Like most people, I dread and loathe moving. It's such a hassle and one of the most stressful events in a person's life (which is why those of us who do it so often, really hate it).
I heard about UPack from a blog on moving and I am so glad I went with them. You won't find a cheaper way to move across the country unless you drive your own truck or get rid of everything.
A bonus is that you only pay for what you use of the trailer. That means, if you over or underestimate your size of move, ... See Moreyou only pay for what you use. We had estimated I would need 7 feet and I actually needed 10 (the trailers are different than moving trucks, so think of it as I had almost filled a 22' moving truck). There was no issue as your stuff goes in first, then the trailer is packed for a freight haul and brought to either the next depot or your location, the right is removed and your possessions can be picked up. It's cheaper to do depot-depot. Also, making a reservation online saves you $25.
I used UPack of Manassas, Virginia, at ABF Transport. They were very nice and the trailer was clean. I was told it would go out that Friday afternoon and arrive by the upcoming Wednesday. It arrived Tuesday and other than one broken casserole dish (due to the mover of the local company who dropped the box), everything was in same condition as we had packed it. The ABF Transport in Williston, VT, was equally as nice and helpful.
I can't emphasize enough how much I preferred this service to other moves I have had, some of which have been almost twice as expensive.
We just moved from Arizona to Washington State and had an amazing experience with UPack! The price was way better than all other quotes, both delivery drivers were super friendly, everybody on the phone was knowledgeable and helpful, and our stuff came quickly and undamaged! I would HIGHLY recommend