PODS and traditional storage containers are both popular solutions when you need to keep your items safe for a certain period. However, choosing one versus the other depends on your needs and requirements. Understanding the differences between them can help you decide which option best suits your situation. They both offer unique benefits to your storage solutions.

PODS (aka Portable On-Demand Storage)

  • Mobility and Convenience: PODS are designed to be very mobile. They are delivered and dropped off at your home or business location. You can load them at your leisure. Once loaded, PODS can be stored on your property, returned to the PODS facility for storage, or transported to a new location. This flexibility is a significant advantage for moving or transitional storage needs.
  • Sizes: Depending on your needs, PODS come in several sizes. They are great for moving ang storing items from a small apartment to a larger home.
  • Accessibility: Since PODS can be left on your property, you have the easy and immediate access to your belongings. This is beneficial if you need to store items temporarily during a home renovation or similar projects.
  • Security: PODS are secure and designed to protect your belongings from the weather and elements. However, when stored on your property, we recommend security cameras.
  • Cost: The cost of using PODS includes delivery charges and rental fees. If you’re moving the POD to a new location, there will be transportation charges.

In conclusion, if you require flexible, short-term storage and moving solutions with the convenience of having a storage unit brought to and picked up from your location, PODS are ideal

Traditional Storage Containers

  • Versatility: Traditional storage containers, often made of steel and look like the back of an 18 wheeler are used for a wide range of purposes beyond just storage. They as designed and available as shipping CONEX containers, as makeshift offices, and in construction. They are incredibly durable and designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and long-term use.
  • Sizes: They come in standard sizes, typically in 20 and 40-foot lengths. They offer a substantial amount of storage space, suitable for large-scale storage needs, including commercial and industrial applications.
  • Mobility: While these traditional steel containers can be moved, the process usually requires cranes and large trucks. They are less about convenience in mobility and more about providing a secure, semi-permanent storage solution.
  • Security: These containers offer high security, with robust metal construction and locking mechanisms designed to protect against theft and break-ins.
  • Cost: Buying or renting a traditional storage container generally involves upfront costs without the added fees for delivery and removal. For long-term use, they can be more economical than PODS, especially if you have the means to transport and install the container yourself.

So if you need a more durable, secure, and cost-effective solution for long-term use or for larger-scale storage needs, Aaron Supreme can provide you traditional storage containers. We can help you decide what is the best solution and consider the duration, security, and mobility issues. Call us now or request quote to get started and find the storage solution that fits your life perfectly.