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Very cost effective, and you have complete and utter control over every aspect of your move.
You have to ask your friends & family to help you move, again. There goes your weekend, and maybe even your back!
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You have to take more time to research your options and spend a little more than the DIY move.
Someone else does all the work on moving day!
Takes days rather than minutes to get quotes. You may have to file for bankruptcy after the move. Seriously.
Rented a 20" Uhaul and auto transport trailer for one way move. The ride was smooth, no problems what so ever and we didn't take a lot of the bigger items in the house so we had plenty of space. The only thing I wish these trucks did have was cruise control. Driving at a steady 55-60 mph on the highway for 3 hours having to have the peddle pressed in a certain amount can put a straight on your ankle/thigh.
I think they're very good although I had some property which ended up being damaged. This may or not been cause by the trailer going over potholes, bumps, railroad tracks, ect.; however, the damages may have been the direct result of poor and reckless loading practices by the loaders of the company I hired to load the trailer.
PODS was definitely the answer to my moving needs because I needed long term storage. I was very pleased with the level of customer service provided by PODS. Every one I spoke to was courteous and helpful and the PODS were delivered and picked up on time. Additionally, there was no damage to my household goods despite long distance moving and 7 months storage.
When I returned the truck to Home Depot there was a delay at the store which resulted in Penske wanting to charge me for another day. I was about 15 minutes late getting to the store because of weather and fueling but the additional delays were due to the responsiveness of the Home Depot. To their credit Penske did reverse the charge for the extra day but I think they need to take into account other possible delays when returning that might push the time past the return time.
ABF is a great way to move your items across the country. They parked a trailer in front of our home for a few days. We loaded it when it was convenient for us and we scheduled the time when they would come and pick the trailer up and move it across the country for us. They will drop it off at the front door of our new home so we can unpack it there. Simple. Convenient. Easy.
Rating good only because while booking Pack Rat, our date of pick up (full container) didn't make it into the reservation, which caused considerable inconvenience to several folks, because we were leaving the state and the buyers of our house were trying to move in! Additionally, having to wait hours to receive a call back from Customer Service is not optimal. Pack Rat did provide a discount to our total bill, which we appreciate. We were impressed with the driver and delivery and condition of the containers. We still have to have the containers delivered to our new location in a couple of weeks, but we'd most likely use Pack Rat again.
The trailer was old and allowed water into the freight space. The barriers supplied were old, ragged, and full of splinters. The ramps were damaged with holes that that would catch the wheels of the dollies. Perhaps that is the cost of going cheap. The bright spot was the cost and the speed at which the trailer arrived at the destination.