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Old 05-27-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Hi everyone! I wanted to thank you all for the great advice on here. Does anyone know of any movers or cheaper way to move across country? We are moving from CA to NC. We are taking only about one room worth of stuff.

Thanks so much!
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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You could check into Lowe's or Home Depot or PODS. They drop off a container. You load it up. They deliver it. You hire some people on both ends if you need them, to load and unload.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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Seems like some kind of LTL shipping service would be your best bet.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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With that small a load, I suspect your expectations of "inexpensive" will be shattered.

I'd get rid of as much as possible, take what you can in the car. If you insist on moving books, CD's or DVD's, use box them up and use USPS Media Mail. Box up what you can and send it UPS. That will end up being the cheapest method.

Second cheapest method is going to be a UHaul that you pull behind or car, or maybe a small UHaul truck/van.

Ultimately, the words "inexpensive" and "cross country move" don't belong in the same sentence.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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my family just moved from ca to nc. we got a relocube and it fit our majorly downsized 3 bedroom house and all the stuff that comes with a family of 4. but we are pretty minimalistic. it cost us i think around $2,000. it was the cheapest we found and they were prompt and friendly and it took 5 days for our cube to arrive in our driveway here in nc.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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Thank you all for your feedback :-) to the last poster what company did you use? I know that it's going to be more costly than expected… Just trying to find the cheapest way to move our stuff. We will get rid of a lot of things though!
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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We used Upack for our CA to NC move last year.

They have a lot of options based on size you need (one "pod", more "pods", or truck space you pay for by sq ft).

I agree with the PP who suggested bring as little as possible. We found it was cheaper to sell most our furniture and replace it on the other end than to move it. You need to evaluate your situation, but we brought very little with us.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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Thanks so much! That's the plan...to bring as little as possible!
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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UHaul pods were the least expensive option when we priced a recent NC to AZ move.

We've used UPack before and been pleased.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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I used the movers recommended by uhaul. When i booked the truck they asked me if I needed help loading/unloading/driving the truck & sent me a quote. It seemed pretty reasonable compared to the other movers I was searching online. So I used them & was happy about the move. Give it a try & compare to others in your area.
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