If, in the near future, you are planning a long distance move across state lines or even from one end of the country to the next, you should really consider using pods rather than traditional long distance movers. Moving options have changed over the past few years, and there are some really good choices available to make your upcoming move a whole lot easier.
Pods are big moving containers that you rent and keep on your lawn while you pack up for your big move. Unlike with traditional movers, there is no need for loading ramps. Movers will not have to do any heavy lifting either because pods are designed to facilitate ground level loading. Another really cool thing about using pods instead of traditional movers is that on moving day, the movers just show up to drive the pod to your new home. No fuss, no muss. A lot of time and money can be saved that way.
One of the things people hate most about gearing up for movers is that all of those boxes begin to take over every room of the house. One example of this from my own life is that the last time I used movers, I felt claustrophobic in the days leading up to the move because I was surrounded by stacks upon stacks of big cardboard boxes piled high from floor to ceiling. There was barely even any room to move, no pun intended! In hindsight, I really wish I had known about pods back then.
With pods, you can clear out boxes as you pack them rather than relying on expensive movers to haul everything out of your house on the day you are moving. This is great because any item that you do not need to use can be put away. Out of site, out of mind until you get to your new residence.
I do not plan on moving any time soon, or quite frankly, ever, if I have my own way. But if I ever have to move again, I will not rely on traditional movers. Instead, I will most definitely rent pods. I would want my next move to be as non stressful as possible.