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Old 11-13-2006, 03:05 PM
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What is the cheapest way to move? My girlfriend said she shipped two boxes and a bike throught Amtrak for about $200 and then just whatever her car would hold. I'm thinking of doing the same, loading up my little Honda Civic. I don't have a lot of furniture, maybe a couple small nightstands and a bed, a small table, some pots and pans, some office stuff, photos. Nothing I'm real attached to, although I do like my little antique dresser. It seems like it would be more expensive to move the stuff from California to South Carolina than it would be to just get new stuff when I'm there.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:53 AM
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Default Rent a small travel trailer

You could rent a small travel trailer and that may give enough space to take all your junk. Or maybe even some sort of car top carrier.

Just hook them chairs over the back, you might look like the Beverly Hillbilly's pulling into town.

I have known people who did some of the major moving by UPS. Packed it all in boxes and had those shipped.

It does sound like you need a bit more cube volume for the bigger stuff. So a small trailer might be the ticket. You always wish you hadn't thrown away whatever on a move.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:57 PM
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Hi Cherylsletta,

I went through this about a year and a half ago, pulling a trailer on my Honda Accord from VA to AZ. If I had to do it again, I'd load up the car, maybe mail a couple boxes, and just get new stuff. It was a huge hassle with the stress of driving extra cautiously with the trailer, not being able to use AC for fear of overheating, and worrying about theft at hotels. Stopping for gas or food is also a pain since you need to make sure you'll fit. I believe it would have been cheaper after paying to have a hitch put on my car, renting the trailer, and having car problems fixed that I am convinced were caused by the towing.
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