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Moving Pods: Changing the Way You Move...For Good.

Less then a decade ago, there were relatively few options for moving. We could do it ourselves by renting a moving truck or hire a moving company. Times have changed, and we can thank the development of moving pods for that.

The moving industry has come a long way since our parents had to move. Renting a moving truck, hiring an expensive moving company or begging our friends for help are no longer our only options when it comes time to move. (Ok, so maybe we'll always be begging our friends for help...) Thanks to the innovation of several moving and storage companies, we have a new way of moving: moving pods.

Pods moving companies offer the convenience of easy loading (and unloading) at your own pace. Most of these moving pods (depending on sizes available) can be placed in your driveway or even on a sidewalk (check your town regulations first!), making them great options if you live in the city or don't have a tons of outside space. Best of all, they can be a lot cheaper compared to the alternatives. (Not always, so make sure to get quotes.)

Not all moving pods are equal though, so it's important to research your options and see how these pods um, stack up, before reserving one. Keep in mind these will be dropped off at your location, so unless you have a huge yard or a really long driveway, consider some of the smaller size pods.

In an effort to help make this decision easier, below is a list of those pods moving companies that service most, if not all, parts of the country. Whether you're moving locally, long distance, or just need storage, consider contacting these companies. We've also included the sizes of their respective portable storage containers and what they are made out of. 

Door To Door Storage & Moving Pods

  • 5' wide by 7' tall by 8' deep
  • Pressure treated 3/4 plywood. A very breathable material that ensures the security of stored belongings. While at your location, the container has a water-resistant vinyl cover, which is removed while the container is stored in the controlled environment of their storage centers.
Upack
  • Exterior: 6' (72") wide by 7' (84") long by 8' (99") tall
  • Interior: 70" x 82" x 93"
  • Constructed of steel or aluminum.
Get A Sam
  • 16' long, 8' wide and 8' high
  • containers hold up to 7,500 pounds
  • fiberglass-reinforced plywood walls (the same sturdy material used in over-the-road trucks) and galvanized steel corners
Pods
  • 8' tall by 7' wide by 7' long
  • 8' tall by 8' wide by 12' long
  • 8' tall by 8' wide by 16' long
  • metal containers
Pack & Ride
  • 4'W x 7'T x 7'5" L (approx. 200 cubic feet)
  • rigid, lightweight, corrugated polymer
There are many reasons moving pods should be considered for your next move. Many of these pods moving companies will allow you to reserve multiple containers but only charge you for what you use. Furthermore, you can sometimes have up to a month to pack your pod, so you're not rushed. Last but not leastPsychology Articles, pods aren't just for moving. Many of these companies provide short and long term self storage.


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Door To Door Moving and Storage - http://www.doortodoor.com has helped making moving easier since 1996. Our portable storage containers and moving pods offer an alternative to hiring expensive moving companies and rental trucks.



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