Essential Tips to Know When Using Portable Storage Units

by Dusty Rhodes on Jun 01, 2017  in 
  • Portable Storage

SMARTBOX has the honor and privilege of serving more than sixty million customers nationwide.  Our very talented customer service specialists receive many calls on a daily basis from people with a wide variety of questions about the services we offer.  How much does it cost? What’s the range of your service area? What kind of discounts do you offer? In addition to questions like these, we also receive many questions about the storage aspect of our business, the actual storage units themselves to be more specific.  With this thought in mind, below you will find some essential tips and advice everyone should know when it comes to using a storage unit effectively.

Safety First- One of the first questions people ask when they contact a moving and storage company is in regards to the protection measures in place and the containers’ durability.  We take these questions very serious at SMARTBOX, and we want to make sure that everyone understands this should be at the top of your moving and storage checklist.  First, you want to make sure that the inside of the unit provides the right amount of protection.  Many storage units are constructed with wood interior to protect against harmful substances that can do permanent damage to your belongings.  Additionally, many storage containers come equipped with climate controlled settings, which assists in protecting the items inside.  As far as outer protection is concerned, most portable storage units are built from materials that can withstand all weather conditions.  You can relax and breathe easier because no matter what part of the country you are in, your valuables will always remain protected.

Space, Space, Space...And More Space- Another concern to address is how much usable space is available in the units.  This may seem somewhat obvious, but it is very important because it could have a direct impact on how you plan, organize, and execute your move.  Many companies offer an estimation process, either online or over the phone, that will allow both parties to know how many units are going to be needed to make your transition successful.  Perhaps one of the most crucial things to remember is you want to choose a storage plan that will best accommodate your items in a safe manner.

Off-Site Storage Options- Storage options are another aspect to consider when choosing a storage company.  Do they offer an off-site storage option as part of their service packages? This is very convenient for those customers with a relocation taking an extended amount of time.  See if the companies you are interested in will be able to store your things at a storage facility for as long as you need while you are transitioning from one location to another.  Check on the cost of this service so you do not incur any unexpected expenses.  Some companies will include this in their quote, and the expense will be part of your overall payment.

Our SMARTBOX customers have emphasized to us many times how convenient and user-friendly our portable storage containers are, and we hope that the above information reinforces that.  If you would like more information about what we have to offer, please give us a call today at 1-877-627-8269.  Our staff members are standing by and ready to speak with you.

Dusty Rhodes