Are you moving to a smaller house or just trying to get some more free space back in your current place? If so, you may be debating between getting a storage pod or using a self storage unit. Either of these options can be the solution to your lack of space, which is why it helps to know which one could be best for you.
Renting a storage pod will make the entire process much more convenient. This is because storage pods are delivered directly to your home, which makes loading up the pod much easier. There will be no need for a rental truck, or have to make several trips to a storage facility.
There is also some flexibility with how you deal with your storage pod one it is full. You can keep it at your home for easy access, or the pod can be picked up and moved to a facility for storing long-term.
The downside of using a storage pod ultimately comes down to the method of storage that you use. If you keep it on your property, you lose the security that comes with keeping the items stored off site. If you have the pod stored, you will be unable to easily access the items inside when you need them. You must look at what you are storing, what those items are worth, and how often you need them.
Self Storage Units
A self storage unit will give you greater selection when it comes to the size of the physical unit. You can pick a unit that is no bigger than a large closet, or a unit that is big enough to store an entire room of your house. This means that there will always be the right sized storage unit for you, and you won't have to overpay for room you don't need.
Self storage units can also be climate controlled. If you are storing anything that is sensitive to the weather, you can feel assured knowing that the items will be in great condition once it comes out. Storage units also offer more convenient access and security. You can get access to all your belongings any time that you want, which may make self storage units the winner in your eyes.
These are just a few differences between pods and self storage units. Your storage provider can let you know about more benefits of either product.