There are many situations where you may need to put your property into storage. You may be downgrading to a smaller house, or moving to an apartment closer to work. Maybe you’re leaving the country, or sorting out a lifetime of stuff accumulated by a relative that has passed on. You might simply be decluttering.
As you work your way through the process, the bulk of items will be sold, donated, or possibly trashed, but there are some essential things you will want to keep. It may be that brand new fridge that you’re sure you’ll need, the bed you bought for your first flat, or old family albums and cookware. Mobile self storage is a good solution for these.
If you don’t have family members that can stash your heirlooms and valued electronics, then a storage locker is a good option. But where do you even begin? Well, start by figuring out how many lockers you’re going to need. Storage services offer an easy-to-use storage calculator that will tell you how many cardboard boxes you will need.
These boxes are provided, in addition to packing tape, blades, furniture felt, and other packaging materials. Once everything is packed, it can be transferred into a storage locker. Mobile lockers can hold ten cubic feet of property, up to a weight of about 1,200 kg. That’s roughly the contents of one and a half rooms.
Storage lockers may seem like an expensive undertaking. Mobile services have found customer-friendly ways to cut costs though. The storage boxes are stacked in layers, which maximizes space and minimizes expenses. A mobile storage unit can cost as little as half what a traditional storage locker would cost you.
In addition to low monthly fees, three avenues save you transportation costs. One, the locker will be dropped at your house. Two, it will be picked after you pack it, and delivered to the storage warehouse at no extra cost. Three, if you’re moving to a new location, the storage truck will deliver your box to your new premises within the stipulated radius.
If you keep your unused property in a friend’s garage, you may have a few concerns. Bored children or nosy acquaintances may dig through your things, which is annoying and creepy. In a mobile storage unit, your property will be kept under 24-hour surveillance in a well-lit space. The warehouse is also protected from pests and flooding.
Every box is secured in waterproof wrapping before it’s stacked. And even before that, you will lock your box and keep the key. The storage company can provide you with a lock, or you can buy the type and model you prefer. No one will touch your box without your permission.
You don’t have to worry about your property getting broken in transit, because you will have packed each item, and the box itself will be secured against movement. It is firmly stacked in place and won’t be moved unless you make a formal request.
If you’d like to get something from your storage box, you can do it during office hours between Monday and Saturday. Just call 24 hours in advance so that they can take your box out of the stack and place it within your reach.
Rather than moving the bulky property to a storage site, your box will be brought to you. You will have 24 hours to pack at your leisure before the company collects your box for storage. Staff is available to pack your box for you if you’d like the help. Once the box is packed, you can leave it in storage for a few weeks or even a few years.
If you’re planning on long-term storage, you can get discounts by paying for 6 to 12 months at one go. If you’re unsure of the duration, pay on month by month basis then once you settled, your box can be transported to your new location or kept safe until you get back.
With all these benefits within reach, it makes sense to use a mobile storage service. They are accessible from many parts of Australia, and they’re just a phone call away.