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    Moving Companies Brace For Possible Record Number Of Holiday Moves

    (Ventura County, CA) December 1, 2021 – Between remote work opportunities, rising rent rates, people prioritizing being closer to family, and mass migration out of densely populated areas, 2021 has been an unprecedented year for moving trends. In fact, according to the Neighbor 2020-2021 American Migration Report, more than 20% more people have planned to move in 2021 compared to 2020. That leaves moving companies ramping up for what might turn into a record number of holiday moves. 

    If you are entertaining a move this holiday season, keep these things in mind: 

    Make Arrangements Further in Advance – With national moves on the rise, families could find themselves in a timing crunch. So, start coordinating your move early to make time for scheduling and packing. 

    Coordinate Your Donations – Many people donate bulkier items, like furniture and appliances, in advance of their move. With charities receiving a lot of contributions during the holiday season, they might not have room for large items in their warehouse. Plan ahead with your donations, so you don’t get stuck with unwanted items. 

    Prepare for Celebration – If you’re moving just before a big holiday, consider packing your kitchen and holiday decorations last. This way, these items will be easy to access when you arrive at your destination. Though everything else may be in boxes, your new home can be festive and ready for hosting. This can make it seem more like the holidays, even if you’re still not fully unpacked. 

    PODS® Tri-Counties offers a variety of simple solutions to make holiday moves easier: 

    Reduces Stress – PODS delivers a moving container that you can load at your own pace. That means you can take a breath, create your timeline, and PODS will pick up everything when you’re ready. 

    Offers Flexibility – The holiday season can be hectic. However, PODS doesn’t charge you to change your delivery or pick-up dates, so you can plan and book with confidence during a dynamic time of year. 

    Supports Complex Moves – PODS connects you with a real person who can help with even the most complex logistics. Have a gap of time between your moving destinations? PODS can store everything in one of their secure storage locations until you’re ready to get your stuff back. 

    “Traditionally, the summer is peak season for moving with most relocations taking place between April and September,” said Steve Yapp, owner of Local PODS® Moving & Storage. “This year, however, has been quite unique, and moving patterns have changed. Here at PODS, we are prepared and have containers ready to help ease family moves and relocations through the upcoming holiday season.” 

    About PODS Tri-Counties    

    Steve Yapp is the owner of three Tri-Counties PODS® franchises that serve residents and businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.     

     Dedicated to the local community, Yapp’s franchises have donated hundreds of PODS containers to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego, and Los Angeles counties since opening their doors in 2005.     

    A partial list of recipients includes Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Catholic Charities.   

    A moving and storage leader for nearly 25 years, PODS offers flexible, personalized solutions tailored to our customers’ unique needs. When PODS pioneered portable storage in 1998, we introduced the world to a new way of thinking about moving and storage, with unlimited time, control, and flexibility. Today, PODS provides residential and commercial moving and storage services in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK. The PODS network has completed more than 1.3 million long-distance moves and nearly 6 million initial deliveries. Whether it is a long-distance or international relocation, across-town move, or renovation project, PODS provides customers with a personal moving and storage team ready for any situation. To learn more, visit  


    Jennifer Curtis-Neves 

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