You have planned for relocation and want to store some of your belongings for temporarily; you could be moving to a smaller apartment in a new town and want some storage space to keep some additional goods. What type of storage facility do you need that can give you a cost-effective storage solution?
While many of your friends could have recommended storage units to be a viable alternative to store extra luggage, what they might not have told you is that there are various types of storage options, which can be suitable for specific needs. Each one serves a specific purpose and when you choose the right storage for your needs, you save time, money and also gain easy accessibility to your goods, if and when you need them urgently.
The different storage options are:
Self storage facilitiesMini storage facilitiesPortable storage (also called moving pods)Therefore, what is a self-service storage and when should you choose such a unit? As the name suggests, a self-storage unit remains well within your control in terms of accessibility. Since the unit is under your lock and key, you can have access to your goods any time, any day, when you have the need. There are many storage units, which are accessible 24 hours, but this is something you need to check before hiring the space.Are there any special packing rules that apply, when you want to put your goods in self-storage? Yes, packing for storage makes use of a special way for optimum use of the limited space that you have, protect the goods in storage as well as ensure easy accessibility when you need certain specific goods while they are in storage. If a professional moving company is helping you out with storage packing, you might like to inform them about the items, which should have “easy accesses” so that they can be kept within easy reach.
If you want to know about the cost implications of self-storage, the company levies charges usually on a monthly basis. in case you decide to hire the space for a long period of time, chances are that the storage company would offer you attractive discounts for using the space, including a couple of month’s free storage etc.
Mini storage units on the other hand are smaller spaces, which accommodate smaller volume of goods. Therefore, if you do not have too many goods for storage, a mini storage can be just the right thing for you. Hiring charges work the same way as self-storage units.
Portable storage units are good when you are moving and storing at the same time. Portable storage units, being mobile storage options, can store your goods and at the same time transport them to your desired destination. For people who are relocating this could be the best option, where they do not have to bother about truck rentals, etc.