The benefits of portable storage containers

Most people have problems with storage. It is hard to say goodbye to your favorite items, yet your home cannot handle more belongings. In addition to this, storage problems are even more prominent when you are moving. For example, you are moving internationally. If you plan to move your items as well, you will have to store them somewhere. This is where portable storage containers come in. They are perfect for an international move, your business if you are into international freight forwarding, storage solutions, etc. If you are still not convinced, here are all the benefits of portable storage containers 

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International shipping companies use portable containers

What are the portable storage containers? 

Before you find out all the benefits of portable storage containers, it is important to define them first. Not all people are familiar with this type of storage solution, as they only know about standard storage units. Just as the name suggests, you can move your storage containers. You should pack your items, store them in your portable storage container, and then transport them to your desired location. This is perfect for an international move and project cargo, for example. Additionally, depending on a service offered by a storage facility, you can rent containers long-term and short-term. Even moving companies offer portable storage containers. It is extremely easy to rent one. Call your moving company and have them deliver your container. Then, you should place inside all the items you want. After you are done, the company comes to pick up the container and transport it where you want.  

Benefits of portable storage containers – they are durable and sturdy 

Protecting your items when moving internationally is probably one of your biggest concerns. For example, if you are moving to Japan, your items will either be shipped by sea or air. This means anything can happen, especially on the sea. For this reason, you need to make sure your items are completely safe and well protected. Portable storage containers are extremely sturdy and durable. They are made of a material that should withstand even the harshest winters and summers. In addition to this, it allows your items to breathe so your items are safe from mold and mildew. Apart from this, if you plan to ship your items by sea, then choose portable containers. They are waterproof, which means not even the heaviest storm can affect your items. Your items will remain safe and dry during transit.  

The size of storage containers 

If you ever have watched an action film, then you must have noticed huge containers where the climax of the action happens. Well, that is how big portable storage containers can be. However, do not worry if you think this size would be too big for your items. Containers come in four different sizes. Those are the following. 

  • 7-foot container – this is the smallest one offered by many companies. It is big enough for storing items from one room. 
  • 12-foot unit – a little bit bigger than the first one, perfect for storing belongings from two or three rooms, depending on how many items you have. 
  • 16-foot container – the largest on the list, for four to five rooms.  

If you have any questions regarding the size of a container, you can ask your movers. They can help you to choose the best one for your items.  

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Choose the size of your container

Benefits of portable storage containers – safety and accessibility 

You will not have to worry about the safety of your items as all portable storage containers are lockable. This means they all come with a lock and key. There should be only one key available for each container. Therefore, no one has access to your items except you. In addition to this, if you are moving valuable items, you can ask movers if they have nothing against additional safety measures. You can buy your own lock if you have permission. Lastly, pick a steel container as those offer the highest level of safety. As for accessibility, as mentioned, once you rent one container, a company will deliver it to your desired address. It can stay outside your house while you are packing. Give yourself plenty of time to organize your moving boxes and then you can call your moving company for the pickup. 

The versatility of portable storage units 

Portable storage containers are perfect for various situations. For example, for moving a house or office, for shipping your items, when you are renovating, etc. Additionally, it is extremely easy to use. You do not have to lift heavy boxes as containers have a ground-level loading. Many people use storage containers when they are remodeling their house. They can keep inside all the working equipment and materials. Another option is storing your furniture there until all the work is done. However, if you plan to use containers for international shipping, pay attention to the rules and regulations of one country. For example, if you are moving to Japan, visit the official website of the Japanese customs there you can find all the relevant information. Furthermore, you should consult your moving company about the prohibited items. Movers can refuse to ship the container if they find suspicious items. 

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Check customs regulation before shipping internationally

The last benefits of portable storage containers – no hidden costs and customization 

There are no hidden costs if you rent portable storage containers. As you might know, there can be a couple of hidden moving costs. However, this cannot happen with containers. What you rent is what you get. In addition to this, if you find a reliable moving company, you should not have any worries. Apart from this, you can also customize your container. Some companies offer a container for special purposes that come with equipment. For example, you can choose a climate-controlled container with insulation material. This one is perfect for fragile and valuable items. However, keep in mind that these special features are not free. Again, you can consult with your moving company and choose the best one for you. 

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