Thursday, January 16, 2014

How Mobile Storage Works

Portable or mobile storage is a relatively new concept. Most people are familiar with the traditional storage where you rent a truck, pack and load your belongings, drive to the storage facilities, unload and move the items to your assigned storage unit. All these hassles can be eliminated and this is where mobile storage comes in.

Once you make an online booking or a phone call to a self-storage company of your choice, a portable storage module (aka pod) is delivered right to your home when you’re packed and ready to load. You can do the packing and loading yourself, or even pay an extra fee for the company to take care of all the hard work for you. Once you’re done, they take your storage module away and drive off to their warehouse without any hassle on your part.

An ideal situation when you might need such storage services is when you are undertaking a renovation or repair project in your home. Whenever that happens, you can just give them a call to schedule a mobile storage module delivery and it will show up in front of your door at your convenient time.
For those who want to do their own packing and loading, a good storage company will have useful packing advice and tips readily available such as best packing methods, or how to load the pods and distribute your goods properly to ensure safe and secure transfer and easy access later on. Packing materials and supplies are usually provided, sometimes free of charge.

A key component of the mobile storage concept is the use of high quality shipping container-like storage modules made of metal or plywood to store your items. Modules vary by sizes, depending on what suits your needs. Once you pick a suitable size module, it will be delivered right to your door. Typically, a module is designed to keep away the moisture to protect your valuable items, and is often elevated off the floor for maximum protection. The unit comes complete with a roll-up garage style door that will allow you to easily load and unload your goods. To keep your items safe, a padlock should be organized by youself so only you have access to the key. After you’re done, they will take your locked and loaded module and transport it to their secure warehouse.

Whenever you need to access your storage module, just give them a call in advance to let them know so they are ready to serve you during their business hours.
In terms of security, decent storage facilities and are securely locked and will have full security measures in place such an advanced alarm system, CCTV, and patrols.

You can decide whether you want a short-term/long term storage. The rental period usually starts from a minimum of one month with no long-term contract and penalty fees. But you’ll be able get a better deal if you go for a long-term storage option from the beginning.
Portable storage solutions allow you to load and store your items at your convenience, without the hassle of renting a truck and all the other tedious hassles that normally occur with the traditional storage system.

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