Hey ladies and gents. need to run something by you guys, and need honest opinions. Since my UPS career fizzled and my small retail store has been Wal-Mart-ed I am contemplating starting a another business and in the process of doing research. So I would like your honest opinions. I have 20 plus years in the moving industry, not your typical hole in the wall, break stuff mover, I was really, really good. It was my families business. So we broke stuff, we paid for it. I dont want to say I never broke/scratched anything, but it was very rare, overly cautious is what I was accused of by my own father. But he would be on my ... first, loudly, if I screwed up. go figure. I do not want to actually 'move' them anymore(physically beat me up over the years), but there may be a market for a 'packing only service'. That is, I would pack the peoples belongings(dishes, knick knacks etcs) into boxes etc and prepare their home to be moved. I was also very good at this, since I moved the boxes, knew how the belongings needed to be packed so nothing got broken. I do have references from my previous experience, with my wife in real estate at a major office, I would also have some contacts, as well as Ialso help 3 other movers in the area on occasion now. My reason for thinking this is: -Home insurance rates in our area (Florida) our going thru the roof. -Local movers around here now, are GOUGEING these people. My wife was telling me a horror story about one of her clients and the company that packed and moved her as far as what she paid. -Consensus newspaper opinion's has said there may be a mass exodus of retirees(and others) from this area due to the rising cost of home ownership, and relatively low pay scale. -I have lived in this town more then 30 years, and we have a good name from the moving business and furniture store we had. So what do you think? Should I attempt it? Would any of you, if you were moving, hire someone ( an original 30 year upstanding citizen of the area) for such a service?1 thanks for your input.