Brooklyn-based budget blog Brokelyn breaks down the many different ways to get your stuff home from IKEA Red Hook — online delivery, gypsy cab, IKEA shuttle, Craigslist help, Uhaul, store delivery, car service, rental car, bus, Zipcar and subway. Talk about a service piece!
With cost analysis and humor, it's worth checking out for New York City residents who frequent the Swedish Giant.
The best line in the Brokelyn piece by Tim Donnelly: "And we picked a standard item to test across all platforms: the Kullen, a three-door beast of a wardrobe that comes in two boxes and clocks in at $149 dollars and 228 pounds, which we choose as a fair representative of a difficult-to-transport item (and maybe hoping for some accidental search traffic for New Moon fans)."
See the pros, cons and costs at Brokelyn | What's the cheapest (and easiest) way to get your stuff home from Ikea?
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