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Keep it Simple Use Portable Storage Units for Moving

Keep it Simple Use Portable Storage Units for Moving

Moving can be a hassle, especially if you’re moving long distances. The cost of hiring movers or renting a truck and paying for gas mileage can also be expensive. Because of this, moving using mobile storage units has become more popular. Mobile storage units give you more time to load and unload, and you don’t have to move the contents of the unit yourself. By eliminating the need for you to transport the unit yourself, you’re freed up to focus on other aspects of moving that need your attention, like cleaning your former residence and making sure that any leasing or home sale paperwork is taken care of.

How Do Mobile Storage Units Work?

You can select from a variety of sizes, which allows you to choose the unit that will work best for the amount of furniture and household items you plan to transport. The storage unit is brought to your residence, where you will have as much time as you want to load the unit. When you have everything packed and ready to go, you can schedule your move. Moves can typically be scheduled within the next day or two. If you have lag time between when you move out of your old residence and into your new one, the mobile storage company can store your unit at their facility until you’re ready for it to be dropped off at your new residence. If you’re ready to move in right away, the company can simply pick up the unit from your old residence and deliver it to your new one.

What Are the Main Benefits of Using Mobile Storage Containers?

There are three major benefits of moving with mobile storage units. You have as much time as you need to load and unload your unit, which can prevent you from feeling rushed when you move. You also don’t need to worry about transporting the unit yourself, and the cost is often less than the cost of hiring movers or renting a truck.

More Loading and Unloading Time Means Less Stress

Because you can take as much time as you like to load and unload your storage unit, that can help to alleviate some of the stress typically associated with moving. You can load items you don’t need or use regularly weeks in advance if you want to. You don’t have to rush to move everything in one day. Likewise, you can take as much time as you want to unload, meaning you also don’t have to hurry to get everything out right away in order to prevent fees.

A Few Caveats

When moving using mobile storage units, you should be careful to load your furniture and other items with an even weight distribution. Pack your items in carefully and tightly so that they do not move around during transport, and cover any items that could become scratched during transport with moving blankets. Lock the unit when you aren’t directly loading or unloading to prevent theft. 

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