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Cross country move in US

  1. Mar 27, 2016 #1

    joshmccraney

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    Hi PF!

    I am moving from Oregon to New York for grad school and am wondering the cheapest way to move my bed and mattress. Any ideas? I don't think the best route is to buy a new bed and mattress in NY.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2016 #2

    jtbell

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    Have you tried calling local moving companies to see if they would take on such a small load and what they would charge? You'd probably have to wait a week or two for delivery, and use a sleeping bag and pad on the floor of your new apartment in the meantime.

    I suspect it would be too big for UPS, but it wouldn't hurt to ask them, too.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2016 #3

    joshmccraney

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    Thanks, I haven't yet, but that's a good option.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2016 #4

    berkeman

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    Do you have a trailer hitch on your vehicle?
     
  6. Mar 27, 2016 #5
    I think a bed and a mattress fits in a pickup. If you dismantle it even better.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2016 #6

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    Who needs a pickup truck? You can even use it for taking a nap at Rest Stops along the way... :smile:

    camper17.jpg
     
  8. Mar 27, 2016 #7
    :oldlaugh:

    This is epic.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2016 #8

    joshmccraney

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    Hahahahahahah that's a hilarious picture! I don't have a hitch, but I may know of a family member who does.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2016 #9

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Stuff you mattress into a plastic bag and vacuum seal it enough so that it fits inside a backpack :biggrin:

    (just kidding . . . seriously!)
     
  11. Mar 28, 2016 #10

    Evo

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    Large national movers are always looking for small moves to fill their trailers, your stuff will ship with someone elses, but shouldn't cost too much.

    Have you checked out renting a truck from a car rental or U-hual?
     
  12. Mar 28, 2016 #11

    joshmccraney

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    Large national movers; do you have any companies in mind or is this something I should google?

    I haven't looked into a U-haul yet, but this may be a solution.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2016 #12

    Evo

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    Google "van lines" and you'll find a bunch to choose from, not sure what kind of rates you'll get, summer is always highest due to being the busiest.
     
  14. Mar 28, 2016 #13

    joshmccraney

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    Thanks so much!
     
  15. Mar 28, 2016 #14

    Evo

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    Good luck, I've been through many interstate moves following my now ex-husband as he got a new job about every 18 months. Some were fine some were nightmares with insane moving employees and, well, I could write a book, I guess it would be a horror story. :eek:
     
  16. Mar 29, 2016 #15

    joshmccraney

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    Yikes! Every 18 months is one heck of a commitment! Moving once sounds like a lot of work, and I'm just moving me!
     
  17. Mar 29, 2016 #16

    jim hardy

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    If the bed isn't a family heirloom
    don't let it own you.

    Where in New York is your grad school ?
    If NYC i'd say shed the car too and take Amtrak. It drops you downtown , no airport-into-town hassle
    Check these two websites
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=+Foam+mattress (right in Brooklyn)
    http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shopping/the-best-thrift-stores-in-new-york

    Fair Anne's mom lived at Delancy and Ave A . Plenty of used furniture shops around there,,, (well, there were plenty ten years ago. )

    old jim
     
  18. Mar 29, 2016 #17

    joshmccraney

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    It's in Ithaca, so about 4 hours from NYC I think?

    Ikea is awesome though; that's where my bed frame is from now!
     
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