Based on the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, moving can potentially be one of the most stressful events of your life – particularly when it is paired with selling a home, changing jobs, changing living conditions or a death in the family. Possibly one of the least stressful ways to move is to hire a moving company to pack up your belongings and do the moving for you, but that is prohibitively expensive for many people. One of the more recent innovations in the moving industry is portable storage units. Here are 4 reasons why you want to use a portable storage unit for a move.
1. Portable storage units are delivered right to your door
Unlike stationary storage units that require you to move all of your belongings into a unit with a truck or a number of trips, a portable storage unit is delivered right to your front door. All you have to do is pack your belongings, walk them out to the unit and the storage company does the rest.
2. Storage units can be delivered down the street or across the country
Regardless of whether you are traveling across town or across the country, portable storage units go where you go. Since they are delivered by the storage unit company, you also don’t have to worry about driving a giant truck all the way across the country. You can pack up your belongings, fly you and your family (and your pets) to your new home and your storage unit will be there waiting for you – or arrive soon after.
3. If you need to move before your new home is ready, your unit can be stored until you are ready for it
Generally, when you have to move out of one home before the new one is ready, you have to move your things into a storage unit and them move them out again. That essentially means moving twice. Portable storage units allow you to move your things into the unit right at your home and store the unit for as long as you need to. When your new home is ready, your belongings can be delivered right to your new home for you to unpack right there.
4. Portable storage units allow you to be prepared for the unexpected
Many times when moving from one home to another, there can be any number of unanticipated issues with the new home. Erin Brockovich, for whom the movie was named, recently purchased a million dollar dream home only to discover it was riddled with toxic black mold. Any number of unforeseen issues may arise with a home inspection that can potentially take months to correct. With portable storage units, however, you can rest easy that your belongings are safe and secure while you deal with the issue or make new living arrangements.