Use of Portable Storage Units Increasing in Popula …

Use of Portable Storage Units Increasing in Popula …

One of the growing trends in the moving industry right now is the use of portable storage units. You may begin to notice that more and more companies are offering this service to their customers. Using portable storage units can be an economical way to move and may be a great fit for some clients. However, there are certain circumstances in which a portable storage unit would not make your move a comfortable experience.

A New Way to Move

The current state of the economy has people thinking of all sorts of ways to keep more cash in their wallets. Back in the day, there were only two main moving methods: the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) method and hiring a professional moving company to do all the heavy lifting for you. The former was traditionally very scheduled – where you would need to rent a truck, pack it up, and make your move all within a short period of time. With a moving company, you also may have quite a rigid schedule.  Many moving companies require you to plan your move and have it be completed within a day or two. Portable storage units allow you a bit more flexibility.

How Does It Work?

Generally, a storage unit is dropped in front of your home or business. You can spend a few days filling up the storage unit and call the company when you are completed and need it transported. It is important to note that you may want to check your local rules and regulations about having these large units stored in the street or your driveway. Some homeowners associations won’t allow you to keep a storage unit parked on your property for more than a few days.

The In-Between DIY and Professional Moving

Traditionally a DIY move was always a more cost-efficient way of moving since hiring a moving company could be more than a family would want to budget. The increasing availability of portable storage units from moving companies has changed all of this. While you are still responsible for loading and unloading the unit, you do not have to transport it yourself. You can also have the moving company store it for you, should you need time between the moves. It is a great option for those clients who have the space to store the storage unit while loading and unloading and do not need excessive space to load their items. If you need more help, Bekins Moving Solutions has moving solutions to fit any budget.

Portable Storage Unit Cost

A reputable portable storage unit company will offer monthly contracts, which are usually pretty comparable in price to what you might pay for a single weekend of a DIY weekend truck rental. Depending on how long you need to store your belongings, this can be on par with a typical truck rental or be a bit more expensive.

If you would like more information about how to store your items before your move, contact Bekins Moving Solutions. Call 877-594-1187 to get your free moving estimate.