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PODS moving costs

The cost of renting a PODS portable container for a local move is usually between $299-$499, while the cost of a long-distance move averages $1,237-$2,999*. This includes a month of storage, a whole lot of flexibility, and a lot less stress. Keep reading to learn more about PODS’ moving costs.
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PODS prices are based on several factors, including the number and size of your containers, distance, time frame, and season. You can get the most accurate estimate of your moving cost by requesting a personalized quote

* Averages based on PODS rates published September 2019. An estimated 20% of PODS moves fall above or below the average range.

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How it works - moving costs

Using PODS for your local or long-distance move is a convenient alternative to hiring a traditional moving company. 

First, call us for a quote and help with finding the portable containers that are best for your upcoming move (we offer 7-foot, 12-foot, and 16-foot moving containers). We’ll also schedule a delivery date when one of our drivers can drop off the container at your home.

One of the major advantages of moving with PODS is time—we rent portable containers by the month, so you can pack and load at your convenience. 

When moving day arrives, we’ll pick up your loaded container and transport it to your destination. You can also choose to store your container at one of our Storage Centers until your new home is ready.

Finally, we’ll drop off your container on the scheduled date, allowing you to take your time unpacking. 

PODS Moving Container Sizes

16-Foot Container

  • Ideal for 3 to 4 rooms, or up to 1,200 sq. ft.
  • About the length of a standard parking spot
  • Comparable to a 10'x15' storage unit or a 20' truck

12-Foot Container

  • Perfect for a 500-800 sq. ft. space
  • Great for packing away things from 2 or 3 rooms
  • Compare to a 10'x10' storage unit or 15' truck

7-Foot Container

  • Great for a studio or room of 500 sq. ft. or less
  • A popular choice for college students
  • Comparable to a 5'x10' storage unit or 10' truck
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Why Choose PODS

It’s good to know a few details about your move when you call, but don’t worry if you don’t have it all nailed down. We’ll suggest cost-saving strategies to get the most value and flexibility to fit your unique needs. 

Customer reviews

Daniel S., Chicago, IL

“No hidden charges, what I was quoted was what I was charged. Also, everything was on time. The pick-up, the delivery, the drivers were always between the window of time I was given. Great experience and much more affordable than hiring movers.”

Brice G., Charleston, SC

“We sold our house so our closing was the 13th and bought our next house in the same month and closed on the 30th. The cost to rent a truck for the two different days and a storage unit at that size would have been well over what I paid not to mention refilling the truck with gas. [Not having] to run back and forth to a storage unit was also a fantastic perk. Once we delivered the [PODS storage unit] to our new home we had the flexibility to leave it in our driveway and move things in at our leisure.”

Patricia W., Sarasota, FL

“Very efficient and cost-effective way to move at our own pace! We were moving out of state to a rental property that was furnished and house hunting once we moved. We were able to store our belongings in a secure environment and waited to ship the [PODS portable container] after hurricane season to our new home! Your services and products were effortless on our part, thank you!”

Amanda B., Boston, MA

“From start to finish our experience using PODS was fantastic. If we ever move again PODS will be the first company I call. It was easy and affordable! I would definitely recommend it to anyone moving.”
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