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Debunking 10 Misconceptions About Moving with Portable Storage Containers

2024 January 31
Written by Go Mini's

Moving to a new home can be a daunting task with a ton of uncertainties and anxieties. There are also a lot of myths and misconceptions about moving that can make the process even more intimidating. A lot of these misconceptions pop up around innovative solutions like portable storage containers. Despite their growing popularity, there are still lingering doubts and misunderstandings about their effectiveness and practicality. Let's debunk 10 common misconceptions about moving with portable storage containers.

1. Myth: Portable Storage Containers are Expensive

Reality: Contrary to popular belief, portable storage containers offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional moving methods. With transparent pricing and no hidden fees, you have better control over your budget.

2. Myth: Portable Containers are Only for Long-Distance Moves

Reality: While portable storage containers are ideal for long-distance relocations, they're equally suitable for local and short-distance moves. Their flexibility allows you to customize the moving process to suit your needs, regardless of the distance.

3. Myth: Portable Containers Sacrifice Accessibility 

Reality: Many people worry about limited access to their belongings during the moving process. However, Go Mini’s offers convenient access to your items throughout the relocation. 

The unit can stay at your location for as long as you’d like it there. That means that if you’re staging your home or want to declutter and pack over a long period of time your belongings are literally next door. 

If you want the rental storage unit stored at our facility, then we will pick it up when you are ready. The Go Mini’s storage rental container is taken to our highly secure storage facility and stored there until your scheduled delivery date. Or, if you’re unsure about when you want the container dropped off we will keep your container secure at our facility until you’re ready for it. You can also have easy access to your container at the facility by making an appointment through the office, with a minimum of 72 hours' notice.

4. Myth: Portable Containers Lack Security

Reality: Security is a top priority when it comes to moving belongings. Portable storage containers are designed with safety in mind, made from durable materials and equipped with features like weatherproofing and lockable options to protect your things.

5. Myth: Portable Containers are Complicated to Use

Reality: Some believe that using portable storage containers requires special expertise. In truth, these containers are designed for ease of use. We deliver the container right to your doorstep, allowing you to pack at your own pace, simplifying the moving process significantly. 

Plus, forget about maneuvering a box truck through bustling city streets – we handle all transportation for you! Our seasoned drivers gladly shoulder that responsibility, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you.

6. Myth: Portable Containers Only Work for Large Homes

Reality: Whether you're moving from a studio apartment or a sprawling mansion, portable storage containers can accommodate homes of all sizes. You can choose the container size that best fits your needs, making them suitable for any household. All our containers are 8 feet high and 8 feet wide. We have three lengths available: 12”, 16” and 20”.

7. Myth: Portable Containers are Unreliable

Reality: Some fear that portable storage containers may not arrive on time or that their belongings could get lost in transit. However, Go Mini’s prioritizes reliability and punctuality, ensuring that your items arrive safely and on schedule. 

8. Myth: Portable Containers Damage Belongings

Reality: Concerns about potential damage during transit are common, but portable storage containers are designed to minimize the risk of damage. With proper packing techniques and secure transportation, your belongings are well-protected throughout the move. When packing, place heavy items on the container's floor and lighter ones on top. Use moving blankets to protect furniture and straps to secure belongings if needed. Packing the unit tightly ensures you fit more and keeps your items safer.

Go Mini’s has a great team of professional drivers who have years of experience moving our containers. Units are loaded slowly and safely on and off our trucks, and we also recommend and can provide our customers with packing supplies that will help keep your belongings secure inside the units.

9. Myth: Portable Containers are Inconvenient for Packing

Reality: Packing can be a daunting task, but portable storage containers actually make it more convenient. They're delivered directly to your doorstep, allowing you to pack at your own pace without the pressure of strict timelines. You don’t even need to be present when the container is dropped off. You simply need to ensure that there is sufficient space for us to deliver. As a courtesy, we will call and confirm delivery instructions the day before delivering or picking up your container.

10. Myth: Portable Containers are Only for Temporary Storage

Reality: While portable storage containers are commonly used for temporary storage during moves, they can also serve as long-term storage solutions. These containers can be the perfect solution if you have a timing gap between the move-out date of your old home and the move-in date of your new home. They are also perfect if you’re temporarily relocating somewhere between moves or if you’re planning extensive home renovations to your new home and need a safe and secure home for your belongings until your new home is move-in ready. 

Whether you need short-term or extended storage, these containers offer flexibility to accommodate your needs. The best thing is - you don’t even need to know how long you need storage when booking with us. We’ll keep your valuables safe at our very reasonable monthly storage rate until you're ready for them. And as mentioned above, while we’re storing the container your belongings are just one phone call away. 

Are you ready for your next move?

Using portable storage containers for your next move isn't just about convenience; it's about simplifying the process and providing peace of mind during a potentially stressful time. With Go Mini’s, you not only get the convenience of packing at your own pace and the assurance of secure transportation, but you also gain access to flexible storage solutions that cater to your unique needs.

So, whatever your moving schedule looks like, portable storage containers offer a seamless transition and a safe haven for your belongings. Experience the ease and reliability of moving with Go Mini’s portable storage containers and make your next move a stress-free success.

Ready to experience the convenience and reliability of moving with portable storage containers? Contact Go Mini’s today to learn more about our flexible storage solutions, check out our service area, and easily book your container for your upcoming move. 

Say goodbye to the stress and uncertainty of traditional moving methods and embrace the simplicity and peace of mind that Go Mini’s has to offer. Your next move awaits – let's make it a smooth one together.

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