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5 Benefits of Using Portable Storage Units Over Moving Trucks

by Dusty Rhodes | Nov 01, 2022


When you begin the moving process, you quickly realize that there are a wide range of moving options available. You have the option to hire full-service moving companies to do everything for you or you have the option to save money and handle the logistics of transporting your belongings yourself. For those who prefer the latter, you may be wondering if it is better to rent a moving truck or rent a portable storage unit. There are several factors to consider when choosing between these two options but ultimately you will find that there are some excellent benefits to using a portable storage unit in lieu of a moving truck.

1. Storage Units Provide Flexibility

Anyone who has ever moved understands that things can change on a daily basis. That’s why flexibility is so important when it comes to moving. Portable storage units are extremely helpful because they can be rented for as long as you need them. That means you can rent them weeks before your move and take your time loading your belongings at your leisure. You simply arrange to have the storage unit transported to your new home upon your request where you again have the freedom to unpack on your own schedule. Unlike renting a moving truck and having to load, move, and unload everything in one or two days, portable storage units provide the ultimate flexibility so you can take your time.

2. Storage Units are Convenient

Convenience is key when it comes to moving and nothing beats the convenience of having a portable storage unit delivered directly to your home. You don’t have to worry about booking a moving truck for a specific weekend and returning it by a certain time. With a portable storage unit, you can keep the unit for as long as you need. You can also arrange to have the unit transported for you so you don’t have to stress about driving a large moving truck.

3. Ground Level Loading

Moving can be very physically demanding and it can be quite difficult to load heavy boxes, furniture, and appliances up and down a steep ramp. Portable storage units provide easy, ground level loading so you can protect your belongings, and your back. Forget about steep ramps or slippery slopes. Portable storage units are designed to make loading and unloading easier than moving trucks.

4. Long Term Storage Options

Oftentimes homeowners aren’t quite ready to move all of their belongings directly into their new home. Perhaps they are renting for a few months until their home is ready or the plan to paint and remodel before moving in. Portable storage units are perfect for these situations because they can provide the long-term storage that you need until your home is ready. Why move your belongings more than once with a moving truck when you can safely transport and store them in a portable storage unit?

5. Your Belongings are More Secure

Portable storage units are built with safety in mind. Not only are they weather resistant, but they are secure as well. They also make it easy to load and secure your belongings inside, minimizing jostling and shifting during transport. They tend to have lower rates of damage as compared to moving trucks, so you can rest assured that your belongings will arrive safely and in good condition.