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Old 06-11-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Hi guys! So I'm moving from Tucson to Omaha in the next few weeks, and I need some help deciding how I am going to move. I am getting a relo package from my new employer, but I am not sure yet how much it will be. This is also the first time ever I'll have to move with furniture, so I am very nervous. I have a sofa, lazboy, trunk, coffee table, side table, tv console, 42" tv, desk, chest of drawers, nightstand, and mattress/boxspring that are my big items. I'm moving by myself, so I don't have anyone to help me. I'm also moving from an apt complex with a tight parking area to either apt with a large parking area, a downtown condo, or a townhouse development. Any thoughts? Should I go full service? Pods with mover help? ??? I'm so confused... Lol... Thanks for any help!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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Congrats on the job. Unfortunatley, you're planning your relocation during what's normally the busiest period in the moving industry. You might find your options limited. You're first order of business should be to find out what your entire relocation benefit is from your new employer. And then try to arrange at least three in-home estimates from reputable LOCAL companies ASAP. You will save both time and money by avoiding brokers!

Both full service movers and mobile/portable storage operators can be affected by restricted parking and/or impractical access on public thoroughfares, or private multi-unit housing parking lots. A good estimator can tell if you're facing a problem in Arizona.

Some full service movers have weight minimums during peak periods and extend their pick-up and delivery options to handle the increased business volume. It's usually more expensive to move during the first and last week of the month.

Check out my series on 'How to Find a Reputable Mover' at my blog. It offers some professional tips on how to sort through your options. Good luck
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Congrats on the job. Unfortunatley, you're planning your relocation during what's normally the busiest period in the moving industry. You might find your options limited. You're first order of business should be to find out what your entire relocation benefit is from your new employer. And then try to arrange at least three in-home estimates from reputable LOCAL companies ASAP. You will save both time and money by avoiding brokers!

Both full service movers and mobile/portable storage operators can be affected by restricted parking and/or impractical access on public thoroughfares, or private multi-unit housing parking lots. A good estimator can tell if you're facing a problem in Arizona.

Some full service movers have weight minimums during peak periods and extend their pick-up and delivery options to handle the increased business volume. It's usually more expensive to move during the first and last week of the month.

Check out my series on 'How to Find a Reputable Mover' at my blog. It offers some professional tips on how to sort through your options. Good luck
I don't quite understand how a local moving comapny could be less expensive for a cross country move than someone like United or NorthAmerican... But thanks. I will check this all out !
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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I apologize for not being more clear. When I suggested contacting a local company to obtain your estimates, I was referring to an agent of a national van line like United or north American.

You want to avoid using some of the unknown, out-of-state movers or move brokers found on the internet or in popular online classified sites. Many of these site promise low, low prices and great professional service but then fail to deliver on their claims once they have your furniture.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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I apologize for not being more clear. When I suggested contacting a local company to obtain your estimates, I was referring to an agent of a national van line like United or north American.

You want to avoid using some of the unknown, out-of-state movers or move brokers found on the internet or in popular online classified sites. Many of these site promise low, low prices and great professional service but then fail to deliver on their claims once they have your furniture.
Oh I see now... Thanks.
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