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Where to sell my stuff? I'm moving abroad and not returning.

Hi, everyone. I'm interested in selling all of my belongings--two beds, nice chairs, a dresser, a dinner table set, and high chairs--due to an exciting cross-world move. Though I'm currently based in Utah, the bulk of my furniture is disassembled in a storage unit back in Ohio, and I'm expected to leave the US in August 2016. Any tips on what sites to sell things on beyond the typical Craigslist or cosignment shops? I don't anticipate returning stateside anytime soon. Thanks much.
posted by aristotlefangirl on Sep 30, 2015 - 4 answers

How will weather conditions affect our cross country move from PA to OR?

Moving to Oregon from Pennsylvania, and trying to plan the drive across the country. Googling keeps telling me weather might be an issue for a more northern route but I can't figure out what to do - details below. [more inside]
posted by FireFountain on Mar 8, 2015 - 7 answers

Cross-country move with small cargo trailer: terrible or great idea?

My wife and I are moving cross country from Denver to Orlando, FL. We have two cars and a 1400 sq. ft. house full of furniture and stuff. We have looked into renting trucks and ABF U-pack and they all seem prohibitively expensive, eg. in the few thousand dollar range. Plus, if we rent a truck we have to trailer our other car. Our latest idea is to rent a small U-haul trailer, get rid of A LOT of our stuff, and trailer out there what we need in two or three trips. We have until about June 1st to be completely moved. However, the U-Haul trailers are heavy --about 1000 lbs-- and our car can only tow 1500lbs (2014 Subaru Crosstrek). This doesn't leave much room for things. Our latest idea is to buy a second-hand cargo trailer, about 5x8 ft, for $1500 or so, and use that. The trailers we have looked at weigh more like 700lbs. Then, when we are done with the trailer, we can sell it at a small loss. Is this a terrible idea? Has anyone pulled a trailer with such a small car? How much stuff can we carry and not exceed our 800lb limit?
posted by subtlemel on Feb 17, 2015 - 22 answers

What's the most fairly priced, least crooked long-distance mover?

What's the most fairly priced, least crooked long-distance mover? [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Feb 5, 2015 - 12 answers

Letting your car take a ride by itself?

I'm moving from Boston to Seattle in a month. Hooray! I need to ship my older (1990) but much beloved Jeep Cherokee there, as the economics and time of a road trip don't make sense. Boo! What advice/experiences have you had with car shippers? Are there particular companies you'd vouch for or avoid? [more inside]
posted by andorphin on Aug 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Recommendations for US Moving Companies (FL to MA)

I’m looking for moving company recommendations for a cross-country move in the US [more inside]
posted by puppet, sock on Jul 7, 2014 - 4 answers

Driving cross-country from NYC to LA

What is the best way for a student to move her things cross-country? She will be making the drive across, spending time in a few cities along the way. [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Jul 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Winter trail-sharing etiquette?

Cross-country skiing on trails also used by snowmobiles: Apart from common courtesy and common sense, is there any etiquette that I should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Will I collapse and then freeze to death in the woods?

I've been thinking of trying cross-country skiing this winter. How easy is it to learn, and is it possible to start without a great baseline level of fitness? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Nov 18, 2013 - 18 answers

Across America by bicycle … in about 8 weeks!

I've always harbored an ambition to ride across the U.S., but I thought I might have to quit my job to do so. My company just implemented eight-week sabbaticals though, so maybe I won't have to! I'm considering doing it next year, and I'd like some advice from people who've done a similar trip. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Sep 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Best "white glove" cross-country moving service for a "van load"

My septuagenerian parents are moving about a van load of their belongs (computers, television, clothes, kitchen dishes, etc.) from coast to coast. Ideally, the company hired would come to their house and respectfully pack everything and then ship it across country where, once again, they would unpack everything. Do you know of such a service? (Related, but not exactly: do you recommend a service for moving a car – vehicle – cross country?) Thank you!
posted by noway on Jun 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Cross-country move... how does it work?

My fiancé and I are planning a cross-country move for the first week in May. We're planning to book a moving company for our stuff, fly ourselves, and ... somehow get our three cats there. The logistics of arranging all these things is just baffling to me. [yes, the required cat pictures have been included] [more inside]
posted by duien on Apr 15, 2013 - 20 answers

One thing you wish you'd thought of before a cross-country move

Moving across the country - what do you wish you'd know? Tl;dr version inside [more inside]
posted by dotgirl on Feb 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Twin Cities XC ski stores!

I'm in the Twin Cities, and I see a number of great-sounding ski stores in my area: Sisu Nordic, Hoigaard's, Midwest Mountaineering, Hopkins Ski and Cycle, and more. Can anyone help me suss out exactly what makes each store unique? I want to buy skate skis and equipment, both local and new, so help me out. Also, are there any good ski forums for the area?
posted by cothebadger on Nov 4, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I move my plants cross-country?

How do I move my plants cross-country? [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Litterbox issue when traveling by car with cat

I am getting ready to move 1000 miles with my cat. I have a crate for him, and a litter box to travel with. But I'm concerned about when he might have to use it during the trip because I would like to keep him in the crate (as recommended by just about everyone I've talked to.) Is it ok to have him in the crate for 8 hours and give him occasional food and water and then let him use his litterbox when we arrive at our destination each night? Around the house he often goes that long without using his litterbox...but I'm just not sure if that will be ok. [more inside]
posted by kathleenl on Jul 17, 2008 - 19 answers

Registry Logistics

How do I register for wedding gifts but have them delivered to a yet unknown address? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Apr 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Car rental insurance, yea or nay?

Driving from Denver to Portland and back in a rental car, in January.... [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun on Dec 14, 2007 - 7 answers

How does one move cross-country?

How does one move cross-country? [more inside]
posted by hazelshade on Oct 23, 2006 - 15 answers

On the road again...

I'm flying up to Cleveland in May for a business meeting and have been toying with the idea of renting a car to drive home to Texas. What's the best way to approach this? [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy on Apr 11, 2006 - 7 answers

Internet access while biking cross-country

I'm taking three months this summer to bike cross-country with my father. Is there any way for us to have (reasonably) uninterrupted wireless internet on the route? [more inside]
posted by felix betachat on Dec 3, 2005 - 7 answers

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