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PODS vs. U-Haul U-BOX

When you choose PODS over U-Box, you're getting a sturdier, safer, steel-framed container instead of a less durable wood-framed plywood box.
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PODS vs. U-Box

PODS vs U-Box

Why choose PODS over U-Haul’s U-Box?

PODS revolutionized the containerized storage business more than 25 years ago by redesigning the experience around you. Since then, copycats like U-Haul's U-Box container service have emerged. One look at a U-Box container, and you can see why PODS is the superior choice. See how we stand up to the competition.

U-Box Size & Quality Disadvantages

U-Box sizes: Only one option

No matter the size of your job, PODS has three container sizes to meet your needs. U-Box only comes in one size, 8’x5’x7.5’, and it would take four of their containers to equal the capacity of our popular PODS 16’ container.

Container size & quality: PODS vs. U-Box

PODS containers are sturdy, steel-framed, and weather resistant. They’re reinforced with thick plywood walls covered in aluminum or fiberglass on the interior. U-Box containers sacrifice quality, durability and security due to their wood framing and thin vinyl cover.

Less experience

U-Box is new to the portable moving and storage industry, but PODS has nearly 25 years of experience. We know what it takes to properly protect your things. That’s what led us to design our innovating level-lift system, PODZILLA, which keeps containers level while being lifted on and off PODS trucks.

Don’t compromise size & quality for U-Box’s lower price

PODS has a nationwide network of portable moving and storage facilities backed by award-winning customer service. We don't sacrifice the quality of our products or the support you'll get through every step of your move. If you see a lower price, you may be sacrificing quality and care for savings.


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How PODS Works

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Get it & load it

We deliver your container, and to ensure your safety, PODS is a contactless service so you don't need to meet your driver. Take your time loading on your schedule, right in your driveway. If you want help, your PODS personal moving and storage team will connect you with local packing and loading companies.

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Keep it

At-home storage gives you the flexibility you need, whether you want easy storage just steps away, or you want to take your time packing and loading.

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Store it

If you need temporary storage, we'll pick up your loaded container and bring it to a local PODS Storage Center, where it will be safe, secure, and easily accessible until you need it again.

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Move it

We've got this, so you don't have to. We'll deliver your container to your new home, whether you're moving across town or across the country*. If you need to ship your car, we can connect you with one of our preferred car shipping providers who will arrange professional services in your area.

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Moving and Storage the Way You Need It

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Self Moving with Full Service Options

Need help lifting and loading those heavy items? We can refer you to qualified packing and loading professionals.
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Support from experts who care

Our Customer Service team is here when you need us. We're available from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. every weekday so we can be with you through every step of your move.
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Customizable service options

Whether you want full-service, a DIY option, or something in-between, we’re here to personalize your experience to meet your needs.
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#1 moving and storage company of 2024

No one understands complex moves and home renovation projects like PODS. That’s why Move.org recognized PODS as this year’s best moving and storage container company*. From pay-as-you go pricing to changing your dates with ease, our flexible and convenient solutions were designed with you in mind.
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