The logistics of moving without a car
May 10, 2012 8:07 AM Subscribe
I'm moving in a few months and don't have a car. What are my options?
posted by xenization to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently in Philadelphia, and I'll be moving to New England this fall for grad school. I've never moved away for my education, so this'll be a new experience for me in any event. However, it's for a PhD, so the fact that I'll be moving for the next five (hopefully no more) years is intimidating, and it means that I don't really have the option of leaving things with, say, my parents. So all my stuff has to come with me.
I don't have a car or a driver's license; getting either in the meantime is unlikely, to say the least. A friend of mine promised he'd drive the rental truck--I'm confident everything I own can fit in a relatively small one--but now, because of his personal circumstances, it's very likely he won't be able to follow through. Off-hand, I can't think of any other friends who have that kind of flexibility to help out. (He's in academia, so the summer is full of downtime.)
In case I'm left stranded, what are my options for getting my possessions from Philly to New Hampshire? (I'm not worried about transporting myself.) Is it possible to do this relatively cheaply? If anyone has specific moving company suggestions, that'd be helpful too.