11 July 2014
A Quick Look At Mobile Storage
If you are considering storage, but have a lot on then the option of mobile storage may well work for you. Many people go immediately for self storage, as it is much better publicized, and as mobile storage is mainly used in commercial instances. However, using it for your domestic storage can make a lot of sense. You will find that whilst there are massive benefits to it however, the nature of mobile storage does mean that you have to be prepared to visit your items less, as you will learn below. That said, the result of this is less effort for what can be a better price, so it’s a great idea to have a look in to the ins and outs of mobile storage.For a start, the main promise of mobile storage is that it is ‘mobile.’ This means that the units are delivered to you in the form of crates, and you can fill them up at your leisure. The cares are then sealed and taken by the company to their depot, where they stack them in tall piles. This is good and bad, as it means less effort overall, but because of the storage style, you need to book in advance and potentially pay to see the contents of your crate. Unlike self storage, you cannot just visit your items in their unit as you please.Whilst many will be put off by this idea, it is worth bearing with it, as you will find that there are further benefits that come of this. The reason that self storage units are so expensive is because of their accessibility. You will find that the ground space needed to house as many units that are easily accessed as possible is a much larger amount than that used by mobile storage. Inaccessible stacking saves ground space, but it does mean that you need a lot of effort to get the crate down for inspection. So, it depends on whether you want to see your items often, and how much you are willing to spend to do so! Be aware also that the way in which the crates are less accessible means that they are a lot harder to steal from, so if security is an issue for you, it’s a good factor!With the nature of self storage and its easy access, you have the issue of having to load the unit yourself! This means hiring a van, loading the van, unloading the van, and loading up the unit. You then have to return the van, and do it all over again when you are done with the storage. This is a huge amount of hassle, and if you are storing things because you don’t intend on needing them whilst they are away, it can be a little much. Mobile storage companies do the transporting for you, and the charges that are added on for this are usually sucked up by how much cheaper the monthly rental of the crate is, so it’s well worth working out the sums in order to make a decision. One of the other beauties of this mobility is that you have the unit close to your house, and can make a considered decision on how to pack it up. Many people get there storage unit loaded up and then scraper, as the process is such a pain in the neck. However, with mobile crate storage you can always take your time to ensure that everything is packed, protected and wrapped nicely before closing the lid.