Nowadays, you’re no longer constrained to one storage option. Instead of traditional storage, you have the choice to take advantage of mobile storage. But what’s the difference between the two?
With traditional storage, you need to personally go back and forth from the unit to store your items. But with portable storage, you don’t need to go all the way to your unit, instead, the pod is dropped off at your location. Once you finish loading your items and you’re ready, it’s picked up by the company to be stored in their facility.
Having your storage unit come to you makes a huge difference in many ways. Here are the top benefits you can get when you choose mobile storage:
1. Cost effective
Consider the cost you’ll likely incur when you buy food for helpers, fuel, and rent a truck. All of these things are eliminated when you opt for mobile storage. Since the storage pod will be delivered right to your doorstep, all you have to think about is the rental fee of your unit and nothing more.
Although a mobile storage unit may be a bit more expensive than renting a truck, it is less expensive when compared to availing of full service movers. Since you have the option to have the unit sent to you in advance, you can slowly pack your things ahead of time to prevent becoming too stressed and exhausted.
Renting a truck for a single day gives you no other option but to hire movers who have to finish all the packing in a day.
Wherever you are, the mobile storage unit will be brought to your location.
You don’t have to rent a truck and bring your belongings to a storage facility to be able store them. You can easily access your storage container in your location without the need to drive miles away. When you’re done moving your things into the unit, you can just give the storage company a call, and they will come and get the unit to be stored in a secure facility.
Since the unit comes to you, you save yourself time and from stress and sore muscles. With traditional storage, you’ll be handling your items several times:
- When you load items into a car or truck
- When you transfer items from the vehicle to your storage unit
- Do everything again in reverse
Mobile storage offers so much convenience by cutting handling time in half as you’ll only need to load and unload your items. Moreover, you have enough time to load and unload as you get to keep the storage unit on your property for several days.
Mobile storage units allow you to have your own padlock which means you alone have personal access to your belongings.
After you’ve filled your unit, the company will store it in a monitored warehouse. This gives you peace of mind with CCTV cameras around their facility, and you know that no one can open it since you’re the only one with the key.
A mobile storage unit isn’t only limited to people moving houses.
If you want to store some of your household items because you’re deep cleaning, renovating, decluttering or redecorating your home, you can. You may also use it as a spare container if you don’t have enough storage space for your possessions at home.
After loading your items inside a mobile storage unit, the company will pick it up and store it in a secure storage facility. If you have fragile or sensitive belongings stored inside, you can ensure that they’re protected from the following:
- Temperature fluctuations
It can be quite impossible to pack all your things in one day when moving. However, with a mobile storage unit, you can gradually pack your items over several days or even weeks. It’s time efficient and gives you fewer worries to think about such as paying extra costs for exceeding the time limit of a rented truck.
Having enough time to pack reduces stress as you can store your items more carefully and with better organization.
Using traditional storage means you have to rent a truck, deliver your items personally, then rent a truck again to fetch and bring your belongings to your new home. It’s expensive, too time-consuming, and a hassle on your part. But, by using a mobile storage unit, you get the 7 benefits mentioned above and the peace of mind you deserve.
Chris Humphrey is the General Manager of Easytruck Moving & Storage. In 2013, the company combined their expertise in professional moving services & storage to create an entirely new approach to the business – and mobile storage was born! Easytruck now operates over 30,000 sq.ft. of air-conditioned facilities in three convenient locations in Dubai and is the only Mobile Storage operator in the UAE.