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Apr 03, 13:22
Question by teampeanuts (teampeanuts)

Moving Just Clothes

My daughter is leaving for college across the country at the end of the summer. All she really needs to move are clothes, books and some other small items. Hiring movers or even getting a pod seems to be too much. However, it's more than she would be able to bring on her flight. If she were bringing a car, it would all fit, but she won't be, so we've got to find something else. What would be the best option for us? Should we just pack up boxes and ship via UPS?

Apr 21, 08:34
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The best (and least) expensive way to ship these items would be by UPS, or a similar carrier. The reason that a moving company would not be the best option is that most of them have a minimum weight filter of 1,000 pounds. Meaning, you would have to pay for a 1,000 pound move, even though the total weight of your move would not come close. Before you ship her items, be sure to check with UPS or another carrier for their maximum weight and size requirements per box. This will enable you to pack accordingly, as well as avoid the possible rejection of any cartons. I would also suggest that you purchase
insurance for each carton you decide to ship. 

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