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Old 01-01-2017, 10:18 PM
 
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We are planning a move to a southern state from New England and will have a 6 month gap between moving out and moving into our new home. I'd like to use a storage pod(?) to store a small amount of furniture and belongings, and then ship it to our new home when we are ready.

Feedback on whether this is feasible or a good idea? Any vendors in the Boston area we can use?
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Certainly feasible, and done all the time. Some possible vendors:
http://www.upack.com/ (best imho)
https://www.uhaul.com/UBox/
https://www.pods.com/
Moving Company – Long Distance Moving Services - United and Mayflower Moving Containers

Have you considered any "parking" issues at the old & new locations ? Containers are usually left over 1 or 2 nites.

Also, do a word search in this Forum for experiences of others.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Evansville, IN
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We used Pods when we moved from California to Tennessee. The warehouse where they stored the pods was about 20 miles from our new house, so they just delivered it to us on a pre-arranged date. We packed everything & loaded it ourselves & didn't have any damage to our stuff. Worked out great.

A moving van was fine when we moved to CA, plus it was on DH's employer's dime. Later, at retirement time, doing it ourselves wasn't as hard as we thought it might be.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:25 AM
 
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You will need to make sure that PODS delivers to your new city/town. I used them several years ago and was happy with them, but I do remember that one of the things that surprised me was that they didn't service all areas. If they still don't service your area, you can still use them, but will need to hire a moving truck to off-load the POD and re-load into their truck for delivery to your home.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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You will need to make sure that PODS delivers to your new city/town. I used them several years ago and was happy with them, but I do remember that one of the things that surprised me was that they didn't service all areas. If they still don't service your area, you can still use them, but will need to hire a moving truck to off-load the POD and re-load into their truck for delivery to your home.
In addition, this process is also used if there is a problem "parking" the container at either end (or both) of the move. In some cases, even with the added cost of a local rental truck, the overall move is still cost effective vs a full-service mover, or one-way rental.

Especially if storage is involved, as movers will unload their van at a warehouse for storage, then re-load for delivery. With a container, your stuff stays in the container.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Read up on pod reviews. My son and his wife were considering that option til they read up on the storage fees and all the additional costs. They got clever and got a local container .. Had it hauled to a rental garage ( local elder couple), and paid 70% less then what was quoted by pods. The elder couple lived in their new neighborhood so it worked out great!
Be resourceful .. There are feasible options .
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