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In 1998, we revolutionized the industry by delivering storage to our customers. Decades later, self-storage facilities still can’t compete.
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PODS vs. Self-storage


Moving stuff into storage shouldn’t take an entire weekend. The great news is that now it doesn’t have to. PODS eliminates the need for driving by delivering a sturdy, steel-framed, weather-resistant container to your door. We give you all the time you need to load it, then we pick it up and drive it to one of our secure storage facilities where we keep it until you need it again. Then we drive it back to you. Does your local self-storage facility do that?

We didn’t think so.

Storage that fits your needs

PODS moving and storage

We do the driving

Renting and driving a big truck to bring stuff to storage can be stressful. So, why not spare yourself the worry and expense?

We do moving, too

Storing with PODS is really smart if there’s the possibility you’ll be moving. We can transport your container from your local Storage Center to one in your new city, or we can deliver it to your new home so you can take stuff out or put more stuff in. And, by the way, Newsweek Magazineranked PODS #1 in customer satisfaction for the moving category for beating out competitors like U-Haul.
PODS moving and storage


With PODS, you can take all the time you need to load and unload your container. If you rent a truck to move stuff into storage, you’re working against a deadline the second you drive the truck off the lot. In addition, since you can take your time with PODS, you can gradually move your stuff into the container so you don’t have a house full of boxes.

Load and unload once

With a PODS container, we drop it off, you load it, then we pick it up and bring it to a secure PODS Storage Center, and when you need your stuff again, we bring the container back to you and you unload it.

If you’re using a rental truck to get your stuff to storage, you have to pick up the truck, drive it home, load it, drive it to the storage unit, unload it into the unit, then return the truck. And to get your stuff out of storage, you have to repeat the whole process in reverse.

Whew! That’s a lot of work you can avoid if you go with PODS.

Easy Access

Storing your container with PODS means you‘ll always have easy access to your stuff with a simple phone call. And because your locked container is stored in a Storage Center, you can feel double secure knowing your container is, too.

Get Professional Packing and loading help

Unlike with self-storage, we can refer you to professional packing and loading companies to help pack all the stuff you’re moving to storage, then load it into your PODS container for you. 

Clear, Up-front pricing

Watch out for sweet, first-month bait-and-switch deals that are so popular with self-storage businesses. Once you’re locked in, many of them will automatically increase your monthly rent.

How PODS Works

Packing and loading assistance

Get It & Load It

We deliver your moving and storage container. Take all the time you need to load it. And if you want help, we can connect you with packing and loading companies in your area.

Keep It

Choose storage on-site and keep your container on your property for as long as you like to enjoy easy, anytime access to your stuff.

Store It

We'll pick up your loaded container and bring it to a local PODS Storage Center, where it will be safe and secure until you need it again. 

Move It

We'll take care of driving your container to your new home, whether you're moving across town or across the country.
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DIY moving with full-service options

Get as much or as little help as you want from the packing and loading companies we can refer. Be sure to download our packing and loading tips for moving day.

We do all the driving

We deliver and pick-up your container and can move it across town or across the country. We also created our moving checklist to help you on moving day.
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Huge nationwide network

PODS covers 45 states, including Hawaii, so we go where you’re going. See all of our moving and storage facility locations.
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