There are two types of self-storage warehouses. There are those where customers go to the site and store their belongings in an assigned bin, and those that offer portable storage facilities, meaning a container goes to the customer. Once they have filled their container up, the company picks it up and then stores it on site, although some facilities also allow the container to remain on the property of the customer. These containers are really useful for storing large items like furniture, vehicles, boats and anything else.
Who Needs Portable Storage?
While self-storage facilities are useful, they are not for everybody. You may, for instance, not be able to get your items from your home to the facility. This is why you may want to opt for portable storage containers instead, which are delivered to your property. However, you do have to be aware of the limitations of this. For instance, you won’t have around the clock security, climate control or fire alarms. Hence, you will be responsible for the safety of the container and the belongings inside it.
Both businesses and individuals use self-storage warehouses. Portable containers are used by anyone who needs storage, be that on a permanent or on a temporary basis. Domestic dwellers will often have these types of containers on their land, be that because they are moving home or because they don’t have enough storage space in their property. Construction sites, sites with insufficient space or sites where renovations are taking place also often use these containers, either for storage or as offices, classrooms and other service delivery areas.
Businesses tend to use these containers in order to store things like inventory, goods, equipment, documents and so on. Businesses tend to use these facilities for when space is short. This could be because they are renovating their offices, or because they have goods that they don’t need regularly, such as extra seats and desks that are only used during conferences and seminars.
Construction companies often use these containers in order to keep their supplies, raw materials and equipment safe. They also often use larger containers that come equipped with ventilation and light as offices.
The similarity between all these options is that the container comes to the customer.
Options for Portable Containers
When you have to choose your container, there are a number of options to think about. The most important is size. You will usually be able to choose between 6, 8, 10, 20, 30, 40 or 45 feet. A good company will have guides available to help you choose the one that is right for you. You must also think about whether you need additional features such as lights or roll up doors. Either way, these facilities should be highly affordable and, most importantly, very convenient. Make sure you speak to a company that you trust in order to find the container that is most suitable to your personal needs and requirements.