Did you know that nearly 17% of the United States population moves each year? That amounts to roughly 5.4 million people packing up all of their belongings, loading them into moving trucks, and transporting them to new homes within the span of 12 months. This means that a substantial portion of the population is experiencing one of the most stressful times in their lives at this very moment.
According to estimates, the average American will move around 12 times during his or her life. For nearly half of all movers relocation is usually job-related. While moving can be exciting, it is always stressful and inconvenient, as well. In the event that you and your family like where you’re living right now but relocation is unavoidable, the experience can be downright miserable. After all, not only will every member of your family be saying good bye to your close friends, colleagues, and schools, but you will be facing the stresses of starting all over again in an unfamiliar, new place.
Moving and storage pods can offer you a smart and simple solution for minimizing the stress and inconvenience of your next move. Depending on how much stuff you have to move, you can rent different size storage and moving pods to fit your specific needs. Moving pods are essentially portable storage units that often come in two sizes. The smaller 10’x 10′ unit is large enough to accommodate up to two rooms. The larger 10’x 15′ pod is usually large enough to hold three to four rooms.
Portable storage pods are also safe and secure, because they are build from solid steel from the inside out. This means that once you have loaded your belongings into your pod you can rest assured that they are safe inside behind lockable steel doors.
Besides the safety and security provided by moving pods, their most significant benefit is the considerable convenience they offer. Once customers order their units, the company will deliver them to the customer’s residence, and they can take their time sorting, packing, and loading their personal effects into the pods. This not only increases packing efficiency, but it also minimizes clutter.
Since the packing and loading is already done when the day of the move arrives, the moving company can simply load the pod onto their flatbed trailer and transport it to the new residence. While there will always be other things to stress out about, at least the physical part of the move will be much more manageable.