4 Great Reasons Dana Point Movers use Portable Self Storage

dana-point-portable-storageMost of the time when you move, it’s pretty straightforward. You pack your things up, load them into a truck, and move them to your new home. But when it comes to some moves, things aren’t quite so simple. And this is often where portable storage units can come in handy.

Basically, these are big metal boxes that your Dana Point movers bring to your home. You’ll pack them up over a matter of days or weeks. When you’re ready, the moving company will take your storage unit to a secure warehouse, where they’ll keep it safe for you. Once you’re ready to move your items into your new home, they’ll bring the storage unit to you again.

It doesn’t get much more convenient than that!


In some cases, a portable storage unit is the only way to go during the moving process. For instance, say you need to move out of your current house to turn it over to the buyers. But you haven’t found a new home you love, or are waiting to close on your new home. Most of your stuff will be in limbo until you’re ready to move into the new home.

In situations like these, you’ll want to ensure that your things are safe in the interim, and that you can get to them when you’re ready. You can get these things with a regular, traditional storage unit, but a portable unit has some other advantages. Here are just four reasons to consider using a portable storage unit over a traditional unit:

  1. 1.You can still get full service.

When you hire Dana Point movers – instead of just a storage company – to get your portable storage unit, you’ll be at an advantage. In this situation, you can hire the movers for a full-service move, if you want. They can still pack, load, and unload your belongings. They’ll just load them into a portable storage unit, rather than a moving truck.

  1. 2.It’s simple.

A traditional storage unit is great, but you do have to waste time finding a unit that’s near your old home, or your new home, or somewhere exactly in between. With a portable storage unit, you don’t have to worry about that. The moving company will just bring the unit to your door, wherever you happen to be.

It’s a really simple way to avoid some of the issues that come along with using a traditional storage unit. For instance, you’ll only have to load the unit once. It’s like renting a giant moving truck and putting it on standby for a few weeks or months until you’re ready to unload it.

  1. 3.It’s not too expensive.

Perhaps you’re assuming that a portable storage unit – with all its convenience – is more expensive than a traditional storage unit. But this may not be the case, especially if you use a portable unit as part of a moving package with your Dana Point movers.

With a portable unit, you’ll still have to pay storage fees while it’s in the warehouse. But you won’t have to hire a moving truck twice, so that can save you some money. Ask around, and you might be surprised to learn how affordable these units can be.

  1. 4.It simplifies purging.

Whether you’re downsizing or not, moving is a great time to purge. You may have an attic full of old stuff that you haven’t used or thought about in years. All that’s a no-brainer to donate to Goodwill before you even load it into storage.

But what about those items you think you may want to keep, but may not have room for? Those are the sorts of things you may want to stick in your portable storage unit. Move into your new home with the bare minimum, and then spend some time thoughtfully unpacking your storage unit. You’ll be able to sort through these items at your leisure, since the unit can sit there for a few days or weeks.

A portable storage unit certainly isn’t the best option for everyone. Sometimes you’ll be better off with a traditional storage unit. But other times, a portable storage unit is the perfect option for making your moving process a little smoother and easier.

If you’re interested in using a portable storage unit for your upcoming move, talk to your Dana Point movers about the possibility. They’ll be able to help you find the best option for your particular needs, within a larger moving contract.