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Ryan Carrigan

Ryan Carrigan

Ryan Carrigan is a co-founder of moveBuddha. With over a decade of moving experience, Ryan writes about the moving industry and moving advice. Ryan has been quoted in Consumer Reports, US News & World Report, Reader's Digest and more for moving advice.

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Best Moving Container Companies in Florida (2024)

The average price to rent a moving container for a local move is around $550, but the cost of long-distance moves is harder to estimate. For this reason, we recommend you budget at least $5,000 for a cross-country move to ensure you have enough wiggle room for a seamless moving process. While this may sound […]


Best Moving Container Companies in California (2024)

Quick answer: You can expect to pay around $2,500 – $7,000 to rent a moving container in California. Don’t skip shopping around, because moving container pricing and services in California can vary significantly based on your unique situation. We always recommend requesting at least three quotes and planning at least eight weeks in advance to […]


Best Moving Container Companies in Texas (2024)

Moving containers are a cost-effective solution if you’re renovating, moving house, or need a temporary storage solution for another reason. We recommend using U-Pack, which quoted us just under $3,000 to move a one-bedroom apartment more than 1,800 miles from Texas to Massachusetts using one of their ReloCube containers. Keep reading to find out how […]


Best Moving Container Companies in New York (2024)

New York is a diverse state with a massive city, cozy suburbs, and sprawling rural areas. Whether you’re leaving the city for greener pastures or coming to the state to enjoy its proximity to the rest of the world, moving to or from New York City or other locations in The Empire State presents challenges. […]


Moving Experience: Hope’s Move with U-Box & Clutter

Sick of living far from her family and eager for new work opportunities, Hope planned to move from Oakland, California, to her hometown of Waldorf, Maryland. She needed to move not just the contents of her two-bedroom Cali apartment but also her 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hope is by no means a moving newbie. This […]


Moving Experience: Melissa’s Move with Safeway

Project manager Melissa has seen some crazy projects in her time, but her interstate move from Wellington, Florida, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, definitely tested her planning chops. She needed to relocate so her daughter could live with her while attending grad school — plus, Melissa liked the idea of making a fresh start in a new […]


Ship Smart Review (2024)

Here’s the bottom line: While Ship Smart isn’t an option if you’re moving the contents of a full-size home, it can be an affordable choice for small moves. And with a reputation for excellent customer service and customized packing of your items, you can count on your shipments to arrive at their destination in one […]


Berger Transfer and Storage Review

Here’s the bottom line: Berger Transfer and Storage (also known as Berger Allied Moving & Storage) has been a major partner of Allied Van Lines since 1975 and has an even longer history in the moving and transportation business. Despite this, Berger’s movers have a decidedly mixed reputation, and they didn’t make our list of […]


Moving Experience: Yvonne’s Move with Bravo

Eager for a fresh start and a new career, Yvonne and her husband traded in their life in Los Angeles for the urban charm of Brooklyn, New York. It was Yvonne’s first cross-country move, and to say she was nervous would be an understatement. Yvonne looked on in horror as her friends DIYed long-distance moves […]

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