My mom is moving out of her house. She has a piano in the living room and a pool table in the basement, and has told me that if I can get them out of there, I can have them. I am trying to figure out a cost-effective way to move them approximately 300 miles.
The piano is an upright and the pool table has a slate top made up of three 200-lb slabs. I can take the pool table apart but still have to worry about how to transport the slabs without breaking them.
I’ve checked rental truck prices. Unfortunately the smallest rental trucks (about 10’ or 12’) don’t come with ramps, and I’ve moved a piano in a truck without a ramp before and it wasn’t fun. So, the smallest truck I could rent with a ramp, even though it is more truck than I need, is going to run me close to $500 for a one-way trip.
My wife has suggested contacting a moving company to see if we could piggyback these items on a larger load going our way. I wasn’t even aware that was an option but might be worth looking into.
Any other options I should consider? If this was a cross-town move, it would be a piece of cake, but a cross-state move is a completely different story.