If you’re like many people looking to buy a home in Tampa, you’re also looking into options for your move. Should you hire a moving company? Call an old friend with a truck? What about the old standby moving truck rental chains we all know?
In recent years, a new option has emerged for people who are moving house: portable storage containers. Depending on your needs and budget, these can be an ideal solution.
So should you use a portable storage container for your move?
Portable Storage Containers: the Good Stuff
While more expensive than a rental truck, these containers also offer you more flexibility. You can rent them by the month, often with a surcharge for mileage depending on how far you’re moving. Most companies that rent them will also store the container for you if desired. This makes them an ideal choice if there’s any lag time between your move-out and move-in dates.
Arguably, the biggest advantage to using a portable storage pod is the ability to load and unload at your convenience. Having the option to take your time or wait for the weather to cooperate can reduce the stress of your move. Additionally, if you’re selling your home, the convenience of storing packed items just steps from your door can help you with de-cluttering and staging your home.
Is a Portable Storage Container Right for Your Tampa Bay Move?
Most companies will only drop off, pick up, move and store the whole container. It’s up to you to pack your belongings and load them inside, and unload them at your new home. If you prefer to have movers do this for you, portable storage may not be the right choice for your move.
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