If you are moving in the near future, or have moved in the past, you know how difficult the planning process can be. Renting a moving van can be stressful, with time constraints and having to drive it all over town, but there are no other options. Or are there?
Portable moving pods have recently made a splash in the moving industry, cutting back on several of the draw backs of moving with a traditional moving van. PODS, or portable on demand storage, are essentially a storage unit and moving van all wrapped into one. They are a stationary unit that sits at ground level, which you pack, and then the company transports to basically wherever it is you want. The great thing about PODS is they alleviate a ton of the leg work of loading a traditional van (since they do sit at ground level), and save you from having to drive those big hard to maneuver vans, or paying long distance movers, to get your things from point A to point B.
While pricing differs depending on the size and where you need to go, pods are incredibly cost effective, and have the added benefit of no time constraints. While traditional moving vans charge you a fee after a certain time period, pods charge you one flat rate, and allow you to unpack at your leisure. I great perk to help alleviate some of the stress of your move.
Finally, PODS are great for piece of mind. While on site storage facilities have people off and on them constantly, with a pod, you are solely responsible for the safety of your pod. You hold the key, making it one less thing you need to worry about. Pods are also completely weather and humidity proof, so you do not have to worry about your belongings being exposed to the elements.
Pods are a cost effective alternative to the traditional moving van that are a great option to consider if the moving van is no longer suiting your needs. They are available nationwide, for a variety of prices and needs.