Storage units that are portable can be extremely convenient for the homeowner looking to move or just put some things away. These containers are ideal when a homeowner wants to take their time moving. Instead of loading a truck up with stuff right away and drive it back and forth between the homes, these containers make calculated loading possible. This reduces moving stress and ensures the homeowner can pack their things the way they see fit, which may reduce damage or confusion at the new home.
How do moving companies provide storage units that are portable?
Usually, these containers are dropped off and remain in place for a while. Though it depends on local ordinances, a homeowner may have many weeks to pack the container as they see fit. Occasionally, a neighborhood or homeowner association might pressure a client into quickly packing the container up, but this is rare.
A homeowner has free reign to load the container as they see fit, and while there technically is a weight limit, items typically do not exceed it. These containers go on large cargo trucks so they can handle thousands of pounds of material. If a homeowner is planning on moving soon, it’s a good idea to load up the container with durable, bulky items like furniture. Every home has some furniture it doesn’t need for day to day living, and getting this out of the way upfront will make moving day much easier. It will also make unpacking easier on the other end as the essential furniture and objects can be moved with the family and accessed immediately upon arrival.
These containers are also a popular option when a homeowner just needs to thin out items in the house. Occasionally, a homeowner will inherit things or just be the beneficiary of some hand me downs. If there isn’t enough room for everything and the homeowner wants to keep it, storage units that are portable can be the best choice. Driving back and forth between facilities can be a hassle, especially when there isn’t one nearby, and getting everything to the facility can also be an issue if the homeowner doesn’t own a truck.
However, there are some instances when a facility is a better choice over a moveable container. Facilities can offer better security and additional options for unique or precious items. This includes vault rooms that are perfect for jewelry, artwork or antiques. Facility storage can also be climate controlled, which is critical when putting away organic materials like paper or textiles. Without climate control, a homeowner may find mold growing on their belongings when they return to pull them out.
Regardless of a homeowner’s needs, JTMelia can help find an optimal solution and, if needed, facilitate every step of the process.