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    Hello!!!
    My family and I are making plans to relocate from Ohio to Florida in
    January- We have 3 small children also- well by this time we will have
    4 children!- Does anyone have any tips or money saving ideas to
    successfully accomplish our move when we do not have tons of money? I
    have been looking at u-hauls and the cheapest isnt under 3,000!!! on
    top of everything else EEK!!! PLease help if anyone can!!
    thanks so much!!!!
    corey

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    Re: Budget101.com : Moving out of state- Any suggestions????


    Ok Corey,
    I'm not American but had a similar move last fall. My fiance and I moved in
    together but because he has a really good paying job my children and I were
    the ones that relocated to where he was, one Province over. The tips I'm
    going to give are basically generic and should help almost anyone in a
    similar situation.

    We used movers. Yes movers get a bad rap for being this and that and
    ripping people off, etc. but for us they were a very good solution. I found
    the company online. They do moves across Canada but they are located in
    Quebec (which is where I was moving to, from Ontario)...they had an
    impressive website, strong commerical customer base and I searched online
    for good and bad and found very little. I called the company and very
    promptly the sales guy returned my call. We spoke at length about the move
    at least twice before I booked with them. He was sincere and the company
    has been in business over 25 years so it's not a "fly by night" one.

    I then did the online estimation on the move with the contents of my former
    home and in looking around was surprised that they honestly were the cheaper
    solution. When I had moved locally from one city to the next ( it's a
    Tri-City area set-up) I'd been charged almost $900.00 for a 40 minute away
    move! The estimation on a cross province move was $2K. I was surprised and
    that's with the "guys" doing the labour but I packed everything in advance.
    In the end (because I'm a very good packer) and the movers were excellent,
    good attitudes and hard workers unlike the previous movers I'd had) that in
    the end the actual "paid" cost of the movers was only about $1400.00. Which
    was a savings over the projected cost of $2,000.00.

    Also since I ran into problems I did not expect get these items before you
    leave your current state:

    1. Your children's long-form birth certificate
    2. any marriage certificate or certificate of divorce from the previous
    state.
    3. Financial records (hard copy)

    The reason I state your children's long-form birth certificate is because
    this never crossed my mind. In my previous province having the short-form
    was good enough. Switching provinces...without them....made it very hard to
    enroll my children in school.

    Even though I had all my custody papers, divorce papers proving that I have
    sole legal custody they wouldn't even look at them and only "provisionally"
    allowed my children to enroll until I came up with those documents. I now
    have my own long-form birth cert, my finace's and both of my kids. So, now
    with both short and long form I can statisfy any governmental requests for
    more documentation. It never occured that I would need this as I'm a
    Canadian citizen and so are my children but this varies from Province to
    Province up here and probably does in the States as well. I'd get them put
    them in a fire-proof lock box so you'll have them. It's better to be safe,
    than sorry.

    Also on the packing front, be ruthless and if possible use plastic
    totes...they are reusable, stronger than cardboard and you can write clearly
    on the outside what's in them as well as number them. I added additonal
    tape around them for stability (ie. lids popping off) but found they worked
    very well and are practical. Also save up for the "incidentals" things you
    don't think off right off...cleaning products, shelf paper, bug killer,
    possible fees for hook up of utilities, cable, phone. Do your research in
    advance. Call the chamber of commerce in the city you'll be moving to and
    ask about these things and try to set them up at your new address online
    before you get there. Our phone, cable, internet was hooked up 4 days after
    we moved here...the electrical was turned on for us the day previous to our
    move since I could do that online. ( I set up the dates for the other stuff
    on the phone, with the companies after searching online for them).

    Just a few ideas to keep in mind.

    Sincerely,
    Sherrilee

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    Re: Budget101.com : Moving out of state- Any suggestions????


    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, flyingkitty <flyingkitty@...> wrote:

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    > 1. Your children's long-form birth certificate


    I don't thnk we have different copies here in the states. You get a
    copy at the hospital which isn't a legal one, it's more of a decrotive
    one, has the foot print on it, etc. The legal ones all look the same,
    though, no short or long form that I'm aware of.

