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Moving

I'm about to go to work, but I thought I would throw this out there really quick. Since the majority of you from what I can tell are already married, I'm guessing you have experience with this. I'm moving across the country in a couple months. Any inexpensive tips on how to move my stuff? I was looking at uhauls and stuff, they are so expensive. And, I don't have a car nor do I know anyone that would want to drag a trailer across country for me.

Any tips/advive would be very helpful!

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  • Can your husband drive out to your house after the wedding and drive with you back to wherever he's stationed with your stuff in his car? If needed, you could also get a Uhaul to tow.
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  • I can't remember, so I'm guessing you are moving to be with your H who is already somewhere?

    If that is so, there is really no cheap way of doing it.  You really have three choices.  1. Hire a moving service to move all of your stuff.  2. Rent a U-Haul and haul it your self.  3. Sell as much as you can and buy new stuff when you get there. 

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  • I honestly don't have any great advice. Because I had to move across an ocean I just packed a couple suitcases and we have been buying new stuff here. I would definitely say renting a u-haul, budget, or mayflower moving truck is going to be the most cost effective for you. Less hassle if you hire someone to do it though.

     

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  • We had this issue.  We had to rent a penske because we wouldn't have gotten much money from the furniture we had to be able to buy new when we got here.  It wasn't too bad.  Gas was awful though.  I would say go to different rental companies and pit them against each other it is pretty much what we did i would say we a quote for x amount here for this can you do better?  And ask for a military discount.  Depending on how much you have to move it might just be better to seel and buy when you get there.
  • Oh I also did want to add, when my cousin moved across the country last year she had a lot of things shipped via train. I have no idea how much it cost, but it might be worth looking into if you didn't want to drive the stuff yourself.
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  • If you're getting married, then you will be put on his orders, and the military will pay for your move. You can move yourself and get reimbursed, or have them move you. There are pros and cons to both.
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  • image JillyWtP:
    If you're getting married, then you will be put on his orders, and the military will pay for your move. You can move yourself and get reimbursed, or have them move you. There are pros and cons to both.

    I was wondering if that might be an option. I brought it up the issue of moving to my FI last night, but he didn't say anything about that. I'll have to ask him to look into it.

     

    Thank you all for your advice, though.

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  •  I think (I could be wrong) but if he is already at his permament duty station they the military will not pay for you to move your stuff. However the expenses that you incure in doing so are tax deductible.

    I am currently in the process of moving across the country as well and we opted for a DITY move and the cheapest company to rent a truck from that I've come across is Penske.

    Good luck with the move and congrats on the marriage!

  • We did not get reimbursed for my move to NC because to do so DH would have had to change his home of record to NC and we wanted to keep it in OH since neither of us have to pay state taxes that way.

    I rented from penske as well and I think all in (gas too) it cost me approx $1000.  I realize OH to NC is not a "cross country" move, but that may give you something to compare to.

    I had a friend who moved cross country after getting married, and they asked for all giftcards or returned what they got and rebought everything after the move...

    actually come to think of it I had a college friend move from VA to CA and drove a truck herself, I'll try and talk to her and see who she rented through/how much it cost. 

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     I think (I could be wrong) but if he is already at his permament duty station they the military will not pay for you to move your stuff. However the expenses that you incure in doing so are tax deductible.

    I am currently in the process of moving across the country as well and we opted for a DITY move and the cheapest company to rent a truck from that I've come across is Penske.

    Good luck with the move and congrats on the marriage!

    This is what I've always heard as well. 

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