Portable Storage Containers: What You Should Know

If you have made the choice of moving with portable storage containers, there are a few basic details you need to provide to the moving storage company before anything else. First of all, specify when and where you are moving to. Before booking, you must have a definite moving date. The points of location from where you are moving from to where the new area will be must also be specified. Keep in mind that the pricing and availability of portable storage containers is seasonal as the demand may change during a specific time of the year.

Another basic query upon ordering is the number of moveable containers one will rent. There is no minimum or maximum number of containers needed when availing the services of most moving storage companies.

There are also different sizes of containers to choose from depending on one’s storage needs.

Container sizes differ among moving storage companies.Storage is also an important specification when ordering a moveable cubicle. Placement of the container may either be done at one’s home for the convenience of having easy access to it or may also be done in storage centers provided by the storage company. Determining the best option for the following basic information helps one save time and money when making a reservation. It also allows one to modify the moving process to fit one’s needs.

portable storage containersWhen using portable storage containers, many still are baffled or are quite unsure about specific details pertaining to their use. Discussed here are a few of the basic things one ought to know about these movable containers. For those wondering what material these storage containers are made of, the answer would depend on the moving company chosen. Although often times made of steel, there are also some companies with storage containers made from construction-grade wood, aluminum or heavy-duty plastic.

To ensure security of the belongings contained inside, these storage containers come with locks. A key may either be provided by the moving company or a personal lock may be used if no key is provided. If you are pondering on whether the stored contents are insured, one’s homeowner-insurance policy usually includes it in its scope. Any item stored within the premises of one’s household, whether in a container or while in transit to another location, is still included in the insurance.

Double-checking with one’s insurance agent about this matter would do well to bring enlightenment regarding this matter. On the other hand, if the storage container is to be stacked in the moving storage company’s storage center, the company would usually offer a contents insurance policy through a third-party provider to ensure that one’s belongings are covered while in storage.

One must also be informed that once the portable storage container has been dropped off and situated in its designated place, say in the front yard, the container cannot anymore be moved or transferred to another location in the house. These containers, although possess wheels, are locked into place by the moving storage company. For this reason, it is important to give specific instructions on exactly where you want it especially when you are not home at the time the delivery is made.

And lastly, it is important for people renting portable storage containers to be informed that there are certain objects not allowed to be stored inside them. Some of these objects include live animals or plants, flammable or corrosive materials, unpreserved fresh or frozen food, and more. Storage companies usually have their own list of materials not allowed to be stored in the containers.

Prior to being in transition with the moving process, equipping yourself with enough knowledge on portable storage containers will surely come in handy. Not only will it save you from unnecessary stress, but will also ease your doubts and worries about moving with these storage containers.

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