If you are torn about exactly how to ship several pieces of furniture without costing more than they are worth, this site - Uship is the best way to go. I'm one for investigating several options. I tried major, big movers. Their price was $1700. Then I tried those containers - $1300. Then I looked into a rental with a flight back - $2000+. Uship bidding came in at $570. It is to the consumer's advantage to have your items and distance bid on blindly. Talk about honesty. The mover we went with was Stickman. He was mover for a big national years ago and now is on his own. I was at first surprised that he showed up with dually diesel and long trailer. But after talking to him, it occurred to me that he is filling a nitch in the moving business. Thus his prices are the most competitive. He demonstrated his professionalism by packing and wrapping the items better than I could. I'm no slacker. I have done several personal moves in my life. He is much, much better.