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Is it cheaper to use pods or moving company?

April 26, 2020

What are the Moving PODS? PODS is a “Portable on Demand Storage” also it’s a moving service provider. PODS is a great way to store your items and move them. So what is the difference between using a usual moving company or using PODS?

First of all, Moving Company provides storage solutions as well, the only difference, that your items usually stored in temperature-controlled units in the secured buildings, and not just a POD. Secondly, local moving companies always have better rates for local moving services. Also, rates for different sizes of moving are more flexible than the size of pods and in case if your move is a little bigger than expected, you’ll simply pay a little more for storing them in the storage. In case of a PODS if you have more items than it can fit you will be in trouble.

If you are talking about the price PODS is probably a cheaper way. Renting a POD starts from $149/h for a month, delivery and pick up depends on the distance to your new home and starts at $74.99. But you load and unload everything yourself. In the case of hiring a moving company, you will help to pay for professional services that will do all the jobs. The plus is you get experienced crew, equipment to protect your furniture, insurance and etc.

Whether you decide to hire a moving company or get a POD, you have to get a moving quote from different companies and see what is going to work best for you.