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Old 01-02-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: The edge of the world and all of Western civilization
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Hi all,
In December this year I plan to look for work in New York, and for now I'm trying to get a ballpark figure of my budget so that I know how much I'll need when I move. When I moved to OKC I used U-Pack for a 1,000+ mile move and it was only $900-something. They dropped a pod off at my apartment and delivered it to the local hub where I picked it up. However, this time around I can get my stuff to the pod at the hub but won't have a car when I move. Furthermore, I'm not comfortable with driving a large vehicle in New York, which rules out Penske, U-Haul, etc. I would probably hire local movers to pick it up and deliver it in town.

I want to cut expenses as much as possible and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for moving my stuff long distance in an affordable way. If it helps, all of my belongings fit into an 8' x 7' x 6' pod and I haven't acquired that much extra since moving here. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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Driving in NYC is not the incessant nightmare glorified in TV and movies. If you really want to cut expenses utilize a U-Haul, Budget or Penske 14' truck which is quite manageable and plan to arrive on a Sunday if traffic worries you. Sundays and even Saturdays to a lesser degree are much quieter traffic-wise in NYC.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Would you be OK with renting a pickup truck or cargo van in NYC, and doing the NYC hub pickup yourself ??
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: The edge of the world and all of Western civilization
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Thank you both for the responses. I should mention that in all likelihood I'll pack up and ensure my things are ready to go, then fly there. My father lives here and has a truck, and would more than likely meet me up there so he could at least get my dog to New York as he is too big to go in the cabin, and is brachycephalic, so flying cargo would be incredibly risky. I'm going there to scout neighborhoods this summer, so I'll be sure to pay extra close attention to road traffic that weekend.
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