Portable Storage Solutions: Expectations vs. Reality

Portable Storage Solutions - Expectations vs. RealityExpectations? They don’t always line up with reality. This is especially true when expectations aren’t realistic. For example, you can’t really expect a local baker to exactly replicate the cake you saw on a television baking show that features professional food artists, state-of-the-art cameras and high-quality lighting. Do you have similar expectations for moving and storage?

Portable storage containers don’t just magically appear and disappear, contrary to popular belief. But they are so easy it may seem that way. You get to choose when they’re delivered, where they’re delivered and how you want to pack them up. Let’s explore other expectations and realities.

Expectation: All Storage Containers Are The Same

Reality: All storage containers aren’t owned by the same company, so there are going to be differences between different containers. While all are usually delivered to your location, many don’t feature smooth interior walls, translucent roofs or tie-down rings. Check out a portable storage container comparison chart for more details.

Expectation: I’m In Every Storage Company’s Service Area

Reality: With today’s modern technology, you might think you get service regardless of where you’re located. In reality, portable storage companies have designated service areas, so it’s important to confirm you’re located in one before making any assumptions. The good news is that these areas can be quite large. The service area for SAM (Store & Move), for example, goes from Benbrook to Mesquite and from Denton to Waxahachie.

Expectation: I Can Fit All My Belongings In One Container

Reality: Portable storage containers have certain dimensions and can only hold a limited amount of stuff. Fortunately, there are online storage calculators where you can determine how many specific items a storage container will hold and how many storage containers you will need for your move. That way, you can also determine whether you should store everything, or take this opportunity to sell, donate or throw away certain items you no longer want or need.

Expectation: Containers Magically Appear and Disappear

Reality: Well, this isn’t technically true. But it is so easy that it may seem like they do. Whenever you’re done loading or unloading your SAM, you simply place a phone call to the company and they’ll pick it up. You don’t even have to be there, which is why it may seem like magic sometimes.

Want to try out a portable storage container for yourself? Give the SAM (Store & Move) team a call today at 972-438-2726 or request a free quote online.

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