PODS is an acronym that stands for “Portable On Demand Service”. It is actually a name of the very first transportation company, who has developed the most convenient way of transporting your items from your old home, to your new home. What the PODS do is to provide a container that is large enough to fit everything that you need to transport. You (the homeowner) should set a specific time for the PODS Company to be back and pick up the container. You can arrange with the PODS whether you want it to be directly transported to the new home, or perhaps deliver it in a warehouse where your items will be kept for security.
Today, it is not only the PODS Company offering such service anymore. Other moving companies have mirrored the same service too, so people will have more options to choose from, in order to have the most convenient and smooth moving experience.
Anyway, if you are looking to hire PODS for your moving needs, here are some of the guidelines that you can consider, in order to obtain service from the company.
The first thing that you have to check is if the PODS company can service your current area, and the area where you intend to move. Check the services that they are also offering, because not all services are allowed in every state.
Countries serviced by PODS are the following:
- United States of America
It is also easy to obtain a quote from PODS. You just need to type in a few information on their web form, and get an approximate cost of your state to another state move. However, if you are intending to move from one country to another country, you will have to get in touch with their moving specialist, so you will be able to get the approximate quote, along with the additional services that you need, to facilitate the move.
Upon obtaining the quote from their moving specialist, you can decide whether to take the service and reserve the date when the container will be delivered.
The containers are big and will require a large space, so you need to ensure that the PODS will not have a problem parking the container close to your location. You might also want to check your local area administration if PODS is allowed. I am saying this, because not all communities do allow PODS. An example of places that do not allow PODS are apartments and condominiums, where parking space or extra space is not available.
The container provided to you by PODS can stay with you for a maximum of 30 days, so you will have an ample time to move the things that you need to move inside the container in a stress free way.
If you think that everything is already packed and loaded inside the container, you can now call the PODS Company to pick up the container and get it transported to the new house or the warehouse.
The guest post was provided by Movers Place, the site that blogs about moving and storage companies as well as shares tips on how to prepare and plan for a move.