5 Creative Uses of PODS Containers for Event Storage

COVID-19’s rapid rise in 2020 and 2021 caused events to pivot to virtual meeting spaces and online venues swiftly, but recent surveys point to an eagerness to return to in-person events. In a recent survey of more than a million event attendees and organizers, Freeman, a Dallas-based leader in global events, reported 78% of those responding said they would be confident returning to in-person events.

As organizations return to more live community events, PODS Phoenix is prepared to help with logistics support. Over the years, PODS has partnered with schools, sporting events, street markets, expos, car shows, marathons, and concerts. No matter what type of event, PODS storage solutions can help make events of any size run smoothly.

The following are some creative uses of PODS containers for events:

  • Event registration – PODS containers are the perfect place to set up event registration or check-in stations, especially in tricky weather!
  • Interactive Displays – For farmers’ markets, art shows, and expos, set up and decorate PODS containers to be interactive stations for visitors to explore and engage with.
  • Equipment storage – PODS weather-resistant containers are the perfect place to store any event items out of the way—before, during, or after your event.
  • Event Logistics – Nonprofits use PODS storage containers to prepare event day items in advance, making day-of set up and clean up quick and convenient.
  • Collection Points – PODS storage containers can be used for donation collection stations, from toys to clothes to non-perishable foods, nonprofits turn to PODS for donation drives.

“With events coming back in full force, we just want to help local businesses as thoroughly as we can,” says Steven Figueroa, Territory Manager of PODS Phoenix. “Our containers have seen success at so many past events that we are proud to continue to offer our storage solutions to the community during such an exciting time.”

5 Industries PODS storage solutions can support

Are you a business owner? It’s easy to stay glued to the news, questioning the future of your business during this time of self-isolation and physical distancing. While we’re staying optimistic and hopeful that these times will pass soon, we want to help for the time being. We see PODS® as an extension of your business so we’re confident we can make your transition to using storage seamless. No matter the industry—from restaurants to retail, see how our storage containers can help support your business.

1. Warehouses & Construction: Our portable containers are the perfect collection, installation, transportation, and warehousing solution. On-site construction storage can cut costs and save you time with your tools and materials only a few feet away from you! We will deliver (through contactless delivery) a sturdy, weather-resistant container you can load at your own convenience for your projects!

2. Retail: If your business is still sending online orders, our storage containers may be a good store-in-a-container solution for inventory while you have extra floor space. You can also expand your back room and consider reducing labor costs by increasing your onsite storage capacity. Our professional staff can also work with your team to create customized supply chain logistics to transport and store your goods closer to the point of use. Reducing stock clutter is key with a high volume of online orders, so we’re here to help!

3. Health Care: During this time, medical centers and healthcare providers are demonstrating a great need for storage space. As demand for patient space inside hospitals and medical centers increase, storage containers can be used as isolation units or to store medical supplies. Our durable, weather-resistant storage containers can hold your supplies while you free up space for patient care.

4. Food: If you’re a restaurant owner and are currently only offering curbside pick-up or delivery, storage containers may be a great way to store unused restaurant furniture or create extra space for food preparation. Keep your non-perishables, outdoor furniture, and even decorations safe and easily accessible in a storage container! You can store and protect your restaurant inventory at one of our Secure Storage Centers or at your location.

5. Real Estate: If you work in the real estate or property industry, you may expect to face some challenges with the selling process. Having your clients stage their homes is an important step when it comes to selling and has a significant impact on how quickly and for what price their home sells! A big part of this process entails removing excess items and furniture. Portable storage allows your client to clear the clutter and store items in a secure and accessible container. If your client is moving, they can take care of two hassles at once—load up their container and move their items to their next home when they’re ready!

If any of these apply, call our team at 480-530-6438!

PODS®  Steps Up To Serve Medical Professionals

As the nation begins to adapt to the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, PODS® Phoenix understands the importance of providing aid to the members of our community who need us the most. Medical professionals on every level have stepped up as a beacon of hope for the many people who have been affected by this life-threatening illness, and have put the lives of others before their own to ensure the safety of our communities.

During this unparalleled time, PODS is taking additional steps to ensure that our medical professionals are supported. In an effort to aid their unwavering support to the public, PODS has provided storage containers for any medical facilities in need of additional space during this everchanging crisis.

Endorsed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and underwritten by FEMA, modified containers are a cost-effective solution for sourcing additional hospital beds to prepare and respond to COVID19. Our steel-framed, weather-resistant storage containers can hold supplies, equipment, and more so you can free up space for patient care. Our PODS team will help coordinate deliveries, move equipment off-site, or relieve dock congestion strains with the flexibility of container placement.

We at PODS believe that we can overcome this crisis together! Fellow community members and business owners are encouraged to get involved and share resources and other forms of support to ensure our community can rise up after this pandemic.

Is your medical facility in need of extra space and convenient storage?

Call us at 480-530-6438.

Home Staging Checklist for Realtors

Work in Real-estate? Having your client stage their home is an important step in the selling/buying process and can have a significant impact on how quickly and for what price their home sells. Helping your client create a plan for staging their home is an essential part of the process. A staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less.

Follow our home staging checklist below to ensure your clients see success when they sell!

General Checklist: 

  • Work on your home’s curb appeal as that can make or break your first impression.
  • Reduce the number of family photos in your home.
  • Use scented items to create an inviting smell in your home. Bad odors can deter
    some buyers.
  • Thoroughly clean all windows inside and out, ensuring they are functioning
  • Repair broken items in your house (doors, cracks, etc.). In most cases buyers will
    ask for broken items to be repaired.
  • Rearrange furniture or move furniture room to room to create more space and open areas.
  • Vacuum all carpet and hard wood floors.
  • Scrub and clean tile and grout throughout your house.
  • Empty the garbage daily to reduce odors.

Inside Home:

  • Bathrooms:
    • Clean all surfaces, put toiletries in drawers or cabinets.
    • Leave out a bottle of hand soap or a clean bar of soap, along with a hand
    • Fold in thirds on towel racks daily. Purchase new towels if needed.
    • Clear all items out of shower stalls except for necessities.
    • Hide your garbage can and cleaning supplies.
    • Clean or replace your shower curtain.
    • Repair any cracking, peeling, or moldy areas. Paint if needed.
  • Bedrooms:
    • Make your beds daily and replace bedding if needed.
    • Clear night stands, dressers, and pick up all clothes off the floor.
    • Store extra books, magazines, or miscellaneous items away
    • Keep closer doors closed. If you have a walk-in closet, keep the floor clean
      and free of laundry and clutter.
  •  Closets:
    • Make sure your doors open easily. Fix any creaking sounds.
    • Arrange items to create a tidier closet.
    • Clear off all coffee tables and end tables.
    • Remove all ashtray.
    • Move pet food bowl out of sight.
  • Dining Room:
    • Clear off your dining table, leave a center piece or other decorative item.
    • Remove additional leaves from tables to make the room look bigger.
  • Kitchen:
    • Clear all unnecessary objects from kitchen countertops.
    • Remove all pictures, magnets, drawings and messages from your
    • Clean the stovetop and oven and replace burner pans if badly stained.
    • Keep the kitchen sink clean and empty.
    • Remove all soaps, sponges, and supplies out of sight under the sink.
  •  Laundry Rooms:
    • Keep counters and sink clean and empty.
    • Make sure that light bulbs are working, replace with higher wattage bulbs to
      create more light if needed.
    • Put soaps, towels, etc. in cupboards.