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How does one ship a super small studio apartment's worth of stuff from one state to another?

Asked by jessenicholas (2points) August 26th, 2007

I have an assortment of personal belongings (about enough to fill a small bedroom: bed, dresser, chair, boxes of books, clothes, etc.) in Wisconsin and I need it to go to Massachusetts. I am not with the items. What is the cheapest way to get it from point A to point B without driving it myself? Time is not a problem.

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gailcalled's avatar

It used to be that the big moving companies would “piggyback” a smallish load in a van if it were heading in your new direction. Don’t know whether that still applies. Call one of the more reliable (what a joke) cos. and ask about polcy. It also used to be $1000 minimum. Movers used to pack too, but that adds money. There is Craigs List, but who knows who will show up.

joli's avatar

I shipped stuff by train years ago from Texas to California. It was very inexpensive.

nebrow's avatar


pack your stuff in one of their containers…they come pick it up and deliver wherever you want

simple and easy

PJM's avatar

Try ABF UPACK. I’ve used them before and found them to be reliable and less expensive vs. PODS.

melohhh's avatar

Amtrak or greyhound. it’s cheaper than UPS or Fed-Ex, but you have to have someone drop it off & you’d have to pick it up at the station

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