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Old 05-29-2014, 06:35 AM
 
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Thanks everyone! I did some number crunching this evening w/ the hubby, and it's not really worth it to bring our furniture. If we did the budget truck and did the whole one way ticket back (he decided he really didn't want to drive a moving truck towing a car that far) it would be about $500 more. That is just an estimate too. Then, we would have to pay for storage for furniture in addition to that... so 70-100 a month depending on the size and how long we stay w/ his mom until we find our own place... it will add up!

I decided either just to do the Uhaul U-box for our belongings that don't want to get rid of (ie: computers, my keyboard, dvds, books, board games, clothes, etc) We both have small cars (I have a Mazda 2 and he has a Hyundai elentra) and we have pets that we will be traveling w/ us, so everything we have will need to be in the trunk.

I am still undecided about the kitchen plates, cups, and all of the other kitchen supplies. They are nice, but by no means expensive. (ie: A lot of our stuff is from Ikea) If we did the Uhaul box, all those boxes i would store at my parents in the downstairs family room which gets very little use now. However, I'm still in that stage should we just ship the stuff we know we want to keep for sure (ie: books) and sell off all of our kitchen stuff vs the u haul u box.

The most expensive kitchen item we have is the Keurig and that for sure is coming w/ us.

Recommendations?!

Thanks!
Dump the kitchen stuff. We moved an inordinate amount of stuff only to donate it when we got here. Seems when you move to a new place the old stuff just doesn't fit in.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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It sounds like you've already made your decision, but I just wanted to chime in anyway. Last summer I drove a U-Haul w/ my Mazda 3 towed behind it from Colorado to Virginia. It took about 30 hours. I was terrified to drive the big truck with the tow behind it. Terrified. But, it really wasn't that bad. I went through the couple of big cities (Kansas City and St. Louis were the biggest) in the middle of the night to avoid traffic.

On my way to CO I took only what I could fit in my car and I shipped probably 5 or 6 boxes of personal items like clothes, books, etc. beforehand. Shipping boxes gets expensive quickly. I think if I were you I would either get a truck and bring everything or I would minimize my belongings and take almost nothing.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: The Northeast - hoping one day the Northwest!
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Dump the kitchen stuff. We moved an inordinate amount of stuff only to donate it when we got here. Seems when you move to a new place the old stuff just doesn't fit in.

Yeah, we decided to get rid of the kitchen stuff, except for the coffee maker. The plates I like, but they were from Ikea and not expensive. It would cost more to ship them!

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It sounds like you've already made your decision, but I just wanted to chime in anyway. Last summer I drove a U-Haul w/ my Mazda 3 towed behind it from Colorado to Virginia. It took about 30 hours. I was terrified to drive the big truck with the tow behind it. Terrified. But, it really wasn't that bad. I went through the couple of big cities (Kansas City and St. Louis were the biggest) in the middle of the night to avoid traffic.

On my way to CO I took only what I could fit in my car and I shipped probably 5 or 6 boxes of personal items like clothes, books, etc. beforehand. Shipping boxes gets expensive quickly. I think if I were you I would either get a truck and bring everything or I would minimize my belongings and take almost nothing.
Yeah, we are going to do the shipping option for the stuff that doesn't fit int our cars. What way did you find cheapest? I'm assuming probably usps will have the best rates.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Take a look at Greyhound. My son moved back from Vancouver and shopped his stuff in boxes by Greyhound bus. Cheapest he found.
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