Storing items that you don't have room for in your home can be challenging, and for many people, driving to a storage facility every time you need something can be very inconvenient. However, finding a way to keep those items at home and accessible is sometimes possible with mobile self-storage containers.
Mobile self-storage containers have been around for a long time, but many people considered them for business or commercial use and never considered these containers as an option for your home storage needs. The containers range in size and can be set on any solid surface on your property so you can add and remove items anytime you like.
Most of these containers are not heated or cooled, but strategic placement under a large shade tree or somewhere on the property that offers some shelter can help keep the container's interior somewhat comfortable. For example, placing the container on a driveway under a carport could be a great option if there is space for the driver to maneuver and set the container there when they deliver it.
Keep in mind that the container's security is your responsibility while it is on your property, so invest in a good lock for the door and place the container where it can be seen and monitored while you are using it. If you have a home security system with video, it might be a good idea to point a camera in the direction of the container or even add a camera to monitor it if you will be using the mobile self-storage container for an extended period of time.
Moving Your Storage Container
Mobile self-storage containers offer the benefit of being moved from one place to another with a truck, but you will need to secure the items in the container before moving it. If the container is not full, simply loading the container on the truck can be enough to cause things inside the container to shift and break.
Often, it is better to use a smaller container that you can fill entirely for your storage needs than to try and use a container that is only partially full if it is going to need moving. One of the most significant advantages of a mobile self-storage container is that you can load it up and have the company deliver it to a new location and then unload it slowly.
If you plan to move your storage container after it is loaded, discuss the loading requirements with the mobile self-storage container provider to ensure that your container is balanced and loaded correctly before you call to have it moved.