Storage Options

Self-Storage v. Containerized Storage with Around the Town Moving & Storage

Choosing a moving and storage company that meets your needs can be overwhelming. If you're trying to decide between a self-storage container and containerized storage, there are several factors to consider. We have laid out the pros and cons of each option to help you determine the best choice for you.

The Pitfalls of Self-Storage

Self-storage units are secure but not contained. Items moved into self-storage facilities are not monitored, so be aware that adjacent units may contain hazardous materials or infested with bugs. Another thing to consider is that you may not be able to purchase adequate insurance with most self-storage facilities, but instead, a minimal amount of coverage. Most self-storage facilities do not mail out monthly invoices and e-mail at the deadline just before the late fees are applied. Most self-storage facilities charge a move-in administration fee and typically increase their rates after the first few months of storage. Units at self-storage facilities come in various sizes, and tenants need to select an appropriate-sized unit to avoid overpaying for more space than they require. Generally, the square foot rental cost is higher for smaller units. Exterior units at self-storage facilities may encounter problems during cold winter months, and there are no included protective materials, also making it more likely for items to get bumped and bruised. One main benefit of self-storage is the tenant's ability to access their storage boxes and containers at any time seven days a week.

The Benefits of Containerized Storage

There are many advantages of storing your goods at Around the Town Moving and Storage. For starters, items are placed in containers, where all furniture is blanket wrapped and remains protected until you are ready for them. Items are then packed away in large wooden containers which are completely sealed and secured. Wooden containers are the optimal environment because it drastically reduces dust and/or dust mites from collecting on your goods. Full value coverage can be purchased to properly insure the goods you are placing in our facility gives you peace of mind. All movement in and out of the storage is managed and monitored by our team. This allows us to assure tenants there are no hazardous materials or infested shipments under our roof. Tenants only pay for the amount of space they use, and rental fees are stable to ensure no increase of storage expenses. Best of all, there are no costly move-in administration fees. If you need to access your storage container, a member of our team is on site to assist you. The only down side of containerization is it must be accessed during regular business hours, and a small fee may apply.

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