Help me move from Hawaii to Philadelphia.
December 28, 2009 2:07 PM Subscribe
I’m hoping the hive mind can help me come up with a good cost-effective plan, so I have good position to negotiate for money for moving.
posted by rickim to travel & transportation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My company, who originally sent me to Hawaii 3 years ago, wants to relocate me back to Philadelphia. Although Hawaii is wonderful, my wife and I have decided that moving back would be the best thing to do. We’ve agreed on salary, but moving costs will need to be negotiated.
We currently have a 2-bedroom apartment, with beds, couches, desk, etc, nothing that we are emotionally attached to. We also have a 2000 Jetta that’s worth about $5k.
Also it would be fantastic if it were cost effective to drive it myself across the country, as I would love to take a cross-country road trip.
What I am thinking at this point is:
• Sell everything large (car, furniture) via Craigslist.
• Ship everything else via Cargo to west coast
• Buy a new or used car on the west coast
• Load up car and drive to Philly
Is that actually feasible or cost effective, has anyone done something similar?
Other ideas I’m open too, but would like advice/recommendations:
• Shipping everything else all the way to Philly
• Renting a truck and driving it myself