Any move can be stressful, and thus, emotionally and physically taxing on the part of the person who is moving. Pods can provide a convenient and efficient way to alleviate the stress associated with a long distance move. Under normal circumstances, a long distance move, depending upon the size or the current home and the amount of personal effects, would require the hiring of long distance movers and a large semi with a pot belly trailer. When hiring a large moving company, it is often the responsibility for the individual who is relocating to have his or her household belongings packed and set about in a specific way before the movers arrive. However, there are other alternatives, such as pods, that allow greater flexibility to a person or family who is moving a long distance.
In addition to adding flexibility for people who are in the process of moving, pods also offer other conveniences. For instance, moving is one of the more stressful experiences that a person can endure. When a move is imminent, many people would like to be able to take their time to go through and pack their belongings, and, at the same time, have items out of the house ready for the move. In these cases, renting pods are a practical alternative to hiring a standard moving company. Further, if a move is weeks down the road, a homeowner may still trying to sell his or her home, If this is the case, pods can help reduce clutter by providing a safe and dry place to store items that are not being used.
The process of the rental and use of pods is simple. One need only contact a moving and storage company and request a pod or pods be delivered to their residence. Pods look like smaller versions of the containers units that are brought ashore by large shipping vessels, and then pulled to their destinations via tractor trailer; and they are transported the same way. Once the requested pod or pods are delivered to the property of the person who is moving, he or she can take their time to pack and load the pods over several days or weeks. When the day to move arrives, the long distance movers will load the pods onto a flatbed trailer, strap them down safely and securely, and transport them to the new residence, wherever that may be.