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Compare Costs and Convenience of Moving Pods To Other Moving Options

Aug 20, 2008
When considering options for packing and storage needs, moving pods are a nice convenience. The effective costs of renting a pod will vary depending on the distance involved and the need. If you are thinking of using a pod, weigh the option against all other moving options before deciding.

Moving Companies vs. Pods

Moving companies are often considered the most expensive way to move. Moving pods can be a cheaper way to move for short distances and local moving. In other situations pods are more often as expensive or more expensive. Here are some situations where a moving company may be a better option.

-Cross-country and interstate moving
-Moving within a very limited time frame.
-Moving of heavier, large and bulky items
-Having to hire extra labor to load and unload the pod
-Pod placements may face zoning restrictions and permits.

Low Cost Moving

For people concerned with the price of moving, storage and travel requirements must be addressed. When considering moving pods as an option, think about these points:

1. Are your items easily put aside without using a pod? If so, the pod becomes an unneeded luxury.
2. Is this going to be a one day move? Pods are good for moves taking many days of packing or unpacking.
3. Is long term storage needed? The cost of a storage shed will be less expensive than using a pod.
4. Which season are you moving in? Moving pods are more available during the colder months.
5. What is your budget to move? If you are looking for minimal cost, using moving pods may not be an ideal solution.

Rental Trucks vs. Pod Rental

Moving yourself can be an inexpensive alternative to moving professionals. Both rental trucks and moving pods are an option, with both having cost advantages.
If you can drive the truck, this is a less expensive option.

If you require multiple days to load or unload, moving pods provide a lower cost. For zoning and placement issues the rental truck is the better option. Rental trucks have no handling or transport fees. The hazards and costs of labor are reduced with using pods because they are ground level.

Moving pods can be an option when considering moving solutions. Weighing the cost of using a pod against the convenience will help with the choice. Moving pods are meant to be a more convenient method rather than a cheaper method of moving.
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