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The moving and storage industry has changed a lot over the last several years. Traditional, full service moving has given way to the same do-it-yourself approach that many people employ when fixing up their houses.
These containerized moves, as they’re called, provide convenience no doubt, but they can also help average homeowners save a ton of money by using their own “free labor” to load the portable storage units.
In this article we will help uncover some of the unique advantages and benefits mobile storage provides as one of the biggest innovations in moving and storage for decades.
For more information on our containerized moving services in Arlington and throughout Northern Virginia, give us a call now at (571) 933-8110!
Our Containerized Moving in the Arlington Area
Arguably, the biggest advantage to using a portable storage unit in Northern Virginia for both moving and storage services is the convenience. When you order a storage container from Zippy Shell or PODS, for instance, the container is delivered right to your door. Most portable storage units are placed in the driveway where they can be conveniently loaded right through the garage.
In some cases, driveway placement is either unavailable or impractical. When that occurs, Zippy Shell is able to park their storage units on the street right in right front of the customer’s house. Street-legal parking is unique and only available through Zippy Shell’s mobile storage solution. This is because our storage units are registered as street-legal vehicles.
How Our Northern Virginia Portable Storage Works
Once the portable storage container is delivered, homeowners have the convenience of loading the units at their own pace.
Some companies, such as PODS, will leave the storage containers onsite indefinitely while others like Zippy Shell return to pick up the unit a few days after delivery. In either case, the customer has ample time to pack and load the unit before it’s taken back to the storage facility.
Customers should note that the sooner the portable storage unit is picked up, the sooner the homeowner’s property will be protected from the elements. When you store your items with Zippy Shell, all of your portable storage units will be stored inside a climate-controlled storage facility. You will be the only one with access to your unit.
Portable Storage Units Are More Secure
With a containerized move, the portable storage unit that is loaded at your house is locked before it’s taken away. No one enters the unit until it’s delivered to your new home or our storage facility and you take the lock off. No one will handle your property without you present. This approach ensures the safety and security of your things during transport.
Containerized Storage Is More Affordable
The final difference between containerized moving and traditional full-service movers is the pricing model.
Moves with portable storage units such as those offered by Zippy Shell are provided at a flat, fixed rate.
The price is based on size of the container and the distance between the origin and destination addresses. The price is set up front and there are very few up charges during the move process. Full service movers, however, charge not only for the distance travelled but also the weight of the property being transported.
The heavier the property, the higher the price of the move. The challenge with this traditional pricing model is that no one really knows how much their stuff weighs. You must trust the moving company to weigh your things after they’ve left your home and are out of your control. Needless to say, this model can be fraught with deception and outright fraud.
Choose Zippy Shell For Containerized Moving in Arlington & Surrounding Areas
The bottom line is that using portable storage units from Zippy Shell and other containerized moving companies is a more secure, convenient, and affordable way to move.
Contact us today for more information on our containerized moving services in Arlington, McLean, Falls Church, Alexandria, and the surrounding Northern Virginia areas at (571) 933-8110.
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|Traditional Self Storage|
|No need to rent/borrow a truck|
|One time loading and unloading|
|No need for multiple trips to the facility|
|Storage unit delivered to your door|
|More secure – no public access|
|Best value solution (cost & convenience)|
|Size you need is always available|
|Load & unload at your leisure|
|Reduced handling prevents damage|
|No need to travel to unsafe areas or facilities|