Almost each and every person, at least once in their life, needs to move. This could be to change their working environment, or to reside in a different home. To those who have experienced it, it is no doubt one of the most stressful experiences — especially when you have an entire house to move along with you.
While moving vans may be well-suited for smaller households, it may not be the best deal for larger families. This is where portable storage containers come in: a cost-effective and extremely versatile solution.
Several major advantages of storage containers are also given as follows:
The storage container industry has been essentially started by a single company, but nowadays a single Internet search can yield more than half a dozen results of companies that can cater to your needs. Although they claim to have different specialties, they all capitalize on the modular nature of storage containers.
These containers are not the cardboard boxes you are used to carrying — these are large steel (and sometimes wood or plastic) containers that are specifically designed to squeeze out the maximum storage space available. These creations offer several major advantages that make them ideal for large moves or containment requirements.
For one, storage containers are sturdy, offering protection for the items inside. The ground-level construction offers an easier way to load even the largest items into them, as opposed to moving vans whose overall floor height are no lower than the wheels. They are also weather-proof and watertight, which can be improved upon by a layer of tarpaulin. This prevents the formation of mold and mildew, protecting the most sensitive items inside. The keys to the door are also held by none other than the renter, so the items inside cannot be tampered with.
There are also different sizes for each need — there is the basic 20-feet construction that can carry about 1,000 cubic feet of cargo, and there are the larger ones that can carry up to more than 2,000 cubic feet. A variant of the regular rectangular style is also present in the “high-cube” design that can carry from 2,600 to 3,000 cubic feet. Each of these containers can carry a few rooms’ worth of items. There are also slight variations between the products of some manufacturers, though these numbers cover the basic measures.
The rectangular or cubic shapes of these containers also add to their advantage.
The straightforward storage space makes loading and unloading a breeze, and also prevents the items inside from shifting while in transit. The boxes also fit perfectly even in driveways and parking spaces, making them ideal even for apartment and condominium-type areas.
Aside from storage, moving is also never a problem. Most movers use air-ride trucks to ferry the containers from one place to another. Oftentimes, the storage containers themselves are equipped with the necessary rigging’s to secure them to the vehicles.
On top of being used to transport materials for your home or office, these movable containers can also be used as makeshift living spaces in themselves! The simple structure allows for the addition of other trappings such as human-sized doors, windows, and even provisions for electrical wiring. In fact, many creative renters and buyers have converted an additional container into on-the-road offices, bedrooms, bars, and even restaurants!
In the end, the defining factor in the portable container industry is the human touch — it remains for the consumer to find a service that will give him the service that he deserves, taking care of him and the items he will entrust in their care. Care and experience is a must, even on top of all the structural advantages.
Moveable Storage containers are designed specifically to achieve space optimization and give you maximum storage space.