How much can a PODS Storage Container hold?

Exterior Length Exterior Width Exterior Height Furnished Rooms*
PODS 7’ container : 7′ 7′ 8′ 1 Room
PODS 12’ container: 12′ 8′ 8′ 2 – 3 Rooms
PODS 16’ container: 16′ 8′ 8′ 3 – 4 Rooms

Container Sizes

PODS containers are clean and spacious, and designed to make it easy for you to load and unload and get the most for your money. For household moving and storage, most customers will fit about 5,000 pounds in a 16’ container. Items like mattresses, tables, and couches will typically take up space without adding a lot of weight. For some customers who are moving large book or magazine collections, weights and workout equipment, or heavy tools may not be able to use all of the available space and should take extra care to balance and secure goods inside of their PODS containers. The weight capacities shown below are the maximum weight of household goods that may be loaded and moved in a PODS storage container using the PODS system.

*The amount of space needed can vary based on the amount and size of furnishings in your home and the additional goods stored in your garage, basement and closets. Please be sure to include all of your rooms, and remember that you can stack your goods inside your container.

Both the 7’ container and 16’ container are available for long distance moves in the U.S. and Canada For local moving and storage, 12’ and 16’ containers are available in all PODS locations. Many locations also offer our 7’ container.

Commercial customers should contact PODS if you anticipate exceeding these weight limits when the intended use is for something other than the moving and storage of household goods.

Sizes are approximate and may vary.