Ok, let's take the low hanging fruit first. If you have an unlimited budget, stop reading and call us right now. We'll give you the best move you've ever had, guaranteed.
If you're still reading, I'll assume you're not Bill Gates, and thus do not have an unlimited budget.
Long distance moves are expensive. There is no denying that. If you're leaning towards renting a moving truck or container, we are happy to help you load them. However, there are a few things to think about.
1.) How will you protect your furniture?
I'm sure you want to protect your furniture from scratches, scrapes, and chips. You're going to need some type of moving pads to protect your belongings. The only rental company with usable moving pads is Uhaul and even those aren't that great. You can rent them, but they get to be expensive. The typical charge is $10/dozen per day. In the summer, many locations are out of stock. On a full 26-foot moving truck, we use 8 dozen pads. That's $80/day! Ouch.
If you're looking into renting a moving container, this option is pretty much out of the question. It can take weeks for your belongings to arrive at your destination. At that point, it would be cheaper to buy the moving pads.
You will also need some way to protect the load while it's in the vehicle. We recommend eight ratchet straps for the typical 26-foot truck. The cost for this is around $45.