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Organization

I admit it, I am organizationally-challenged

Organizing for some people (okay, me!) is such a challenge I often put it off for as long as possible (admit it, so do you). It really doesn’t matter what the project is, I just don’t want to do it. Just the word “organizing” gives me cause to shudder because it implies so much work ahead.

So, while I struggle with small-scale stuff, PODS® is in the business of helping those who require major overhaul jobs. In fact, PODS was recognized as one of the nation’s best service providers by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Wait. What? There is an organization existing solely for the purpose of organization?

Apparently, yes Virginia, there is.

PODS was selected as a 2011 finalist in the “best services provider” based on the convenience and flexibility of  using PODS® containers for moving, storage, or just plain organzinin

Hmmm. Maybe there is hope for me, after all.

 

The Moving Diva

October 9, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time to remodel your home? Here are 5 tips to help get you

As exciting as the idea of a newly remodeled home might seem, the process can be unpredictable and overwhelming when construction begins.

PODS® is a great solution for homeowners since the storage containers can be placed onsite as close as your driveway. Why is this important? Because it allows immediate access and eliminates trips to an offsite storage facility, saving you time and money!

5 Tips:

1.         Plan ahead and do plenty of research. Tour homes and showrooms for ideas you might like to incorporate into your remodel. Keep a file of clippings you like.

2.         Prepare for the unexpected by leaving extra money in your budget and additional time for unforeseen problems, because they always do.

3.         Rely on the experts. Major reconstruction requires a licensed contractor to ensure your home is compliant with building codes. Contact your local association or union for referrals.

4.         Since PODS is the best moving and storage idea, ever — rent a PODS® container  to store your personal belongings and household items during the renovation.

5.         Keep and open mind during the remodel process. Remember, soon you will be able to relax and enjoy all of your hard work!

The Moving Diva

movingdiva@gmail.com

November 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

With PODS® You Don’t Need a Truck to Move!

Imagine my surprise to discover that someone on Planet Earth actually has no idea what PODS® is, or what they do (insert my rolling eyes here).

A friend was at a chamber breakfast last week and won a gift certificate for 6 months of free storage at a local PODS storage center. When she called and asked me if I knew what PODS was I almost fell off my chair. She said there was no way she could use the prize because she didn’t have a truck to take everything to the storage center.

Ok folks, here we go…..

ME: Delores! You do not have to drive anywhere! They bring a PODS® storage container to your house when you schedule and deliver to your driveway if that’s where you want it placed. You can keep it for a few days or a few weeks and load whatever you want inside. Then PODS will pick it up and transport it back to their really big garage and keep it for 6 months.

DELORES: Oh, really. I did not know that, I thought we had to use a truck like the other storage places. So the PODS people will come to my house and I don’t have to drive it anywhere?

ME: No! It is awesome! So, are you going to keep your prize?

DELORES: Oh, yes! My husband will be so happy about this!

ME: Yay for PODS!

October 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clear the Clutter, Clear the Chaos

Comic George Carlin was right in his sketch about people having too much stuff. If you’ve never seen this particular routine, search for it on the Internet and you’ll get what I’m saying: We have too much stuff. I’m guilty of this sin and no matter how hard I try, it keeps piling up. I’m out of closet, garage and attic space. Stuff is overflowing and it’s creating chaos.

I need to donate or sell or trash (I mean, recycle) a lot of my stuff but I’m not ready for that yet. What I am ready for is extra storage, but I live in a private condo community and there is no extra garage or space to install a portable shed or anything like that.

Recently, I came across an advertisement for PODS®. These portable containers can be packed and stored in a local warehouse and not on my property. What a great solution!

When I called my local PODS office a nice lady explained how PODS works. Apparently, I am not the only person who has too much stuff. The technical term used in the industry she said is “de-cluttering.” There is a term for having too much stuff? Apparently! Great, more guilt.

In a nutshell, PODS provides a hassle-free solution to short or long-term storage that begins with the delivery of a container. The customer is responsible for filling it up and calling for back-up (I mean pick-up) and it’s off to the storage center for safe-keeping until I want all of my old stuff back.

The Moving Diva

July 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moving Safety: Use Care when Lifting Heavy Items

It’s a fact: We tend to want to get things done quickly and often ignore safety precautions when it comes to lifting heavy objects such as appliances, sofas and bulky furniture.The beauty with using PODS® container for moves is that you can take all the time you need and not rush the process. Plus, loading is at ground level, which means no pushing uphill or ramps to navigate. In fact, PODS may actually be beneficial to your health!

The first rule of thumb when loading is to use some common sense safety tips to get the job done right and stay healthy!

1.  Test first, Lift second: When lifting a sofa, appliance or other big piece of furniture, squat down near a corner and carefully lift until the approximate weight can be assessed. Then set it down and come up with a game plan on how to best maneuver it to the PODS® container.

2.  Slip and Slide: Sliders are pieces of felt or round plastic discs placed under the legs or corners of furniture. With these in place, sliding heavier items across floors and carpets is easier than lifting, until you cross a threshold and need to carry it the rest of the way. 

3.  The Gloved One: It is a good idea to invest in a pair of heavy gloves and wear when lifting and moving heavy appliances. Many injuries occur when objects slip out of people’s hands. Gloves will enable you to get a better handle on the piece you are moving and make you less likely to drop things.

4.  Hello Dolly! Using moving dollies or hand trucks is highly suggested to prevent injury. Although these tools bear most of the weight, when you get to a doorway or other obstruction, you’ll need to figure out another way to move the piece to the PODS® container.

