Reply To: Moving advice wanted

  • PlantLady

    August 19, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    We moved about 2000 miles southeast of Oregon. We used a moving service because we were going so far, and it was hideously expensive and stressful. Our friends who moved to Texas the year before actually rented part of a tractor trailer – it was dropped off at their house, they loaded it themselves with the help of friends to the place where the trucking company marked inside the trailer as the amount of space they had contracted for (actually with COVID being in effect they ended up getting the whole trailer rather than mix their stuff with another family’s). A truck picked up the trailer at their house and drove it leg by leg to their new house where they hired local people to help unload it. It did take a few weeks for them to get their stuff, but it took a few weeks for us to get ours too – so I don’t see much difference there. I’d look into that, in retrospect I wish that’s what we had done.