How to Decide Which Storage and Moving Service is Right for You
If you plan on moving soon, you may be contemplating the use of moving and storage services. If so, how do you know which would be right for you? Considering many companies exist in Houston that can help you move, here are four questions to keep in mind as you compare moving and storage services.
Full-Service vs. Self-Service?
With full-service, you have a lot of options available according to your budget. At the least, a crew will load your goods, haul them and unload for you. If need be, they can hold your possessions in storage for as long as you wish. If you're moving a long distance away or have small children, a full-service mover may be the only way to go.
On the flip side, with a self-service moving company, you rent a truck or trailer and do all the work yourself. Once you pick up the truck, you load it, drive to your new place and unload it all yourself. If you can't move into your new home immediately, you'll have to add rental of a storage unit and another round of loading/unloading to your plan. Plus, you need to account for picking up and returning the moving truck according to set schedules.
Pack Up Your Home Yourself or Pay for Packing?
With a full-service company, you can hire their crews to pack up your belongings and even unpack them at your new location. This option naturally adds a substantial cost to your bill.Otherwise, you can hire your own crew to pack or choose do it all yourself. If you have plenty of time, you can save a bundle by doing the packing and unpacking yourself.
Drive it Yourself or Have it Delivered?
Whether you're moving across town or across the country, someone will have to drive a truck. A full-service company will have freight trucks, large enough to haul a sizeable household, which they will drive. Otherwise, you can drive a smaller moving truck yourself or choose a third option in the middle of the "all or nothing" services.
Portable container moving companies, such as Zippy Shell of West Houston, fill that niche in between the costly full-service companies that load and drive for you and the self-service facilitators from whom you rent and drive a truck. With a portable container company, a container of the appropriate size is delivered to your home. You pack and load it yourself at your leisure. Then the company comes back and hauls the container to your new home where you then unload.
Portable Temporary Storage?
If you have to store your belongings for a while during the move, a portable container provides the perfect solution. You only load it once, eliminating the need to unload into a storage unit only to reload once again when your new home is ready for you. Rather, you load the container once, and the company takes it off to storage for you, then delivers it to you whenever you're ready. If you find you need items in the interim, you simply call, and the container can be brought to you temporarily and returned to storage again. With a full-service mover, you may discover you can't access your stuff until the delivery is complete.
Zippy Shell Has Budget-Friendly Prices
By using Zippy Shell of West Houston for your move, you can keep your costs low by packing and loading yourself. But you never have the work of moving in and out of storage. You can save money and still have the ability to retrieve what you need when you need it. Contact us today to schedule a free quote.