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Old 12-13-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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I am probably be coming in April - May, so it will be a little bit. that could be a way to too. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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Well, this isn't much of an idea but It works for me....at least the last time I made a big move.

"Do not bring anything" except for necessities of course. I couldn't believe how much i spent to move what turned out to be junk a few years later. If you can afford it or it even might work out better. Sell as much as you can and then buy stuff when you get here.

Anyways...Its probably not what your looking for but i thought I'd mentioned it. good luck
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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We downsized BIG time when we moved to WI 19 months ago, and using professionals, it cost $2000.00. Given that we had to come thru Chicago (nightmare!!!), I was really happy that we weren't in a rental truck with the vehicle on the back.

Not sure how we are going to make the return move yet, but I know DH wants to look into either Penske or Budget. NEVER, NEVER rent a U-Haul for long distance moving. You will be sitting on the side of the road, and probably before you even cross your first State line.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Maine
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First go through all your stuff and get rid of what you don't need. Then do it again.
We have actually had good luck with U-Hauls. Maybe we got lucky?
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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We downsized BIG time when we moved to WI 19 months ago, and using professionals, it cost $2000.00. Given that we had to come thru Chicago (nightmare!!!), I was really happy that we weren't in a rental truck with the vehicle on the back.

Not sure how we are going to make the return move yet, but I know DH wants to look into either Penske or Budget.

Have you thought about using the Badger car ferry that runs between Manitowoc, WI and Ludington, MI. Cuts off that whole nightmare Chicago route and then you can take an angling course down through the State of Michigan that actually saves quite a few miles over driving around the end of the Lake. I know that they take large vehicles like moving trucks (It was built to take train cars). Who knows, a 4 hour trip and time to sit back and have a movie, snack, watch the waves. might be relaxing part of the trip and worth the money. The other ferry doesn't take large vehicles.
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:52 PM
 
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Last year I moved from the Baileyville,ME. area to Georgia , and the bill was 6,000 for really not even anywhere near a full load.. My stuff arrived , damaged and broken , and we were very unhappy with North American Van Lines.. for all our damaged and missing things we got 100.00.. I RECEIVED MY DECEASED MOTHER'S CUT GLASS 4 MONTHS AFTER WE MOVED!! Next move will be with Bekins.. Great reliable and careful movers!!!
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:28 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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Anyone know anything about "PODS"? Probably expensive but the concept is great.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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Fly,

Actually I just checked into the Pods deal and from the quotes I am getting, it runs about the same. I mean it is still around 3 grand, but they drop off the pod and you can take your time loading it, I think up to 30 days. Then they pick up and will take it to your destination. And the total included taxes and fuel. I think the mailing items up sounds good and I have plenty of time. Also do plan on having a HUGE moving sale.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is expensive! I think perhaps we will sell or give away stuff here and then purchase in Maine. We do have some furniture and stuff I want to take, but some big bulky stuff like the box spring and mattress could well be replaced and some of the bureau (what is plural of bureau bureaus????) are mismatched second hand store items. When I came here I ruthlessley sorted thru my stuff; i marked off a 5x8 area with masking tape on the floor and just told myself, if you can fit it in there you can take it other wise do the Buddha thing and get rid of it. (Attatchment and grasping) is the source of suffering. It worked pretty well. First I let my kids take anything they could use, including things they would have inherited--take it now; then I put things in the yard and marked them all FREE! I took lots of books to the public library. I am ok with that, but I can't convince my DP to give away three out of style tuxedos that he had when he lived in NYC and frequented the Met. I don't think he will get anymore use of them in Maine than he has in southern california.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:48 PM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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Talking "men"...they are all alike

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but I can't convince my DP to give away three out of style tuxedos that he had when he lived in NYC and frequented the Met. I don't think he will get anymore use of them in Maine than he has in southern california.
My hubby is so much like that. I have been getting rid of all kinds of things that I don't want to move, But when he tried to I ended up packing 2 Large moving boes with baseball hats, One large box with just the tee-shirts from everywhere and one with all the boots he has been getting to be home in Maine again.
I like the mail it idea, that would save lots of space for those precious baseball hats.
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