Moving to New York. How?
I'm moving to Manhattan from Boston in about a month. Great! Except now I'm in a deadlock regarding how
Aside from clothes and kitchen stuff, I basically just have bedroom furniture. It's all Ikea, but it's less than a year old, in good shape, and I like it. I can't for the life of me decide whether I should sell it or bring it, and if I bring it, how to do so. Extenuating factors: I need to spend as little money as possible ($1,800 for a real mover is just way too much for me; I can budget maybe $600 tops), I'm small and weak, and I have to move on a weekday, so I can't rely on help from my stronger friends.
As far as I can tell, I have three options:
Option 1: Rent a Penske truck, load it up with my (generous, but also small and weak) 50-something mom, and move that way. That would cost about $200, plus several hours of difficult labor for me and my mom. Did I mention we're both really weak?
Option 2: Go with a mover from CityMove
. Right now, I have an offer for a flat rate of $475 for a highly-rated guy and a truck. I'd still have to help some with packing and unpacking the truck, but it would give my mom a break and we wouldn't have to deal with managing a large truck on I-95.
Option 3: Sell my furniture for whatever I can get for it, move the rest of my stuff in my car, and buy new Ikea furniture when I get there.
Please hope me? I'm basically lost in the woods here.