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Let’s be honest, no one really likes strangers in their house in normal times let alone during a pandemic where said stranger could be carrying the dreaded Lurgy or Cooties as the Americans say, into your house.
So if you are moving house, what do you do?
Moving companies like to send a representative into your home to see what you want to move as well as give you their presentation as to why you should choose them. On moving day, if you choose a professional mover you could find yourself watching (from a safe distance) a well-trained army of ants taking care of packing and loading it all for you. However cleansing and masked up they might be at the start, I bet by halfway through, there is going to be some sweaty individuals having bathroom breaks and, well I am not going into any further details!
The alternative is you save a bunch of money and get on with it yourselves.
If you are moving locally, you could hire a truck from U Haul and hire some loading help from You can but packing boxes, paper and blankets from U Haul.
If you are moving long distance, there are quite a few options. There is PODS who will deliver a container to you on the ground for you to load. ABF has a similar service with a pup trailer and the large van lines like Mayflower, Allied and United van lines all have DIY and self-pack options.
When it comes to International moving though there only seems to be one company that specializes in DIY / Self Pack Overseas Moving and Shipping. They are It is a convenient way to pack and load all your things into a container on your driveway or curbside, small medium or large and they ship it overseas to the Country you are moving to. In most cases, UPakWeShip has their own people on the ground at the destination to guide it through customs and deliver it to your curbside.
It is safe, definitely pandemic friendly, secure and very affordable. Most of their all-inclusive prices are online on their international shipping cost calculator called “Rate Mate”.
It’s a perfect way to move overseas if you have a lump sum company relocation allowance or having to pay for it yourself. Services available in the USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

The Moving Doctor
The Moving Doctor
"The Moving Doctor", Mark Nash has been in the moving business for over 33 years and currently sits on the board of the International Shippers Association and the Commercial Affairs committee at the International Association of Movers (IAM).

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