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Old 06-09-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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Default Best option for moving a small amount of stuff?

Hi. I'm moving from Jersey City Heights to Midwood Brooklyn. I don't have a lot of stuff...no furniture just books, clothes, lamp, bathroom stuff, etc. Maybe about 10 medium sized boxes all together.

I've done this type of thing entirely on the subway before, but don't really feel like going through that again. I'm assuming there's a reasonably cheap way of moving from jersey city to bk with a small amount of stuff. I don't want to drive though. I considered just putting an ad on craigslist, but I'm not sure if I want to trust a random stranger from craigslist with me and a van-full of my stuff.

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I would see if I could find a friend or two, rent a minivan, and move, since the minivan should be able to handle everything if you didn't want a cargo van, and the restrictions of a non-passenger vehicle in terms of parking and driving on some routes. And, after the move, take them out to dinner, or do something else fun. You may need one person to sit in the vehicle, if you cannot park at the new apartment, hence looking for two friends who would be willing to help. It would be easier than using the train, since that would be so many trips.

I would not trust some random responder on CL, though if you find a legitimate company who could handle the move from an ad on CL, that would be different.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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Maybe instead of 10 medium boxes, use 5 large boxes, and ship them. The books sound like they are the heaviest thing you have, so you can take those with you on the subway possibly.
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