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5 Reasons Portable Self Storage is Great

laguna-beach-movers-portable-storageWhen it comes to moving, you may or may not find that you need some self storage during the moving process. Sometimes, you can just move straight from one home to the next, and you don’t really need storage. But sometimes, you’ll need to store some – or even most – of your household goods during the moving process.

One case of this is if your home buyers are ready to close on your home, like, yesterday. But maybe you haven’t found your perfect new home yet, or you’re waiting on your new construction home to be finished. So, you rent a self storage unit for the majority of your household goods, and you live in a short-term apartment for a while.

Another case where self storage can be helpful is if you’re moving into a smaller home. Empty-nesters often find that it takes time – maybe even weeks or months – to sort through all the things from their home. They may use self storage to keep their household goods in while they’re deciding what to keep and what to get rid of.

If you find yourself in a situation like these – or any other situation where your move requires self storage – don’t just assume you should use a traditional self storage unit. Instead, consider using a portable self storage unit from your local Laguna Beach movers.

What is portable self storage?

Basically, portable self storage units are like big shipping crates. They come in a variety of sizes, and movers bring them to your home. You pack up the unit with your things, and then the movers take it to a secure warehouse location. It can hang out there until you’re ready to unpack the unit, when the movers will bring it back to you.

Why are they great?

Portable self storage units work similarly to traditional storage units. But they have a few advantages, including:

  1. 1.Easier to use. With traditional storage units, there are a few hassles. You have to find a location that happens to be close to your new home or your old one. You have to pack everything into a moving truck, unload it into the storage unit, and then repeat this process when you move things to your new home. A portable storage unit cuts out the hassle by bringing the storage to you.
  2. 2.Price. You may think that portable self storage is a lot more expensive than traditional self storage, just by its very nature. Fortunately, this isn’t actually the case. In fact, portable storage can be quite affordable. This is especially true since you don’t have to worry about hiring a moving truck twice!
  3. 3.Fire protections. Typical outdoor storage facilities don’t offer fire protection – at least not more than very basic sprinkler systems. But storage warehouses full of hundreds or thousands of portable storage units have the latest in fire protection. So you can rest assured that your household goods will be protected from this particular hazard.
  4. 4.Security. Again, typical outdoor storage facilities have some security, and they typically don’t have major security problems. But warehouses where portable storage units are kept can be much more secure. As your Laguna Beach movers about the security system on their warehouse if you’re curious about this particular advantage.
  5. 5.Moving services. When you rent a portable self storage unit from your local Laguna Beach movers, you can still have the movers do all the heavy lifting. You can even have the movers do the packing, if you prefer. This means that you can get all the convenience of a full-service move, combined with all the convenience of self storage. An you don’t have to hire the movers two separate times, since the portable storage unit can be part of your overall moving package.

Portable self storage isn’t the best solution for every move. But if you do need storage during your moving process, it may be a good idea to look into portable storage. Don’t just assume that traditional storage units are more affordable or available in your area. Instead, talk to your Laguna Beach movers about the possibility of adding a portable storage unit to your moving services package. It could save you tons of time and hassle, as portable storage units are by far the most convenient options around!