Portable storage units/containers have become a useful tool for homeowners, contractors, business and retail. There are many different uses for containers.
For example, people selling their home (needing to declutter), people relocating, restoration jobs such as smoke, fire, or water damage, contractors, new construction, disasters, college students coming home for summer break needing extra space to store their stuff, businesses needing extra space for extra inventory, remodeling, and just about anything else you can think of where extra space is needed.
Here is a basic guide to let you know if renting a storage container/unit is the right for you.
What Are Portable Storage Units/Containers?
Box crates made of steel with roll up, keyed, ground level access and weather-resistant as well as impact-resistant siding. The company should take care of physically moving it once you pack it, and then probably offers both local and long-distance moving services.
Advantages of Renting Mobile Containers?
The benefits of renting mobile containers are numerous, but here’s our short list:
- Adheres to your timetable/schedule without overage fees
- Easy loading/unloading
- No need to rent, drive or load a large truck to transport everything
In particular, units/containers are a popular choice for those moving and/or looking for storage because of the container’s steel-framed and weather-resistant paneling, as well as the ramp-free loading. Each container/unit is equipped with tie-downs, steel locking latches, and a lock and key for security.
How Renting One Works
The process is fairly simple so here’s a basic checklist.
Know what you need it for, and for how long
You must first choose whether you wish to store, move or do both with your belongings. If using the container/unit for storage, you’ll need to decide whether to store the container at your location or at a storage facility. You must also decide on the duration for which you need your unit/container.
Choose delivery location, date and container size
For both moving and storage, you must choose a delivery location, date and size.
Upon delivery, load the unit/container
After reserving one or more unity/container, we will deliver it right to your doorstep. From there, all you have to do is load up your belongings into the container at your own pace.
Pickup & delivery to destination
The company you choose will pick up the Unit when you’re ready and deliver it to either the storage unit or your moving destination.
What Renting A Portable Storage Unit/Container Costs?
The cost depends on the number of units/containers rented, the duration of the rental, and the number of miles you’re moving.
You have the option to store a unit on your property or at a storage facility. The bigger the container, the more your costs will be for both the container and storage.
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