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Old 10-09-2011, 06:45 PM
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Going to be moving soon, to a house that's about 10 miles from where I currently live. I am willing to pack but don't want to do the lifting and moving. From your personal experiences, whats the cheapest way to get this done?
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:40 PM
Location: New Albany, IN
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Default Advice for your move

Moving can be a challenge but I've always said that packing is the toughest part of the relocation process. So good for you for taking on that part.

I am a second generation mover and provide consulting and moving labor services for individuals and families that choose to use storage containers, rental trucks, etc.

If you are moving from point A to point B and have a need for storage one of the u-load they drive services might be right up your alley. You can do the packing and hire someone to load the trailer for you. They will provide the trailer for you to load and transport to your new home.

If you think you might have a need for storage, portable storage containers wouldbe a good option. You stillhave the option to hire someone to do the loading for you.

Both options are good for moving across state lines and both have storage capability.

Keep in mind how much you actually have to move. While the storage containers are especially nice, if you end up needing more containers than originally estimated, you could quickly eat up any initial savings. If you want toplay it safe, trailers offer a litle more flexibility.

I hope this helps.

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Old 10-11-2011, 06:28 AM
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Pack the items yourself, rent a moving truck from UHaul or Budget and hire a company that offers load/unload services. They're not technically movers and work by the hour in teams of two or three. I rented a UHaul truck which cost around $50 and paid $170 for the load/unload service.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:52 AM
Location: Portland, OR
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Absolute cheapest? Ask around if any of your friends have a truck or if they know someone with a truck and throw a "moving party". Provide lunch for everyone (BBQ?) and get them all to help you move.
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