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Old 06-03-2011, 06:25 AM
 
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Any comments/recommendations greatly appreciated...We will be moving a 3+bedroom home from Northern Virginia to South Carolina. Thanks
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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what you describe is a rather plain vanilla and rather short distance move...
why are you limiting yourself to the module model?

If anyone qualifies for the traditional moving van company process
it's a whole 3BR home full of crap going 500 miles.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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This is the first time in a long time that we are moving ourselves, so I am looking at all options. I am also getting quotes from a couple of moving companies, but had heard some general comments about the convenience of the small container option as well. Just thought I'd see if I could get additional information from anyone that has done this type of move.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...but had heard some general comments about the convenience of the small container option as well.
gotcha.

the issue's are mostly going to be how many of those large volume items you own and will want to move (eg: mattresses, dressers, dining room breakfronts that need the volume of a larger truck) and/or how convenient it will be to have several of those cube things in your yard or street for however long it takes you do all the loading yourselves.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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If you're not sure how many containers you'll need, they'll drop off an extra one and then if you don't use it, they'll just take it away, un-charged, but it's better to have 1 extra just in case.
And, you can hire loaders to load it and unloaders at the other end. U-Pack has a 30 day storage, too, if you need to do that and when you want it moved, you just tell them. But, you have no access to that stuff during the storage time.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Springfield, mo
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We used ABF because they had a good price for the distance. We moved about 650 miles and went the pod (ABF) route because my husband was working in our new state and couldn't take a lot of time off. We had the pod at our house for several days and packed it. We figured in the cost of gas and towing my husbands truck and it seemed the more sensible thing to do. They were right on time and had the pod at our new home when they said they would. I would use them again if we moved. Hopefully that won't be anytime soon though. It cost us about 2000 +/- to move a 3 bedroom house approximately 1200sq ft. We moved from the Gulf Coast of MS to Springfield, MO.

That's my 2 cents. Good luck on your move!!

Last edited by Stephkp; 06-04-2011 at 05:58 PM.. Reason: clarrification
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Sun City Center, FL
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This week we loading a 16 foot Packrat container for a move from northern South Carolina to the Tampa area. They will remove this container and bring a 8 foot container on Thursday. The containers will go into air conditioned storage for about a month (1st 30 days free storage). So far we are very pleased with their service.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: anywhere but here
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if my husband gets his job in maryland (we are in georgia) we'll be selling alot of stuff (2200 sqf narrowed down to fit 1500) then using a mover..company pays...we will have to get a storage unit for awhile. one with climate control. we did use a pod once and that was convenient but i dont know how far they deliver/store/then move it to. they also get VERY hot so nothing that melts, or gets soft...art work, barbies, glued items ect..had christmas ornaments fall apart and the pod wasn't sitting outside for more than a couple days. georgia heat is bad!
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:54 AM
 
Location: flint,mi.
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waiting on our container's to be delivered on 7/15. Moving from Mi. to N,C. We have a large 3 bedroom house and medium size out building to move. Having 2 of the 16 ft. delivered and hoping that will work for all belongings.Tried to use the U-haul pods which would of been 5 pods from them and after we left their store feeling like everything was settled they started calling us the next morning with everything a mess. Didn't even have our correct location for delievery and gave us the wrong quote on price among many other misreprentations from their people at the center we were at. So wish us luck with Pack Rat!! I will post how this company works for us!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Not on the same page as most
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We moved a four bedroom house, with 25 years of accumulation, from NY to MO, and used ABF U Pack....they were awesome!
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