Okay, short and simple... we are moving cross country, I need help.
No, not actual help as in "help me, help you", not that help.
I just need advice...
We are selling almost everything here; we are keeping one sofa, two/three chairs, a desk, and a couple of trinkets here and there.
Our move will consist mainly of a lot of framed stuff; paintings, posters, photos, you name it... in all sizes and colors (we don't discriminate in the churdiales's household).
So, what to do? Clock is ticking...
A) rent a U-Haul truck? Which one is the bang for my money? (I will need to tow my car with it, so besides renting a truck, I have to rent one of those towing devices, as well.)
(A.1. Do I just sell my car here, buy one on the East Coast, does this make more sense than towing it?)
B) rent some "space" on an 18-wheeler?
C) spend money on a professional moving company?
To give you more input, I looked into U-Haul and Penske, and they both ended up being around $800-1,000 for a decent size truck... (plus gas, of course).
So, is it smart to pay $1,000 and do everything myself, or is there a better option out there... as in cheaper and more efficient (efficient = me not doing a damn thing)?
I ask because I know some of you have done moves recently... anyway, hope there are some experienced people out there that can throw some pertinent info my way...
(Oh, and buy that huge painting I have for sale here so that I don't have to rent a bigger/longer truck for it...)