Moving all your things and appliances to a new home is often perceived as a tedious task, which requires a lot of effort and planning, not to mention great deal of money. This is especially true for moving trucks filled up to the last inch of space with boxes and pieces of furniture that are too large it makes you wonder how they can fit in the cramped space in the back of the moving truck.
Such is the burden of moving to a new home in the past. Luckily, those days are becoming obsolete as a new way of home moving is gaining popularity – portable storage container rentals.
Here are the reasons why renting containers to move your belongings is a better idea than moving trucks:
1) Storage containers are more flexible
With moving truck rentals, there are usually only one or two options to choose from in terms of the size of the truck and the package deals. If you’re planning to transfer two or more rooms of furniture and appliances, you either have to rent two or more trucks so you can transfer all your things at once, or you can rent a truck and go back and forth transporting your stuff. In both cases, you’ll expend more effort and spend more money than what you need.
Storage containers don’t have this limitation, and in fact, offer a lot more flexibility for various types of needs. You can choose from different sizes of containers to fit the number and size of your furniture and goods, as well as different package deals that offer additional features, such as security locks and airtight seals.
2) Renting is cheaper
By “cheaper”, we mean that storage container rentals have no hidden fees unlike moving truck rentals, where aside from the money you pay for the truck rental, you also pay for gas, insurance, and any other unnecessary charges that companies may have. You may think you’re saving because of the initially low cost, but these extra charges stack up and one moment, you realize you’re paying more than you bargained for.
On the other hand, renting containers may seem more expensive at first, but the price you pay upfront is all you need to pay. For example, you can send us an inquiry about what you need in a storage container, and we at Moveable Container Storage will send you a free quote that includes every cost — dental, pick-up and rental fees — and you don’t even have to worry about spending for gas because we will take care of the moving.
3) They are safer and more secure
In the traditional way of moving, all furniture and goods that need to be transferred are simply put into the back of a moving truck, and people usually have to secure their belongings manually with tape or else fragile ceramics and chinaware may break when the truck hits a bump in the road.
Moving your stuff with these containers increases their chance of reaching their destination in one piece, thanks to the specialized lift system that moving containers use to minimize shuffling in the contents. Some companies also provide containers that come with a lock system or allow you to use your own padlocks, so you can be sure that no one else will sift through your belongings.
4) They have basic features that make loading easier and more convenient
Moving trucks usually require the use of ramps when loading large boxes and pieces of furniture in the back of the truck, but even with the help of these ramps, some furniture are just too large and fragile that pushing them up a ramp simply won’t do.
Storage containers, on the other hand, are ground level, meaning there is no need for ramps just to load the big stuff.
You can easily enter the container, put your things down, and rest assured that they will be in safe condition when it reaches the destination. Some storage containers even have four to six inches of clearance from the ground to keep your valuables dry in rare cases of flooding.
Tips on Getting Storage Containers for Moving
Estimate how much space you’re going to need -This will help you in choosing the right size of storage container for your needs. For instance, if you’re transporting two rooms of furniture and belongings, the standard 20-foot container is an ideal choice. Bigger storage containers cost more, so you’ll want to get just the right size of container to get the best value for your money.
Compare prices between storage container companies – Make sure to get quotes from multiple sources and compare the features and pricing so you can decide which among them has the best container for you. You may have your eye on a certain brand, but you may realize that you don’t need most of the features that come with their package. In that case, it may be better for you to look for other companies that offer only the basic features at more affordable rates.
Moving all your stuff to a new home may seem like a daunting task, with the help of our storage container rentals, it could become a hassle-free and convenient experience. Give it a try today!