Moving from one house to another can be an enormous hassle, as I discovered the first time I moved. Though the new place was relatively close by, shifting all our furniture and other stuff from one location to another was expensive and really troublesome. I found out just how many things people accumulate just by living, and how much work it is transporting them. I was expecting a nightmare when we moved furniture across country, but ShipHawk came to the rescue.
I had never heard of ShipHawk before, but one of my friends who knew that we were moving told me to look it up. I figured anything was worth a try, because if moving to the next town was such a hassle, what was it going to be like moving from coast to coast?
With the way freight usually works, I was expecting to pay an arm and a leg, and then find out that half our things went missing somewhere around Kansas when they were transferred onto the wrong truck. We were also naturally worried about damage, since the usual shippers sometimes use companies that don’t have any experience shipping household goods on some legs of the journey.
I wouldn’t go quite so far as to say that ShipHawk is the best thing since sliced bread, since I can’t imagine living without that, either. The company gave us a bunch of options from their shipper network and we were able to pick out an affordable one that had a lot of experience shipping furniture and houseware. It was great to be able to “comparison shop” online so easily, and ShipHawk really streamlined that process. It saved me hours of phone calls, at a minimum.
You can also see up front how the available shippers are insured and licensed for moving. Then, once you tell ShipHawk which one you want, they handle so much of the process that you have practically nothing to do other than sit back and watch as your stuff is packed up and wafted from one end of the nation to the other without you lifting a finger. I was expecting a whole flock of headaches, but I didn’t feel tempted to reach for aspirin bottle once. And that, let me tell, is an amazing feeling when you’re moving that far, or moving at all.
ShipHawk arranged the packing, set up the pickup, tracked the shipments for us so that we knew our things were safe and sound, and ensured the delivery was carried out. Though their guarantee only covers a maximum of $250 in damage, everything was so professionally handled and clockwork smooth that we weren’t concerned. As it turned out, we had no reason to worry.
After using ShipHawk, I definitely recommend them to anyone who is planning to move inside the United States. Whether you’re going a long way or a short one, these folks know how to ease your burdens at an already stressful time. I know we’ll be using their services if we move again. It’s high time that someone put the Internet to good use to make moving a lot smoother than it usually is. ShipHawk delivers on their promise to bring the process into the 21st century, and moved furniture across country with no hitches. Two thumbs up!