Benefits of Portable Storage Units

Benefits of Portable Storage Units

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If you haven’t discovered the beauty of portable storage units yet, you’re truly missing out. In the past few years, portable storage units have grown from being used mostly for construction or retail, to being used for residential and commercial moves. Many find it more cost-effective and easier than renting a moving truck or hiring movers.

Here are some main reasons you should consider using a portable storage unit for your upcoming move:

1. Versatility

It’s the perfect tool for many projects, including moves, renovations, home staging, and extra shop space. Instead of storing belongings elsewhere in your home or renting a storage unit for a month, have a portable storage unit dropped off in your driveway and store your extra items there. You’ll have easy access to your items whenever you need them, and you won’t have to drive to a storage facility if you need to retrieve something.

Great for businesses too! Use them during a move or renovation. Use a portable storage unit at your construction site to safely store equipment and tools. Store overstock or seasonal products on site with a portable storage unit.

2. Convenience

A portable storage unit company drops a unit off at your location, and when you’re done with the unit, it is picked back up. If you’re using the unit to move, once your done packing, it will be picked back up again. This is also the same for when you are done unpacking at your new home.

3. Security

A portable storage unit offers all the same security as any other storage facility. Portable units are weatherproof and made of tough steel, which makes it difficult to break into. You provide your own lock just like with any other storage unit as well. This makes it just as secure when it’s being transported to a new location.

4. Affordability

It is easily one of the cheapest ways to move. You don’t have to rent a moving truck, which includes the costs of maintenance and gas, nor do you have to hire movers. Hired movers can charge by the hour, while portable storage units have flat fees for the container. Whether you pack it full of bricks or pack it full of feathers, the unit will cost the same.

If you’re preparing for a move, consider using a portable storage unit, and don’t forget to check our other blogs for more moving tips!

For more information on the type of storage units Island Movers offers click here.


By |2018-05-17T17:34:28+00:00March 21st, 2016|Blog|2 Comments

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  1. Rockford Johnson April 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Great post! I learned a lot about the benefits of portable storage units by reading this article. Thank you for explaining that “A portable storage unit offers all the same security as any other storage facility.” I have never used a portable storage container before so hopefully I can find one that can help transport and protect my belongings the next time I have to move.

  2. Lillian Schaeffer August 10, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that portable storage containers are convenient. My husband and I are going to be moving, and we’re capable of packing and loading all of our stuff, but we need a way to transport it. It would be really convenient to have a container put in our driveway to load at our leisure, so we’ll definitely look into that as a possibility. Thanks for the great post!

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