In the past, if you wanted to place some items into storage outside your home, you had to haul your possessions to a storage rental facility and unload them into a storage rental unit yourself. Thanks to mobile storage homestead, you now have another, more convenient option. Instead of transporting items to the storage unit, the mobile storage unit now comes to you so that you can fill it up at your leisure.
How Does Mobile Storage Work?
First, you call the mobile storage company and arrange to have a mobile unit delivered to your home. Sizes may vary. Mobile storage units typically are made of either aluminum or wood. Once the unit is delivered, you can keep it at your home as long as you need to for convenient storage on your property, or the storage company can come pick it up for you. If you’re moving, they can take it to your new home, whether that be across town or on the other side of the country. Otherwise, they can store it for you at a facility they maintain for the purpose and bring it back to you whenever you want it.
What Is Mobile Storage Used For?
There are a number of situations in which mobile storage may be helpful, which include the following:
Sometimes you’re prepared to move before your new home is ready for you. Maybe construction isn’t completed yet, or the previous owners have not yet vacated, or a snafu in the purchase process has delayed your closing. Whatever the case, you can hold your possessions in storage until your new home is ready, then have them brought to you so you can move in.
If you’re having improvements done to your home, you want your possessions out of the way so that they don’t become damaged or impede the work. The problem may be where to put them in the interim. Mobile storage allows you to keep your possessions safe for the duration of the project.
- Extensive Travel
If you’ll be taking a long-term trip, you may decide to sublet your home or apartment while you’re gone. If the new tenant is bringing his or her own furniture, you need someplace for yours to go while you’re away. Mobile storage is the solution.
What Other Services Do Mobile Storage Companies Provide?
It depends on the company, but some mobile storage organizations offer to help you move your possessions into the unit rather than just transporting them from place to place. In some cases, they do all the moving for you if you wish, while in other cases they’ll only do the heavy lifting.