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Thursday 25 February 2021
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Which Type of Storage is Right for You?

Which Type of Storage is Right for You?

Moving requires time, energy and planning. It’s difficult to get the timing exactly right when you need to move out of your old home or business and into your new one. Often, something must be done with your stuff for a week, month or even a year in some instances. There are several options available for storage to keep in mind. Each type has different benefits.

Moveable Storage

Moving your household or business items directly into a trailer is often the best choice if you need to be flexible. Semi-trailer rentals Renton WA allows you to load up everything into a single vehicle for a quick turn-around. If plans change, the trailer can be stored near you if you have the room or off-site. Either way, all that’s required is a licensed driver to get your items to you. There is no middle step of unloading and reloading into a storage facility.

Pod rentals are basically like having the bed of a moving truck without the truck. Pods can get dropped off at your home or business and then filled on your schedule. When you’re ready, a truck will pick up the pod and move it to a storage facility. Once you’ve made the move (or completed the remodel), the truck will return the pod and you will have a certain number of days to unload it. Some people prefer to have the pod left in their driveway for the duration, allowing easy access to everything in it. This is a great option if you are doing construction work on your property but still need quick access to your things.  Your best bet is to check with your neighborhood association to see if there are rules regarding how long pods can be left on the street.

Stationary Storage

Renting a storage unit is a great option if you need to store furniture or business equipment but don’t necessarily need frequent access to it. For example, if you’re moving overseas for a year, a storage facility is a great place to keep your household items. They can be loaded in gradually by you over time or taken all at once by movers. All items will stay secure until you return from your travels and are ready to unload them. Storage facilities generally have many size options allowing you to rent the smallest space you need. They also offer outside units with easy vehicle access or inside units that are less convenient but have better climate control for valuables.

When you move, there are several good ways to store your goods. Choosing the right one often depends upon the amount of time you need between packing and unpacking.