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Old 05-31-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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I am moving from chicago to the orlando area around the 15th of June. My dates are somewhat flexible. I am moving a large 1 bedroom apt to a house in the suburbs of orlando. I have looked at renting a truck and that is going to cost over $1600 when all is said and done. I also have a small car that I am not sure I want to drive down but the cheapest price I have found online to transport it is $600. There has got to be a cheaper way! If anyone has any suggestions that would be great.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Check with all the large moving companies in your area. They combine "loads" with other families so don't think they won't do smaller jobs. Make sure you get at least 3 estimates because they will really be different. Renting a truck is a hassle and with the price of gas these days, very expensive.

Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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I am considering using PODS moving system. When I crunched the numbers, it is cheaper and easier to ship your stuff with a POD (portable on demand storage) than it is to get a truck. They have a web site and it is easy to get a quote. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I shipped using a carrier that puts things on pallets and delivered to my home. I can't post their name here but it's a name with three letters and the first is the same as my first name. PM me if you can't figure it out!
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Downtown Orlando, FL
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I second the PODS mention. It's a lot cheaper and you work at your own pace. I have used them twice in a year and both times were very painless. The best part of PODS is that they are stored in a climate controlled place until you're ready for the furniture. It makes it a LOT easier to call up and have it when you're ready.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:01 AM
 
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Check with all the large moving companies in your area. They combine "loads" with other families so don't think they won't do smaller jobs. Make sure you get at least 3 estimates because they will really be different. Renting a truck is a hassle and with the price of gas these days, very expensive.

Good luck!
Good point on the gas.... Orlando to Winchester, VA was at least $400 in gas.....
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