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jacob_g

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I'm moving. A big move across country. From OH to SD.

I do not know if I can ask this on here because it might be considered soliciting business for a company, but it is a real honest question.... Is there a moving company you would recommend for such a move. What I want is a company that will load, my things here in OH, unload in SD, and not damage my things at the lowest price.

And any moving tips.... at all... will be GREAT:}
 

JaumeJ

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I cannot recommend any movers since I have never emplyed ay but I can do something to make your move as easy as possible. I will pray for your move, and I pray all who read this do the same. God bless you...
 

jacob_g

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I cannot recommend any movers since I have never emplyed ay but I can do something to make your move as easy as possible. I will pray for your move, and I pray all who read this do the same. God bless you...
God will/has/is bless (ed), (ing) (and continue )you!!!
 

blue_ladybug

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Lord, please help Jacob find a moving company that will suit his needs.. In Jesus' name, amen..
 
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tasha66

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What is OH & SD? If you say where you are, you might get more replies.
 

seoulsearch

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What is OH & SD? If you say where you are, you might get more replies.
Ohio and South Dakota?

I don't know if this will help, and I don't know if I will get in trouble for naming a company. The mods can feel free to edit my post if I'm not allowed to mention a name.

I have family members who have moved many many times, and they recommend Horizon. It might also be known as United or Mayflower in your area.

Unfortunately, no move can be guaranteed to be free of breaks or accidents.

One of the reasons my family members recommend this company is because they will work to compensate you if something goes wrong. My family tried another company that was cheaper, and when they had problems, the company didn't even acknowledge them.

So unfortunately, it probably won't be the cheapest option, but the quality of service can definitely be worth the extra money.

These moving companies also have checklists and important information and tips for moving as well.

Hope this helps, God's blessings to you as you make this big transition!
 

Solemateleft

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Here is a list of the 10 best and most popular Moving Co's
10 Best Moving Companies of 2019

Having lots of experience with military contracted movers (six) during my 20 year career here are some tips:
- If they disassemble it on one end - they have to assemble it on the other end... Nuts, bolts and assembly parts have a tendency to get lost preventing convenient reassembly upon move-in...
Tip: Supervise all disassembly of any furniture or equipment - collect the hardware, place into separate ziplock bags, label each bag with a marker and either tape the bag on a safe place on the furniture, or gather all bags and put them all together in a safe location.
- If they pack your boxes on one end - unpacking is typically expected on the other end... The movers have teams that will pack and unpack boxes; but it is not unusual for them to ask and for you to assume that you will do it yourself later...
Tip: 1) make sure each box is marked with the room that it belongs to. 2) Take advantage of having them unpack (assuming your service option includes packing) as this will a) ensure that each box gets put into the desired room and b) ensures that all boxes are unpacked...
Having them unpack in each respective room has a couple advantages 1) you get all your belongings in the right room with minimal effort (not have to move boxes around later); 2) they are obligated to remove all card-board and tape from your home; 3) while everything will seem like a cluster upon their departure - this will usually force you to make the time to tackle each room sooner rather than later...
Tip: If you have valuables that you deem warrant special attention - feel free to 1) pack them yourselves or 2) pack them and take them with you in a safe place on your trip.
Tip: Well cared for packers and movers tend to take better care of your furniture... Treat them friendly and respectful. I took the time to ensure there was plenty of water and would often buy Pizza for lunch (& dinner if needed) for the entire crew on the front end of the packing/movement...

Good Luck and enjoy the journey and experience...
 

Solemateleft

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Another Tip: schedule cleaning of carpet and floors after the house has been emptied; efforts to get a head start in soom rooms may be a waste of time, as the crew will be trailing in and out of the house all day and inclement weather could result in a messy floor...
 
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tasha66

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You don't say if cost is a factor and I haven't used moving companies, but Grace Brothers are world wide I believe, though not cheap. There are probably local movers in your area that do state to state removals, so why don't you contact them? You might get a really good deal.
I've moved many, many times for work and the best piece of advice I can give you is to get rid of all the junk you don't NEED, not the stuff you don't want.
Do you really need those 30 pairs of shoes you've kept since the 70s? Or those jeans that don't quite fit (but you might lose weight some day to get into them), or the 3 dinner settings you got given as gifts, or do ALL the kids toys need to go?
Give it away to op shops/thrift shops - they will be glad for it. And you will be so glad to be packing less.
Get organised and get packing EARLY - don't leave anything to the last minute! And get friends/family to help if you can, then treat them to a meal and drinks.
Good luck with the move.
 

jacob_g

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Sep 1, 2019
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#11
Here is a list of the 10 best and most popular Moving Co's
10 Best Moving Companies of 2019

