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Old 02-26-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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I might be moving back to the east coast soon (unfortunately) and for now I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to move my 1 BR apartment. The PODS or Upack thing sounds great, except I live in an apartment in downtown San Diego, there is no room for a POD anywhere. I'm sure plenty of people have had this problem (especially those living in major cities), does anybody know how to do this? Can you drive all your stuff to a location where the POD is?
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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Do you have any friends who have a traditional home with a driveway or front curb that they would be willing to let you use? I do believe ABF allows you to bring your items to their location, but we used the big trailer option for a much bigger home that your apartment. Definitely make some phone calls and ask.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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I might be moving back to the east coast soon (unfortunately) and for now I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to move my 1 BR apartment. The PODS or Upack thing sounds great, except I live in an apartment in downtown San Diego, there is no room for a POD anywhere. I'm sure plenty of people have had this problem (especially those living in major cities), does anybody know how to do this? Can you drive all your stuff to a location where the POD is?
Yes. For sure ABF's Upack offers this method. Not sure about PODS.

See http://blog.upack.com/posts/do-it-yo...ies-abf-u-pack where it says:

"For those who want to cut their moving expenses even further, U-Pack is able to offer a terminal-to-terminal moving option. Instead of the moving equipment delivered to you for loading/unloading, you go to the moving equipment located at the ABF Service Center closest to your origin and destination"
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:52 PM
 
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Ok thanks for the responses, I'm just try to plan everything out ahead of time now, I'm beyond stressed having been unemployed for close to 4 months so this is one less thing to have to worry about.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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Hi - I was doing similar research this week, and wanted to suggest that you call the local ABF terminal near you (if you call the 1800 number, they are super helpful.) I live in NYC, and they told me they have an option to do a "live load" where the truck comes to you, and they bring the cubes to the curb and stay with them as you move in for a 4 hour window. In the end, I chose to load at the terminal (they reduce their fees slightly if you choose this option.) I'm renting a u-haul for about $50, and I hired "labor only" movers who will help me load the u-haul, and then come with me to the terminal to lock it all into the relocubes - it's costing me about $400 to do this, but it's still WAY cheaper than any other option in NYC. I would imagine it would be even cheaper for you in San Diego. Good luck!
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