Is It Better to Use Shipping Containers or PODS?

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If you are on the move or simply looking for extra storage space, there are a few storage options to select from. Each choice comes in a different shape, size and price range. The two most common options for mobile storage are PODS® containers and shipping containers.

The deciding factor between PODS storage containers and shipping containers may depend on the length of time you require mobile storage for, your budget and the advantages and disadvantages involved.

So – what’s the optimal choice for you and the best value for money? Read on to find out.

What are the benefits of PODS?

No matter the size of your move, interstate or down the street, PODS offers a variety of storage solutions to meet your unique needs. PODS containers are often considered the top storage solution for our security, convenience and price. Our variety of storage containers are fit to house your personal belongings or business equipment. Enjoy the ease of having your mobile storage box delivered directly to your new location after being guarded in our secure facilities or in the safety of your own property.

Moving made easier

Start off your move on the right foot with your PODS container dropped right at your door, ready to be loaded up whenever you are. Because we deliver directly to your location, you can pack at your own pace. Take the time you need to load up the PODS container the exact way that you want. Or, simply have our packing professionals take care of it. When the move date arrives, one of our drivers will securely pick up your container and transport it to your new destination. Locally or interstate – we’ve got you covered.

Store safely and securely

Whether you need a tad more space or have to pack up your lot to jet off on an adventure, the assistance of a storage box can be invaluable. If you’ve got a little or a lot to store, PODS has the container (or two, or more) for the job.

Rest easy with the knowledge that your precious belongings are waiting for you in a secure storage facility. Or, have them close by while storing your goods on-site if your property has the room available. We understand that each person’s storage requirements are unique, so we offer a variety of sizes and timelines to suit.

Store and move at your own pace

Looking to make your interstate or local move doubly stress-free? Enjoy the convenience of both a storage and moving solution in one with your PODS container. Store your personal or business belongings wherever is most handy, either in our secure facility or on-site with you. When the time comes, we’re ready on your mark. Give us the word and we will whisk your PODS container to the new location so that you can unpack it at your own leisure.

What are shipping containers for storage?

Shipping containers are often used for long term commercial storage applications. If you require long-term sizeable storage containers, for example to hold sturdy commercial stock, shipping containers could be a consideration. However, if you are looking for a totally secure, convenient storage container or moving solution, PODS checks these boxes.

How much do shipping containers cost?

The cost of renting a shipping container for storage will vary depending on the size of the container and the length of time you require it. Storage containers will often have longer minimum rental periods than a mobile storage box, such as a 30-day base rental period.

How wide is a shipping container?

Shipping containers for hire typically come in three standard sizes of 10ft, 20ft and 40ft options. With the outside area, you need to consider if the box can be safely lifted and moved if required, taking into consideration the surrounding space above and around the container.

PODS mobile storage container also comes in three sizes – small, medium and large. Whether you’ve got a large house and a lot of belongings to pack away, or a small unit to relocate, we can manage it all. Our patented PODZILLA™ hydraulic lift system allows easy placement of containers in tough to reach and hard to fit locations that roll-off systems simply can’t match.

If you’re unsure of what size you require, you can get a personalised size quote here.

Which option is most secure?

Overall, both storage options offer a decent amount of security. However, PODS is specially designed to store your goods in the safest environment possible.

While moving or storing with PODS, find peace of mind that your belongings are out of harm’s way. When using a PODS lockable storage container, you are the only one with a key and access to the box. Benefit from a reduced risk of item damage as there is no meddling or unloading of your items between locations. Lastly, we offer contents cover for additional reassurance that your goods are completely safeguarded.

Which option is best suited to me?

When tossing up between a PODS container and a shipping container, it may come down to personal preference. However, when storing and moving with PODS, your mobile storage box will be delivered directly to your door and treated with the utmost care and security.

If you’d like to discuss whether PODS is the best option for you, get an instant quote now.

For your safety and convenience, PODS offers contactless delivery for all services.

Showing 10 comments
  • Erik Borjas

    Could I get some pricing

  • Kevin

    Hi. Are these containers or pods waterproof. We want something for storing items at our house whilst we are renovating internally. 4 to 8 weeks

    • Lisa Gerding

      Good morning Kevin,
      Yes, they are water proof, the walls are aluminium exterior, roller door at one end with a latch for a lock, and a polyurethane roof (the same stuff water tanks are made out of, they keep water in and we keep water out). Our team are back on deck this morning if you would like to give them a call, and we can discuss all your options with you.

  • Robert Stephen

    HiI need small to medium house pick up and storage from Tuesday 2nd June to 15th September 2020.
    Involves only two beds chairs 2 tables 3 side tables ride on mower and white goods plus possible trailer.
    They need to be collected in Olinda easy access and stored in container and delivered to The Patch just after Belgrave. Regards rob

    • Lisa Gerding

      If you can contact 1800 467 637 one of our moving specialists will give you a quote.

  • Tammie Krieger

    Hi I wanted to know how much they are to hire I have household goods electrical,bikes ect,thanks Tammie

  • Susie

    Are pods available in Tasmania? Cost please fo a large pod

    • Elaine Cross

      Hi Susie, thank you for your enquiry unfortunately we do not service Tasmania, if you are wanting to move from Australia to Tasmania or visa versa, l would suggest Chess Removals

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