PODS moving and storage teams up with Queen of your Move to give customers the royal treatment

Two businesses, PODS and Queen of Your Move, have partnered to provide their customers with a seamless moving experience, from beginning to end.
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Feb. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -  Visitors to last weekend’s Santa Barbara Home and Garden Expo were greeted by an unusual sight as they entered the Earl Warren Showgrounds. On display at the main entrance was a large PODS® container that had been completely transformed from an empty, utilitarian moving and storage unit into a perfectly manicured living room, complete with lighting, paint, flooring, window coverings, decorator furnishings and professional designer touches.

The beautifully transformed PODS® container was the brain child of Steve Yapp, owner of PODS, which serves Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties, and Cindy Dakovich and Terry Davey, co-owners of Queen of Your Move, an interior design and remodeling business. The two businesses recently teamed up to provide their customers with a seamless moving experience that incorporates all aspects of relocating to a new home, from beginning to end.

“This collaboration makes perfect sense,” said Yapp. “PODS takes charge of the physical move and then, once we deliver a customer’s belongings, Queen of your Move, adds their decorator flare to set up the home in the most space efficient and visually appealing way.”

The unique business partnership helps eliminate some of the stress associated with moving to a new home and removes the “living out of boxes” stage that often lasts for months. Customers who contract with PODS Santa Barbara for their moving and storage services can also have their home professionally decorated by Queen of your Move as the boxes are being unloaded.

“People on the move appreciate having professional assistance as they unpack and decorate their new homes,” said Dakovich. “Our collaboration with PODS helps our customers to settle in to their new spaces and feel comfortable in their new homes much more quickly.”

PODS and Queen of Your Move plan to utilize the designer PODS® container to promote their joint business venture at other Central Coast home shows and community events. It will next be displayed at the Spring San Luis Obispo Home Show on May 5 & 6, 2012.

For more information, go to www.mylocalpods.com/santabarbara or http://queenofyourmove.com/services.html

About PODS
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 include: 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.

Founded in 1998, PODS Enterprises, Inc. currently provides moving and storage services to more than 250 million consumers in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 320,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.8 million deliveries and has more than 143,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core.

For more information, go to: www.mylocalpods.com.

About Queen of Your Move
Queen of Your Move, a unique interior design company, is dedicated to helping clients move and settle in to their new homes. Co-owners and licensed interior designers Cindy Dakovich and Terry Davey, eliminate the stress of moving by assisting clients with unpacking and creating comfortable and inviting living spaces. Queen of Your Move designs homes, businesses and remodel projects. For more information, call: (805) 459-7776 or go to http://queenofyourmove.com/services.html

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