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Old 07-14-2007, 09:24 PM
 
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Default Houston from Michigan - question on moving

Am not sure if I should have posted this on the Michigan forum or Texas, but here it is:

We have decided to move to Houston, TX after about 20 years in the midwest. Even after throwing out all the accumulated junk we still have quite a lot of stuff that we need moved to Houston. Could someone please suggest a moving company that is reliable? We are looking to pack/load/unload all our stuff and need just the transport service. We are not big fans of U-haul, especially for such long distances. Thanks much.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:25 PM
 
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Am not sure if I should have posted this on the Michigan forum or Texas, but here it is:

We have decided to move to Houston, TX after about 20 years in the midwest. Even after throwing out all the accumulated junk we still have quite a lot of stuff that we need moved to Houston. Could someone please suggest a moving company that is reliable? We are looking to pack/load/unload all our stuff and need just the transport service. We are not big fans of U-haul, especially for such long distances. Thanks much.
This is the right spot for this, although since this is a question nationwide in scope, it could possibly find an answer either way.

How to Choose a Reliable Moving Company (http://apartments.about.com/od/movingcompanies/a/reliableMover.htm - broken link)

Here's a link that might help you out. I personally can't provide feedback on particular moving firms, because I used The DIY Moving Co. and whittled our payload in North Carolina to what would fit in a Nissan Sentra and then I drove it to Houston.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:52 PM
 
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We used Suddath (affiliated with United Van Lines) for a relatively short move (~100 miles) in the Houston area, and were pleased.

Epinions has some "reviews" also. Good luck, and welcome in advance!
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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Thank you very much jfre81, watchful for your input. Just found a site freightcenter.com and they seem to offer a decent price for the move. Not sure of the company, have never heard of them prior. Anybody know about them? Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:35 PM
 
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Chetha-
We moved from Tampa to Houston and used Allied. They were great, nothing broken, boxes were labeled correctly, polite movers. We used Arpin at another time and they were awful! They labeled all the boxes in Spanish so when we arrived at our new home we had a difficult time unpacking. We have been transferred numerous times in the past 12 years and found that the bigger moving companies are the best. Some of the smaller ones have broken things or things have disappeared and you can never get in touch with someone to help you much less get reimbursed. We have been most pleased with Allied and Northwestern. Probably a little higher than some others but the service is great.
Good Luck with your move. Moving is crazy but after so many, I now have it down to a science!
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:46 PM
 
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Default Moving / Shipping Suggestion

I made a very similar move and found a great company Alliance Air Freight & Logistics. They handle truck shipping and air freight too. They were very easy to work with
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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Default Be very careful on who you pick

There are a lot of bad freight and moving companies out there. The most important thing is to get at least 3 quotes and make sure the one you pick is based on weight. Remember that if the price seems to good to be true it will most certainly leave you paying twice what you expected. Also - Never, never sign a contract that is based on cubic feet. Alway be sure that the pricing is based on weight. The best companies will come out and give you a "not to exceed" price. I suggest that you visit the website Moving: How to avoid Moving Company Scams. They have reviews of different companies as well as suggestions that will help you make your decision. Good luck and hope you have an effortless move!
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Default Ballantyne & Beyond Moving Charlotte NC

If you are moving to or from the Charlotte NC area you should call Ballantyne & Beyond, they have moved us twice once from Atlanta to Charlotte and from Charlotte to Cleveland OH. Pack and tranasfer both times not one single item mis placed or broken...Very Professional out fit!! [mod cut - personal info]

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