Using portable storage to move homes is a hybrid between complete DIY (renting that truck!) and full-service movers. We believe it’s the future of moving, and our guest blogger, Michael Johnson, the inventor of the Horizontal Lift system proudly used by iCan Storage, explains why.
Top Benefits of Using Portable Storage over a U-Haul™ Rental
If you are over the age of 35 and have ever moved to a new or different location, you have probably rented a U-Haul™ truck to move your household items. U-Haul™ started in 1945 and has been going strong ever since. Until now, the do-it-yourselfers haven’t had many options available to them other than a few other truck rental companies, like U-Haul™. Today, however, the mobile storage container industry gives that do-it-yourself market segment other options and more flexibility.
1. The Convenience of Mobile Storage: Let’s compare U-Haul™, or any other similar rental truck, to the mobile storage container option. For example, if you close on your old house and have to be out in a day and you already have a new house that is ready to move into, a U-Haul™ truck is not a bad option at all. But what if you have to be out of your old house at closing and your new house will not be ready for a couple of weeks or longer? With U-Haul™ or a similar rental truck, you will have to find a self-storage facility, unload the truck there, and in a couple of weeks or longer you will have to rent another truck, reload it, and take it to your new house to unload. In this situation, you will have loaded and unloaded the truck twice. With the mobile storage container industry, your move is far simpler and with fewer steps. You load the container once, store it at their facility until needed, and unload the container at your new destination. You have saved time, money, your back, and friendships – as only a really good friend would help you load and unload your furniture twice. A mobile storage container option is superior when time is not on your side and you need storage. The mobile storage container industry is also favorable in situations where you need temporary storage for newly purchased furnishings that you want to store while waiting to move into your new home, or, when you are putting your house on the market to sell and need to clear out some items to better market your house. Again, you load the storage container once, and unload it at your destination.