I am worried and in a dilemma about getting and moving furniture during residency. I was accepted into hospital provided housing right by the hospital in New York City but because it needs to be cleaned and prepared it will not be available to move in until the middle of July, after I start training. I do have my own furniture at my parents house in Pennsylvania that I got during a previous job before I entered medical school (comfortable queen sized bed, dresser, desk, etc). During my rotations I stayed in furnished rented rooms with families but will now have my own place again. At first I was going to buy everything from a resident who was moving out, but then he did not have everything he said he would (including a dresser and other important things) and I would need to find storage for the things from the time he left to when my room is ready and then find a way to move it. My other plan was to simply move my things 180 miles from PA to New York or get everything I needed from someone else. My uncle who is in his 70s said he could drive my things to New York using a truck I rent but cannot lift anything heavy. So I will need to get help loading and unloading things. I noticed adds for moving help unloading things on Craigs list. Any experiences with that? The rental truck is cheap ($205 for one way rental with all fees and taxes) but the gas and paying for help loading and unloading will be expensive. I will not be able to be in PA to load things since I will have already started residency and will ask to get off to help unload. I will also have to move my things from my temporary housing. So I am asking myself is it worth paying up to $750 to $850 to move my personal things that I own and am comfortable with or use that money towards looking for and buying all new furniture that I would have to sell at a discount and get rid of at the end of training. Once I start training I will probably not want to go through the hassle of looking for things. It is bad enough I will need to move during my first month. If I found something on Craigs list I would have to pay someone to have it delivered to me. Of course if I moved my own things I would need to move them again at the end of training. I contacted a professional moving company and they wanted $1500 to move everything for me.