If you are looking for the right storage solution for your storage needs, there are two main options that you may want to consider. These two options are portable storage and a self storage facility.
Portable storage is storage that is delivered to your home or office. Self storage is a facility that offers different sizes and types of storage, giving you access to your items during set storage hours.
Portable Vs Self Storage
Let’s look at some of the differences between these two storage options.
- Security – When it comes to security, self storage wins. Portable storage is often a small unit placed on your property, it is secured by a lock and whatever extra security you have on your property. Self storage facilities are usually gated with an electronic entrance, individual storage units have individual locks and the property is well lit and uses security cameras to capture what is happening on the property.
- Access – A self storage facility usually has set gate hours when you can come and go freely to access your storage unit. Portable storage usually requires an appointment to access your storage unit on their local site so is not always as convenient an option.
- Cost – Self storage offers you more for a lower cost. Portable units need to be delivered to your home and removed and monthly costs can be significantly higher than self storage. This may be due to the fact that portable storage is seen as a short-term solution, therefore companies will charge more for you to have access to their portable units.
- Short Term vs. Long Term – Portable units work better as a short-term solution, like when you are moving from one property to another. Off site storage is a better long-term solution, allowing you to store goods on a month-to-month basis for as long as you need the extra storage.
If you are in need of a storage solution in Loomis for your extra items or vehicles, contact the team at Tri-City Self Storage. We offer a range of sizes located inside a secure facility, call us today or stop by our office.