How We Compare To PODS®

Price

Will I be surprised by hidden fees?
Are discounts available?
Is there a cap on how long I can keep the storage/moving container at my location?

Security

What theft and break-in deterrents do the storage units come equipped with?
Will I need to utilize my own padlock?
What type of property will my storage unit be kept on (if not my own property)?

Weather-Proof

Will the portable storage container provide adequate protection against humidity, rain, wind and other weather and damage?

Delivery

Are there any requirements or restrictions regarding where the portable storage container must or can be placed?
Will I need to be on site when the storage container is delivered?
How can I access my storage container?
Should I expect any damage if I choose to keep the storage unit on my property?

Safety

How will I know my belongings are protected once they leave my property?
Are items stored in the containers insured?

Price

Will I be surprised by hidden fees?
Mobile Attic: When you work with Mobile Attic, all fees and charges will be explained to you at the point of sale. The agreed-upon original quote is exactly what you will be expected to pay, no more.
PODS®: If the original property you requested the POD be delivered to doesn’t have a paved surface on which to place the POD, you may have to pay an additional fee. Additionally, if you cancel the service after 4PM EST the day preceding your scheduled delivery, you will be charged a cancellation fee. There may also be additional transportation charges, so be sure to ask very specific questions about charges upfront.

Are discounts available?
Mobile Attic: We frequently run promotions and seasonal specials in addition to offering discounts to many groups and associations. Some of the discounts we offer: military discounts, senior citizen discounts, Blue Cross Blue Shield discounts, as well as many others. Additionally, we frequently offer discounts on longer-term rentals to both new and loyal customers.
PODS®: PODS offers promo codes and coupons as well as relocation and military discounts.

Is there a cap on how long I can keep the storage/moving container at my location?
Mobile Attic: Whether the portable storage container is stored on our property or yours, you can keep it for as long as you need on a month-to-month basis. Just be sure to check with your county, city, or neighborhood regarding any time limit they may have set in place.
PODS®: As long as there are no regulations against it, you can keep the POD on your property for as long as you need. Be aware, however, that PODS often charges more if you keep the container on their property.

Security

What theft and break-in deterrents do the storage units come equipped with?
Mobile Attic: Our portable storage containers feature a lightweight roll-up door made of steel, as well as an exterior sliding lock. Additionally, our containers are constructed of aluminum, steel and fiberglass, which are strong, durable materials that are difficult to penetrate.
PODS®: PODS containers also feature a lightweight roll-up door made of steel and an exterior sliding lock. The unit itself, however, is made of wood and corrugated plastic, both of which are relatively easy to break through.

Will I need to utilize my own padlock?
Mobile Attic: For security reasons, you will either need to supply your own padlock or purchase one at one of our locations. We highly recommend that you use a disc pad lock, which is very difficult to force open or tamper with.
PODS®: Yes, you will need to supply your own lock.

What type of property will my storage unit be kept on (if not my own property)?
Mobile Attic: If you choose to keep the storage unit at one of Mobile Attic of Nashville & Clarksville’s secure locations, you’ll enjoy knowing that a gate, which can only be accessed with a personal security code, protects your storage unit. We also utilize security fencing, bright lights, and top-of-the-line security cameras.
PODS®: PODS keeps their storage units inside of a locked warehouse.

Weather-Proof

Will the portable storage container provide adequate protection against humidity, rain, wind and other weather and damage?
Mobile Attic: Our portable storage units are designed to offer optimal protection against weather damage. These containers are built from aluminum, steel and fiberglass (as opposed to wood), because wood absorbs moisture, especially on humid days. Additionally, the containers are equipped with aluminum skin roofing and rubber flashing around the door to protect your belongings from UV rays and moisture.
PODS®: Because PODS storage containers are partially constructed of wood, they will absorb moisture and humidity, which can cause damage to your property. The materials used to construct a PODS portable container are also often prone to leaks. Check out some customer experiences here.

Delivery

Are there any requirements or restrictions regarding where the portable storage container must or can be placed?
Mobile Attic: Because of the design, our portable storage containers can be placed on any surface (concrete, asphalt, grass, gravel, ground) at an apartment, condo, duplex, residential neighborhood, commercial business or job-site. We strive to provide easy loading with our placement, but we will need a clearance of 14’ (height) x 10’ (width) x 40’ (length). We do not charge additional fees based on placement.
PODS®: PODS containers can be placed at an apartment, condo, duplex, residential neighborhood, commercial business or job-site as well. Unfortunately, PODS containers cannot be placed on any non-paved surface without an additional fee (which will be determined on-site and will be dependent on the effort involved). There will need to be a clearance of 15’ (height) x 12’ (width).

Will I need to be on site when the storage container is delivered?
Mobile Attic: You do not need to be present at the time of delivery.
PODS®: You do not need to be present at the time of delivery.

How can I access my storage container?
Mobile Attic: Using your personal gate code, you’ll be able to access your storage unit any day and any time. For easy access, all storage units are kept on ground level – simply pull your car up to your unit.
PODS®: You’ll need to contact the call center and set up an appointment typically 24-48 hours before you need to access your storage unit. Access is typically available 6 days a week.

Should I expect any damage if I choose to keep the storage unit on my property?
Mobile Attic: Our portable storage units are equipped with “mark-free” rubberized wheels and sit about 6”-12” off of the ground to prevent damage to paved surfaces and landscape. Our trucks weigh about 12,000 lbs. so it is possible for them to leave tire marks on a soft lawn, but the units themselves will not cause damage.
PODS®: PODS containers are not raised off of the ground, which is typically fine for paved surfaces, but will most certainly kill grass.

Safety

How will I know my belongings are protected once they leave my property?
Mobile Attic: When you work with Mobile Attic you can rest easy. Whether we’re loading or unloading your storage unit, we take precautions to ensure that your belongings are protected throughout the process. We drug test and background check all of our drivers and require clean 10 year driving records. Once on our property, your belongings will be protected by a password-protected gate, an 8’ security fence, security cameras, and bright lights.
PODS®: PODS uses PODzilla to reduce shifting during the loading and unloading process, so the security of your belongings will largely depend upon the PODzilla operator. All PODS drivers are required to have a CDL license.

Are items stored in the containers insured?
Mobile Attic: We offer insurance starting at $8.00/month. Some of the things that our additional insurance protects against: theft, damage, upset and overturn, natural disasters, unforeseen calamities. For more information, please call (877) 423-2055. You may also be able to extend your homeowner or renter’s insurance to your personal property during storage.
PODS®: The PODS content protection program covers: fire, lightning, wind, hail, smoke, weight of ice, snow, sleet, falling objects, explosions, riot vehicle and aircraft, vandalism, malicious mischief, water overflow, burglary, collapse, certified acts of terrorism, collision, and upset or overturn. This coverage does not extend to: money, jewelry, furs, firearms, computer software or programs, credit cards, and other “invaluable or irreplaceable items”. Check out some customer experiences with PODS’ insurance program here.

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