Self-Storage vs. Full-Service Storage Company

Self-Storage vs. Full-Service Storage Company

When you need to store away valuables, there are two choices: using a self-storage company or using a full-service storage company. Most people know that vaulted storage means greater security for their beloved belongings, but what they don’t know is that it can also mean less work and great value. In this article, we will explain exactly how self-storage compares to using a storage company, so you can decide which option is really best for you.
Security
When it comes to security, using a storage company is a no-brainer. Vaulted storage means that not only are your valuables locked inside your personal storage containers, but they are also locked inside a manned, fully alarm-protected warehouse. With self-storage, you might manage to get an indoor, locked storage unit, but almost all of these storage units are easily accessible to the public both day and night.
Work
With a self-storage unit, you usually do all of the work—the moving, loading, unloading, and stacking of your property—and you are expected to provide your own boxes and blankets to protect your items while they are being stored.
With a moving and storage company, you can have your items packed, loaded, moved, and stored without ever lifting a finger. You also get access to packing supplies and even clean moving pads that can be used to protect furniture and appliances while they are being stored. Then, when you are ready, your items can be delivered right to your door.
Cost
On average, our storage company’s vaulted storage in our clean, dry, secure warehouse can save you approximately 20–40 percent on your monthly storage bill over the cost of a self-storage unit, at just $75 per month for a 245 square foot vault.
To find out more about how Move Central storage company can help you with your moving and storage needs, contact us today for a free quote and consultation!

Preparing Items for Storage

Preparing Items for Storage: Storage Company Tips

During a move, and depending upon your specific moving needs, you may want to consider preparing items for storage either for a short or extended amount of time. The most convenient way to do this is by taking advantage of a qualified moving and storage company’s services because they move your items to storage and deliver them when you are ready.

Here are Move Central’s best tips for preparing items for storage so they are ready for safe storage:

Buy similar sized boxes—When you purchase boxes, get mostly the same size when possible. These boxes will stack more easily on top of each other and will be less likely to crush on one end and fall.
Pack boxes full—This doesn’t mean that the box should be full of items. You will also want to include packing paper or bubble wrap as filler to protect items. A good rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t hear things rattling when you shake the box. This will ensure that your boxes don’t cave in when stacked.
Clean items—Make sure items are food, dirt, and dust free before packing. This will keep them from scratching and will deter pests looking for food.
Disassemble large items—This will save space and may keep your storage costs down.
At Move Central of San Diego we hope these tips gave you a few good ideas on how to prepare household items for storage. If you need a quote, feel free to contact our moving and storage company today!

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