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Old 02-04-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Yes, I know there are many mover threads out there, but...

Does anyone have experience with (or recommendations for) help to load a POD/Cube for a long distance move? I've got the equivalent of a 1.5 BR apartment to load.

This is trickier than loading a moving van, since you're paying by (fixed) volume, not weight, and if Grandma's player piano doesn't fit in the 6x7x8 box, it doesn't go. There's a lot of last-minute "I need this, not that" decision making to do if you're unlucky.

The other thing is that the POD/Cube is moved by forklift, so if things aren't snuggled up tight, the entire stack can come crashing on you when you open the doors. ("Please open the overhead bins with caution, as the contents may have shifted during the flight...")

TROSA is one possibility, though they say the usually load trucks. I've also found Robert Broughton on e-move.com and Craigslist, whose references look good.

Any recommendations (or warnings?). Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Two Men and a Truck will do whatever you need at hourly rates.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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Will TROSA not do it? We just used them this weekend to unload a truck, and they were great. I think I used them several years ago to unload a pod, and they had no problem doing it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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Why not?
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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TROSA will load the cubes, and they're on my short list. But they usually load vans, and if I can get a recommendation for someone who is really good a loading cubes -- doing the jigsaw puzzle -- I'd prefer to go that route.

Unloading is easy; in fact, I probably won't even hire any help. But loading efficiently is an art form.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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TROSA unloaded our 3 PODs into our 3-story house. We were their 3rd move of the day and they still managed to do it in a couple of hours. They were AWESOME and if we have to move we will call them to do the job! (our PODs were packed by my darling husband and his friends and we didn't have any problems).
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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Default Loading the Pods

I have found with pods, it is hard to pack safely because they only have a few tie-downs, I suggest a moving blanket for each piece of furniture and stretch wrap the doors closed on all furniture. If you need supplies check out Moving Boxes and Discount Moving Supplies with Free Shipping
Watching as pods are delivered or picked up lots of movement occurs so make sure all glass is towards the wall and the pod is packed tightly to avoid shifting. Get plenty of rachet straps from walmart for the strapping!
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