Don's Home Services Movers
There are a variety of ways to ship.
  • Moving Services - Will pack and load/unload.
    8-16 days. Depends on how many people are sharing truck.
  • PODS - uPack - Provide containers you pack yourself they will move and or store them.
    11 calendar days from pickup to drop-off
    30 days to unload.
  • Freight Companies - You usually have to pack and may need to crate or palletize yourself and you may have to load yourself. Some will pack for you. An estimate from a freight company including packing of some things (required) was $3,300
  • Delivery services - Post Office, UPS, FedEx - usually for smaller shipments.
Movers:
Best Moving Companies of 2016 - Reviews.com
Bekins 800-456-8092, 877-995-2936
Bekins Agents
  Total Relocation Services 718 477­5968 New York
  Bekins-Sea/Cure Moving Co.Manalapan, NJ  BBB A+
  Allstates Worldwide Movers, Inc.Ridgewood, Rrooklyn NY (718) 381-2200 A+
 my Bekins Hanover Twp, PA  (877) 594-1187
 A+ 
 
 
Atlas 800-638-9797

North American Van Lines 855-262-0557

Simonik (Allied) http://www.simonikmoves.com/ (732) 595-4096
Easy St

Prices: Move from Martinsville, NJ to Davis, CA
Bekins (I told them 1 bdrm)
              Low End  High End
Base Price     $2,795	$3,975
 	
Optional Services	
Partial Packing  $366     $565 
Full Packing	 $610     $942
Replacement 
  Valuation      $235     $335

Simonik (Allied) $2,700

Shetler-Derby (Atlas)  2bdrm $5,360

Transit Systems Inc (TSI) - Freight
Furniture 3 pieces 285 lbs - Pick up and prepare  $1,667
25 Boxes 1,000 lbs   at the curb                  $1,212
 Total                                            $2,879
 

PODS  2 sizes for long distance moves
7x7x8' =   390 cu ft  $2,567 1 room
16x8x8   1,024 cu ft

u-Pack which is like Pods but smaller  6x7x8 (336 cu ft)
  will ship in 6-8 business days for $2,400
  2 helpers 2 hrs $412
Shipper Volume Cost per cu ft
Post office 3.2 $107.00 $33
UPS 3.2 $190.00 $59
FedEx 3.2 $246.00 $77
PODS 390 $2,567.00 $7
U-Pack 336 $2,400.00 $7
Bekins 600 $2,800.00 $5
Bekins 600 $4,000.00 $7
Atlas 750 $5,400.00 $7
Freight 400 2879 $7

Volume estimate:
From U-Haul Truck Rentals: Moving Trucks, Pickups & Cargo Vans and 
 We Help! - Cincinnati Moving Company
9 days (add gas, meals and lodging)
Studio Appartment, Dorm    10' truck   400 cu ft  < 2,800 lbs   $1,957
Apartment up to 2 bdrms    15' truck   750 cu ft  < 6,400 lbs   $2,128
Home up to 2 bdrms         17' truck   865 cu ft  < 6,000 lbs
Home 2-3 bdrms             20' truck 1,015-1,450 cu ft  < 6,000 $2,340
Home large apt. 3-4 bdrms  26' truck 1,415 cu ft < 6,500 lbs
4+ bedrooms                26' truck 1,610 cu ft < 7,400 lbs    $2,447


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Best Moving Companies for 2016 - ConsumerAffairs There have been questions as to whether Consumer Affairs raises ratings of companies who pay. They have been sued because of biased ratings. ConsumerAffairs now displays whether a company is a member of its accreditation services (ie. they pay), with small print atop nonpaying company review pages and in a large shield logo for paying members.) See Who is ConsumerAffairs.com Really Advocating For? | Truth In Advertising 1-5 score (num of reviews) American Van Lines(855) 534-5598 4.5 (993) Top service areas FL, NC, TX None of their locations in North Carolina were rated by the BBB Other National movers, (NorthAmerican, Bekins, United, Mayflower, Atlas). only got a score of 1 - 1.2 with fewer reviews, 98-189, compared to 993 for American. There's something fishy going on there.

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last updated 28 Nov 2015