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You can Meet any Moving Needs Long Distance Movers Can Meet

Are you interested in services long distance movers provide? Do you want the functionality most long distance movers have, without the cost most long distance movers charge? Basically, do you want to have cake and eat it, too? This was a challenge beforehand, but now you can get the services of long distance movers by using self storage pods.

Self storage and moving pods are a great way to compete with long distance movers on price and service. How do they work? Let us start in the 1960s, when their forerunner first appeared. The freight container, at first glance, was not attractive as a large, steel box. It was a simple design, but it was beautiful. These containers could travel by ship, as rail cars, or as tractor trailers, or just sit in a yard for storage. In most stages, containers could be stacked, and always moved seamlessly from one transport mode to another.

Moving pods have a similar idea, but are scaled for you. The idea is that you pack them, secure them, and then do what you feel is best with them. Perhaps you need to store them in your backyard or a dedicated lot. If you wish, you can load them onto a trailer, or have a discount long distance mover drive one for you. Whatever you decide to do, they are game for that.

Best of all, these pods are tough. Most are made of steel and are watertight, and can survive any weather conditions. Rain, sleet, ice, even severe weather are no match for them. For a little extra, you can even find a pod that is climate controlled, allowing you to move and store temperature sensitive goods. The possibilities are endless.

So the next time you need to move something, do not hire expensive long distance movers. Instead, invest in a self storage pod. Such pods provide the convenience of long distance movers without the costs. Better yet, you can do anything that long distance movers can do.

Don’t get duped by long distance movers

Everyone has a horror story about long distance movers. And if you start Googling you’ll quickly find that many of them are true or worse. The Better Business Bureau is inundated with complaints about shady movers.

Last year I decided that it was time to think about moving in with my girlfriend. She had an amazing house with lots of room for me and my exercise equipment. My apartment was getting cramped when my last roommate’s girlfriend basically moved in with her cat. I’d been researching movers ever since having a huge fight with them about doing the dishes. I couldn’t have even imagined demanding that she start paying rent. World War III wasn’t for me.

It had been years since I hired movers as I had been in that apartment for almost a decade. Me and my best friend moved in together after college. It worked out fine as he worked nights and I worked days. We rarely saw each other and kept the main rooms clean. Helps that we had known each other since kindergarten, I guess. Two years ago he fell in love, got married, and now he’s slugging diapers around instead of barbells. It’s cool, I’m the kid’s godfather. I got a roommate instead of moving to a smaller apartment.

I began my search for movers by looking up the ones I had used previously. They were called ABM movers, which I had always remembered because I jokingly called the owner Abe movers. Well, Abe was long gone and now there was a new guy running the show. Review after review online bemoaned Abe’s departure (his name was Adam, it turns out). The new movers were horrible. They pulled the same old trick over and over again. The movers would load up the truck and then hold people’s entire lives hostage at the other end when they demanded more money for something or other. Sometimes they would claim that the front door was over 10 feet from elevator.

It took me a while, but I ended up choosing to go the pods route. A secured container was dropped off outside of my building and I filled it myself. The movers only had to come pick up the pod and deliver it to my girlfriend’s house. Simple as that. It is secure, affordable, and out of all of the reviews I read, the most sane option.


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