You don’t have to rent a truck or hire movers when you move. You have other options for moving your belongings.
A moving truck may not be necessary for you. You might be able share a truck with another customer of a moving company if you don’t move a lot of items. This option is available for interstate moves.
FedEx states that freight is any shipment exceeding 150 pounds. You can send bulk items by air, sea, land or any combination thereof. It may be economical depending on your move.
A company can drop off a portable storage container at your home. You fill it up with your belongings. It is picked up by the company and shipped to your new residence. Ask if portable storage containers can be placed on the street or property of your future and current homes.
Not all your possessions are treasures. Consider whether it is worth the effort and cost to move an item. If the item isn’t worth it, you can sell, trade, or dispose of it and then buy another one once you get to your destination. It’s easier and cheaper to move with less.