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Find out approximately how much your move will cost based on which moving option you go with. Spoiler alert: hiring an expensive moving company or breaking your back aren't your only two options.
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!
You won't break your back or the bank! Takes minutes to book movers on your phone through HireAHelper.
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.
The 26 ft truck was fine. The rear door needed some lubrication and the rear door the latch was rusted, but it closed with some elbow grease. The temperature gauge was at 3/4 but never got into the Red zone. Both people at the pick up and return locations were very nice and helpful. I changed my Drop-Off location to Wilmington, NC rather than Jacksonville, NC, since it was 40 miles closer. Heather at the Wilmington location, (Champion Eats, Inc.) went out of her way to accommodate me. I'd use both companies again. It's great to see such great service, especially when moving, because there is a lot of stress.
My rating is only "good" because I am only halfway done with my move. The staff at Pods were great to deal with. They communicated the arrival time and placed the container exactly where I asked, even though I was not present. The container is a pretty decent size and fits a lot of furniture and other items. The container is still in it's original location but hopefully the next part of my move will go smoothly.
We had a delay with the size truck not being there when we arrived for pickup, which ended up being about 50 mins. extra waiting -- and they were very apologetic, and offered a discount for the inconvenience. We had moving help coming so that was my greatest concern, and as it turned out, everyone arrived (truck and moving help) at just about the same time. So, I DO suggest arriving a bit early for your rental, in case of any snags. I did call the day before to confirm, but ours is a smaller town, so the one we would be renting had to come in back to back from another rental a good distance away. I know they want to make revenue, but such tight scheduling can cause a bit of stress for the next person in line. Just a suggestion for other people, and definitely NOT a detriment to our renting again, if ever needed. Truck ran okay, served our needs, all equipment asked for was there as requested. No hidden charges or fees -- all explained up front and total cost was exactly as quoted!
Penske service was professional and great. The staff explained everything about the 26-foot truck, which was brand new by the way with only 1500 miles on it, and helped me connect the car hauler and load my car onto it when I was ready to leave town. The truck's ride was smooth and even had a Bluetooth-enabled radio which made the ride much easier for hearing my GPS and phone calls on the road.
The Relocube itself is smaller than you might expect, but it can fit more than you might expect. We had no problem fitting an oversized couch, box springs plus mattress, wardrobe boxes, a dining room table, a fairly large mirror, an entertainment center, and nearly a dozen assorted medium to large boxes in a single cube. In fact, we were worried we left too much space for things to shake around. Nontheless, everything arrived intact and in good, if dusty, condition. The delivery drivers in both locations were friendly and helpful, and the dispatchers were generally reachable and communicative regarding logistics. The only mild complaint I have centers around pick-up and drop-off times - you're given a four-hour window, either in the morning or afternoon, during which your cube can be picked up or dropped off, and it can vary wildly within that window. Our cube was fully packed and ready to go by 2 p.m., but wasn't picked up until close to 6 p.m., which can be a bit frustrating if you're nervous about a cube on a busy street. Strong locks and careful pod positioning can ease your minds, however - one of the delivery drivers smartly advised us to use parallel-parked cars to block would-be burglars.