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Old 09-20-2012, 08:59 PM
 
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We are planning a move from Maryland to North Carolina, about 335 miles. Can anyone recommend a moving company that won't costs us our first born child? We won't need packing services, just loading, driving and unloading.

We have a typical 3 bedroom house worth of furniture and boxes and are hoping to spend under $1500.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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We used Mayflower for our move earlier this yr from NY TO NC. They subcontract out to local movers so it can be very tricky. I wasn't that happy with my furniture arriving about 12 days after it was loaded. They wait until the truck is filled before they leave. They have a twenty day window so make sure you are prepared in the event that you're furniture doesn't arrive in a timely fashion. Spending under 1500 dollars maybe a huge feat if you're looking for a large company. The time of year you choose to move is also a huge factor. Check out some of you're local companies who don't sub out and who have a good record!
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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Most reputable interstate household goods carriers calculate their charges based on weight and distance, when you want to move, and the scope of accessorial and valuation services required by each customer.

The weight of items being transported in a "typical 3 bedroom house worth of furniture and boxes" can vary between 4,500-12,000 lbs. Without know the weight of the items being moved, I suspect your charges will be at least double what you hope to pay.

Suggest you read the Federal Motor Carrier's Safety Administration's Consumer Help pamphlet, Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move at their Protect Your Move.gov website.

Then get at least three in-home estimates from reputable local movers.

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Thank you both for the advice
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