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At Ashlar, I firmly b that an educated home buyer or seller is best equipped to make their own decisions. That’s why I take time out of my day each and every day to answer someone’s real estate question. And, when I think the answer can be useful to you as well, I share it here. So without further ado:
PackRat and PODS are the main long distance container moves. Uhaul has baby containers but are too tiny to be of much use.
Container is about $300 / month per container. 3 bedroom home will take about 2 16 footers.
Movement from the northeast to Tampa would likely take about $4500 for 2 16 foot containers. 1 16 foot container would be around $2600.
The catch with the containers is scheduling. As in, you have to plan very far in advance.
Typically a container movement needs at least 7-10 days to schedule. That’s just how far out they are scheduled currently.
Also long distance moves generally have a 10 day delay. Meaning if they pick the containers up in Maryland today, they are probably not getting delivered to Tampa for 10 days.
PackRat and PODS are the main long distance container moves. Uhaul’s are tiny.ed terrible service and want to do a sales song and dance about “I would love to give you a quote but please describe the contents of your house” instead of just…. quoting me the container size like I asked. They also fudge their delivery timelines… promising fast delivery but there is no guarantee behind it. Terrible company.
If you’re looking for a local move in central-ish Florida, Smart Moves is an amazing local company that is both MUCH less expensive than the nationals for a much larger container (around $200 for a 20 footer)…. AND they provide outstanding service, are pretty quick and accommodating, and are actually friendly. Can’t recommend them enough.