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Moving advice

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanielSimpsonDay, May 12, 2011.

  1. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    The family and I are doing a short-distance move (100-120) miles and are wondering if we should use PODS. Anyone have any experience with them? I'm not looking forward to loading and unloading couches, dressers and the like, but it seems like a more cost-effective option, especially since we might have a transition month in between being out of the old house and into the new one.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    So what are you going to do in the month in between?
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    This guy might have some advice for him, then.


    If you're worried about doing the loading yourself, you can hire folks from somewhere like eMove.
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  4. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    If you're going to have a month in between, it seems like PODS were custom made for your situation.

    I loathe moving. I couldn't imagine having to pack my junk up on a truck to unload it into storage only to load it back on a truck and unload it at a new house one month later.

    I don't know how expensive PODS are, but in my mind it'd have to be pretty expensive not to go that route.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I used U-Pack for my latest move. Instead of several smaller pods, it was a big trailer. They also have a PODS-like option. If you use it, count on boxes getting crushed and use plenty of furniture pads.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    We used 1-800-Packrat, a stupid name but a pretty painless move. One thing they have over PODS, I believe, is steel containers, which is better if you're looking at storage for any length of time.
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