Lindsay at Enjoy The Journey has some big news. She can't spill the beans yet, but she's debating PODS versus storage units. Here's my advice:
PODS are good...
*if you have at least a week or two to load at your convenience.
*if there will be a delay between closings, so you don't have to load and unload twice or pay for more than 2 days' truck rental.
*if you can park the POD somewhere near the door (street parking will mean a lot of extra carrying).
*if you are creative about stacking to the top, which you will need to do to get the most for your money. Think Tetris, but with heavy stuff!
Storage units are good...
*if you have your own truck or can borrow a truck, making several smaller trips instead of renting a U-Haul.
*if you have to get out in a hurry, because some things can be left unboxed.
*if you can find one close to your home, so you can make multiple trips or even fill it all in one night.
*if you can sign a month-to-month contract only.
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