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Freight Shipping vs Renting a Truck

My parents are getting a divorce. They live in St. Petersburg FL, whereas I live in Atlanta GA (about 7.5 hours difference drive time). My mother has a lot of furniture she's been wanting me to take forever, and the plan has always been for my husband and I to take some time off, rent a car to drive down and then rent a moving truck to drive back, with the furniture etc inside. Now that it's slightly more urgent, and with gas being $3/gallon here, I'm thinking of getting a freight company to just ship me all the stuff she wants us to have instead. I don't know anything about what that costs (about to do research after I post this) since I've never done it before. However, also because of my lack of experiance, I'm not sure if this is a better idea than getting it all myself. I don't know any of the companies out there, or their reputations (I am sort of hoping I can find a site that has reviews or something useful). So I come to all of you, in hopes of guidance.

Please share any experiances you might have with this sort of thing with me - if there's a company you'd recommend/avoid/etc, if you've done it in the past and found it to be more/less of a hassle than collecting the items yourself, etc! ANYTHING you have to offer will help me feel less overwhelmed, at the very least!

Thank you all very much for any and all help.
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