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Old 10-02-2008, 04:11 PM
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by SubaruFiend View Post
my one BIG dilemma that I'm starting to realize is I have a LOT more clothing items and small stuff then I really realized..... more then would fit in my eclipse.....

(If you don't know how small an eclipse is, go look at the new 2009 models! They have NOOOOOOOO back seat and NOOOOOO trunk space.)

So I'm inevitably guna have to figure out some CHEAP way to move all my stuff.......

I'm really honestly looking into ABF U-pack even though I've heard horror stories....

I also read GOOD stories from people who packed their stuff SUPER well AND didn't have outrageous exectations (I realize that it's a freight company so I realize they aren't going to be as precise as an ACTUAL moving company).........

So I figure I can pack necessities for a time frame of two weeks and then ship all my crap via ABF u-pack. It's like $800 if I can figure out how to pack it all up in their trailer just right..... PLUS then I won't have to pay for gas for a rental truck...

and of course I can pack SOME stuff in my car.......
The relocube will be your cheapest and easiest way to move. Just load it tight and keep the heaviest stuff on the bottom and work your way back. Make sure you wrap glass ,tvs, valuables with heavy blankets . Tie furniture to the sides and make sure nothing can shift or move. Jam cardboard and clothing in any gapped area. Fill it as full as possible and you'll minimize any damage. You can put your own lock on when you're done.

Another way is the Abf trailer. They give you 5 feet back and 8 feet high with the original quote and it is about the same square foot as the relocube. Of course you can go past the 5 feet for extra. You load your stuff in an empty trailer and than place a barrier when you are finished so they can load their freight behind it. The chances are much higher for damages using this method. I used this method and my tvs,stereos,computers,furniture,belongings,etc were all fine. Just separate your stuff into heavy,medium,light and load according. Bring a tape measurer and tape with you and mark off 5 feet back. Load it high and tight and your stuff will be fine.

I wouldn't give up your stuff either as it would cost more to re-buy everything.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:19 PM
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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I've been down the same road and if I were doing it over, I would unload all furniture and start over. There are thrift stores and yard sales all over the country. Drive it as if you are in an adventure in your car, take a few secondary roads and give yourself a chance to meet some of the countryside along the way. Don't forget to take a camera!
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