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Old 06-05-2009, 11:56 PM
 
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hey guys,
as the title says, I am moving to central MA in August. I am trying to do this move as cheaply as possible. I am the only one moving so that makes it a little more interesting in terms of getting my stuff and my car up there.

Right now, my plan is to move my bed, dresser, small kitchen table and chairs, and then a few boxes of stuff like dishes, clothes, etc. Most of this stuff will be loaded into my SUV, along with my TV and TV stand.

I have looked at umove.com and got a quote of $868 for the trailer option and $961 for the Relocube.

My original plan was to rent a Uhaul trailer to load my stuff in and tow it with my car. I am seriously rethinking that after some of the threads I have read here.

So does anyone know of any other options for a single gal that won't break my budget? Right now, I am thinking that selling all of my furniture isn't such a bad way to go.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:23 AM
 
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Default Not many options

I've done both - moved things and sold things to move.

I don't miss anything I sold, so if you simply need to tighten the budget, keep the personal items (or have a trusted person send them parcel post - pretty cheap!) and get a blowup bed for 40 bucks.

You will rough it until you get furniture, but you will get furniture and dishes and all of those things again.

My two cents!

P.S. My Dad was worried with me driving cross country, luckily my male cousin was with me, made me and my Dad feel safer. Hope you can have someone drive with you, but if not, travel during the daytime.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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I have a blow up bed that I bought last year after I got divorced. I pretty much walked away from all of the stuff in my house last year. So I know I can handle not having things, or a lot of things.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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You can sell almost anything quickly through craigslist and buy there as well. You have to determine the value of the items you have to see if they are worth moving. If what you own doesn't have much value and you can replace them then it is probably best to sell. If you don't have the ability to replace the items then it is probably best to move them.
I suggest not doing the Uhaul trailer thing unless you are close to God. From the items you mentioned on this post I think you can get all of them into one ABF relo cube. Unless they have doubled their prices I think one relo cube from TN to MA should be less than the price you stated.
If in doubt call ABF.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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from the email I received from ABF:

ReloCubeĀ® Options
Move Type 1 ReloCube
Terminal-to-terminal delivery $631
Door-to-door delivery $935
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Seems a bit high, but did you check the price on a truck rental? ABF will probably still be cheaper.
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