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Old 04-20-2019, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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That's certainly a reasonable option. Does Fed Ex pick the boxes up at your door or do you need to drive them to a Fed Ex location?
I donít know because I havenít done it. My friend delivered hers to Fed Ex, but you could call and ask them if you could set up a pickup.
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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That's certainly a reasonable option. Does Fed Ex pick the boxes up at your door or do you need to drive them to a Fed Ex location?
FedEx will pickup, but you have to create an account, and print your own labels

https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping...e-pickups.html

You can also drop off at some non-FedEx locations

"Dropoff shipments at a participating location including Walgreens, select grocery stores and more."
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:39 PM
 
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Calico, I figured there had to be others like me, lol!
in that odd between spot of not enough stuff for a POD or Uhaul, but not so little of things that a few suitcases on a flight will work out.
I am likely moving in 4 months, so if that is before your move, check back, I'll post what I went with, about how much it cost, etc.
I will be calling Fedex in the next few days, as well, to make sure size of the box doesn't crank up the price a lot like with USPS.
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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Calico, I figured there had to be others like me, lol!
in that odd between spot of not enough stuff for a POD or Uhaul, but not so little of things that a few suitcases on a flight will work out.
I am likely moving in 4 months, so if that is before your move, check back, I'll post what I went with, about how much it cost, etc.
I will be calling Fedex in the next few days, as well, to make sure size of the box doesn't crank up the price a lot like with USPS.
I'm also in the same boat as you are. I have some vintage things that are important to me that I don't want to leave behind but not enough for a POD. Besides, POD won't ship directly to where I want to move to. I have to go to one of their facilities several towns away, rent a truck and then bring the stuff back myself. It makes no sense with the $2500 cost to do that not to mention the hassle involved. I'd rather spend $1000 in shipping fees via Fed Ex and have the stuff brought right to my door.

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Old 04-21-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Calico, I figured there had to be others like me, lol!
in that odd between spot of not enough stuff for a POD or Uhaul, but not so little of things that a few suitcases on a flight will work out.
I am likely moving in 4 months, so if that is before your move, check back, I'll post what I went with, about how much it cost, etc.
I will be calling Fedex in the next few days, as well, to make sure size of the box doesn't crank up the price a lot like with USPS.
Something else to consider - anything over 150 pounds is considered "freight" vs "package". The main difference is that freight is palletized. If there is any way to palletize your boxes and stretch wrap or tie them down, it's more cost effective than shipping individual boxes. Of course this doesn't work very well if you're on the second story of an apartment or something, but I thought I'd add that to the discussion in case it's relevant to anyone looking at this. Here's a great website that describes what's needed to move LTL (less than truckload) freight for residential.

https://www.freightpros.com/blog/ltl...ight-services/
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Since I first saw this thread I did some research on the FedEx and UPS websites. I found that UPS will ship just about anything, including furniture (including even a piano). They have not only boxes but IIRC they have wooden crates.

I think with both you can set up a pickup at your home and delivery to your destination. I'm 66 so while I can pack and unpack, I can't lift and load or unload.

Now I'm off to look at Moonlady's link!
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