If you've ever rented storage space at a self-storage facility, you'll likely have appreciated the ability to store your things without cluttering your home, while also having easy access to them after just a short drive. Another ideal storage avenue to explore is bringing the storage space to you – through the rental of a portable storage container. Often known as storage "pods," these units are available in several different sizes and are often possible to rent from your local storage facility. A truck will drop the container in your driveway, where you'll be able to load it and access its contents as you need them. Here are three times that it's worthwhile to consider portable storage.
1. When You're Putting Your Home On The Market
When you're putting your home on the real estate market, and early first step is to remove unwanted items in anticipation of prospective buyers walking through the house. Such items might not add much to the aesthetic appeal of your home, but that doesn't mean you won't want them nearby. Relocating these things to a storage container in your driveway is ideal. The added perk is that there will be no need to unload the container upon selling your home. Instead, you can simply have the storage company send a truck to transport the container to your new address where you can continue using it until you're able to unload it.
2. When You're A Vendor
If you have a hobby that involves making and selling things at your local craft fair or other similar type of event, you'll often accumulate a significant stock of products that could end up taking over your home. If your in-home storage space is limited, a portable storage container can be the answer. Its roll-up door means that you can easily fill it with your items, regardless of their size, and then efficiently transfer the items from the container to your vehicle when it's time to head to the craft fair.
3. When You're Storing A Vehicle In The Garage
When you have a sports car or another type of vehicle that you don't drive around the calendar, you'll often move it from your driveway into your garage over the winter. If your garage is already partially full, however, this process can be difficult. A simple solution is having a portable storage unit dropped off on your driveway. You'll be able to fill it with yard maintenance products, seasonal items and other seldom-used things to provide enough space in your garage for your vehicle.