The majority of us planning a do-it-yourself move will have three primary options when it comes to transportation and storage: A rented moving truck, a portable storage container or a 'You Load, We Drive' freight trailer. Today we're looking at the storage container option, helping you understand what a portable storage container is, how it works, and when it should be used for your move.
What is a Portable Storage Container?
It's essentially a storage container that can be delivered to you, picked up and transported to a local warehouse for storage or to your new home. Portable storage has become a common way for people to move and store their items. These days there are many storage companies that provide a portable storage container, some are local while others may be able to ship your container across the country. You can learn more about storage containers in our learning center.
How does it work?
It's a pretty simple concept really, although admittedly rather ingenious. It's a self standing storage unit that can be dropped off at your home or office. Once it has been dropped off you can either load the container yourself or hire professional moving help to load it for you. Once loaded, the container can remain at your location, moved locally or long distance, or stored at a local warehouse.
What are the benefits of a storage container?
The primary benefit is that it is versatile, allowing you to load your household items only once. Once loaded, it can be moved or stored, only to be unloaded once you have reached your final destination.
When should I use a container for my move?
A storage container is best used when you will need storage in between your origin and destination. Regardless of whether you are moving locally or long distance, if you cannot move into your new home right away then a container is likely a good fit for you. This is very common if you are closing on a new home, still searching for a new home or moving to a temporary home while waiting on your home to be built.
A container is also a handy solution if you are renovating your current home and you don't have sufficient space to store your items. Our movers are often hired to move items out of the existing home and into a storage container while new flooring is installed. The container remains on the premises until renovations are complete, at that time our movers unload the unit and move the items back into the home.
Hire moving help to load or unload your POD container
It is important to remember that once your container is delivered it is your responsibility to load or unload your household items. Whether you are loading or unloading, Elite Moving Labor can provide you with professional movers to do the heavy lifting for you. Having professional movers is especially important when it comes to loading your container so that your items are loaded properly and secured for transportation. Request a free moving help quote online or contact Customer Support at (888) 354-8303 for assistance with scheduling your movers.