How are you moving?

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How are you moving?

U-haul and a bunch of buddies (aka free labor!)
79
46%
PODS type portable moving service
8
5%
Professional movers
10
6%
Trashing everything and starting over
43
25%
Forget moving my junk I'm selling it all on Craigslist/Ebay!
18
10%
Telekinesis of course!
14
8%
 
Total votes: 172

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sundevil77
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby sundevil77 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:13 pm

Okay, I know my question is a little off topic and a little forward thinking, but what do you guys plan on doing with your stuff during 1L/2L summer? Do you plan on leasing an apartment for 12 months and keeping it there? I'm sure many people plan on interning/clerking in a different city from where they're going to school. What do these people do? Move constantly? Put their stuff in storage for a couple of months? I'm curious to know what you all plan on doing.

Mr. Pablo
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby Mr. Pablo » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:27 pm

sundevil77 wrote:Okay, I know my question is a little off topic and a little forward thinking, but what do you guys plan on doing with your stuff during 1L/2L summer? Do you plan on leasing an apartment for 12 months and keeping it there? I'm sure many people plan on interning/clerking in a different city from where they're going to school. What do these people do? Move constantly? Put their stuff in storage for a couple of months? I'm curious to know what you all plan on doing.


The trick is to pare down your belongings, so that it fits neatly into a small truck (pick-up/uhaul/whathaveyou). Also, to buy a set of matching, stack-able plastic bins that fit nicely in said truck. This makes moving much easier, so picking up and moving to an apartment and back becomes less of a hassle. Also, don't own a lot of furniture until you buy a house, or at least until you rent a place near where you will work when you graduate.

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cranberry
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby cranberry » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:39 pm

I'm just leasing for 12 months and paying rent over the summer. I'll take $5000 in wasted rent over the hassle of totally dissembling my apartment, packing it up, moving it, storing it, moving it back, unpacking... twice... is not worth the effort to me. I moved my stuff into storage every summer for four years of college and it sucked.

For my 3L year I'll ask for a nine month lease or something, so I can move out before the summer.

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SwollenMonkey
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:50 pm

sundevil77 wrote:Okay, I know my question is a little off topic and a little forward thinking, but what do you guys plan on doing with your stuff during 1L/2L summer? Do you plan on leasing an apartment for 12 months and keeping it there? I'm sure many people plan on interning/clerking in a different city from where they're going to school. What do these people do? Move constantly? Put their stuff in storage for a couple of months? I'm curious to know what you all plan on doing.


I'm going to dump a big chunk of my belongings at the home of the nearest relative. I plan to survive on essentials.

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World B. Free
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby World B. Free » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:02 pm

I ended up staying local.... but if I were moving, I looked into Pods and that would've been best thing for me.

zorritta
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby zorritta » Wed May 25, 2011 11:01 am

I know at least in NYC, lot of people end up switching apartments for whatever reason. I'm at Columbia, and I hated the first apartment the Student Housing peeps dumped me in, so when I had an opportunity to move I just put my stuff in storage for the summer and moved it into a new place in August when I came back. I know Manhattan Mini Storage has pickup services, too, which might be free for students - that would make it TOTALLY worth it. Either way, though, I know they have a TON of locations around the city and the one near Columbia (107th/Amsterdam) was super clean and the staff was super-nice. I took advantage of this student storage special this summer, too: --LinkRemoved--

longhornlaw
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby longhornlaw » Wed May 25, 2011 11:11 am

Is anybody thinking of going the shipping you car route? I'm moving TX to California, and honestly it's looking like I could save a pretty penny by just buying new stuff out there and shipping the car fully loaded.

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cinephile
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby cinephile » Wed May 25, 2011 11:38 am

My mom's driving up with me, so we'll have two cars packed with all my personal belongings. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about furniture since I'm moving in with a friend whose place is already furnished. If I didn't have a furnished apartment, I think I'd go the Ikea route.

TNFSkier16
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby TNFSkier16 » Wed May 25, 2011 11:52 am

Uhaul with my Mom/Dad, Brother, and girlfriend. Free labor is the best! ~500 miles from DC to Syracuse.

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patagonia
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby patagonia » Wed May 25, 2011 12:11 pm

I currently live 3,000 miles away from my new school (and have for 6 years), but my parents live only about 60 miles away. I'm selling all of my stuff, shipping clothes, sentimental items, etc.. Luckily my parents are giving me my old (really nice!) bedroom set and a couch and a kitchen table. We're planning to hire movers for the furniture, though.

Moving is really a hassle isn't it?!

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akili
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby akili » Wed May 25, 2011 12:17 pm

I was going to use a moving company, but a quote to move to Nashville was 2000+ bucks. If I do the PODS/Upack thing it'll be under 1000. Think I'll just get some friends to help and pay for the mover dudes to move it in to my place in Nashville.

