How to Rent a Pod for Moving


PODS Enterprises launched its portable on-demand storage company in 1998 and quickly moved into portable on-demand moving services. The concept is a simple one. The company delivers a pod to your home or place of business. You pack it. They pick it up and store it or move it to your destination.

Open a Web browser on your computer and navigate to the PODS website.

Scroll down the page to the section labeled "Is PODS in your area?" and click the "Lookup" button to open a location page.

Look for your city in the list or type your ZIP code into the search box and click "Go."

Select the PODS location nearest you. Fill in the Quote form on the page with your current location, expected delivery date, email address and ZIP code of your destination.

Speak to a company representative regarding the size and number of PODS you need for your move. The containers come in three sizes.

Purchase optional insurance and packing supplies from PODS Enterprises, if desired.

Settle on the container drop-off date. Although it is good to be ready to start packing, you aren't on a tight deadline to complete the job. PODS picks up the storage container when you call and moves it to your new address or stores it temporarily until you are ready for the move.

Tips & Warnings

  • Other companies now offer services similar to those provided by PODS. Competitors include U-Haul's U-Box Moving and Storage, United Mayflower's container service and U-Pack Moving.
  • If you are unable to pack the container yourself, the PODS website contains information on optional packing assistance.
  • When dealing with any moving company, check the fine print. Look for anything that could lead to additional charges.
  • Examine the container for damages upon delivery. You don't want to be fined for any pre-existing damage.

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