Moving Pods vs. Hiring Movers

Moving Pods vs. Hiring Movers
Moving Pods vs. Hiring Movers

Moving Pods vs. Hiring Movers

Whenever you are considering relocating in the San Fransisco area or moving out of state, one of the options that are oftentimes overlooked is the use of moving pods to help you in your relocation.

Moving pods or a portable on-demand service as it is more technically referred to, are one of the more recent innovations in the moving industry.

However, is this really a viable option compared to hiring a professional moving service? Hopefully, the following information will help you in the decision making process.

Benefits of using moving pods

A moving pod service does save you some money over hiring a traditional moving service.  Technically, there is no need to hire a moving service as the moving of the storage pod is handled by the company that provides them.

Additionally, there is less chance of damage occurring since you are loading and unloading all of your belongings.  So many people consider this as being a safer option than hiring a moving service.  Finally, there is no stress about getting the moving pod loaded by a specific time.

Moving pods are quite handy and versatile when you are moving to a different location as you can typically store all of your household belongings in a single one.  While you are waiting for your new home to be ready, the moving pod is stored at the rental company’s storage facility until you are ready to have it delivered to your new home.  Simply contact the moving pod company and have them drop off your storage pod to your new location.

Advantages of hiring professional movers

Probably the primary benefit to hiring a professional moving service is that it relieves you of all the physical and mental stress of having to pack and unpack your belongings because the movers do all the work for you.

If you are moving out of state, you are better off hiring a professional moving service rather than relying on a moving pod company to do this for you.  In fact, many moving pod companies only offer local services, so you’re basically out of luck for using this type of mover for an interstate relocation.

Your personal belongings are covered against damages by the moving company’s liability service.  If you are at fault when doing the move yourself or loading and unloading a moving pod, you have to replace the damaged items out of your own pocket without any chance of insurance reimbursement.


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