In this case, the guaranteed delivery date is 10 days after pick-up. The only catch is you’ll need a vehicle with some towing power in order to make this work. (Then you’d also have to consider the cost of refilling, which will likely entail trips to the mechanic both before and after the move.). You’ll simply ship your vehicle — and save miles and gas. Although Jacob is months away from 25, we can’t fudge that. I hope this post will save Jacob — and you — from some of those extravagant moving expenses. In addition to letgo, he considers using Craigslist, which allows him to geographically pinpoint potential buyers. Jacob has a Chase Sapphire credit card, which gets him tons of travel points. One guy is supposed to come pick it up for $70 but never shows. About 14 hours from Denver — en route to Tampa — is Mount Vernon, Indiana. Cargo trailers, moving containers, palate shippers, freight trailers, moving companies, and rental trucks are all great options but your specific circumstances will determine which option is the cheapest. I made $180 and donated the rest of my clothes to Goodwill. They were careful about the items being moved and had smart calls of where things should be while I had to leave for a moment. When moving furniture overseas, it’s vital that your belongings are given the utmost care. MiniMoves provides the highest quality cross country furniture shipping services in the industry. We’d just need the bread, which would cost about $7. Score! To simplify the process as much as possible, I investigated three options: drive everything, ship everything or sell everything. Have a gap in your lease or want some time to find a new place to live? BLOG Find the best way to ship and the cheapest rates with couriers like UPS and Fedex in our shipping guide. I start thinking outside the pod — err, box — and find uShip. Ryan has been quoted in Consumer Reports, US News & World Report, Reader's Digest and more for moving advice. Get great ideas about how to build your savings delivered straight to your inbox in The Penny Hoarder Daily. Budget‘s 12- and 16-foot trucks are priced the same, so I go for the larger option, which has a loading ramp and towing capabilities — perfect if you have a car. The process: Type in your information and wait for a phone call. Let’s be clear, if you’re moving in the summer (April-September) moving companies are going to be far from the cheapest option. Budget does charge an underage fee for those 18-24 years old. The reason few companies rent cargo trailers is because driving with a trailer is dangerous- especially for the inexperienced. Finally, we calculated the food. She says often the company bundles those up as a package for a discount, but it all depends. CLIENT REVIEWS I don’t continue on to see what that charge would be because I don’t want to enter my credit card information. Prices range from $405 to $942. The Penny Hoarder Community, This week’s Community Announcement 11.13.20, See more in Announcements or ask a money question, If You Have More Than $1,000 in Your Checking Account, Make These 6 Moves, 10 Quick Steps That’ll Have You Managing Your Money Like A Millionaire, 32 Legitimate Ways to Earn Money Online, From the Convenience of Home, 8 Secrets of The Wealthy That Most of Us Ignore, We Ran Our Saturday Errands at Dollar General and Walgreens. With any move, I just feel money being sucked out of me. It always helps to have a little money in the bank. Over the years we have seen a lot when we move furniture. A full-service moving company will provide all the loading, unloading, blankets, straps, etc. Do-it-yourself truck rental will provide you with the most convenient date schedule since you’re the one behind the wheel, but all that work and driving isn’t easy. All of my questions were answered and the follow up was exceptional. Allied Van Lines and Mayflower are two companies I’ve seen on the road — and the first two to pop up on Google. Jacob purchased it two years ago for $400. Let’s tie in a $15, on-the-road snack fee to be safe. If you’re in a college town, use Facebook groups. I scroll through the FAQ page and find we can ship vehicles in the box, as long as all fluids are emptied. Jacob ultimately decided to mix and match his options.