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Moving Pods and Price

Aug 16, 2008
Moving pods can be a nice convenience when it comes to packing and storage needs. The cost effectiveness of using a pod can vary greatly depending on the need and moving distance. When considering using a pod, you should compare the cost and convenience against other moving options first.

Pods and Professional Movers

Most people would consider professional moving companies to be more expensive than renting a moving pod. While this is true in some cases, most often moving pods are the same cost and sometimes more expensive. Here are a few examples where professional movers may be more cost effective.

-Interstate or cross-country moves.
-Moves which require quick packing and unpacking.
-Relocations involving many heavy, large, or bulky items.
-Permits or fees needed for pod placement.
-Hiring extra labor to load or unload the pod because of physical requirements.

Low Budget Moving

If you are the type of person who is looking for a low budget move, again you must consider both storage and travel needs when thinking of renting moving pods. Here are some points to consider:

1. Can you easily place items out of the way without the pod? This would make the pod an unnecessary luxury.

2. Is the move going to take more than two days? If the actual move takes only one day than a pod may be an added cost.

3. Are you going to need long term storage? If so, the cost of a self storage shed may be less expensive than storing a pod.

4. Are you moving during colder or warmer months? Warmer months mean less availability of moving pods which drives up the price.

5. What is your expected moving budget? People with a tight budget, or looking for minimal cost may find moving pods too costly.

Pod Rental Compared to Rented Trucks

If you have decided to pack your belongings yourself, both moving pods and rented trucks are an option. There are advantages to both when it comes to being cost effective.

-If you don't mind driving, the rental truck is usually less expensive.
-If you need more than a day to pack or unpack, moving pods offer a better price.
-If there are zoning or placement issues, the rental truck is a better choice.
-Labor costs and hazards are reduced with moving pods since they are on the ground
-There are no handling or transport fees associated with rental trucks.

When looking for moving solutions, moving pods are an option. You must weigh the overall cost of using a moving pod against the convenience of their use. Moving pods are not set to be a cheaper solution but rather a more convenient one.
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