Another name for portable on demand storage units are pods. These have actually been around for a while but they’ve become quite popular over the past couple of years. Pods are a great alternative to traditional moving trucks because they can be a lot ess expensive.
Whenever you need pods they’ll be dropped off at your home. It is up to you to then fill them up, taking as long as you need. Once you’re done, the pods will be moved to a secure storage facility until you’re ready to move to your final destination.
How much you’ll pay for pods will depend upon how long you’ll need them, how far you’ll be going and whether or not you need to use their secure storage facility. You will typically pay around $200 to have pods delivered to you, picked up and delivered to your final destination. Extra charges will be applied for returning pods from your final destination at the end of your move. Also, make sure that you’re done with your move within a month or else you’ll be charged $179 per month until you’re done with the pods. All of this makes it looks as though pods are more expensive than traditional movers but keep in mind that a truck would cost $200 per day and you have to be done in one day.
Now that you know what pods are and how much they cost you may wonder just how much you can actually fit inside of them. Keep in mind that pods measure 8x8x16. Therefore, you should expect to fit any of the following items into a single pod: 1 queen bed with its mattress and boxspring; 1 set of bunkbeds with 2 mattresses; 1 trundle bed frame; 2 full size couches; 1 dresser or toy chest; 1 bookshelf; 1 entertainment center; 1 big TV; 1 small TV; and 15 medium sized boxes.
Anyone who is busy should definitely look into pods instead of a traditional moving service. This way things can be done on your schedule without any pressure. Obviously only you can decide whether pods will actually work for you though.