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Old 07-06-2010, 09:12 PM
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I'm moving to LA for a job. However, I'm relocating from Minneapolis and I have to pay moving costs. So, 2 questions:

1) Whats the cheapest way to move 2,000 miles?
2) Wahts the easiest way to move 2,000 miles?

I'm thinking about just loading up my little Toyota Yaris with clothes and basic stuff and then buy a cheap bed and funiture once I get out there. Otherwise, I am thinking on getting a UHaul, but it seems expensive and a lot of work.

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Old 07-06-2010, 10:01 PM
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Add up what everything you have will cost to replace to get you by. Then find the price of a U-haul. Don't forget to add gas to the price of the U-haul. See which is cheaper. If you don't have a ton of possessions I bet buying new things will be the better option. That's what I did when I moved 2,500 miles.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:11 AM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I agree, if you really don't need much, pack up your personal belongings, maybe some kitchen supplies like pots, pans, blender, mixer, etc and get on the road. When you get to Ca you can spend time on Craigslist, yes, buy a new bed, etc. Not only will it probably be cheap or cheaper, but you will start your new life with new things and it is fun.

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Old 07-07-2010, 07:01 AM
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I moved from LA and I sent all my boxes by AMTRAK, and It was/is MUCH cheaper than using a moving company.
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