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Do you want to sell your house as fast as you can for as much as you can? REALTORS® and home staging experts agree: staging your home should be at the top of your checklist. A big part of this process entails removing excess items and furniture. The inevitable question becomes, “Where do I put my stuff?”

It’s tempting to stuff everything you own into a closet or a spare bedroom, but even a single unorganized space could turn off buyers. For many years, the common solution to this problem was renting a storage unit. This was not convenient, and definitely time-consuming. You had to rent a truck, load it, unload it, and then subsequently do it all over again when you moved into a new place.

Fortunately, there’s a better option. With a portable storage solution, a driver will drop off a storage container at your house, and you can load it at your leisure, without the added pressure of having to get a truck back by the end of the day.

Driving is included

Once you’ve loaded the container, it will get picked up and driven to a storage facility by the portable storage provider. When you are ready for your container again, it will be dropped off at your convenience. This means you only have to load and unload once without worrying about renting a truck or borrowing one.

Built-in flexibility

While you’re staging your home, you might want to try different furniture arrangements or add or remove items. A portable container is convenient because of the flexibility. You can either easily access your container in a nearby storage center, or your container can be dropped off at your property if you need to retrieve some items or add to them.

Most real estate professionals recommend keeping the container at a storage facility, so your property will look tidier and more spacious. This also allows potential buyers to envision themselves more easily in your home.

Storage plus moving

If you’re moving out of state or long-distance, some containerized moving companies, such as PODS, can move your container to your next residence. PODS services 46 states and can even move containers to and from Hawaii and across the Canadian border. This means you can store and move with one solution, which can be very convenient to sellers.

Selling a home and moving is a stressful proposition in any circumstance. Portable storage is a smart solution to help you make the process easier. It also allows you to take care of two hassles at once, storing your items and then moving them to your next home when you’re ready.


This guest post was written by PODS®. PODS® makes moving and storage more convenient and less stressful through its innovative solution of delivering a level container and providing the customer all the time they need to load and unload their container.


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Frank Locricchio

I was raised in the housing industry and have 18 years of real estate sales experience Extensive experience in residential sales and leasing Successfully negotiated hundreds of residential and com....

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