If you are moving cross-country, or at least from one state to another, consider moving with a portable storage container and enjoy the benefits of not having to drive a moving truck full of your things long-distance on the highway - and the peace of mind knowing your things will have a safe transport.
Portable storage moving companies drop off a container at your house, you load it and they pick it up and drive it to your destination. Most of the companies give you 3-5 days to pack your things in to the shipping container before they pick it up and transport it - plenty of time to get your things packed and loaded into the portable storage container.
Let a professional drive your load while you free yourself up to look over other matters concerning your long-distance relocation. You have more things to concern yourself with other than transporting your belongings from one state to another.
Simply pack your things and secure them into a container - your done with that part.
If you are considering a portable storage or freight, get a quote from ABF UPack and pay only for the space you use on their freight - or get Relocubes and enjoy a better move & a better deal.
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