I had an acquaintance who moved fairly regularly, always in search of the perfect windsurfing location, with a family in tow. Luckily, he was a skilled Java developer and could easily find good pay most anywhere.
Anyway, he swore by PODS and their competitors to make his household moves. A couple of pointers he gave me many years ago when these services were becoming popular, not sure if they are still valid:
- The low cost company depended greatly on both origin and destination since [low cost] service areas were limited.
- The incremental cost past the first container (for 2 and sometimes 3) may be much smaller than you would expect. Generally, three of these fit on a single truck.