4 Myths About Renting a Portable Storage Container for Moving

Portable storage has become increasingly popular for moving over the years, and for good reason. They offer a convenient and secure way to store and transport your belongings without damaging your items or needing to rent a truck. However, many myths surrounding portable storage can cause confusion and misconceptions. Here are four of the most common myths about moving with portable storage:

Myth #1: Portable storage is only for people moving to a new home.

Many assume that portable storage is only used when moving to a new home or downsizing. While it’s true that mobile storage is often used for residential moving, it is super helpful for businesses as well. Large companies and local businesses can use portable storage to move merchandise from store to store or relocate to a different office.

Myth #2: Portable storage is more expensive than traditional moving solutions.

On paper, portable storage containers can sometimes be pricier than renting a truck or calling a moving company, but that’s not always the case. Mobile storage solutions can often be more cost-effective than conventional moving, especially if you are moving long-distance. With UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage, you know exactly what you pay for, so you’re not stuck paying hidden fees. 

Myth #3: You need multiple portable storage containers to fit everything in your house.

Portable storage containers can vary in size, but there are some companies that offer the perfect space to pack your things. UNITS® offers two storage container sizes, 12’ and 16’. Our 12’ container can hold up to 8,000 lbs and can fit the contents of a 500-800 sqft. one-bedroom apartment or townhome. Our 16’ container can also hold up to 8,000 lbs and fit the contents of a 1200-1250 sqft. two-bedroom apartment or home. In addition, we have a Storage Calculator that can help you determine exactly the container size and space you need.

Myth #4: Portable storage is not as safe as a rental van or moving truck.

Many people assume that portable storage is not a safe, secure option for moving, but it is actually the opposite. In fact, most mobile storage containers are weather-resistant. UNITS® containers are all-steel, so not only are they weather-resistant, but they’re critter-resistant. With the ROBO-UNIT delivery system, UNITS® delivers and picks up containers by using a motorized robot that secures the container when removing and placing it on the truck, all while keeping the container level and your items secure!

Portable storage can be an excellent solution for moving, but you have to know the facts before making any decisions. By understanding the reality behind these common myths, you know what you need in order to have a stress-free, affordable move!

To learn more about moving with portable storage, visit UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage or call (855) 981-8648.

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