I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for our friends having to ship all their possessions overseas. It prompted the thoughts what all was involved in moving and the consideration of us relocating, not that we have any intent to, sent shivers down my spine.
Hiring moving companies is quite a costly business and renting a truck often puts pressure on you to get it done quick and having to drive it to its destination yourself. Like you don't have anything else to do!
ABF U-Pack Moving is a great solution. They set a container at your front door, you can pack at your own pace, let them know when you are done and they pick it up and deliver it at your new front door.