Pods VS Storage Units

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Moving is an exciting time in our lives where we can close one chapter and start a new one in a new place. What’s not exciting, is the packing and unpacking process.

That’s why it’s important to consider if you should purchase a storage unit temporarily or if a storage pod may be a better option.

For those who are unaware of what they are, here’s a quick overview.

Storage units – Storage units are units within a facility – much like a huge warehouse with a bunch of small garages.

Pods – Pods are portable storage units. A company typically puts a small unit (like a large garbage bin) in your yard or at the address you specify, and you can have your items where you want them.

What’s the main difference between the two?

The biggest main difference is convenience. With storage units, you must drive to them and retrieve your items. Whereas, with a pod, you can have the unit in your yard, so you have 24/7 access to your things.

Size is another difference between a storage unit and pods. Storage facilities have the option to provide units at various sizes and you have the option to choose which size you’d like based on your needs and budget.

With a pod, you typically have only a couple size options to choose from. And, because the company moves the unit for you, you may have extra costs on top of your monthly storage fees.

Insurance is another difference. With storage facilities, you typically have the facility insurance plan and then your own personal insurance under your homeowner plan.

With a pod, you will need to review your insurance policy and see what options are available as the items are placed where you choose, they may be your responsibly regardless of theft or harm.

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