The benefits of on-site storage containers

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    There is a lot of versatility when it comes to storage units and what’s on offer. With the leaps technology is making on a daily basis, everything is improving constantly – including storage. Nowadays, you can get a unit of any size. You can have specialized units in which you can control the temperature or moisture. Finally, you can get temporary onsite storage containers. These mobile units arrive right at your door for your convenience. There are many benefits of on-site storage containers – and many ways to use them. In this article, we look at some of the most important ones. Hopefully, by reading this article, you will be able to decide whether or not this is a unit you will need.

    How do on-site storage containers work?

    One of the main questions we get here at Zippy Shell of Greater Philadelphia is how these containers even work. What is on-site storage, and how do you get it? Luckily, this isn’t a magic trick – everything is pretty straightforward. First, you read out to us and tell us about your storage needs. Then, we will plan for a date and time when you will be available. We will deliver a storage unit – or a “pod” – right at your door (or wherever you need it).

    a pod
    Place the pod anywhere you need it.

    From there, everything is up to you. If you have the time, you will be able to carefully pack the unit yourself. You can take up to three days for this process, so you can plan everything out easily. If not, you can use our packing services to protect your items and prepare them for storage. Then, you can have us pack up the unit for you.

    After that, we will come to pick up the storage unit and take it to a secure location. Your unit will wait in our facility for as long as you need it to – whether it is days or months. When you need it again, we will deliver it back to you to unpack once more. What’s more, we can even take it to a new location. Therefore, one of the best benefits of on-site storage containers is during the move. Whether it is a local or long-distance one, we will deliver your items safely to your front door. There are other benefits you can use too, though.

    Walk to the items instead of climbing to them

    One of the biggest benefits of on-site storage containers is the ease of access to your storage unit when packing it up. Usually, when you are dealing with storing items in residential storage, you (or the company) will need to organize the transport for your items. This usually means having to park the truck, load it up, then drive over to the storage facility, unload and pack everything up into the unit once more. During all of this, you will need to deal with tail lifts or ramps, which make the process difficult.

    When using on-site storage, everything is at ground level. This way, you will be able to put even the heaviest items inside without too much trouble. There are no ramps to contend with – other than obstacles in your own home. This means that it will be very easy to plan your packing day. Nothing unexpected will turn up, since you already know what the unit will look like.

    the back of the moving trucks illustrate the benefits of on-site storage containers well
    Trucks often have ramps that you need to deal with – or they are far from the ground.

    We also mentioned it, but this also means that you will not need to deal with the logistics of taking your items into the storage facility. All you need to think about is packing everything up carefully, and letting us take care of the rest.

    Their safety is one of the biggest benefits of on-site storage containers

    When reading about our on-site storage units, you might think they are pretty unsafe. After all, where facilities have guards and CCTV systems, your house probably does not. This does mean that your unit while sitting in your yard, will be exposed to risks that you find in your neighborhood. However, when you see just how high-quality our units are, your mind will be at ease. Every unit comes with a lock – you can put your own padlock and keep the key. Depending on your needs, there are even different doors that you can inquire about. This way, you are the only one with access to your items. Neither your nosy neighbors nor our workers will be able to get into the unit without your knowledge.

    a padlock
    Put a padlock and secure all your items.

    Another worry that people have is the safety of their items during transport. But we are here to assure you that it should not concern you either. Along with our storage services, we also offer many high-quality moving services, too. We have a lot of experience in the moving industry. Therefore, we know exactly how to handle the transportation of items and furniture. You can rest assured knowing that all your items are in safe, professional hands.

    You can use our on-site storage for any need you have

    There are many reasons why you would want to use our storage unit. First, as we already mentioned, you might be moving to a new house. Therefore, you will want some things out of your sight while you prepare for the relocation. You can get the unit, pack it up, and send it on its way. Then, you can request for it to be delivered at a new address – basically moving your items this way. You can do this when downsizing too – and keep some items safe from the process.

    Alternatively, you might be going through spring cleaning, and you are running around, decluttering rooms. You might even be going through home remediation, a remodel, or a renovation. All of these are good reasons why you would use our units. And this variety is one of the biggest benefits of on-site storage containers. So make sure you get yours today – pick up your phone and give us a call.

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    Spectacular customer service even when dealing with complex moves. I paid for a customer to move. Zippy Shell dealt with the customer's unique requests with aplomb and grace, all at a reasonable price. Will use them again and can confidently refer them to others!

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    2 / July / 2020

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