November 25, 2013
Portable Storage Units Making Your Move Easier
By now, most people know that using portable storage units for moving is an excellent way to save time, energy, and hassle during your next move. But the convenience doesn't stop there. Everyone can use a little extra storage, and portable storage companies know the best way to give it to you - make it easy, make it convenient, and let you be in charge of the schedule.
The traditional moving-and-storage method involves loading up the rental truck at the storage unit, loading up the boxes and furniture at the house, driving to the new location, unloading the boxes and furniture, driving to a new storage facility to unload the rest of your things, and then getting the truck back to the rental place on time.
Portable storage units are a much more efficient solution. The unit is delivered to your home for you to load at your leisure, and when you're finished, you call the company to come pick it up and have it delivered to your new location.If you have items to keep in storage, they can stay in the portable unit. When you're done moving, the unit is picked up and returned to the secure, monitored, climate-controlled storage facility.
If you ever have anything you want to add to or take from the unit, simply call the company and arrange either another delivery to your home (for a nominal fee) or to have the unit moved to a secure staging area within the facility, where you can park right next to your unit and load, empty, or rearrange to your heart's content.
Portable storage companies have one goal in mind - providing you with the most helpful and convenient options for storage and moving. Whether you need a little extra space for storage, an on-site area to keep furniture while you renovate, or help moving across town or across the country, portable storage companies can help. Call today and see what they have in store for you.
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November 21, 2013
Make Your Move Easier
Moving can weigh heavy on your mind, and no move is without its stresses and frustrations. But there are ways to decrease, minimize, and even eliminate certain hurdles in the moving process, giving you more flexibility, convenience, and peace of mind when it's time for the big move. And one of the best ways to do all that is to use portable self storage containers.
Portable self storage containers may sound like something you might only need after you move, as you settle into your new space and see what fits and what doesn't. But portable storage units can make your entire move easier, from start to finish. The company delivers the unit directly to your house, and you load it at your leisure. When you've finished, you call the company, and they haul it wherever it needs to go, be it your new home or a nearby storage area.
The advantages for packing and unpacking during a move are obvious, but portable self storage containers have uses beyond that as well. Are you renovating or remodeling a room? Use a portable unit to store that room's furniture, rather than crowding it all into another room while you work. Holding a yard sale? Use a portable unit to shelter it all in case of bad weather (and to haul away and store whatever doesn't sell).
Portable self storage containers come in two sizes -- 12-foot (which can fit one or two rooms' worth of stuff) and 16-foot (good for three or four rooms). They feature steel walls, doors, and frames, along with secure locking mechanisms, so your possessions will be safe and protected during the moving process, no matter how long it takes. Professional drivers will drop off and pick up your containers at your convenience, so you don't have to take your chances in a huge, unwieldy rental truck. And ground-level loading (instead of a narrow, rickety ramp) makes moving your boxes and furniture (in or out) a breeze.
For more help and advice from the pros, check out the blog for helpful hints, surprising solutions, and storage and moving tips and checklists. And happy moving!
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November 19, 2013
Keep Moving Stress Low and Stick to Your Budget
Did you know that, according to Ohio State University Professor Dr. Arlen Fulton, "Many child development experts see moving as one of the most disruptive events in a child's life"? Divorce, failing careers, and sick family members motivate most moves. It is no wonder, then, that moving can take a considerable toll on all members of the family. What are some of the best moving tips for relatively stress-free moves?
Some aspects of moving, including some of the most popular reasons to move, are largely out of homeowners' control. Movers can, however, alleviate stress by seizing control of the packing and moving process. Spending less money is guaranteed to make you feel a little better about the next big step in your life. How can families move on a budget?
- Donate to Charity
Most moving companies charge by weight, or at least by the size of moving trucks. Pack in advance, and make sure to pick out and set aside items you no longer use. Donate these items to charity, or, if you are feeling especially ambitious, host a garage sale to both get rid of things you no longer need, and to help fund moving costs.
- Thrifty Packing
Packing costs can easily add up, especially if you purchase boxes from a hardware store or moving company. Keep packing relatively inexpensive by picking up free boxes from liquor stores. Save bubble wrap to use for packing, or use out of season clothes and dish cloths to help cushion fragile possessions.
- Consider Self Service Moves
Self service moves, sometimes referred to "U Pack Moving," are becoming increasingly popular, and the reason is pretty self-evident. Self service movers are often much less expensive than a traditional moving company. How do self service moves work? Moving companies drop off portable moving containers. From there, homeowners pack the container at their leisure. When the container is full and ready to go, the moving company will transport the unit to customers' new homes.
Moving can be incredibly stressful. Movers can conquer stress by paying less for long distance moves. Packing ahead, using free packing materials, and using portable moving containers can help movers save money and beat stress.
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