For most Austin home or business owners, moving can be a pretty stressful time, keeping track of things coming, going, packed, unpacked, loaded, transported, and unloaded. But all of this normally occurs in the span of a day, at least, in terms of moving things out of a building and then relocating them at the new destination.
However, while that’s the most familiar way to move, it’s not the only way or even the best way. For some, there’s an extra, much more convenient step involved, and that’s using storage containers. But how does this differ from the usual moving experience, and why would you want to use it?
Expanding Your Options
There’s nothing devious about the term “storage container,” it is exactly what it sounds like. In this case, it’s a large container for storing things. Storage containers come in a variety of sizes, from larger, standardized cargo containers that fit on ships, and the transfer easily to a truck for hauling, to smaller containers about the size of a van, or even smaller than that!
The great thing about storage containers is that they provide with you with a place to store your things that don’t require an immediate destination. Storage containers are designed to weather the elements and keep whatever is inside safe, dry, and protected from impact. Your belongings are just as well protected in a storage container as they would be in a moving truck itself.
Take Your Time
The nice thing about storage containers is that once your belongings are in the containers themselves, there’s no hurry. With a typical moving experience, you hire a company to move the furniture out of a home or business, load it into a vehicle, go immediately to the destination building, and unload everything again. As a result, the time frame is often limited to one day.
When storage containers enter the equation, so does the timing. For example, you could hire movers to move your things into a storage container. Once there, you can leave them sitting in the container, safely protected until you or another mover transports them. This is perfect for situations where you’d like to move out of an existing building, but the destination won’t be ready immediately. Conversely, you can move the containers to the new property, but leave those belongings on the property, in the containers, until you’re ready.
Safe For Your Belongings
Because storage containers are built so tough, your things, whether it’s personal furnishings, or important office equipment and documentation, are dry, safe, and put into a unit that can be locked and accessed only by you. Not all moving trucks and vans are necessarily designed to weather the elements in the way a storage container is.
If you’re moving and you’d like to know more about your storage container options, maybe Austin Mobile Storage can help. We have the storage containers, and the experience to help residents of Austin, TX plan their next move in a safer, more convenient way that allows them to protect their belongings and move on a timetable of their devising, not the moving company’s.