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Should I Use Self Storage or Portable Storage Containers?

2014 October 22
Written by Mark

When it comes to storage solutions for your belongings, inventory or other items, you have three main choices: Try to fit it in your home, rent space at a self-storage facility, or rent portable storage containers.

If you are experiencing garage overflow, or you are stuffing way too much stuff in closets, offices or spare rooms, it may be time to consider the other two options. Each has its benefits, but which one is right for you?

Should I Use Portable Storage Containers?

Containers are a great option for people who are looking for short-term storage. With this option, the storage company can deliver a container right to your home or business. If you are in the process of remodeling your home, portable storage containers can be a great solution for keeping your furnishings out of the way during the process.

If you are moving, a storage container may be a good option. Rather than loading up a moving truck, you can simply load up the container that has been dropped off at your home, and when it is full you can have it delivered to your new home.

If you own a business and you need temporary extra storage for inventory or equipment, portable storage containers offer a secure way to store the excess.

Storage containers can also be stored by the company, at their warehouse. When you need your belongings, the company can deliver the container to your location. For example, if you are going to be traveling long-term, and then moving back and in to a new home, placing your belongings in a container and having it stored until you need it makes sense.

Should I Use A Self-Storage?

Self-storage is a good option for someone who is looking for a way to store excess household, outdoor or other belongings for any length of time. Storage units come in many sizes, some as small as a closet, and others as large as a two-car garage. This is a good option if you don’t have the room to have a storage container placed at your home. Storage units are a secure and affordable alternative.

A self-storage makes sense if you are going to need easy access to your stored belongings. For example, if you store seasonal items such as holiday decorations or camping gear, a self-storage is ideal. Both storage options have their benefits and drawbacks. Weigh them out, taking into consideration your needs, the length of time you are planning to store, and how often you will need access.

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