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Old 01-13-2007, 11:47 PM
 
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Does anyone know of any companies where you can store household items and then later have them shipped to another state? I checked into using a POD but that's too expensive for our budget ($2,000 shipping and $179/mo for storage). Part of the problem is we don't have a lot of valuable furniture, its mainly boxes, tv, appliances, etc. so its a small load and we can't ship anything till after we move (no address yet). One of those small trailers would be enough but our car doesn't have a hitch and I think its too light to pull a trailer.

I'm open to other suggestions is you have them. We're getting tired of getting rid of and then replacing the same things.
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I priced about a half dozen places for shipping from PA to NM and all of them were over USD2000.00.

I've put all my things in storage until I am clearer about where I want to live permanently. It is not cheap.

The least expensive way, and even that turns out to be just a little less expensive is u-hauling it yourself.
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:13 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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U-haul can be the way to go, in fact they offer a month's free storage if you move with them - no need for a trailer. One of you can drive the car.
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:34 AM
 
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Thanks for suggesting u-haul - I never knew they had storage available. With only 1 driver, it gets a little more complicated. I saw that some locations accept deliveries too which is nice. Maybe I can rent space here and see if they'll ship it to the other place, ship things (UPS?) to my new location. Or fly back here and ship it myself/drive it down in their truck. I agree it gets expensive no matter how you figure it, especially if you have a smaller amt of stuff - too much for a car but not really enough for a mover and storage fees do add up if it takes awhile.

At any rate, u-haul has a lot more services available than just truck rental. I only wish you could use their cargo vans for out of state moves.
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:55 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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You can also rent one of their trucks and hitch the car to it in back, that's one of the options on their website. That way only one driver is necessary.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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Default Storing cheaply

Hi,
I am new and don't know how to get around the site. But I have your same problem. Did you find an answer?
Thanks,
LN
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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If PODS is over your budget, check with U-Pack Moving. They have smaller containers and I'm pretty sure they will store them locally and ship at a later date.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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Can you rent a u-haul/penske truck, pull your car behind it and take your stuff with you and just rent a storage space in the new town? That way your items will be close. I know a lot of smaller towns have storage places that are fairly cheap.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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If the town has U-Haul storage, then you can get a month free when you arrive.
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