Having lots of experience with military contracted movers (six) during my 20 year career here are some tips:
- If they disassemble it on one end - they have to assemble it on the other end... Nuts, bolts and assembly parts have a tendency to get lost preventing convenient reassembly upon move-in...
Tip: Supervise all disassembly of any furniture or equipment - collect the hardware, place into separate ziplock bags, label each bag with a marker and either tape the bag on a safe place on the furniture, or gather all bags and put them all together in a safe location.
- If they pack your boxes on one end - unpacking is typically expected on the other end... The movers have teams that will pack and unpack boxes; but it is not unusual for them to ask and for you to assume that you will do it yourself later...
Tip: 1) make sure each box is marked with the room that it belongs to. 2) Take advantage of having them unpack (assuming your service option includes packing) as this will a) ensure that each box gets put into the desired room and b) ensures that all boxes are unpacked...
Having them unpack in each respective room has a couple advantages 1) you get all your belongings in the right room with minimal effort (not have to move boxes around later); 2) they are obligated to remove all card-board and tape from your home; 3) while everything will seem like a cluster upon their departure - this will usually force you to make the time to tackle each room sooner rather than later...
Tip: If you have valuables that you deem warrant special attention - feel free to 1) pack them yourselves or 2) pack them and take them with you in a safe place on your trip.
Tip: Well cared for packers and movers tend to take better care of your furniture... Treat them friendly and respectful. I took the time to ensure there was plenty of water and would often buy Pizza for lunch (& dinner if needed) for the entire crew on the front end of the packing/movement...

Good Luck and enjoy the journey and experience...
I do not want to miss the opportunity to say, "Thank you for your service"!


And thank you so much for the advice. Things I would have never thought off.... Brilliant!!
 

Whispered

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I've not had occasion to use moving companies, but I do wish you every blessing in your relocation. And in finding reliable trustworthy affordable movers. Prayers for you.
 

JaumeJ

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I do not want to miss the opportunity to say, "Thank you for your service"!


And thank you so much for the advice. Things I would have never thought off.... Brilliant!!
Amen.
 

Mii

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It really depends on your budget as others have stated. You "could" hire a truck separately and then hire movers independently at each location. Drive it yourself of course. rent a car or fly back for your own vehicle. Cheaper way to do it potentially. The mileage is one of the biggest costs I'd imagine and cutting down on that would be important for me personally.

You can also do a stout bit on your own with just a good pair of handtrucks or rent a forklift. You'd have to buy some pallets certainly but they aren't that much and shrinkwrap is also cheap. Can even resell the pallets if you have a mind.

To do that you'd have to have a ramp or a pneumatic lift but can certainly one man the entire process minus getting everything down to a driveway. That could be done one man but for some furniture items you'd have to do team lifts unless you want to disassemble.

You can also use just a basic pallet jack if a forklift is out.



Most of the suggestions probably are of limited use to you but fork-lifts are so much fun. $100/day rental for a forklift + truck with a lift for forklift would be around $1.2k-1.5k (paying labor of moving stuff into your house once it's on driveway) max 2k with few hiccups. Of course that would depend on if the truck had a drop off location there. If it didn't and you had to drive it back you would have to add another thousand probs.

These are rough estimates on DIY rates with a tiny bit of research.


You will easily have to double that with a service.



You "could" also sell everything bulky and just take necessities and rebuy as you settle in.
 

jacob_g

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It really depends on your budget as others have stated. You "could" hire a truck separately and then hire movers independently at each location. Drive it yourself of course. rent a car or fly back for your own vehicle. Cheaper way to do it potentially. The mileage is one of the biggest costs I'd imagine and cutting down on that would be important for me personally.

You can also do a stout bit on your own with just a good pair of handtrucks or rent a forklift. You'd have to buy some pallets certainly but they aren't that much and shrinkwrap is also cheap. Can even resell the pallets if you have a mind.

To do that you'd have to have a ramp or a pneumatic lift but can certainly one man the entire process minus getting everything down to a driveway. That could be done one man but for some furniture items you'd have to do team lifts unless you want to disassemble.

You can also use just a basic pallet jack if a forklift is out.



Most of the suggestions probably are of limited use to you but fork-lifts are so much fun. $100/day rental for a forklift + truck with a lift for forklift would be around $1.2k-1.5k (paying labor of moving stuff into your house once it's on driveway) max 2k with few hiccups. Of course that would depend on if the truck had a drop off location there. If it didn't and you had to drive it back you would have to add another thousand probs.

These are rough estimates on DIY rates with a tiny bit of research.


You will easily have to double that with a service.



You "could" also sell everything bulky and just take necessities and rebuy as you settle in.
This is great help thank you.

My company is giving me a 5K moving allowance. So anything over 5K I have to pay, anything under I get to keep. So I want it ALL...lol.... Under 5K and movers do all the work.... the easiest, softest way possible for me...lol I'll settle for an inbetween.


I cannot re-buy, unless God dropped close to 50-60 or more thousand in my lap.... I do not have money to re-buy furniture, for every room and appliances. If my house would sell without the copper piping and wiring I would strip my house and go to the junkyard.... That is how desperate things are....:) But the Lord will provide!!!!
 

Mii

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well it sounds like you have a large household. The estimate for 2-3 bedrooms is 4.8k for 1,000 miles. Rough as I just searched moving price for 1000 miles. It's based on weight and of course time.


I think it also goes by weight so if you have double that weight and can't fit everything into a 26' box truck you may need to consider down sizing.


Also realize that donations are tax write-offs so you could look into that as an option depending on what your max deductions could be. I can't imagine that much cash for appliances that would be necessary...what do you have that's so expensive? :eek:
 

Lanolin

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Oh sorry cant help you there but just take what you need and leave the rest or sell.

Sounds a bit like modern day little house on the prairie or beverly hill billies they just took all their stuff in a covered wagon or ute, just all they could fit. And made a new life.

When my brother moved from job to job round the country he had to take his fridge with him. That was the biggest item apart from bedding. At least he didnt have to lug around a stove, thats included in most homes. I dont know why homes just dont come with built in fridges.