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Old 01-21-2010, 05:22 PM
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Reclocating to Florida in early April. I need 3 quotes for moving furniture and household items from DE to FL. Where do I start with this one? Anyone own a moving company?
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:49 AM
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I know you asked for movers I thought you may want to look at ABF as an alternative. Not a moving company, they will drop a trailer (not a cube) off and you load it. Then they will drive it FL and drop it at your new house. I think they give 3 days on each end.

http://www.upack.com/lp/abfupackmovi...FWEO5QodYney3Q
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Chris,

While I don't own a moving company I have relocated several times on the corp dime. To give you an idea, the move from Atlanta to FL for a 5000 sqft home was right at $10K. This included packers, movers, and the haul. I also had some high end stuff that were additional costs (Piano and a 1 ton marble dinning room table). This move was back in 2006 so you should be able to know if you are in the ball park.

Good luck on the move.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:20 AM
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Thanks guys. I'm looking for a company to come in and pack the entine 3,800 sq ft house and take it to FL. I can handle the garage and shed but I want them to handle the rest.
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That is the best way to do it. My days of loading and unloading a moving van are over.

I am not sure where you are moving to in FL but locally I have used "My three sons" and they do long distance hauls as well. All my other moves were done by Sudath (franchise of United) and they were outstanding in every regard.

You know you have moved too many times when you have a collection of inventory stickers on the back of your bedroom furniture.
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I own a storage facility in central fla. I have a guy who is a mover that has rented from me for several years, a real nice guy seems to be very honest give him a call and see what kind of advice he has for you, Jorge 352-348-5010
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:27 AM
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Just adding a bit of advice. I have a lot of friends, including myself, that have moved here from the north. We have all joked about this many times.

The style of furniture in the north is generally much more traditional than here in Florida. Heavy, dark woods and fabrics.

''Florida style'' furniture tends to be lighter and more contemporary.

My point being, you may spend $10,000 to move furniture here that your wife or significant other will say very shortly after your arrival ''This doesn't realy go with our house" and you will find yourself being dragged from one furniture store to the next for months.

Now, trying to sell your ''northern style'' furniture here in Florida will bring you way less money than it might in your area.

Think about what you have. It may be worth it to just sell what you can up there, save some money on the move and buy what fits when you get settled down here.

This may sound nutty, but I have witnessed it many times over the years.

Good luck on your move.

Where are you moving to?
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Here is all you need to do call the local Allied vanlines agent nearest to you and also United van lines and Mayflower van lines. They will schedule a free in home estimate and give you a binding (guaranteed) price quote. Do not put your name into a moving site on the internet you will get more spam then you know what to do with. Those three companies are the best in the industry and their pricing should be very competitive
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I agree 200% with both signmansez (not nutty at all!) and yachtaccess!
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These guys are cheap and good
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From another fishing web site Taken in amarillo Texas at a walmart - photo
I just had to share this, Friday night Jon and I stopped to get gas at 45th & Coulter and found this guy there getting gas as well. He is travelling to St Louis (we don't know from where), but it's just him and his dog. Isn't that crazy! You will probably see more pictures I am sure, because there were a lot of people taking pictures of this as were we!
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Originally Posted by TimW Texas View Post
These guys are cheap and good
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From another fishing web site Taken in amarillo Texas at a walmart - photo
I just had to share this, Friday night Jon and I stopped to get gas at 45th & Coulter and found this guy there getting gas as well. He is travelling to St Louis (we don't know from where), but it's just him and his dog. Isn't that crazy! You will probably see more pictures I am sure, because there were a lot of people taking pictures of this as were we!
That is awsome!!
What kind of car is it? Monte Carlo, Grand Prix?
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Have you considered looking in the phone book and calling someone?
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