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Why You Should Use Portable Storage for Winter Moving

Moving is difficult and stressful at any time of year, but when you factor in the cold weather it can be brutal. Frigid temperatures, icy roads, and slippery pathways can add a whole new layer of problems. Even a straightforward move across town can turn into a nightmare.

Despite the difficulties that can arise from moving during the winter months, timing and cost savings, sometimes make it necessary.

One way to make your winter move less challenging is to use a portable storage company. Mobile Storage Solutions can make your winter move almost painless.

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Benefits of Portable Storage During A Cold Weather Move

Mobile storage containers can be conveniently delivered to your home. You can pack at your leisure without having to spend an entire day out in the cold weather. Unexpected winter storms, winter weather conditions, or a busy schedule won’t sidetrack your efforts. When you’re ready, give us a call, and we’ll deliver your moving container to your doorstep.

Winter weather is unpredictable, and you don’t want to be stuck in a snowstorm on moving day. Bad weather can put your move way behind schedule. Having a mobile storage container delivered to your home gives you the flexibility to pack ahead of time. You can monitor the forecast and rest easy knowing that your belongings are packed and ready to go.

Safe, Easy Loading and Unloading
Portable storage containers are designed to be loaded and unloaded at ground level. This is far less physically demanding than using a traditional moving truck. Less daylight and harsh winter weather are less of a concern because you have extra time to pack. Additionally, you’ll have plenty of time to shovel and salt your driveway and walkways to keep them safe and navigable.

Protection From the Elements
You won’t need to worry about your container being left outside overnight. Our moving containers are extremely durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. They are rated for 60 lbs/sq ft of snow load and 120 mph winds. For this reason, they are water, wind, dust, and pest-proof.

Equally important, they are leakproof and weatherproof so you can be assured that your belongings are safe from snow, ice, and rain. Weatherproof vents keep condensation from forming.

We Do the Driving
A huge advantage to portable storage is that you don’t have to worry about driving a moving truck. The company does the driving for you. Roads can be treacherous during the winter months.

Pulling a trailer behind your vehicle or driving a moving van can be dangerous. It is especially hazardous if you’re not experienced with this type of driving. When you move with a mobile storage company, they will pick up the container and deliver it to your new home.

Your Home Will Stay Clean
During the winter, professional movers will track snow and dirt through your house all day. Most sales agreements require leaving the home in good condition. If you’re renting, you could lose your deposit if rugs and floors are left in soiled condition.

The last thing you want to be doing on moving day is scrubbing the rugs and the floors. With a mobile storage unit, you can put those worries to rest.

Staging Your Home During a Move
If you decide to stage your home to make it more appealing to buyers, you’ll need a place to store excess furniture and personal belongings. A portable storage unit is your solution, especially during the cold weather. It eliminates the loading, unloading, and driving to the storage unit in dangerous conditions.

Get Ahead of Your Packing
Even if you’re not staging your home, portable storage can be used to declutter during the selling process. Seasonal decor, clothing, and seldom-used items can be packed and loaded into the container. You can get ahead of your packing on your schedule.

Schedule Conflicts Won’t Be a Concern
If you have to vacate your current home before you can move into your new home, we can transport your packed unit to our secure self storage facility. Security features such as padlocks, alarms, and surveillance cameras ensure that customers’ belongings are safe and secure.

Portable storage is a more affordable option than traditional self storage. Customers can save money on labor costs by loading and unloading the container themselves. Additionally, because the container can be delivered directly to the customer, there are no transportation costs.

Final Thoughts

Moving is a challenge in any season but especially during the winter months. Frigid weather and dangerous driving conditions can turn a simple move into a nightmare.

If you want to streamline your moving process during the winter, consider mobile storage. It’s convenient, cost-effective, and time-saving. The next time you move, consider portable storage. It will help turn a difficult transition into a much more convenient experience.

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