Advantages and Disadvantages of On-site and Long Term Storage Containers

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Storage Containers However, in return for that safety, you would often need to sacrifice the convenience of being able to retrieve your items at any time of the day.


This aspect of the industry might not matter much for items that you only use once in a blue moon. However, it could become quite a troublesome inconvenience if you plan to store items that you still use on a daily basis.

For that reason, we at Movable Container Storage offer our clients the opportunity to choose between on-site and personal property storage. Likewise, we can offer you long term storage options in case your projects or renovations might take longer than what you initially anticipated.

On-site Storage

If you are getting frustrated by the amount of clutter in your home, or if you need to free up some space for your office renovation, we at Movable Container Storage are here to help. We can provide you with storage containers of various sizes to fit all of your extra belongings. Our containers are available for either on-site use or personal property use depending on your needs.


The biggest advantage of on-site storage is the fact that you will be able to free up space without looking for more space for your personal container. You will be able to rest easy knowing that your belongings are being kept in a secured facility. Likewise, you will be able to utilize your new found space to accomplish more projects.

For your added convenience, we have added the option of delivering the storage containers to your property prior to being transferred to our facilities for safekeeping. You can then pack your items yourselves or request for the assistance of our staff. After everything is set, we can then bring the containers back to our facility where it will remain locked until you come to check on its contents.

Unfortunately, it should be noted the advantage of on-site storage could also be its biggest downside. After all, most storage facilities are located away from residential areas. This means that you will need to travel a certain distance just to retrieve items that you might immediately need.

For such cases, we recommend that you request for storage containers that can be kept on your own premises. Construction companies for instance might need a safe place to store extra equipment or tools during a big project. The same holds true for movie productions that need additional storage space for their props, equipment, and wardrobe. They cannot waste time driving to and from the storage facility, so it would be better for them to have the storage container within easy access.



Long term Storage

Once you have decided whether you prefer on-site or personal property storage, the next step would be to decide if you would like to keep your items for long-term or short-term storage. If you decide to go for long term storage, it would be in your best interest to make an inventory of the items that you intent to place inside your storage containers. This will make it easier for you to check that everything is still there once you do decide to open up your unit.

Similarly, you will need to decide on how long you intend to keep your items inside the storage containers. We can help you decide on the possible time options that you might have as well as provide you with a quote for the corresponding amount that you will need to pay.

Long term storage is the ideal solution for families with children who will be staying in school dorms or in boarding schools for many years. They might want to free up some of the old kid’s rooms and use them as guest rooms for the meantime. In this case, it would be best to keep old toys, clothes, furniture in long term storage until they come back home.

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