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Old 11-27-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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Hi all,

I am looking to make a west cpast to east coast move just before christmas.
I am selling off most of my stuff and have only boxes (@ 15-20 24"x24'x24" and 5-6 book boxes) with me. Would you tell me if there is any cheaper way of moving this stuff than using a relocube with U-pack.
I also have to move my car. driving with a truck cross country is not feasible because of certain issues.
anybody dealt with similar scenarios?

Thnks in advance..
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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Hi all,

I am looking to make a west cpast to east coast move just before christmas.
I am selling off most of my stuff and have only boxes (@ 15-20 24"x24'x24" and 5-6 book boxes) with me. Would you tell me if there is any cheaper way of moving this stuff than using a relocube with U-pack.
I also have to move my car. driving with a truck cross country is not feasible because of certain issues.
anybody dealt with similar scenarios?

Thnks in advance..
I am doing the opposite of you by moving to the west coast from the east coast. I also have the same small amount of boxes as you do though half of my possessions are in storage in Honolulu. I did spend $3500 to ship my stuff to Hawaii by ABF relocube. I then shipped half back by USPS parcel post. Not worth all the PO trips and damaged boxes. USPS media mail is cheap for boxes of books but if using parcel post, double box and plastic bag liners are good ideas.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:21 AM
 
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See if you can acquire two standard 48" x 40" wooden pallets that you can stack the boxes on. Once loaded, you'll have to wrap them in plastic stretch wrap to secure them to the base.

Most nationwide common carriers such a ABF, Yellow/Roadway (now YRC Worldwide), FedEx or UPS Freight, can perform an inside residential pick up and delivery for an additional charge if they have the necessary liftgate and forklift equipment at both locations.

These are freight companies so your things are going to travel across country on spring ride trailers or intermodal trains. It a rough ride but a lot cheaper than traditional HHG movers.

If you can't do this, some movers will pick up your boxes and pack them into 200 cu ft wooden liftvans and then ship them via common carrier. You pay extra for the pick-up/delivery service.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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When I moved from CA to IL, I packed as many boxes into my car as I could and then had my parents ship the remaining boxes after I arrived. I put all the books in separate boxes and had them shipped USPS Media Mail. The rest just went via ground and was less than $100 for 3 large boxes. Even with 15 boxes, you would only be looking at $500-$600 to have them shipped versus over $1k for any moving service (PODs and such). Just be sure to take the heaviest items in the car.
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