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Old 03-07-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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I've never made a major move like this before and little concerned about safety and travel costs. Can someone give me any recommendations? Anyone making a similar move?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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Recommendations for what?
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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I've never made a major move like this before and little concerned about safety and travel costs. Can someone give me any recommendations? Anyone making a similar move?
The cost of moving will depend on how much you're bringing with you and how you're getting it here. Professional movers. U-Haul. The cost will vary. As for safety, I don't see an issue. You won't be moving during inclement weather. No highway ice/snow to worry about. Melrose Park is primarily occupied by Italian-Americans and Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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I moved here from San Francisco. You could look into having all your stuff brought out here in a moving pod (just call some companies in your area or on their websites and see if they go from OR to Chicago). It was pretty convenient because then we just flew in and got the pod delivered about five days later. Good if you don't have too much stuff.

Other than that we've moved by truck all the way from the east coast to SF about a decade ago. Just check Penske/Uhaul/whatever and see their rates. Factor in gas using a calculator online for trucks. Plan where you want to make stops with google maps. Add it all up with food and supplies and that's that.

It's always been my wife and I together, so if it's just you you might wanna lean towards a pod or moving company.

We need more detailed info on your concerns/plans to be of much help I think. Do you have a job lined up; are you on a very limited budget? That sort of thing.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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My girlfriend and I will be moving to Chicago from Ohio in June.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Default Do the same thing

If you figure about 8 miles per gallon on a fully loaded U-Haul you won't be surprised at the cost of gas. The cost to rent a pod was $1000 in 2007.

If you hire a professional mover you do need to buy the insurance for full replacement. These people don't care about your furniture. They care about NOT paying to replace it. The one that handled mother's marble top tables crushed the tops and broke the legs and then and refused to pay because she didn't pay full insurance. Don't get caught in that dirty little long distance professional mover's secret.

U-Haul is no prize either. Caveat Emptor.


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My girlfriend and I will be moving to Chicago from Ohio in June.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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assuming you have an employer your moving for, ask them.
See how others have used in a similar situation.

You have many options to move expensive movers, three men and a truck movers, dare i mention craigs list but they do have movers ..... with the last be careful .... and get references.

Or just price out RYDER, UHAUL and do it your self ... just be sure to insure your contents.... no matter who moves it.... i would think your home owners agent could assist.
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