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Old 06-03-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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Hi,

Does anyone know a rough estimate of the cost of a moving company taking you to Florida from Pennsylvania? We are putting our house in PA up for sale at the start of the new year and would like to move to the Melbourne/Viera area. We would need a company that loads and unloads for you since we've got a one year old and another one on the way in September.

Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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It depend son how much stuff you've got. When we asked for quotes for our NJ to Orlando move (6 rooms) the cheapest we got was $12K and that was with us doing the packing.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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When I thought my home here in Florida was sold (I was going back to NJ) I researched like crazy the cheapest company I found was called. Upack. Its a large trailer thats placed in your yard once filled a wall is placed in front of your belongings, and you put a lock on it. There are measurements on the floor to tell you how many linear feet you took up. I have a large home 5 bdrms 2800 sq feet. Nothing is ever removed while shipping, like some moving companies do, however if the trailer is not full someone else may load their things in front. I found a company here in Florida that loaded my things onto the truck and also secured my big screen and dining room table. Three men for $65.00/hour and thats total not per person. The total cost for the men $195.00 plus tip and travel of $50.00. The trailer charge was $2100.00. These trailers are similar to pods however I had way to many things and would have had 4 or 5 of them.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: NJ
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we used from NJ to NC South Hills Movers, they are out of PA....we are using them again for our move next week down to Boca Raton..they aren't cheap but they arent expensive either, try giving them a call again we have been very happy with them...
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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I have had three moves with Fogerty out of south Florida and no problems.One to Arkansas,back and forth from Ct. They have calculator on there site.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:13 PM
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Location: Miami
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Friends of ours used a company called Pack Rat same concept, to move their 3000sq. ft. house. They packed the containers themselves, but hired help to unload it all. They had great things to say about the experience. I think there is another company called PODS (a neighbor used them last month, amazing process how those containers are put in your driveway) and I think I saw a new one can't remember the name, but it had a cow pattern on the outside of their boxes.

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When I thought my home here in Florida was sold (I was going back to NJ) I researched like crazy the cheapest company I found was called. Upack. Its a large trailer thats placed in your yard once filled a wall is placed in front of your belongings, and you put a lock on it. There are measurements on the floor to tell you how many linear feet you took up. I have a large home 5 bdrms 2800 sq feet. Nothing is ever removed while shipping, like some moving companies do, however if the trailer is not full someone else may load their things in front. I found a company here in Florida that loaded my things onto the truck and also secured my big screen and dining room table. Three men for $65.00/hour and thats total not per person. The total cost for the men $195.00 plus tip and travel of $50.00. The trailer charge was $2100.00. These trailers are similar to pods however I had way to many things and would have had 4 or 5 of them.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Friends of ours used a company called Pack Rat same concept, to move their 3000sq. ft. house. They packed the containers themselves, but hired help to unload it all. They had great things to say about the experience. I think there is another company called PODS (a neighbor used them last month, amazing process how those containers are put in your driveway) and I think I saw a new one can't remember the name, but it had a cow pattern on the outside of their boxes.
If I ever sell my house I will go this route again. They even offer storage if your not able to accept your belongings right away. When I moved from NJ to Florida what a nightmare. My things must have been moved to other trucks, when it finally arrived on the orange truck, no ramps, things were damaged and of course there is no recourse.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:17 PM
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Location: Miami
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If I ever sell my house I will go this route again. They even offer storage if your not able to accept your belongings right away. When I moved from NJ to Florida what a nightmare. My things must have been moved to other trucks, when it finally arrived on the orange truck, no ramps, things were damaged and of course there is no recourse.
I know this is the way I will be moving next time too. Our friends that used them, actually had the pods stored for 3 months I think, as they moved into an apartment for 3 months until their house was finished. No problems at all. What you mentioned about the moving company, thats what worries me, and why I will go the container way. I bet more and more people are moving this way, I had no clue how expensive moving companies are, $14k charge to move, seems really outrageous.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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This is all very helpful info, thank you all so much for your input!
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