June 24, 2011 7:00 AM Subscribe
How can I transport all of my stuff very cheaply?
posted by whalebreath to travel & transportation (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am preparing to move across several provinces. The move involves at least three days driving and one six hour ferry crossing. The sentient beings involved in the move include myself, my 70 lb dog, and my friend.
I have possessions that I've become very attached to in my current home/province. Loads of books, sporting equipment, clothing, 2 bikes, a dog crate and baby gate, binders full of school work, etc. Also a beautiful antique dresser and side table and a bed.
I'm willing to sell the dresser and bed, but am wondering the best way to transport the rest of my stuff, given that I am driving an Echo and most of the inside of the car will be occupied by humans and canine. I'm also broke broke broke.
I'm thinking I'll buy a bike rack for the two bikes (90$). Then maybe a roof bag for the piles of clothing? I have no roof racks and don't think I can afford them. Do roof bags that just go on your roof work? Will it fall off?
Would roof racks be worth it?
I've tried posting ads on craigslist offering to pay small sums of money if people could take some of my stuff, but haven't gotten any responses.
Shipping items is costly as well. I'll get rid of as much as I can, but have no idea how to transport the rest.
Any ideas, metafilter?