5.  Many hands make the load lighter: There is power in numbers, so gather the troops! Having sufficient manpower to lift and balance heavy objects can help with weight distribution in tough spots such as stairways, doors or small spaces.

Consider PODS® for your next move for the ultimate in flexibility on your schedule, your time and your rules. PODS®, The Best Moving & Storage Idea EVER!™

Visit PODS.com today for more information.

May 10, 2011 Posted by | Moving | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let PODS® Spice Up Your Next Move

Ingredients for baking a cake usually call for a tablespoon of vanilla extract. So I was thinking… about moving (Hello? I am a Diva on the Move!)

Look, when you’re preparing to move and there are boxes stacked all around your once tidy abode, it’s like you ripped open a bag of flour and it sprinkled everywhere. Moving is kind of like that bag of flour – a mess everywhere you look!

But what if I told you there is a secret recipe to avoiding the maze of moving boxes stacked against every nook and cranny in your home or garage? It comes in a nice package, is affordable, vanilla white in color and gives your move an extra kick. Need more clues? OK, it is one of the best moving and storage ideas, ever!

Did you guess? It’s a PODS® container. Vanilla on the outside, chock full of space on the inside with more than enough space to hold all of your moving boxes, furniture, personal goods and all of the Paula Deen bake ware you can handle.

There are three sizes of PODS® containers to fit the contents of your home. The largest, 12×16-feet, will transport an average 3-bedroom home. Learn more at PODS.com.

April 26, 2011 Posted by | Moving | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PODS®: The Original Innovator of Portable Moving & Storage

Considering downsizing, organizing the garage for changing seasons or just plain streamlining your home? In need of a moving company that can handle long-distance relocations as well as moves across town? Do you need a short or long-term storage solution? Consider PODS® first. This is one company that can handle it all.

A national leader of moving and storage, PODS® containers are constructed of a steel frame and available in three sizes to fit your needs: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. Using its patented PODZILLA® lift system the container is gently placed on the ground or on a PODS transport truck for highway travel to your destination or nearest PODS Storage Center – state-of-the-art warehouses designed specifically for PODS.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 245 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 300,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1,600,000 deliveries and has nearly 141,000 PODS® containers in service.

For more information or to schedule service, visit pods.com or call 800-776-7637.

March 31, 2011 Posted by | Moving | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Migrating snowbirds find a welcome home with PODS®

Snowbird (noun) is defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “one who travels to warm climates for the winter.”

Many snowbirds today maintain residences in two or more different cities or states, traveling throughout the year to warmer climates. If I was a snowbird (but alas, I am not), I would want to bring lots of things with me for the winter – stuff that won’t fit in a suitcase or my mid-size SUV, which I also want to bring with me.

How can I bring my car, all my stuff, pets, furniture, golf clubs and big umbrella? There are evidently 3 choices: Call a traditional moving company ($$$$$), rent a truck and drive the entire route ($$$$) or I can call PODS® ($$). Located in 48 U.S. states across the country I know there is a PODS franchise that can deliver directly to where I’m going to roost for the winter and I won’t have to spend all of my green to do it.

The Moving Diva

February 18, 2011 Posted by | Moving | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick Tips for an Organized Garage

As life progresses we acquire items of all shapes and sizes. Often, when these items outlast their usefulness, they up in the garage. A messy garage can create frustration and potential hazards.

Now is the perfect time to clear the clutter in preparation of warmer weather and summer fun – a time when surfboards, swim gear and camping equipment are put to use! Organizing a garage can be done in stages, but first things first: Make a plan!

1. Divide the garage into zones: storage, charity, garage sale and trash. To help streamline the process and keep items safe during the process, call PODS® to deliver a PODS® container right to your garage door.

2. Loading the PODS® container at ground level is easy, so work at your own pace. The garage didn’t become cluttered in one day so don’t expect reorganization to take place in one day, either.

3. Consider using garage organization systems to organize tools, sporting equipment, lawn and gardening tools.

4. Once the garage is organized, set ground rules for ongoing maintenance such as keeping the parking area clear and putting tools and sporting equipment back in assigned places after use.

A garage free from clutter offers a setting for weekend or school projects with the kids and an opportunity to bond with family and friends.

For more information, visit PODS.com.

The Moving Diva

February 10, 2011 Posted by | Moving | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tips for Moving with Young Children

Moving is stressful for families. In some cases the home you are leaving is the only existence your child has ever known. It can be daunting, especially to little people, to say the least.

Tell your child(ren) as soon as you know you’re moving; don’t spring it on them at the last-minute. Give them time to adjust and expect tears and fears. Explain why you’re moving in terms they can understand for their age. Do you need more room? Are you relocating because of a new job?

If moving to a new city or state, go to websites that offer visual photos of the new community. You also can write to the local chamber of commerce or government offices and request printed materials to read with your kids ahead of time. Share photos and floor plans of your new home if possible and plan for the future as a family. Remain positive, even if you have fears yourself.

Be sure and pack lots of games, books or DVDs to keep children occupied if you are in for a long drive. Buy a new backpack or tote and put their favorite things inside. This way, they won’t have to look far to find items that bring comfort when you get to your new home.

PODS understands moving is stressful and offers flexible pick-up and delivery of its PODS containers when it is most convenient for families. Once your PODS container is delivered, keep it as long as needed to pack at leisure. When you’re done, simply call and schedule pickup and your belongings will be delivered to your new home on the day you specify.

PODS, The Best Moving & Storage Idea EVER! Visit PODS.com today for more information.

By: Tina Vervoorn

January 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

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