Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of mobile storage over traditional self storage? Convenience, security, and less handling of your items. We deliver the storage unit to you, wherever you need it. No need for multiple trips to the traditional self storage facility. No need to rent or borrow a truck. No need to handle your items twice, which lessens the chance for damage to your items. Your storage unit is then locked with your lock and placed out of the weather and into our secure climate controlled storage facility.
Is mobile storage more expensive that traditional self storage?
When you factor in the cost of a rental truck, fuel, not to mention the valuable time it takes you to make numerous trips to the traditional self storage site, and then having to handle every item a second time as you unload it into storage, you will see that the mobile way is most likely the cost-effective way.
What sizes of storage units are available?
Our smallest containers are 5’ wide by 8’ long and 7’6” tall. Each unit will hold about 1 to 1 1/2 rooms of household items. Our largest residential size is 8' wide by 15’ long and 7’6” tall. Each unit will hold about 3 to 4 1/2 rooms of household items. See our containers by clicking here.
How much weight can each storage unit hold?
Our 5’ x 8’ containers can hold up to 2000 lbs each. Our 8 ’ x 15’ containers will hold up to 7,500 lbs. Please make sure to distribute the weight evenly throughout the containers.
How long do I have to load or unload the storage unit(s) before you pick them up?
Take your time! Unlike truck rental time restraints, you can take as long as you like to load your storage unit. When it comes time to unload it, you can again take as long as you like. You have use of our containers for a minimum of 1 month. We will not pick up your storage unit until we have made arrangements with you.
How much notice should I give to schedule delivery or pickup of my storage unit?
We can usually schedule your delivery within 24-48 hours. If you don’t need a unit in the next day or two, give us a call to make a reservation, that way we can hold your unit and make sure it’s available when you do need it.
Do the storage units lock?
Yes, we require that all storage units are locked prior to us picking them up. For added security we also require that the storage unit is locked with your lock, and you keep the only key.
Do you offer locks or packing materials?
Yes, we have new locks available for purchase along with a full line of boxes and packing materials. We will be happy to deliver these items at no additional charge when we deliver the storage unit to your home. We even have items available for rent such as moving blankets and appliance dollies. See the packing items that are available by clicking here.
Where are the Storage Units placed on my property?
The most common place is on your driveway or in a parking space that has a paved or rocked surface. Street placement of unit is discouraged and usually restricted by local municipalities.
I live in an apartment or on a rental property, can I still use mobile storage?
Always ask permission from your Landlord before having us deliver your storage unit. Be sure you agree on a suitable location for us to place the storage unit.
Are there any items not allowed to be stored in your storage units?
Yes, the following are examples of items not allowed to be placed in our storage units: liquids of any kind, food or perishables, propane tanks, aerosol cans, firearms, ammunition, explosives, gasoline, other flammable liquids, or any inherently dangerous or illegal materials, jewelry, precious, invaluable or irreplaceable documents or property. If you are unsure if an item would be allowed, please call our office.
How much does your mobile storage service cost?
We guarantee you the best price, with the best containers and service over any competitor within our local service areas. To get the most up to date pricing, please call our office or request a quote online (See the top banner on every page of our website).
How accessible are my items once they are at your storage facility?
You can access your items Monday through Saturday during our normal business hours with only a phone call to let us know you are coming. We prefer a two hour advance notice. We will then place your storage unit in our customer access area. (Don’t forget your key). When you are done, we will place your storage unit back in our secure storage facility. There is no charge to access your belongings while at our facility. If you are unable to com during our business hours, we can leave your unit outside overnight at your request so you can have 24 hr. access.