PODS are not a new invention.
They date back to 1998 when they were first introduced. As a revolutionary way of moving objects, they quickly caught on fire. Today, there are various similar replicas of this product, and they have become basically irreplaceable.
There are lots of reasons why you might need a pod container.
people use them when moving to a new home. You can easily pack all your stuff within them and transport them wherever. But, they can also be used for other stuff such as growing plants.
One of the main mistakes when it comes to these containers is buying too many. Some people will overbuy after which they will realize they can’t properly secure a storage pod.
In this article, we will cover some of the main tips that will help you store your production in growing pods.
1. Initial preparation
First, one of the storage pod companies will deliver a pod to your home address. They always leave it on a ground level so you can easily put your stuff in it. The storage will remain there for as long as it takes. Most companies do not rush the user, so you won’t have to worry about a quick return. In fact, there are lots of people who simply put these pods in their backyards and use them for various purposes. The company will charge you a monthly fee for the rent. When you’re ready to move it, you can call the company representatives once again, and they will move it for you.
2. Preparing the objects
It is very important to plan ahead of time. Make sure you have all the things in one corner once the pod arrives. Then, you will be able to pack them quickly. Make sure to use as many boxes as necessary, but don’t overload them. You should always focus on safety by securing the top and the bottom.
3. Main things you need to know about loading
Loading is the part when most clients get confused. There are several things you need to know about this part of the process. First and foremost, your pod has to be placed on a good foundation, so it doesn’t wiggle around. Otherwise, there is a good chance that the objects within will get damaged. You can start by creating a wall. Simply put, the first box in the corner. Then, proceed by arranging them, so they are next to each other. They need to be tightly packed. Distribution of weight is another important aspect you need to consider. This is especially true when it comes to specific items such as the furniture in which case you need to distribute the weight from side to side. Make sure to start with heavier items so that lighter ones don’t get squeezed or pressed on. If you don’t have enough boxes, or you simply don’t need them, you should fill the remaining space with smaller items. This will pack everything together nicely and provide some additional stability. If you have specific objects that have an odd shape or can be crushed, we suggest that you put them on top of everything else or to put them last.
4. Packing fragile items
Packing fragile items is perhaps the biggest issue along the way. Keep in mind that you don’t have to pack everything in the storage pods. Instead, it is much better if you carry small valuables with you. This is especially true when it comes to heirloom items or important documentation. Needless to say, you have to pay extra attention to the glass. One of the best ways of preventing damage is by wrapping the items or cushioning them. This should give enough protection, at least until you get to your destination. Bear in mind that some of the objects shouldn’t be exposed to light so, find a way to cover them.
5. Take your time
While damage can occur almost at any time, it is much more common in situations when people are rushing things. When loading or unloading, people tend to get hasty. Sometimes, you might get to your destination a bit late, so you will want to unpack everything as soon as possible. This can lead to damage of goods. If you want to prevent such accidents, we recommend that you create a good schedule. Make sure you have some extra time to finish things up, and that way, even if you’re running late, you will manage to do everything without endangering your prized possessions.