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Old 04-10-2021, 08:42 PM
 
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We are selling our home in Tx and moving to our FL house full time.
We won’t take much furniture but my husband wants to take his office furniture... very heavy with carving on the wood, and custom glass tops I had made. A couple of other chests. Some dishes and framed photos...
It just seems a real mismatched type of load that needs to be packed really carefully to have it delivered w/o breakage...
What would be best way to avoid having damage?
Are any pod companies better than others for safe trips?
The last time we moved it was just 3 miles and we were in no rush. Took trips ourselves w/lot of breakable stuff and had firemen movers take heavy things...and they were great...but again short distance...
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:58 AM
 
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If you have expensive furniture that can be easily damaged, I don’t know that I’d recommend using any of the POD/U-Pack type services. In my experience, they do not handle those things with care. They know any damage caused in transport will be blamed on your packing skills, so they just haul tail not worrying about your things.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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One advantage of UNITS (and there are franchises in certain city markets in TX and FL) is that the container is never tipped which occurs with other containers when loaded or unloaded onto a flatbed. That's when load shifts happen no matter how well the container's contents are packed. In a previous move we had used a container from United, and although it was packed well and with care, the load did shift because of tipping. In our last move we used UNITS. When we opened it at our new house, not one thing had shifted. No damage to furniture and boxes at all. To prevent any jostling because of bumpy roads we had used sheets of plywood every 4' or so held vertically with straps attached to the sides of the container.

On each end, in TX and FL, you can hire "helping hands" to load and unload. Provide furniture pads and blankets so that the furniture pieces and glass are well-protected.
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Old Yesterday, 06:12 PM
 
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FWIW
We decided to get movers to do this vs pack a pod
Many intrastate movers won’t take small loads
North American just requires min of 200 lbs which won’t be problem with heavy wood office furniture
My husband called office in Irving
Guy came out Thursday, looked at the stuff, gave bid
And was able to book the pack/ move the weekend we wanted
Hope all else goes as easily
Paid for 100% coverage for damage...no deductible...
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Old Today, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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Originally Posted by loves2read View Post
FWIW
We decided to get movers to do this vs pack a pod
Many intrastate movers won’t take small loads
North American just requires min of 200 lbs which won’t be problem with heavy wood office furniture
My husband called office in Irving
Guy came out Thursday, looked at the stuff, gave bid
And was able to book the pack/ move the weekend we wanted
Hope all else goes as easily
Paid for 100% coverage for damage...no deductible...
Thank you for coming back! Not all OPs let us know an outcome. An early welcome to Florida!
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