Individuals and some movers are interested in saving costs during long distance moving. Already an expensive process, many who are on a budget want to save on traditional, clunky forms of moving, such as a professional moving service. To save on transportation and packing costs, many individuals act as their own mover with self storage container pods, a highly mobile and transportable storage unit.
Self storage pods got their start in inter modal shipping containers. Invented in the 1960s, these containers are steel boxes on a much larger scale than the pods movers use. Inter modal containers became popular because they can use multiple transportation modes. Movers of these containers can load them on ships, trains and trucks, and can store them in warehouses.
Most people and many long distance movers use pods for similar reasons as inter modal container users. Most pods are made of steel, are air tight, and can survive in all weather conditions, including severe weather. Like there larger cousins, pods can even be climate controlled.
Perhaps the biggest reason individuals and movers use self storage pods is cost. Pods are cheap to lease, very durable, and easy to move. Because of their inter modal nature, individuals can tow them on trailers, and movers can use them on trucks. Such changes dramatically lowers conversion and transportation costs, and lets companies pass the savings to you the consumer.
Pods are a great way for people and movers to store and transport their goods. Not only are they weather proof and climate control capable, but they can go virtually anywhere. The cost savings on most pods are tremendous, and allow you to reap the savings movers generate. So next time you move, consider a self storage pod. Whether you hire a mover to drive for you, or you act as your own mover, a pod can dramatically lower transport costs.