(Closed) If you have bought furniture on Craigslist–how did you transport it?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Rent a truck and enlist friends or look for a moving service and have them meet you at the person’s house and transport it to your house (more expensive)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We rented a trailer from U-Haul.  I have a hitch on my Subaru and I love it. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If you have ZipCar or IGo in your area, at least one of them now has vans available.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Before I married the man with the truck, I would usually bribe friends with trucks. I think most Home Depots in the area rent trucks and cargo vans by the hour but I have no clue how much they cost, probably similar to a uhaul I would guess.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We borrow a friend’s truck whenever we buy furniture from anywhere that doesn’t deliver. He’ll usually offer to come with to help load/unload

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

treat it for Bedbugs before bringing it into your home, that’s my only advice!  Especially if its used

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can go to Home Depot and rent trucks for 19 dollars for 75 minutes! I would be careful buying second hand furniture because of bedbug issues!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MM423:  We got our queen size bed and mattres (together) in my husband’s small Ford Focus. We also got our futon and our papsan chair back home too (but not together). If it’s not too far and you’re creative it can be done 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We used 2 cars! Granted it was for a dresser and crib.. and the crib was in pieces… (not a drop down)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I have gotten two bedframes and two “new” mattresses on Craigslist (still in the plastic), never had a problem with bedbugs.  Both times I used my cousin, who had a truck.

Darling Husband bought a fridge on craigslist, and rented a van from UHaul for like $40.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

When we need to move furniture or something big, we borrow my FIL’s van. Can you borrow a van from someone?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We borrowed a family member’s or friend’s truck.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

We rented a u haul for $19:)

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I found a seller that was willing to transport a couch to my apartment for like, $10 – lucky that I ended up really liking that couch, because I only had my brother and a Jeep Grand Cherokee to try to transport something else home!  So look out for people who can move the furniture for you, they do exist!

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