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Old 03-25-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Hi all,

I just found out I will be receiving an offer for a position at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. If I take the position, we will need to consider moving expenses. Has anyone recently made the move to Maryland or moved from Maryland to Charlotte? I'm looking at all options including

Moving companies

Moving ourselves

Using PODS (not necessarily POD brand)

We obviously want to keep the expenses to a minimum. We basically have a 3 bedroom home to pack up.

Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The move would likely occur in May.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hi all,

I just found out I will be receiving an offer for a position at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. If I take the position, we will need to consider moving expenses. Has anyone recently made the move to Maryland or moved from Maryland to Charlotte? I'm looking at all options including

Moving companies

Moving ourselves

Using PODS (not necessarily POD brand)

We obviously want to keep the expenses to a minimum. We basically have a 3 bedroom home to pack up.

Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The move would likely occur in May.
NO, NO, NO! You cannot go carolina_guy!!

Oh, alright, if you must...but damn I will miss you around here

Signed me,
Pouting
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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i'm looking into a NY to charlotte move and found that a company will run about $2000 and pods about $1500
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Moving long-distance costs depend on the time of year too. You get discounts for the off-season.

Both times I moved to/from NoVA to Charlotte ran me about $2500 in the fall/early winter. The second time I had them pack everything for me too (which I HIGHLY recommend!!) and that was a good value for me vs. the time I would have spent trying to do it all myself.

I know a good, reputable moving company if you're interested. (pm me)
Otherwise, since you are obviously a veteran of online message boards, you might want to look into the forums at this website: Moving: How to avoid Moving Company Scams
They were an invaluable resource to me every time I moved. (Which has been 8 times in the last 12 years...)
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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If you decide to move yourself, check into Penske..They are great and great prices. Also, if you have AAA that will earn you a discount also. Make sure you book it online and soon to get best rates! Good luck!
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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Sorry forgot to add: Check out ABF, they are kinda like a pod but a semi trailer where you have 3 days to load, they ship and then 3 days to unload. Pretty decent rates as per a friend of mine.
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:03 PM
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Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Hi all,

I just found out I will be receiving an offer for a position at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. If I take the position, we will need to consider moving expenses. Has anyone recently made the move to Maryland or moved from Maryland to Charlotte? I'm looking at all options including

Moving companies

Moving ourselves

Using PODS (not necessarily POD brand)

We obviously want to keep the expenses to a minimum. We basically have a 3 bedroom home to pack up.

Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The move would likely occur in May.
carolina_guy I'm in shock! I can't believe you're going. I've still got a million things to ask you about. But if you have to go, I wish you the best of luck.

The only good thing about moving from Carolina is that the move to anyplace else is cheaper. A move to Maryland from NC is cheaper than the other way around, in most cases. I used a POD, but did not take most of my furniture with me. I, along with my brother and BIL packed everything into one POD which ended up costing me $1800. Since we packed carefully ourselves, nothing broke! Given that you have a lot more stuff, you might be needing 2 PODS. It might be cheaper to rent a big truck from another moving vendor. Check the costs of reverse moves and you'll see what I mean. I hope the new job will come with a big,fat raise. Maryland's housing costs are much higher than here and your taxes will go up. All the reasons to move to NC are reversed!

We're going to miss you - but we will expect to hear from you on a regular basis. You'll be eating a lot more seafood tho' - Enjoy!!
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Wanted to wait until everything was official to respond. Thank you all for your replies. I think we're gonna end up moving ourselves since we will not be getting relo. It looks like it will cost us less than $1,000 to get a truck, hire 2 guys here, and hire 2 more on the other end. Gas isn't included in that, so I plan on adding another $200 to that.

himain, thanks for the info on Penske. My estimates are based on U-Haul so hopefully Penske will be cheaper. I hate U-Haul anyways.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:28 AM
 
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That sux that you're moving up North. I just moved here from MD 4 months ago and worked right there in Frederick. The company I used to work for did some project management work at Ft. Detrick. If you have any questions about the area let me know and I'll try and help. At least you're moving to Frederick which is a little cheaper than some of the areas that are closer to DC (i.e. Germantown, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Rockville, etc). Good Luck w/ the move!

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Old 04-04-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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[quote=carolina_guy;3247722]Hi all,

I just found out I will be receiving an offer for a position at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. If I take the position, we will need to consider moving expenses. Has anyone recently made the move to Maryland or moved from Maryland to Charlotte? I'm looking at all options including

Moving companies

Moving ourselves

Using PODS (not necessarily POD brand)

We obviously want to keep the expenses to a minimum. We basically have a 3 bedroom home to pack up. \

I moved myself via UHaul and Penski from Florida. (I still live in Fla but have a house in Cornelius) I would not do it again. I am too old for that kind of stuff (if not physically, mentally). Besides, what looks like a simple task isn't that simple. You just keep finding things that you need to ship, ie. the garage, attic, etc. The reason I chose that option was that I sold my condo here in Florida and had to remain her until June 1 and I was able to move bit by bit. If I had had the option to use a pod, I would have gone that route. It all depends on your situation. Of course, the easiest route is to have the movers move you. You have to consider the time elements, expenses and storage facilities at the place which you are heading. Anyway, if you go, good luck.
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