PODS VS. TRADITIONAL MOVING COMPANIES
When you look at us side by side against traditional movers, we offer a combination of ﬂexibility, control, and value they just can’t touch.
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ALLIED, 2 MEN AND A TRUCK AND UNITED DON’T STACK UP
Your life gets turned upside down during a move. That’s why for most people, maintaining a sense of control is key. But that’s not easy when a group of professional movers sweeps into your home and begins packing and loading your belongings with all the tactical eﬃciency of a S.W.A.T. team.
Add in their rigid scheduling and inﬂexible processes of most professional movers, and people can often feel like they’re working for the movers, instead of the other way around.
With PODS, you’re in control, with things like super-easy scheduling in case your situation changes and built-in storage options if you need them. We can also refer you to local packing and loading professionals, whether you want help loading just the heavy stuff or need assistance packing up everything in your house.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT MOVING COMPANIES
MUCH HIGHER RISK OF DAMAGE AND LOSS
Traditional movers like Allied, North American and Mayﬂower often load and unload your stuff multiple times. As a result, they have 10X THE NUMBER OF DAMAGE CLAIMS as we do. They also often mix your stuff with other people’s in order to ﬁll an entire truck, increasing risk of loss. With PODS, you only load and unload your stuff once, minimizing the risk for damage. And since you get your own container, your stuff never gets mixed with anyone else’s.
RIGID TIMELINES AND TIGHT DEADLINES
With PODS, you can take all the time you need to load and unload your container. With traditional, full-service moving companies like Two Men and a Truck and Atlas, your stuff needs to be packed and ready according to their schedule.
Storage can be a hassle
Unlike PODS, your typical moving company isn’t built for moves that require storage. You can incur unexpected fees and be denied access your stuff when it’s in a storage facility. At PODS, we can store your sturdy, steel-framed container at one of our 230 Storage Centers while you’re between homes, and you‘ll always have easy access to your stuff with a simple phone call. And because your locked container is kept in a Storage Center that’s closed to the public and locked down overnight, you can feel double secure knowing your container is, too. If you store with a traditional mover, you may not have access at all.
How PODS moving and storage Works
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.
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.
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.
MOVING AND STORAGE THE WAY YOU NEED IT DONE
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.
Huge nationwide network
We go where you’re going. See all of our moving and storage facility locations.