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Storage Container vs. Storage Unit: Which One is Right for You?

There’s a lot more to moving than packing everything up and heading out to your next place of residence. Whether you’re downsizing to a smaller home, relocating to someplace overseas, or moving into a home that has most of the needed furnishings already inside, you may have a lot of things you can’t have or don’t want. Putting things in storage can be a temporary solution that will let you keep things you can’t part with or aren’t able to get rid of right away. But, when the time has come to make the move, you will have to choose between a storage container and a storage unit.

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What is a Storage Container?

A storage container is a large, portable metal unit that’s delivered to your home. Once it’s there, you can load it up yourself or have movers do it for you. It can be kept on your property, or it can be delivered to your new address (either locally or cross-country). It can also be moved to a special warehouse or storage facility. A storage container rental is both waterproof and durable. It can be stacked with other containers for long-term storage and can even be doubled as moving containers.

The advantage of using a storage container is that you can load it up on your own schedule without having to stress out about keeping your moving crew waiting. Because it’s at ground level, you can do a lot of it yourself. If you have lots of heavy items or have a bad back, you can hire movers to do it for you. Once it’s loaded, your stuff can be stored inside the container at a special facility. It can also be delivered back to you when you need it.

If you have enough space to keep your storage container on the property, you can freely access it without the extra cost. But, once it has been delivered to a storage facility, you will most likely be able to access it during certain hours. Many locations are open five or six days a week, so you need to know when you can access your belongings. Their prices may also vary and can become more expensive during the height of the moving season, which is during the spring and summer.

How is it Different from a Storage Unit?

Most people think about a storage unit when it comes to self-storage, which is a locked room inside a facility that you can access yourself while storing and removing items at your discretion. This usually means moving your items from your home to the facility and back again, but some movers will be able to help you with that process (especially if you need to store a lot of items). The problem with a storage unit rental is that you need to load, transport, and unload your stuff a second time. Depending on the amount and weight of your inventory, the process can be both strenuous and time-consuming.

To get the most out of your storage needs, you need to choose one that works best for you. And if you’re looking for one of the best places for storage in Corpus Christi, be sure to get in touch with Dawson Recycling and Disposal.