In doing research for this blog post, we have found that there are many different choices when it comes to storage units. Who knew! Everything from PODs to modified shipping containers and so we felt that it would be a good idea to take some of the guess work out of which is the best storage container for you to choose and why.
Modified shipping container for your office, industrial enclosure or your dream project, provides an economical and environmentally friendly alternative. These containers also provide a more secure option than a typical roll up door unit and modifications to the shipping containers can also prevent unwanted critters from getting inside. Among the many advantages, these units can be built in half the time of a newly constructed conventional building. They are almost like having your own personal airplane hanger on your property. If you have the budget this is a great way to add additional space for that growing automobile collection.
PODS containers are clean and spacious, and designed to make it easy for you to load and unload and get the most for your money. For household moving and storage, most customers will fit about 5,000 pounds in a 16′ container. Items like mattresses, tables, and couches will typically take up space without adding a lot of weight. For some customers who are moving large book or magazine collections, weights and workout equipment, or heavy tools, they may not be able to use all of the available space and should take extra care to balance and secure goods inside of their PODS containers.
For public storage, there are generally two types of self storage buildings – indoor and shed-style. Climate controlled space is usually only available with indoor storage areas. Indoor units usually resemble small rooms and are located in a warehouse which may only be open during certain hours to the public. Some of these warehouses offer garage-type bays that open to the outside of the building for ease of access. In these buildings, the humidity and temperature are monitored and regulated. Outdoor spaces usually resemble large lockers or garage-type sheds in rows with limited or no access to the inside of the narrow building structure. These areas usually offer little in the way of temperature and humidity control but are more likely to offer 24-hour, 7 day per week access.
Self storage units can normally be rented by the month although some locations rent by the week and even the day. Often, these companies will offer discounts or incentives based on the length of time the units are being rented. Usually a deposit will be requested by the management to cover any damages that may occur to the storage unit while the customer is moving belongings in and out. This deposit is often equal to one month’s rent of the unit.