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Using portable storage for short and long distance moves?
Many people are still unfamiliar with the portable storage service, referred to also as ‘mobile storage’, as an alternative to traditional self-storage. That being said, it’s probably safe to assume that even less individuals are aware of the fact that you can actually use the portable storage process for cross country and local moves. So how does the portable storage moving process work?
If you’ve ever moved (whether it be a local move or a long distance move), you are obviously familiar with the moving steps.
Step 1. If you don’t have an appropriate vehicle (such as a van or pick up truck) you’ll have to rent a truck, borrow a truck or hire someone that has a truck. This is assuming that you have larger items that won’t fit into a car (in most instances, people that are moving, will have larger items such as furniture, appliance Etc., so a larger vehicle will be required)
Step2. Once a truck has been secured, you’ll then have to load your items into the truck.
Step 3. Once the truck is loaded, you’ll then need to drive the truck to your new location
Step 4. Once you have arrived at your new location, you’ll then to need unload your belongings from the truck.
Step 5. Once the truck has been emptied, you’ll then have to return the truck to the place you rented it from or the person you borrowed the truck from. Steps 2-5 are assuming that you haven’t hired a mover of course. Otherwise, a few of the mentioned steps are removed from the process.
Step 6. Once you’ve dropped the truck off at the rental place or the person’s place you borrowed the truck form, you’ll then need to find a ride home from the drop off location.
With the portable storage approach to moving, not only are you able to eliminate most of the above steps that are associated with a traditional move, but the portable storage moving service is also much more convenient and less stressful. Let us do the driving!
With portable storage, a large container or containers are delivered right to your driveway (our Bigbox containers measure 8 feet long, 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall), you then load the containers up with your items and then we return to pick up and deliver the container(s) to your new residence. Once the storage containers are unloaded, we then return to pick up the empty containers.
It’s truly that simple!
Further, if there are any items you want to leave in storage, you can simply load up a container designated for storage and we can place that specific container or containers in our storage facility. Many of our moving customers downsizing from a larger home to a smaller home, take advantage of our storage options as well.
For more information about BigBox’s aggressive shipping rates and shipping destinations, visit the Long Distance Moving section on our website.
To schedule a move, contact one of our representatives or use our convenient online scheduling tool.
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