Transportation Options In Moving Into A Storage Facility
The next step after planning what to store in the self storage unit is to decide on the transportation method to deliver your things to the facility. This is often a process dreaded by many people. Firstly, it is not easy to find out what are the different transportation options available. Secondly, what are the differences between these options and which offers the best value for money? Thirdly, which is a reliable option which ensures that during the transportation process, your things will not be damaged?
The cheapest, most reliable yet most tedious method would be a DIY method using a rental van to transport your own things. Many car rental companies out there provide the option of a van at a relatively low cost. You are able to place the items inside the van yourself, send it personally to the self storage facility, unload them in a careful manner and place them inside the self storage unit. However, this is a very tedious and tiring process and you definitely need to enlist the help of a few strong friends.
Another alternative would be to enlist the help of professional movers to simplify the job for you. Professional movers are well trained to handle large and heavy items with extreme care and ensuring that the items reach its destination safely. As such, you are not required to carry heavy things. However, you will definitely need to pay much more money for their service. But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. This is probably the easiest and fuss free method out there.
Self storage own transportation
Some larger self storage companies have their own in-house transportation solutions which offers pretty much the same service as professional movers but at a slightly lower cost. However, the personnel may not be as well trained as compared to the professional movers largely due to the lower number of assignments received. However, they are value for money and they are extremely familiar with the storage facility layout.
POD is an up and coming auto transportation solution that is extremely flexible and convenient for busy people like you guys. You simply need to call in to request for a POD container and once you have placed all your things inside, you simply call them again to request for a pick-up and delivery to the storage unit. It is relatively fuss free and extremely simple to use.
There are many different transportation options out there which are generally value for money. Not only do they allow you to not get involved in the moving process itself with the exception of DIY, they also have well-trained personnel to ensure that your items reach its destination safely.