5 Tips To Utilize Storage Pods When Moving

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When you are moving, there are a few things that need to happen in order for you to smoothly get from one place to another. One of those things is having a plan for utilizing your storage PODS.

What Are Storage Pods?

Storage PODS are a great way to organize and store your belongings when planning a move. They come in different sizes and styles, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. Storage PODS are a great way to reduce moving expenses as they are more cost-effective than other moving or storage companies.

Be sure to select the right storage POD for your needs. When you are choosing a storage pod, it is important to remember that there are a few things that will determine what size and style pod is best for you. First, think about how much space you have available. Second, decide what type of items you want to store. Do you want a pod with multiple compartments or just one large compartment? Third, consider your needs when it comes to mobility. Do you need a POD that can be carried or do you want storage space that is larger to accommodate furnishings?

Storage PODS (portable on-demand storage) are a way to organize and store your belongings while you are moving. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so they can be customized to fit your specific needs when moving with storage containers.

Tips on How to Utilize Storage PODS

There are several organizational tips that should be done prior to moving. Research what type of POD is best for your needs. There are several different types of storage PODS on the market, so it's important to do your research before buying one. Some popular types include cart-style pods, wall-mounted racks, and open-top containers.

Organize your storage POD before you move. Once you have selected the type of POD that is best for you, it's time to start organizing it! Start by grouping similar items together in the POD, and make sure that all of the items in the POD are properly secured. You can utilize bungee cords, hooks, and straps to keep everything in place. You will need moving boxes to properly store your items in the POD.

When you plan ahead with moving to organize your move. you can start collecting boxes prior to the arrival of the POD. There are many places to obtain free moving boxes. Plan your move around your storage pod. When you're moving, make sure that you schedule your move around your storage pod. This will help minimize the amount of time that you spend moving items between places. Planning ahead will help you to avoid making costly moving mistakes.

Utilize storage pods for small items as well. If you have small items that you need to move with you during your move, consider using a cart-style pod or an open-top container instead of a wall-mounted rack or storage bin.

Why Use Storage Pods?

Once you've moved all of your belongings into storage pods.  you can focus on decluttering and organizing your home without having to worry about moving items back and forth between places.  Plus, using storage pods will save you time and money on your move.

Storage PODS offer a seller the opportunity to move all their belongings into one place over a period of time. Typically a storage POD company will deliver the POD, and it may be there for several days while the seller is packing it up.

When you move into a storage pod, it's like having your own personal moving company! The POD can be stored until you are ready to retrieve your belongings.

Then the POD can be delivered to your new address. When requesting delivery be sure to find out if there are any restrictions from the city of an HOA for delivering it on the street if there is no driveway.

Important Considerations with POD Rental

Depending on how many items you plan on either storing or moving, you need to determine what size of POD to rent.

If you only plan to store items, a smaller POD may be sufficient. If you are moving a larger amount of items, consider renting a larger POD.

Other important considerations to take into account when renting a storage pod include the length of time that you will need the storage POD. Find out what you can store in the POD. Also, ask if there is any special moving equipment needed when utilizing a POD.

After the Home is Vacant

After the home is completely vacant of your belongings, it is a good idea to go in and thoroughly clean it. Be sure to vacuum, and clean the kitchen, appliances, and bathrooms in order to deliver a clean house free of debris to the buyer. You may even decide to clean the windows. If you have pets, be sure to clean up after them in the yard, so the buyer will enjoy a favorable move-in experience.

Final Thoughts

Regardless of how you plan to move, planning ahead will certainly cut the stress. It will also save money in the end. It is a good idea to utilize a moving checklist to ensure you have not forgotten anything. Being organized will help to reduce stress. Take the opportunity to declutter and do not move things that you do not plan to keep!

About the Author

The article “5 Tips To Utilize Storage Pods When Moving” was written by Sharon Paxson, a top Newport Beach Real Estate Agent. With experience beginning in 2005, representing buyers, sellers, and landlords, we welcome the opportunity to share our expertise with you and guide you through your real estate transaction.

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Comments (6)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Storage PODS are great and provide so much flexibility in the move process when dates and times change. I always recommend to my clients. Thanks for all of the details. Jeff

May 12, 2022 03:31 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sharon and thanks for the great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!


May 12, 2022 05:22 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sharon - finding extra storage is a part of life for many.  Moving from one place to another definitely makes that need even more important for those who can't seem to separate from their past when de-cluttering needs to take place.  

May 12, 2022 06:17 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

May 13, 2022 02:55 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

May 13, 2022 05:25 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

My daughter and son-in-law utilized PODS. They sold their home and moved all of their furniture into PODS which were stored by the company. They moved in with us during the completion of their new home in a different city. When they were ready to move, the PODS were delivered to their new home.

I utilized PODS when we had new carpet installed in our home. The PODS were delivered to my driveway. We stored what furniture needed to be removed from the house to allow the carpet installation. When the new carpet had been installed, the furniture was brought back into the house. The PODS were picked up. Everything worked out well.

Sep 26, 2022 09:39 AM