For some looking to move, portable storage units may seem like an affordable, easy solution to the issue of “too much stuff.” But there are several factors to consider when deciding how you’ll transport your belongings, including security, temperature control, and city ordinances. Learn the facts about storage containers on today’s blog.

Portable Storage Units Cost

Prices vary depending on many factors. Some include:

  • Storage unit size: Many providers price their storage units based on size. Therefore, if you’re looking to pack up a bedroom or office, you could use a smaller one. These can range from $100 to a few hundred dollars per month. Meanwhile, if you’re planning to move an entire apartment or home, you may not be able to fit all of your belongings in just one unit. From here, costs can balloon into the thousands, depending on all the services you’re requesting. 
  • Timing: Storage containers vary based on the time of the year and month that you choose to relocate. When demand is higher, there are fewer available. In turn, prices go up. The busiest times are in the summer and the first week of the month.
  • Services: Portable storage unit pricing is rarely all-inclusive. If you want to pack up storage units to move them to another city or state, you should factor in added costs for time, fuel, and mileage. 
  • Length of time: While these units are intended for limited-time storage, you can rent portable storage units for a while if needed. However, as noted above, the costs may escalate past the point of comfort for many movers.

The Cons of Portable Storage Units

Traditional moving services tend to be easier, more affordable, and less stressful than packing a portable storage unit. When you work with a moving company like Fox Moving & Storage of Knoxville, you can leave everything in the hands of the professionals. Hate packing? Our team will neatly sort all of your items into well-labeled, room-specific boxes. Not one for moving large pieces of furniture? We’ll do the heavy lifting.

Portable storage units are also problematic for those seeking storage services. They are vulnerable to the elements in the way that a building is not. Additionally, they may be burglarized if improperly secured. Finally, some city ordinances may prohibit the use of these temporary structures. If you’re looking to store your belongings for months or years at a time, a temperature-controlled building is your best bet. These facilities are well-maintained, protected by security cameras and staff, and are convenient to access. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about violating local ordinances with an on-property storage unit. At Fox Moving & Storage, we take care of every aspect of your move, including short- and long-term storage. Give us a call to learn more.

Trust the Moving Experts

Whether you’re moving across the country or need more storage, we can work with you to devise a solution that meets your needs and stays within your budget. Discover more about our storage solutions by contacting us today.