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Old 09-12-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: AZ
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So I moved from NJ to AZ - but I still have things (pictures in frames, shoes, etc) in NJ that I'd like transported from my family's home in NJ to AZ. I'm thinking of shipping boxes, but I've never shipped boxes that far for something like this so I need advice. Do I try to do a few big boxes? How big? Or is it better to do a bunch of little boxes? Which is safest way? Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:34 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Bunch of "smaller" boxes that don't weight to much.

Heavy boxes tend to get more damage then lighter (25lb or less)
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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+1 on more small boxes rather than something big and heavy.

We shipped a lot of stuff for our cross country move via Amtrak(which was cheapest option by far) loaded up in the Lowe's small sized heavy duty boxes. They all made it through unscathed.
Shop Lowe's Small Heavy Duty Cardboard Moving Box (Actual 12-in x 16-in) at Lowes.com
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I don't know if they still do it, and if so, how cost effective it is now, but when my son went to college we shipped big boxes via Greyhound, from Miami, FL to New Haven, CT We had to take/pick them up from the station, but it was no biggie. We did the same exact thing when he returned back to MIA. I know we had some kind of student discount at that time. Worth looking in to to see if they still do it, and the cost from point A to point B.


BTW, the way up and back, all his stuff arrived, no problem, and even before we got there. I once shipped a chandelier to someone in another state the same way.
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:50 PM
 
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On one move, I shipped my boxes back home (lots of books in liqueur cases) via UPS. They picked them up from my house, held them until I was ready to receive them in the next location and delivered them to my home. Wonderful service and not overly expensive.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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On one move, I shipped my boxes back home (lots of books in liqueur cases) via UPS. They picked them up from my house, held them until I was ready to receive them in the next location and delivered them to my home. Wonderful service and not overly expensive.
When I move this is what I intend to do with books. No need to fill the truck and hear about all those books if I don't need to. What's the best kind of boxes and how do you get liqueur boxes in an area where you have to go to a store for it? Maybe I should call them and ask they save them for me.

I'm also taking my shelves off the wall and disassembling them. Easy to put them back together. It sounds like an excellent idea to have them shipped in a way everything will be peaceful.

I was going to post a question about this so thank you for beating me to it!

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