How to Buy a Portable Storage Unit


Portable storage units are perfect for storing items from your house, business or organization without the hassle of using a moving truck. Portable storage units come in a variety of sizes from as large as semi-trailers (53') to units that are only 30 feet (this unit is recommended for home use). There are a number of steps to take before buying a portable storage unit.

  • Locate an area in your yard where you would like to place the portable storage unit. Generally the area will be in the front or on the side of the house so you can load the unit at your convenience.

  • Determine what size portable storage unit you will need based on the size of your home or business and what items you will need to store (outdoor items, furniture or home or office supplies).

  • Contact portable storage unit businesses in your area and obtain several price quotes on buying a unit. Make a list of the businesses and prices to compare. Search the Internet if prices in your area are not meeting your needs.

  • Decide on a price and contact the portable-storage-unit business to set up an appointment for dropping off the unit.

  • Pay for the unit with a credit card so if you have any problems, you can contact your credit card company if the storage-unit business cannot solve it. Keep all receipts and paperwork---you will need to know how to contact the storage-unit company if you want them to come and pick up the unit when you are done packing it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Price and compare several portable-storage-unit businesses. Buying a unit instead of renting one will be expensive---so price around.

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