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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM
 
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I am going to be moving to a new apartment 35 miles away. I am trying to way my options but not sure what ends up being cheaper. I can either hire labor from a moving company and rent a uhaul, or have a moving service move me in one of their trucks. Has anyone found that one is far cheaper than the other? Not sure if moving companies charge a hefty premium to use their trucks.
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Old Today, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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The cheapest way is to rent a trailer from Home Depot/Lowes ($19.00 a day) and do the move yourself.
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Old Today, 05:31 AM
 
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I am going to be moving to a new apartment 35 miles away. I am trying to way my options but not sure what ends up being cheaper. I can either hire labor from a moving company and rent a uhaul, or have a moving service move me in one of their trucks. Has anyone found that one is far cheaper than the other? Not sure if moving companies charge a hefty premium to use their trucks.
Moving companies typically charge an hourly fee for local moves. It’s not going to be any cheaper to have them load it into a rental truck for a 35-mile trip. If you can’t move the large stuff yourself, the best way to save money is to try to get as many boxes/items over on your own to minimize the time you need to use the service. They usually have a 2 or 3 hour minimum. They are usually cheaper Mon-Thurs than Fri-Sat as well.
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Old Today, 10:32 AM
 
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Uhaul, friends, beer/pizza. Cheapest way possible..
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