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Asked by Les

February 23, 2014 under International Moving

I need a 200 cubic foot pod to move a few personal and household items to the UK


Answered by Robert Moreschi

February 25, 2014
Hi, thanks for visiting Movers.com! I'll be glad to help you out and answer your question about pods. Pods are portable storage units that are conveniently delivered to your home, where you can then pack them with whatever you want (personal and household items, in your case) before either placing them in a storage unit for a predetermined amount of time, or have them shipped to your new home. The price for a pod will vary depending on the size of the pod you need, the length of time you will need it for storage and also how far you will need to ship it once you move. Since you will be using it to ship some household goods overseas to the UK, you will most likely pay more to ship it internationally.
 
How pods are used
 
If you're thinking about renting a portable storage unit for your upcoming move to the UK, there are several companies that can provide this service or similar ones, but which one is right for you and your move will depend on several factors, including the size of your move and your moving budget. You will need approximately 200-cubic-feet of space for your belongings, so your pod will be priced accordingly, based on the amount of items you will be shipping in it. The price that you pay for your portable storage unit will usually vary depending on the company that is offering the service.
 
Different types of pods
 
Pods come in three different sizes, 7-foot containers, 12-foot containers, and 16-foot containers. Pricing for the pods varies depending on where in the country you're located, as well as where you plan on moving. The smallest pod size, 7'x7'x8' can hold 392-cubic-feet of items, so this will be the best size pod for you, since you only need 200-cubic-feet of space. For local moves that are within 25 miles, the average cost for a 7-foot pod is around $116 per month, along with an initial delivery fee of around $90-100 to have it delivered to your home. Another delivery fee will be added when the pod is shipped to your destination overseas.
 
If you're renting a pod for your move, chances are that you're going to be packing yourself and loading your pod with your belongings. If you need help with your packing, do not hesitate to check out some of our helpful and incredibly informative packing videos, and then visit our moving guides page to read about the moving process.
 
If you're thinking about hiring some professionals to do your packing for you, head on over to our website for a free moving labor quote.
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