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joemoviebuff
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby joemoviebuff » Wed May 25, 2011 12:41 pm

Moving from Salt Lake City, Utah to Charlottesville, VA. I'm bringing my clothes, playstation/surround sound, movies, and some books. The rest I'm selling. I'll buy furniture for my bedroom on craiglist and amazon (my roommate is bringing living room furniture) when I get there.

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Rooney
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby Rooney » Wed May 25, 2011 12:57 pm

Doing what I did for undergrad: U-haul with a trailer behind to put my car on (entire car on trailer, not the front axle BS one)

flexityflex86
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed May 25, 2011 1:00 pm

Rooney wrote:Doing what I did for undergrad: U-haul with a trailer behind to put my car on (entire car on trailer, not the front axle BS one)

Aren't UHALL's 99 cents a mile?

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downing
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby downing » Wed May 25, 2011 1:05 pm

Moving from a life spare of material things in Hong Kong, to a one with a bunch of new stuff in Connecticut. I've already jotted down different plans for future desk and bed arrangements using the room plans offered by a few of the apartments in the area.

flexityflex86
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed May 25, 2011 1:07 pm

Debating if I should fly or drive from coast to coast - also wondering if driving is suicide for my car.

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Rooney
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby Rooney » Wed May 25, 2011 1:25 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
Rooney wrote:Doing what I did for undergrad: U-haul with a trailer behind to put my car on (entire car on trailer, not the front axle BS one)

Aren't UHALL's 99 cents a mile?


Just went to their website- for a 17 foot truck and trailer it's $298.00.
They quote me that price and say that covers 2 days of use and/or 197 miles. I put in the city where I'll pick it up and the city where I'll drop it off...which is only 165 miles away...

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Magnolia
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby Magnolia » Wed May 25, 2011 1:27 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
Rooney wrote:Doing what I did for undergrad: U-haul with a trailer behind to put my car on (entire car on trailer, not the front axle BS one)

Aren't UHALL's 99 cents a mile?

For long distance moves, they give you a mileage limit and you only have to pay by the mile if you exceed it.

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ladylegale
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby ladylegale » Wed May 25, 2011 2:11 pm

Burberry by Burberry wrote:I'm moving from TX to DC. My furniture will be stored with my 'rents. I'm flying to DC and will pay extra to check bags, as almost everything will be coming with me on the flight. I will UPS some stuff to my new address, and plan to buy whatever else I may need in DC.


You're moving plan sounds awesome! I'm jealous. :P

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ladylegale
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby ladylegale » Wed May 25, 2011 2:19 pm

I'm going to be moving from Charlotte, NC to DC. I'm not sure exactly how many miles it is, but according to mapquest its just over 6hrs. My sister and I share an apartment now and are both moving to the DC Metro area at the end of July & will be roomies again :roll: My parents are coming up from Southern Mississippi and New Orleans, LA to help with the move. I've also talked my other sisters and an uncle into helping as well. Having my family come up probably isn't necessary, but I just kinda want them there. I haven't decided what to do with my furniture yet. I'm quite attached to it, but everyone keeps telling me I should sell it & buy all new stuff.

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zonto
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby zonto » Wed May 25, 2011 2:28 pm

Probably just getting an ABF "pod" like was posted above. My wife's king bed and foam topper are too good to sell. A couple tables and random things too along with our clothes and other junk. The rest we'll pack in whichever car we don't sell and drive from Utah to Boston! :shock: I know I'm going to fall asleep twice on the drive there.

clone22
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby clone22 » Wed May 25, 2011 2:35 pm

Packing a sedan full of stuff and doing a 1500 mile route in one sitting. Anyone wanna convoy from south florida to ithaca?

duckmoney
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby duckmoney » Wed May 25, 2011 2:42 pm

Packing up the car and selling everything else, except the bed, shipping it. 900 miles.

sarahlawg
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby sarahlawg » Wed May 25, 2011 10:30 pm

I'm thinking about moving a bunch of my stuff through amtrak. I'm going from west coast to east coast and it's only $275 for 500lbs (pay per lb). No furniture, but I have lots of stuff that probably won't fit in my car. We'll probably sell all our furniture. Oy...moving is stressful.

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northwood
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Re: How are you moving?

Postby northwood » Wed May 25, 2011 10:46 pm

Moving 350 miles. Moving all of my furniture ( for a furnished 1 bedroom apt with a reading room) in a 17 foot Uhaul except for my dressers that are too heavy and bulky. Will buy those pieces at my new city and have them delivered. Brining my golf clubs, tv, liquor cabinet stock and a bag of clothes in my car and the rest in the Uhaul.

Have to leave the dog with my parents- as hes too sick to make the trip and needs to be let out of the house every 3 hours to go to the bathroom, or he goes in the house. Its tearing me apart on the inside, but he loves my parents house, so hes in a good place ( plus the vet lives down the street from them).




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