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Old 07-22-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Hi all. As I stated in another thread, I am moving to San Antonio soon from Virginia Beach, which is a 1600 mile trip. I am relocating with work, and they are giving me a sizable lump sum to move with.

Here is my problem.

I currently live in a Studio apartment that is just a hair over 200 sq feet. The furniture I have and would move is

a 37 inch LCD tv
An awesome Chaise lounger
Full Size Bed
Chest from Pier One (Coffee table)

The other stuff that I have is a TON of clothes, of which I am selling quite a bit of on Ebay right now.

Is this worth moving in a truck?

I have priced a truck and car dolly, from Penske it would be about 1400 bucks. Add in Gas, and it easy is over 2K. My GF has volunteered to drive down with me if I fly her back. So we would have to have probably 2 nights worth of hotels, plus food for two people and a flight, so, conservatively, I am at 2500 to move that stuff

I have been thinking about..

shipping most of my clothes and books and dvd's via UPS.
Packing whatever else I can get in my car (Saturn Ion Redline) and setting sail, and buying new. I am renting a small, new 500 sq foot apt down there.
My car gets pretty good gas mileage, so it would probably only cost me about 300 in gas, plus 1 night at a hotel, as I can stay with a friend the last night in San Antonio before I get the keys to my apartment.

I put an ad on CL to sell my TV, and already got an offer to buy it for 500. Also, I can get this and the chest in my back seat, (tight squeeze) if I decide to not sell the tv. Plus, the chest can hold a bunch of things.

Part of me wants to move it all, so I dont have to buy the new stuff. The other part of me says, screw it, and start over fresh. I would guess for 2500 bucks, I could get a nice couch and chair, bed, and decent tv and be where I am at now.

If you were me, what would you do?
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Put what fits in car GO! OR rent a uhaul trailer..car your car tow? They have small to large.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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The car is a supercharged 4 cyl, I don't think it can tow, and I am not sure I'd want to tempt fate even if it could!
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I would probably get rid of what I had and go. It would give me a good excuse to go shopping when I get there!
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Just get rid of it. It is fun to buy new stuff.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Pack the car & go...
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: 2nd state in the union...
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I agree with everyone else. If it were me, I'd sell what I could and start over with new stuff. And think of all the hassle you'd save from trying to pack it all up and haul it; then move it in when you get there!

Good luck!
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Start fresh!

I did that years ago, transfered overseas. Before I went, I sold or got rid of everything I owned, the only things I kept were some items of personal value like pics, awards, ect... and some clothes and my laptop.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I just moved and am glad I kept what I did and got rid of what I didn't like. Keep only what you like and get rid of the rest!
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I just moved and am glad I kept what I did and got rid of what I didn't like. Keep only what you like and get rid of the rest!
I just moved six months ago and agree with Photobuff42's comment. Keep only the things that you like (or know you will absolutely use in the new place) and get rid of the rest.
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