The average person will move almost 6 times in their life. Some move more than the average, some less, but we all know how stressful moving can be. Matter of fact, moving is considered one of the most stressful events anyone will have to deal with. Thankfully, we have options for making the moving process easier. Between hiring a moving company or renting a large truck, to asking our friends to lend a hand, we can choose an option that best suits our needs and budget. But none of these options offer the flexibility, ease of use and cost-savings as do portable moving containers, or moving pods.
There 5 very good reasons to use moving pods for your next move:
- Less Money
- Less Hurry
- Less Worry
- Less Work
- You’re Neighbors Will Wonder What’s Going on
Moving Pods Cost Less
Moving pods can be more cost effective than renting a moving truck or using a professional moving company. Based on the number of bedrooms or general size of your household, and the amount of personal belongings and furniture that needs to be moved, you can choose the size of a moving pod that suits your needs. Best of all, you only pay for what you need. Most portable moving companies allow you to reserve as many moving pods as you think you’ll need, but, if you end up using less, you only have to pay for what you used!
As anyone who has moved recently knows, moving isn’t exactly a stress-free experience. Matter of fact, it’s considered one of the most stressful events any of us will do in our lifetime. Furthermore, we rarely consider the cost of our time. Time is expensive these days, so while there are lots of options for moving, consider your time (and stress) in the equation.
Moving Pods Give You More Time
We’ve all been there before – the moving company is coming tomorrow and there are boxes scattered everywhere in the living room. None of the kids toys are put away. Heck, we haven’t even looked in the garage yet! We stay up all night and wake first thing in the morning with hopes of getting everything completely before the moving guys show up.
Not using a moving company you say? Renting a truck isn’t much better, because tomorrow at exactly 8:30 AM, the clock starts and you better get your wallet out, especially if you don’t get that truck back in time! With moving pods, you get to pack and move on your schedule. Set up a time for the moving company to drop off the pod, pack at it your leisure and then contact them to come pick it up and deliver it to your destination. Some pods moving companies allow up to 30 days for you to pack everything. In short, you get to pack at on your own schedule, not someone else’s.
Moving pods are safe and reliable, and because you are the one packing the pod, you don’t have to worry about furniture being scratched or glassware being crushed. Particular about what is packed, where? No problem, all of this is under your control.
Depending on the moving company you use, most moving pods are constructed of materials that provide save, moisture-resistant storage for protection from the elements. (Furthermore, once the storage pod is moved, it will typically be stored inside a warehouse, not outside.)
Some people worry about the physical placement of the pod outside their home. Is it going to be safe? Will someone break into it? Moving pods can be placed just about anywhere, even in cities. Depending on the size of the pod, your pod moving company can place them where YOU want them. Once it’s all done, all you need to do is place a secure lock on it and your belongings are safe.
Moving Pods Are Less Work
Depending on where you live (and what company you choose), moving pods can be placed just about anywhere. This allows for easy packing, while saving you from having to carry heavy furniture and 50 boxes down the driveway or out onto the street. Place your pod right outside the front door, in front of the garage, or on the street. Furthermore, most of these portable moving containers are only a couple inches off the ground, offering easy access and very little lifting. No hoisting and heaving those boxes ten feet into the air! No slippery ramps to climb up either.
You’re Neighbors Will Wonder What’s Going On
Moving pods won’t change your life, but they will change the way you move. Not only that, but you’re neighbors are going to be very curious and want to hear all about the big move. It’s an exciting time, the anticipation of starting fresh, moving somewhere new and unexplored.