Moving/storage advice needed

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
2248 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Is there any way either landlord will work with you as far as keeping your stuff at your old place for a few days longer or moving in at your new place a few days earlier ..even at a certain cost you feel comfortable offering them?  Otherwise, how much would a UHaul cost for a few nights?  I feel like that would be the easiest option & just parking it at your parents’ or a trusted friends’ place for the weekend ?

Post # 3
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you have any companies where you live that use secure pods for moving? They deliver the pod to a spot you specify in front of your current residence, you load it up, secure and lock it. They come back and deliver it to wherever you want, whenever you want.

Post # 4
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

there are PODS as pp suggested but they can be expensive.

you can rent a storage unit in many places, first month for $1 but that may be a pain since you have to move the stuff twice.

normally i would say you could call a moving company and ask if they can hold your stuff for a few days but since trucks are in high demand at that time it might not be an option, but maybe worth it to ask anyway.


good luck!



Post # 5
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d work with both landlords to see if either of them can work with you at all.  DH and I had to figure out what to do with a moving truck for one night when we bought our house, and it was a huge headache.  We had to have property managers write notes and stick it on the windshield in our apartment complex to not tow it, and even then, they wouldn’t promise it wouldn’t be towed.  Moving trucks in big cities suck.

Post # 6
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

If the new landlord won’t work with you I’d get a Pod. I would think that’s cheaper than keeping a UHaul for days.

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