5 Secrets for Securing a Portable Storage Unit Company

by Dusty Rhodes on Sep 01, 2017  in 
  • Portable Storage
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Portable storage containers are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to move belongings from one home to another.  They offer an affordable and convenient option for moving between locations or for storing your belongings temporarily during a move.  With so many different portable storage companies to choose from it can be difficult to know which one is right for you.  Each company offers different services and prices so these useful tips will ensure you choose the storage company that is best suited for your needs.

Have an Idea of How Much Space You Need
Why pay for space you don’t need?  When you know exactly which items you are planning to store, you can get a good idea of what size container you will need.  Different companies have different size containers so understanding how much space you actually need, will help you to choose the right storage company. 

Ask About the Features of the Containers
Are the containers weather-proof? Are they made of durable steel panels?  Do they come with padlocks for added security? Do they have wheels that allow you to move the container?  These are important questions to ask the storage company and will give you peace of mind about storing your belongings.

What Are the Delivery Methods?
One of the most attractive qualities of these units is the convenience of having them delivered right to your door.  Make sure you understand how and when the container will be delivered.  Does the company provide drop off and pick up services only or are they willing to transport the container to you new location?  If you need a temperature-controlled facility to store the container, is that an option with the storage company?  Decide what your specific needs are and then ask about these important services.

Consider Accessibility
Some portable storage containers sit right on the ground with doors that open out wide for easy access.  Others sit a few inches off the ground for added protection from damp conditions.  This can make accessibility a little more difficult, especially if you will be storing heavy items.  Depending on how big the items are that are being stored and how often you are planning to access these belongings can help you determine which company offers the most easily accessible units.

Plan Ahead
As soon as you know that you are moving you should start calling around to get information on a portable unit.  Not only will this help ensure that a unit will be available, but it will give you time to shop prices and compare the features of each company. 

Portable containers offer a unique storage solution that is convenient and affordable.  It is important to have a good understanding of your needs in order to choose the storage company that is right for you.

Dusty Rhodes