We had funitures, books, and baby stuff in a two-bed room to ship from san diego california to a small town englewood, new jersey. At the beginning, we were planning to rent a truck and troller to tow my SUV. The budget easily topped 4k. One of my friends recommended uship.com. He had good experiences because he used uship service in a short trip relocation, whithin east coast.
When I started list my items in uship.com, I found the price was less than half of the budget of self moving. I add more items that I would disgard because I was worrying about the expense. I picked up one shipper, winpackaging, based on his positive feedback, expertise in moving furnitures in apartment, reviewer comments especially on time schdule because I had to start my new job on time. Their price was not the lowest but their quality of service is among the best I have seen. I had excellent communications with them. They picked up all items in less than two hours and wrapped it very well. Sarah always kept me updated of the status of delivering. One local truck company delivered my furniturs and I realized they boxed all my items. I was especially impressed by how they wrapped and boxed the leather sofa. Although they do not unload items indoor as they stated in the contract. I paid a little amount of extra cash to the driver and he helped me moved all my items into my new apartment.
In the end, I spent less than half of the budget that if I have to drive by myself. I did drive my CRV from san diego, ca to nj. But it is a fun trip anyway.