The Benefits Of Using A Pod Company

Posted on: 29 July 2016

When you move from one house, you should make sure that you are ready to move into your new one. On the other hand, it is not always feasible to move into a new house, and you are faced with the need to store your belongings while you make your new place ready for your move. Rather than contract with a moving company to move your belongings and then contract with a storage company to store them, you should look for a company that does both. A pod moving company should provide all the services you need. 

How Pod Movers Work

Unlike conventional moving companies, which send a truck to your house, pod movers drop off a shipping container. Thus, instead of worrying about paying for the time it takes you or the movers to load your belongings onto a truck, you can load your container at your leisure. When you are ready to move, you call the pod company, and they send a truck to pick up your container. They then drop the container off at your new house, and you again unload as you have the time to do so. Finally, you call the pod company to haul the empty pod away. 

Pod Storage

You might be wondering what happens if you are not ready to move into your new house. When you work with pod movers, they should have the ability to store your pod at a storage site until you are ready to move. Thus, you don't have to worry about the time and expense associated with moving your belongings from a truck into a storage locker and then back into the truck when you are ready to complete your move. You load the pod once when you leave your old house, and then, whether or not you have to put your belongings in storage, you only have to worry about unloading your belongings when you get to your new house. 

The main disadvantage of contracting with a pod moving service is that they are not full-service movers. So you have to load and unload your container. Thus, if you don't feel like you have the ability to pack and unpack your truck, you should contract with a full-service moving company. Still, for those who know they will have to leave their belongings in storage for a time before they move into their new house, pod movers are an attractive option. 

For more information, contact professionals like Father & Son Moving & Storage.