My wife, I and our 2 kids are in the process of planning on moving from the Chicago area to the Denver area.
My question is which of these moving options would you recommend:
- Rent a truck and move the stuff (traditional way). Cost for truck rental excluding gas is $1100.
- Buy a moving truck, get insurance and plates on it, sell it after we are done moving.
- Buy a pickup truck with a trailer and downsize our stuff to fit in the pickup truck/trailer. Sell the trailer once we are done moving.
- Forget it all and just take enough to fit into 2 cars we have right now, picking up items we need at the other end. We'd then dispose of one of the cars when we arrive (it's on it's last leg).
Here's where we're at:
- We've been donating a lot of our stuff, it's been helpful for my wife to see what we really need and hopefully get us to ERE faster by making future choices easier.
- We made a list of items to be moved, which includes our year supply of food, beds, clothes, misc kitchen items, etc.
- We're moving in with the in-laws since they have 2 extra bedrooms and we can help each other reach retirement faster.
- I'm going through the second round of interviews this week, salary will be almost 6 figures, which we'll save 2/3 of.