Should I Get Storage Pods When Moving?

Should I Get Storage Pods When Moving?

Aug 15, 2022

If you need more flexibility for your packing than a moving company provides, moving containers are excellent for you. With this type of moving, a large storage container is delivered just outside your home so that you can pack in your belongings. The storage container is then picked up and sent to your new location for unloading.

That is what portable storage is all about – helping you store and move your belongings to your new home easily and conveniently, without the need for a moving truck. If you have a move around the corner, read on to find out whether getting storage pods is a good idea.

How do portable storage units work?

When renting a storage container for a move, the moving company will send the container to your home some days before your move. You’ll have this time to load your belongings into the container. The company will then pick up the loaded container and deliver it to your new home.

Once you unpack your belongings, the company will collect the container and send it back to the service center. The good news is that portable storage offers plenty of flexibility for loading and unloading the moving containers, so you can always choose a schedule that works with your packing timeline.

What sizes are available for storage pods?

Storage pods for moving come in several different sizes.

  • Smaller containers are typically about 7 to 8 feet long and can hold the contents of a dorm room or small studio apartment. 
  • Medium-size containers are about 12 feet long and are capable of relocating a 1 to 2-bedroom home. 
  • Larger containers are approximately 15 to 20 feet in length and can accommodate the contents of a 3 to 4-bedroom home. 

Why should you hire a third-party moving company?

If you decide to use PODS when moving, hiring a third-party moving company to assist with the move can come in handy for:

Managing multi-state or multi-city moves

If you are moving to a different state, Callan & Woodworth Moving & Storage can help make your long-distance move easier. We are fully licensed and can handle all aspects of small, large, or specialized moving for commercial and residential customers.

Move coordinator and planning 

Trusted moving and storage companies can ensure the security of services. It doesn’t matter if your new home is across the country or just a few miles away, they will handle every aspect of your move to ensure everything goes smoothly and efficiently. They can help you with everything you need, from loading and boxing your belongings to providing long-term or short-term storage if needed.

Storage & Hauling requirements 

If you are planning on moving on your own, you’ll have to rent or buy certain moving supplies such as moving blankets, moving straps, and dollies. You need these items for moving electronics, appliances, and furniture, or you could take a long time to complete your move. Professional movers come with all of these supplies so you don’t have to stress about finding them.

What moving and storage services do you get?

With Portable Storage Containers, you get the following moving & storage services:

  1. City services: If you are relocating to a metro area, Local drivers wait as you pack and unpack the container. The company also handles HQA requirements and local permits. 
  2. Container services: You can keep the container on your property for as long as you want. People usually rent these units by the month. The container can also be transferred to a different location at your request. 
  3. Storage centers: Depending on whether you’re looking for long-term vs. short-term storage, you can have your loaded container sent to one of these centers and then schedule visits, or call to have the containers brought back or delivered to a new location. This all requires your scheduling and management if you intend to handle your moving and storage in this fashion.

Moving and storage for long-distance or multi-state relocations are never easy, but hiring professional movers can go a long way toward making the experience much easier. At Callan & Woodworth Moving & Storage, we offer 24/7 moving and storage support and will work with you and your relocation budget to make sure your belongings get where they need to be. Start the process by contacting our moving specialists to get an accurate moving quote.

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