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    I didn't know about a difference either until I recently decided to get
    a copy...yeah, I know, I shoulda had one but I couldn't find it...
    anyway, when I contacted the state where I was born on-line, I learned
    that I had a choice! I went for the cheaper one -- the short one,
    which is the size of a post card. I do remember that the one that I
    had previously was like a reverse negative and seemed kinda fragile.
    so maybe things have changed a bit
    mos

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    Everytime I've gotten one, I've gone straight to the main county
    office (all 3 kids born in 3 different counties, so 3 different
    offices), I've gotten a photo copy of their official copy, and then
    they notarize it, for about $15 total. I've never been given a
    choice. Maybe it's a new thing? It's been 2 years since I last
    obtained a copy, but I have to go in the next week and get a copy of
    my youngest daughter's, because she's (finally!!) going to be
    starting preschool in the fall, and the paper work is due soon.

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    Re: Moving out of state- Any suggestions????


    my suggestion is this...reduce, reduce, reduce!!! that is get rid of
    everything that you haven't used or loved in the last year. have a
    yard sale, donate to a charity, or leave on the curb for someone or the
    garbage people to collect (I do suggest recycling, but when all else
    fails...). when you get rid of the items that you don't use regularly,
    you'll have far less to move. go room to room, closet to closet and
    start flinging items that just don't mean 'you' anymore. do an
    assessment of what you really need. I found when I moved across the
    country that the things that I really had to have boiled down to a
    stockpot, fry pan, slow cooker, DD's pitcher for Koolaid <GRIN>, some
    clothes, artwork, tv and stereo, and items that DD HAD TO HAVE (she was
    five). everything else could be replaced. with the money made by
    selling off everything, I was able to replace what I needed. not brand
    new, but good quality and good enough to set up a home just
    something to think about...
    mos

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    Re: Moving out of state- Any suggestions????


    Wow, that's a long move! And with 4 little ones!

    I can't give you much help in keeping the actual moving costs down, but
    I can give you some travel tips for keeping the trip down cheaper.

    1. Pack a cooler with milk, juice, ice, fruit, and lunch meat.
    2. Pack plastic bowls & spoons (not plasti-wear, but the durable
    plastic dishes you can find cheap at the dollar store), cereal, bread,
    and snacks.
    3. Get each child a few small "busy" items at the dollar store- crayons
    & coloring books, books, cars, etc. Give them out one at a time alone
    the way when the kids start complaining that they're bored.
    4. Map out parks in the further south region where the weather will be
    much nicer, and plan to stop as often as possible for the kids to get
    out and stretch thier legs.
    5. Make sure they eat some fruit on the way, the higher the water
    content, the better (think watermelon, grapes, apples), because they
    count for both liquid & food content, so your child won't get thirsty
    as often.

    You might also want to compare the price of hauling larger items down
    with the price of replacing the items at thrift stores later one. I had
    a friend who moved his girlfriend and her 2 kids from Washington state
    to Mass several years ago, and she insisted on bringing all of her
    furniture, most of which was from good will and not worth it, and half
    of the stuff she got rid of at a yard sale 2 weeks after she moved it
    there. The woman was a real peice of work to begin with, but he paid
    almost $5,000 to move her furniture from one place to the next, only to
    have her sell most of it for about $100 later.

    If the cost of moving it is going to be high, then sell it and use the
    money you made and the money you'll save to replace it when you get
    there. The less you have to haul down, the cheaper it will be. You
    won't need to use as much gas, either. The heavier the load, the more
    gas you use.

    With a move like that, you want to think minimalist. Move only what you
    absolutely have to, and sell off the rest. You'll make money for the
    move, and for replacing what needs to be.

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    If you have 4 little ones I highly suggest investing in a portable DVD player.
    You can get them for about $150 and they are worth every penny on long drives.
    Sanity does have a price and it is well worth paying. If you do not have any
    DVDs sign up for a month of netflix and get the 8 movie option you can cancel as
    soon as you get to your destination and just send the movies back. Also, you
    can join freecycle and place a wanted post for kids DVDs and I bet you would get
    some that way too!

 

 
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