Hiring a moving company can be expensive, and it can also be a bit limiting as far your schedule is concerned. It’s why many people choose to rent their own moving trucks. However, there’s another option available that may be more cost-effective and convenient: portable storage. The following are just a few of the reasons why you should use a portable storage unit instead of renting a moving truck:
- Less Driving is Required
In order to rent a moving truck, you’re going to have to drive it to your home to pack it up, and then drive it to your new home in order to unpack before finally driving it back to the rental location. That’s a lot of driving. As a result, you’re going to spend a lot more time in traffic, and- depending on how far you are moving- you’re going to have to spend more on gas. None of this is a concern with portable storage since the unit will simply be dropped off at your home. There, you can pack it before having it either delivered to a storage facility to be delivered to your new home at a later date, or have it delivered straight to your new home.
- Portable Storage is Safer
Most people aren’t professional truck drivers. In fact, many people that rent small moving trucks have never driven a truck of that size before. This makes it more risky to rent a moving truck, especially if you have to drive a long distance.
- There’s Less Risk of Injury
There are only so many places where you can park your moving truck. In some cases, the path from your home to where your truck is parked may be quite a distance, requiring intense physical labour to move larger pieces of furniture. You’ll also need to move your things up a ramp, which poses an injury risk. A portable storage unit can be set down closer to your home and allows you to simply walk your furniture in and out without the use of a ramp.
- There’s No Time Constraint
The longer you keep a rental truck, the more expensive it’s going to get. It’s one of the reasons that most people will try to move everything within a single day. The risk of injury increases as energy levels decrease. With a portable storage unit, you can take your time packing and unpacking.