies. Or does anyone happen to have a 950+ sf home in southeast Nampa to rent to a mid 50's couple with 2 cats and 1 dog? Just thought I'd check!
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:45 PM
 
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We had a good experience with ABF U-Pack, which is basically a Pods service. I liked it a lot more than a truck, more flexible and the lip plate is low, made it easy to even move our upright piano.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Also depends on your definition of "Seattle". A lot of people are moving from "LA" to Boise but they're moving from a suburban area which is much different than say, Hollywood. Same applies to Seattle. If you're moving from Maple Valley to Nampa you probably won't be in for too much of a culture shock or changes in amenities. But you're moving from say, Capitol Hill to Nampa...you're in for a big change.
Very profound comments. Though I would expect most moving from Seattle or LA would be outside the urban districts.

There are some major differences between the big urban areas of Seattle and LA to Boise, or Nampa. However, if you can live without the big city access, then it is a good move. Boise is developing into an urban area, but it can't really compete yet with LA or Seattle in that category. (That being said, Boise has tremendous growth potential, and has shown it the past decade or so).
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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We had a good experience with ABF U-Pack, which is basically a Pods service. I liked it a lot more than a truck, more flexible and the lip plate is low, made it easy to even move our upright piano.
I used them. It was a great experience!
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:58 PM
 
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I used ABF trucking, my daughter used their Relocube service (similar to Pods), we were both very pleased with the service and the cost.

But, keep in mind, the time of year you chose to move will have a pretty big difference on pricing.

Good luck!
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