Post # 1
The bee’s have always been great, so I’m back for more! I’d first like to say this is a first for SO and I, so we’re not sure how to go about this. We are moving from Orlando to Dallas in May. We move out of our current apartment on the 29th of this month. Basically, it’s a huge complicated mess of dates. But SO and I need to find a storage/pod/or moving company that will help us move out of our current apartment, drive that stuff to Dallas, drop it all off at some storage until place until we can get there. Then we need them to help us get it from the storage unit to our new apartment. We’re not being a lot, but there is a big thing (king mattress) so unsure of sizing. Does a company like this exist? We need them to put it a unit for us because we won’t be there until 1 week or so after they originally started taking it to Dallas. Any advice, suggestions, names to look for? Thanks girls!
Post # 2
All good moving companies can handle this for you, either the old way with warehouse space, or the newer way with pods.
I don’t live in your area so can’t recommend a specific company. I can say though that you need to get onto booking someone. Everybody moves at the end of the month and most people contact a mover as soon as they know they are moving. You are moving in 12 days!
Check reviews on Yelp.
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
I just moved from the Midwest to California so I totally feel you!
Any larger moving company should be able to do this for you. It won’t be cheap, but they can do it. I highly recommend Franklin Van Lines that I went through. They hire larger movers for some legs of the trip but they were a lot more affordable than UHaul, Mayflower, etc.
Post # 4
Yeah any large moving company can do this. I moved from Florida to California, they loaded up my house and then once we found a place in California about a month later we just called and had it all delivered.
Post # 5
That literally sounds like the pods.com company. I don’t have any personal experience with them but a friend moved long distance with them and liked them.
Post # 6
I’m following because hopefully we’re about to be in this situation, we’re just buying our time right now and I’m planning just in case we have to move asap lol. We’d be moving from North of ATL to Jax, Fl so deff not as far as you. We’d also be moving into temporary housing until we found an area and house we want to buy in! Good luck!
Post # 7
Thank you all for the insight! Right now we’re contacting Mayflower and pods to see what would be best. We know when and where we’ll be moving there about 5 days after the stuff arrive in Dallas!:)
Post # 8
Yes, like others have said, any good moving company will handle all of this for you. Fiance and I just moved with a relocation compnay that his company provided. I dont know if it was just the branch we dealt with, but I would not go through a company called Bekins.
They did a poor job packing things and moved things into totally wrong rooms, so we didn’t know where half of our stuff was. We ened up searching through almost every box to find where they packed the toilet paper (ened up being in our office stuff). They also put some of my fine wine glasses in with garage stuff, and one of them broke in transport. Pretty much anything we had said specifically needed to go upstairs, they moved into our master bedroom downstairs so that they didn’t have to move it upstairs. They also packed all of our paintings/canvases in boxes together and ended up runing two of them, and they broke a few other items from how they were poorly packaged. Unforutnately the way they insure items is that it’s based off of the weight of the item compared to the weight of the whole load.. so nothing of ours that was broken was even worth trying to get any insurance reimbursement out of. They also didn’t put any sort of protectors on our beds, which every other moving company that Fiance has relocated with has done. One of our box frames was filthy from being on the bottom of the trailer.
We didn’t have to store anything, but they did tell us that for an additional fee, they would move us into a storage container for 30 days (or longer if needed), and would load everything back up and move into our house once we were ready. Hopefully one of the suggestions others gave you will be a good option – just wanted to warn you to stay from this company if possible.
Post # 9
Bee, idk about all the specifics of your situation but I just moved to a different house in DFW (Plano) like, just this past weekend. We used AB Moving
and oh my gosh, can’t recommend them enough.
They gave us a window of 8-10 am start time on Saturday. Called a few minutes after 8 and showed up at 8:19. And girl, they WORKED. They charge by the hour and my husband was like yeah I expected a reasonable amount of “milking the time” but no they seriously didn’t do that at ALL. Nothing was broken, not even a glass. Had a scary moment when they were moving my piano and it was teetering off the trolley. My husband was like yeah I totally would’ve let go lol and yeah a piano is not worth 3 guys getting hurt. But these guys held onto it until my husband could run out to help them right it.
Our old house is about 1600 sq ft and we had a lot of random crap and they were done by noon.
Also had a $75 for $95 coupon on Yelp that we used. Not sure if it’s still available but it’s only been a few days.