moving and storage

Pods are pods, right? Wrong. If you’re looking to move locally or long distance in need of a container and transportation, there are many options available. From Zippy Shell to 1800packrat, UPack to Pods, Smart Box and more; each company offers different levels of service and availability that may be perfect for your needs. This blog post will help you with some things to consider when selecting the best pod company for your local or long distance moving and storage needs!

Moving can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’re looking for an affordable and stress-free way to move your belongings, pods are the perfect solution. Pods are large containers that arrive on a truck or trailer, which is driven by a professional driver who will load your pods onto their vehicle. The pods can then be transported anywhere in the country without any worries about them being damaged or lost. This blog post will introduce four different pod companies that provide quality service at competitive prices so you can find the best company for your needs!

Zippy Shell

One of the pods that often goes overlooked is zippyshell. They are one of the most affordable pods available and will deliver an all steel container right to your door step for you or an assistant to load up! If you’re looking for something quick, easy, and budget friendly; this may be what you need. As with any pod company, they can offer different levels of service based on your needs: quote only, delivery only at no additional charge (within 60 miles), storage boxes delivered from $34 per box – which includes wrapping materials if needed- weekly rentals starting at just $15/day and so much more! That’s exactly why it was named ” Packing Service” by top industry experts in 2010 and “Best of the Best” pods by top pod business magazine. This company not only has many awards to their name, but also offers a wide variety of pods for your local or long distance move: storage pods (16×20), kitchen pods (12×18), living room pods (12′ x 16′), bedroom pods( 12×14) . They have all sizes available- whether you need one standard box size or another they can accommodate those needs. Zippyshell offers pods which come equipped with shelves inside so that homeowners have roomy spaces where they can place numerous belongings without having them cluttered together in disorganized piles. Zippyshell is truly a game changer when it comes to moving locally and across state lines with affordable pods.


UPack is another pod company that many consumers choose for their pods. UPack pods are best for long distance moves and have even been used as a mobile office space! The pods come in standard sizes, but they can also be customized to fit your needs perfectly: one of the most popular is their 16×20 storage pod with shelves already installed on the inside walls of the unit which makes it easy for you to store all sorts of items without having clutter everywhere. Upack has the best overall value when it comes to pods. When we think about moving companies today most people automatically assume that movers will have trucks loaded up on trailers ready to go when they show up at our front doors; however Upack has turned things around by offering secure storage units instead of traditional pods. These storage units are filled with everything that you need to help make your move easier along the way and they can be accessed as many times throughout the process as needed. Upack pods have been in the business of pods for quite some time now, giving them ample experience to hone their craft (and make you feel like they are doing a good job). They offer an amazing customer service that includes “packing assistance” if needed- which is pretty helpful when moving day comes around! If you hire Upack pods be sure to take advantage of this great feature as part of your move.


1800packrat has many amazing reviews that people left after using this company’s pods during their move- here are just some examples from across Google: “They were super helpful especially when I had changed my mind about where we wanted our stuff stored” or “The guys who picked up my pods at home was.” Moving pods isn’t an easy business, but 1800 PackRat has nailed it. 1800 pack rat pods were very clean and organized.

Smart Box pods offers packers who will come out and carefully fill up your pod with everything that needs packing from start to finish with no input from you. Once again, these guys know what they’re doing so don’t worry about a thing by hiring smart box pods help during your transition into your


Pods is a company that offers pods for local moves and pods for long distance moves. They will come to your location, load up the pods with all of your belongings and transport them directly to where you want it taken like your new home or storage unit as well! Pods can also do full-service packing if that’s what you need done on top of supply moving pods.

The pods are designed to provide the best possible customer service from start to finish- with pods that come equipped with two windows for easy loading and unloading, a door providing access inside the pod, and flooring engineered specifically for pods, this company is one of the few good options you have out there. Not only can their pods accommodate items such as furniture but they also allow homeowners to fill up these pods with other belongings like books or kitchen appliances.


SmartBox is another name that you should consider when looking for pods. With pods able to accommodate items such as furniture, appliances and other belongings like books or kitchen utensils we can see why SmartBox pods are a well-preferred option among homeowners who need temporary storage while they wait for their new home to be built or renovated. These kinds of pods give those planning on making a move plenty of options when it comes time for selecting what types of things will travel into their new homes.

These pods are also a perfect fit for long distance moves, but they only come in one size which is 16×20. The pod sizes are customizable and can hold up to 500lbs of weight per container. They have shelves inside as well that you can place items on without having them get crushed by the sides when closed down or stacked with another unit during transportation. Smart boxes pods offer insurance against weather damage while being transported so if it does rain heavily where your pods are and there’s no covered area around then you won’t need worry about waterlogged units rolling into storage spaces of other customers! These pods do not include locks so be sure to purchase those before moving day arrives.

