What Are PODS Containers?

What Are Pods Containers?


No, they’re not the little green cases your peas come in, but the idea is similar. PODS stands for Portable On Demand Storage and these storage units are just that. They are self-contained units that you pack like a moving truck, but you don’t have to do the driving.  They’re the perfect solution for do-it-yourselfers who don’t want to suffer the nerve-racking experience of driving a rental truck.


These containers come in three sizes to fit everything you need to store or move. You can choose a 7 x 7 x 8, 8 x 8 x 12, or 8 x 8 x 16. This is like the difference between a pickup bed, a box truck and a full sized moving truck.


PODS Containers are great because you can load, unload and move anything you want, almost anywhere you want, any time you choose. All you have to do is call up the PODS franchise and they come out to pick up the unit in their specialized trucks. These trucks have a special lifting fork attached that lets them pick up and transfer your PODS container with very little shifting to your things inside.


These storage units are so much easier to load than a truck because they sit on the ground. No more walking up a rickety ramp, watching every step you take to avoid an injury or dropping something valuable. You just walk in and out, just like moving things from one room in your home to another. It’s faster, safer and takes a lot less effort. You can even let the kids help without worrying.


You can also take your time loading a PODS container because they are “On Demand.” You don’t have to worry about a mover’s schedule fitting in with your time scale. The company will drop of your PODS container and you can take all year to move if that’s what you want to do. These containers are weather tight and stand up to all sorts of weather conditions, so it’s like having a shed for your things that you can easily pick up and move any time you want.


If you need to keep your stuff stored for a long period of time and you don’t want the container in your yard, the PODS company will move your container to their secure storage facility. Just like with self-storage, you are the only one with access to the PODS container. Facilities are monitored by security equipment, keeping your property safe in storage until you need it. Plus, you don’t have to load up your car or truck, drive it home and then unload it. You just call your PODS company and they will bring the storage unit to your house, even if that means they have to travel across country to reach you in a new home. You can then unload the container just as easily as you loaded it, with the least amount of fuss. You don’t have to drive a scary moving truck and you don’t have to pay a lot of money for someone else to load or unload your things.




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