One of the more popular storage options in recent years has been portable storage, also known as mobile storage. While you may have a storage facility just down the street, there are some common uses for portable storage alternatives that make them the better choice for certain situations. Consider these applications for mobile storage, which are placed on-site at the location of your choice, bringing the storage facility to you:
- Residential applications for portable storage include convenient storage for rooms full of furniture and belongings that can be accessed during a remodel or construction job. Think of the mobile storage unit as your closet or pantry that you can still access rather than relying on a box miles away.
- Construction, commercial, and automotive companies often use portable storage for tools, parts, inventory, and sometimes even workspaces or offices.
- Stores—virtual or brick-and-mortar—can use mobile storage units to keep seasonal merchandise safe and dry, especially during specific retail periods where more inventory may need to be on-hand.
- Other mobile storage applications include emergencies where companies, residences, or relief organizations need places to store material or supplies, or use them as offices. There are even portable storage units large enough to serve as temporary shelters after a natural disaster.
The self-storage industry is one that continues to impress with its ability to provide customers with increasingly convenient solutions for extra space. Whereas previously, individuals and businesses in need of storage would have to shoulder the burden of delivering their belongings themselves to facilities both near and far, these days the option of movable storage is making life a lot easier, and how are a few ways how:
- A movable storage container can be delivered to your location and dropped off. Once you’re done loading your belongings into it, the container is picked up and delivered to your desired destination—eliminating the need for you to get behind the wheel of a vehicle you’re not familiar with or comfortable commandeering.
- Rental of the unit is available for as long as you need it; you can keep it for weeks, months, or even years.
- Mobile storage solution containers are weatherproof and guarantee that your belongings won’t get wet, even if you keep it parked in front of your residence or business during the wet season.
- You can have your mobile storage container delivered to a central warehouse for temporary or long-term storage. Warehouses are frequently climate controlled to protect your belongings from severe temperature changes, and properties are well secured to keep your storage unit safe.
When you are in the market for some extra space, consider mobile storage and the benefits it offers. When comparing this to traditional self-storage, there are many factors that make having a portable unit much more appealing.
This article was written by Matt Schexnayder, who is on the SpareFoot marketing team. SpareFoot is the largest online marketplace for self-storage with more than 5,000 self-storage facilities listed nationwide. SpareFoot offers consumers the most complete comparison shopping experience in the storage industry.