Three Ways To Use A Portable Storage Unit For Your Move

Posted on: 17 May 2017

Portable storage units offer a convenient way to get ready for your next move, even if you don't want to put any items into long-term storage. Here are just some of the many ways you can use a portable storage container as you prepare to move to a new home.

Pack Away New Items

If you are planning on purchasing new furniture or accessories for your home, consider renting a portable storage container first. You can spend a few days shopping, and place all of the new items in the unit. Have it delivered the day before you plan to move, and spend that day assembling your furniture and hanging your decor items. When moving day arrives, you can arrange to toss or donate your old items, which means you'll have fewer large pieces of furniture for your moving company to transport. If you keep all of the new pieces in the original packaging, you won't have to pack anything. You can simply place the items into the unit so all your new items are packed together in one place. You may also be able to have your local movers help you to assemble the items once the storage unit has been delivered to your new home. .

Declutter Your Home

Whether you are moving to a smaller home or you simply don't want to have as much stuff inside the closets in your new house, a portable storage unit might be right for you. Take your time and begin decluttering when you start looking for a new home. Once you determine which items you want to keep and which ones you'll be parting with, have a portable unit sent to your home. You can load it at your convenience, and the storage company can move it to the main facility whenever you are ready.

Pack Ahead Of Time

It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly when you will be moving. This is particularly true if you are waiting on a closing date for your new home. Consider renting a portable storage unit in advance, and begin moving nonessential items into the unit. When you are done, you'll have only the items you need every day in your home. The unit gets placed into storage until you are ready for it, which means you can have your nonessentials transported to your new home after your moving day.  You'll be able to unpack your essentials first and worry about the rest later.

Talk to your residential moving company to see if it also offers portable storage unit rental. You may find that you can get all of the services you want from the same company, which may also mean you can get a bundled deal for your storage and moving needs. For more information, contact companies like Big Sam Moving & Storage.