Ok- I;m just in the 'thinking' stages of this and I know all around its just a bad idea but it needs to be done.
Last year we did a very ill fated move 'back home'. At some point I need to get back 'home' to get my stuff. I have approx 20 storage boxes in my mothers garage that she is not willing to ship to me. Most of which is DS stuff and rightfully he would like his stuff.
My thought was I could fly out there,)(there is an overnight flight)spen a long weekend, sorting boxes and seeing what we 'really' need and rent a van/suv and drive the 2-3 days back with said possessions. I realize this puts me in a long weekend with very toxic people and yet another cross country drive. However shipping the boxes seems futile at this point when I;m up there. I could probably toss 1/2 the stuff. The clothes no longer fit.(Im celiac and i've lost 5 sizes in the past year, ds has changed sizes as well) I can make executive decisions on the books etc.
When I go to price one way rentals on cars/suv/mini vans they are so $$$ Like darn near 2k. Plus my flight up there. I was not taking DS.
My mother is totally on my case about 'everything we left up there' so I need to make an effort to get this stuff since she isn't sending it back. I dont' have 3k to dump into a long weekend plus added therapy sessions when I get back. I would guess everything would fit in a mini van/ large SUV. I need to go thru the boxes. I don't even remember whats up there. When I left last summer I packed my car with essentials and never looked back.
Ive told her over and over again to get rid of my clothes as I'm not longer that size. I've dropped at least 5 sizes. I don't have the time or the $$ for a vacation up there. I can take an overnight flight, work like a horse for 2 days to get this done then hit the road and drive for 2 days to get home. I know some of the stuff isn't coming back. Like I said the clothes. None of the winter clothes will do any of us any good. We live in AZ and our stuff is stranded in OH. Being selfish I want my 2 boxes of craft supplies and DS is patiently waiting for his boxes of LEGO;s
So far KAYAK has shown me budget with a minivan for under 1k which is less than shipping all those boxes back. Fuel would be about $400 2 hotel rooms $150 and my sanity might never recover.. but we would have our stuff. are mini vans easy to pack with stuff?? I really don't want to do this. I don't want to make a x-county trip. I don't want to face my family again but my kiddo has been almost a year with out his stuff and I need to get it for him. and heck I want my stuff too.
help me talk this out... this would take my entire IRS refund and all my psych meds to accomplish.