I had household goods to get to my sister in Houston from Alabama. They belonged to our parents. First thought was to rent a truck and drive down with my husband. We both work, and taking a 2 or 3 day weekend to do this was almost impossible to schedule (or we lost a holiday!). I went online and stumbled on the UShip site. What a concept! List your stuff and have people compete to take it away for you! I took pictures and weighed the items, and packed the smaller ones into boxes (which I would have done even if we moved it ourselves.) I received probably 10 bids, some cost more, some less. I read the reviews and settled on a shipper that seemed best to fit our situation. We ended up being very pleased with UShip, the shipper. Even my sister is happy to get her things on the day she could be there to meet the shipper.