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Im moving to a new building in the fall. My old building was literally 4 minutes away so I could easily go back and forth. It took me 6 trips to pack my classroom (yeah, I know ).

So, my new building is closer to 20 minutes. Im trying to decide if I want to go back and forth 6 times and waste all that time and gas or rent a small delivery truck and get it done with in one trip.

Ideas? Suggestions?

I dont have anyone who can help me.


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Wow! First, I'm surprised for an in district transfer you have to move all of your own stuff. When I transferred within district, the district took care of moving all of myself.

I know Uhaul has moving vans for $19.99 where I live. It might be worth it.

I personally would be overwhelmed with all of the things to move though. I personally would rather do it little by little rather than 1 big trip or 6 trips back to back. Like 1-2 trips a day until it's done. That's just me though.
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And I like to get everything in and then sort through it as I unpack.
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I would prefer to get it all done in one trip if possible, so Id rent a small truck if the price is reasonable.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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Sadly I pick renting a small truck.

I can't believe your district doesn't move you.


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Even if they did, I wouldnt trust them to move my personal stuff because it would have to sit in the warehouse over the summer and things have a tendency to get lost.

Id be livid if they lost my personal things and theres no way theyd replace anything that was lost.
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I'm like you and would like to get it all moved at once. Twenty buck to tent a UHaul would be money well spent for me. Hopefully you can find someone to help you unload.
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I say go with whatever is going to cause the least amount of stress. Money spent that causes you a better state of well-being/mindset, is money well spent.
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I am quite the control freak. I would rent the uhaul and do it all myself. Then sit with a glass of wine and one very large ice pack.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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I'd probably do it myself in six trips over six days. I'm too cheap to rent a truck.

District here used to move your items, but stopped doing that a while ago. Now they only move teachers involuntarily transferred. If you choose to transfer you are in your own.


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I vote for renting a truck and moving everything in 1 trip. Post pictures of your new room. So happy for your new adventure.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:04 PM
 
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Personally, driving a uhaul would make me extremely nervous, but that's just me. So for me I'd take the multiple trips. If you're going to be spending some time setting up anyway, it might make sense to take some things, start unpacking/setting up, and then take some other things the next day, etc. That way you're not just spending time driving back and forth all day. I'd also consider purging some items- you must have a TON of stuff! Do you really use all of it?

If the uhaul is only $20 and you're comfortable driving it, that actually might work out financially better or at least around the same as driving back and forth 6 times.

Our district doesn't move people if you transfer. I didn't know that was a thing! I'm in a very small district though. Transfers happen, but they're not as common as I imagine they are in large districts.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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I used to rent a Uhaul Cargo Van for my small business every weekend. Keep in mind it wont just be $20 😜 There is a charge per mile, then you also need to refill the gas.
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:30 AM
 
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Rent a truck, get some friends, and get it done.

Do you have friends with trucks and SUVs that could all get together one day and take a trip to get it all done then?
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I've had to rent a truck many times because we must move everything, every year
I live about 20 minutes from my school. I rented a U Haul minivan rather than the open truck, and it was easy to pack; drive; and unload.
As others posted, the truck is $20, but there are other charges that will be charged. I think I paid $100 in total, but it was worth it.

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Old 07-16-2019, 06:25 AM
 
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I definitely have enough for a U-Haul.
That said, I would do separate trips. I could see a teacher moving classrooms with a U-Haul resulting in a bad first impression on custodial staff, secretaries, admins, and even some other teachers.

Like I said, I've easily got that much stuff, but I just think a U-Haul might be bad optics.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:26 AM
 
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Get it done and over with!
Good luck!
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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So I posted about the Uhaul van being 19.99 in my area. Oops, sorry my bad, I forgot about the mileage cost and adding in gas. It's been awhile since I've rented from Uhaul. Sorry!
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