If you are deluged with too much clutter due to all the random things you have lying around the house, maybe you should thing about renting a storage pod. A storage pod is a rectangular unit that is available in different sizes, and can be used to keep belongings that you currently do not use, until you need them. A storage pod can completely reduce the amount of clutter in your home without you actually having to get rid of the items.
Storage pods come in a variety of sizes, from small to large, to fit your needs. Whether you have a small collection of books, clothes and small appliances stuff that you just want to hide away for awhile, or larger items that needs storing, there are a number of different places that will deliver the pod right to your door. All you have to is fill it with your things and they will hold on to it until you are ready to move into your new house.
GoMinis, P.O.D.S., Door to Door and Public Storage are all storage facilities that will deliver the pods at your convenience. All you have to do is fill it with the belongings that you want to store and then you either have the option to keep the pod at your house or let the particular company store it in their warehouse until you are ready to get it out. You should be prepared to pay a little more as these places tend to be a bit on the expensive side. Keep in mind that they deliver the storage pod to your house and then once filled, they can pick it up and then deliver it to wherever you need, so sometimes that can be well worth the money. Otherwise you would have to move all the things yourself, which can be a hassle.
Renting a pod should be as simple as making a phone call or getting in touch with the storage pod company for an order. You can then define the size of the pods you will need, usually in 8 x 8 x 7 x 7 foot, 8 x 8 x 12 foot, or 8 x 8 x 12 foot units. Depending on the number of items you need to store or move, you might have to rent more than one pod.
When making the first payment for the pod, you are initially paying for the delivery of the pod, pickup once filled, and the first month's rent, so the price may seem a bit high. Then you have to pay the rent every month, which is generally at least $100. If you are planning on moving to a new house then these companies can serve to your advantage because they will pick up the filled pod and deliver it to your new house, the downside being that you have to unload the pod yourself. When you’re done unpacking, then the storage pod company will pick up the pod.
If a pod seems a bit too expensive for your budget, then you can try a regular storage facility in area. These are going to be significantly cheaper than pod storage, although you will have to bring in the items you want to keep yourself. Storage pods provide the convenience of being able to store your items at a safe location, and even have these transferred to a different place. The added convenience makes the monthly cost worth it.