Household Goods- transportation options

Post corona virus it’s tough to get a moving company. Summers are peak moving season anyway so trying to move this summer is trickier than ever!!!

I researched a few options to get your household goods from A to B and will share them below:

Moving company– get a free quote for everything. We had our best move in history with Atlas so I contacted them for a quote. we had them price out the red carpet move we are used to but are paying for ourselves this time.

Self Pack/Hire Moving Co– pack your own boxes and hire a mover to actually load the truck, transport, deliver, unload, and set up beds. Chose the services you want. You can use local packers, local movers or major moving lines

Upack -They offer USAA, military, AAA discounts

  • It’s a flat fee per feet of trailer space
  • they drive and deliver when you are ready for
  • Up to 30 days free storage

PODS or uhaul pods

  • pods can be a great cost saving alternative to either driving a uhaul yourself or hiring a moving company.
  • pack everything yourself.
  • They usually deliver 3-5 days after pickup which gives you time to travel

Ultimately I am the kind of girl who packs for the packers and cleans for the cleaners.

I typically stage everything in the rooms I want it to come out in and label the crap out of everything in the house. I typically put everything that could fit in any size baggie in a bag that is sharpened and labeled so small objects aren’t lost in the move.

I sort of lose my mind when we are moving because of the loss of control of every single thing we own.

This time for a move number 11 we decided to pack ourselves. I had already decided I wanted to do that as this is supposed to be our last and final move of our life. I want to look everything in the eye and make sure I want to take it with us. Packing for myself means I get to label it the way I want and sort things the way I want. It’s an OCD dream and it’s saving us almost $7000!!!

We are going to use Atlas for everything except for packing.

I will share packing tips in another blog post but I hope this is helpful if you are in the process of trying to decide how you plan to move everything from A to B.

Best of luck- Kristen

About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

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