Most pods come with tarp which is meant to protect your items but in most cases, it is not enough. The best you can do when using pods for long distance moving is to buy insurance on top of the prices that are already included in the flat rate costs.

A very popular choice among consumers and businesses alike, 1800packrat offers pods as well as a pod service option where they will unload all of your possessions from their pods into storage units or again wherever you request them to place those things at no extra cost! They also offer packing services if needed; however these usually run around $80 per hour so be sure this would be something useful before hiring them for anything more than just transporting pods themselves.


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  • Avatar Patrice Hall ★★★★★ a month ago
    I highly recommend. Laquan, Cameron, and Gabe did an amazing job with my move. I didn’t lift a finger. They placed things where I asked, they loaded and unloaded in a timely fashion. They were kind, respectable, and personable. I absolutely … More will use them on my next move. Best moving crew. I give 5 plus stars.
  • Avatar Rebecca Short ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    We were a military family of more than 30 years, so we are more than a little familiar with the art of moving and the characteristics of top notch moving companies. Not terribly long ago a local move had us searching for a moving company. … More It didn’t take long for us to settle on College Dudes Help You Move. Their professional presentation and obviously experienced staff made College Dudes stand head and shoulders above any other companies that we might have been considering.. On moving day their staff showed up at the scheduled time with a written plan for the day’s activities that they readily shared with us. They handled our belongings with care and even went so far as to make suggestions about transporting our house plants. In our many, many moves this one stands out as the absolute best. Thank you College Dudes!
  • Avatar William Wilson ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    During military career, I moved 11 times in 8 years. And over moved 4 times since. So I know movers. College Dudes is one of the best. It's well run, well organized, and, you're replied to In a timely manner. And I love that they … More employ college students, which helps them make money that could possibly help them offset some of those student loans that weigh them down for YEARS after college. So by using them, not only do I get a quality, insured move, but I have a small part in helping a student achieve eventual financial freedom. Would definitely use them for my next move.
  • Avatar Will Murphy ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    College Dudes Help U Move was the best moving experience I have ever had. I have moved many times through the US.
    From the initial order to the final box delivered. The men showed early and we’re prepared. They performed a walk through
    … More the house. They made a quick plan and began work.
    The owner, Abraham, stopped by to ensure the move was on track. He was a delight and very professional.
    Later in the day the GM stopped in and had his men move a few items that we were leaving with the house that were too bulky for me to get my hands around and they willingly and quickly went into action.
    Moving is always stressful. It was nice having professionals that not only performed the job with speed and professionalism but the little extra help went a long way.
    Thanks again College Dudes Help U Move.
  • Avatar Allison Lee ★★★★★ a month ago
    We were very impressed with our movers! They all worked the entire time non-stop with a professional and courteous attitude. With the guidance of Jackson , one of the managers, they were very organized to get the job done in the timely … More amount of time that was slated for our move.
  • Avatar Sonya Perry ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    They moved fast and were very courteous. They connected with the customer (and family members that were assisting me) on a personal level. I was very pleased with their services.
  • Avatar Helen Francis ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Fantastic job guys, very friendly, fast move. The team got everything packed up and moved fast to it’s new home. Thanks again
  • Avatar Ryan Jacob ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Appreciate your help you guys were great. Thanks Mason for helping us out! You rock. Tell the guys I said thanks.
  • Avatar Susan Driver ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    This company did a fantastic job moving a piano to our house. They were on time, courteous, and most of all careful. I couldn't believe that I could call one day and the very next day they made the move for us. We will definitely be … More calling College Dudes for any future moving needs.
  • Avatar Sonja Langford ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I used College Dudes Help U Move to move things from a storage unit and secondary location to a single family residency this past week. Three guys showed up who were kind, thoughtful, and quick. They efficiently moved all my furniture and … More boxes, wrapped things up that could get damaged, and made sure to put things in the correct rooms so unpacking would go smoother. All of my belongings were packed and mostly wrapped prior to their arrival which made the move quick and painless. Could not recommend them more.
  • Avatar Michelle Maxey ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I did a move a few weeks ago with Eric, Eric, and BJ and they were terrific! They took care of my items, they were efficient with their time, and checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I knew what was going on and what would … More happen next.
    My items were wrapped neatly and no damage was done!
    I give this company 5 Stars for the great work they did and for treating me with respect!
    Michelle M
  • Avatar Kara Brown ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    They did a great job with my move from Davidson to Cornelius. All 3 movers were courteous and respectful, and everything made it in great condition so I'd definitely hire them again!