Working in warehouses for most of my adult life, I was very familiar with overhead bridge cranes. These cranes are commonly used in warehouses, helping to transport large or heavy items from one side of the warehouse to the other. However, when I began working as a warehouse efficiency coordinator, I was surprised by how many smaller warehouses did not have these cranes. I created this website because I never realized that people who own warehouses don't own overhead bridge cranes or that they are not familiar with them. If you own a warehouse, I hope my website helps to teach you more about this piece of machinery and how it can make your business more efficient.
Once you decide you need a storage unit, you might think you are done making decisions. Unfortunately, you still need to decide what type of storage unit you need. Storage units fall into two basic categories: stationary and mobile. Each of them offer their own unique advantages which will likely make one of them a better fit for your needs than the other.
A Closer Look at Mobile Units
Portable storage units have not been around nearly as long as stationary units. Commonly referred to as pods, these storage units come in a variety of different sizes, making it easy for you to rent one that is just big enough for your needs, but small enough that you are not paying for something that you will not use.
Because you rent them at 30 day intervals, you have lots of time to load up your belongings. In most cases, you will also have the option to rent your mobile storage container for a longer time if you need to do so.
There are lots of convenience features built into mobile units. They are often equipped with garage doors that roll up so that you can simply walk your belongings inside without having to lift them. When you are finished packing up your unit, simply contact the company you rent from and they will transport the pod to the location you specify, locally or across the country – the choice is yours.
Even if your next home is not ready for you to move into, your mobile storage container can be stored in a climate-controlled location until you are ready for it. You do not have to pay for gas for a rental truck nor do you need to rent one each time you need to move your belongings.
A Closer Look at Stationary Units
Stationary storage units come in a variety of sizes from lockers to units large enough to store vehicles, or an entire houseful of furniture. Many of these units are climate-controlled and offer access to your belongings 24/7 every day of the year.
Some companies offer their clients the use of their moving trucks and furniture dollies at no charge within the local area, a feature that can save you a great deal of money. On-site security is often included and typically features video surveillance cameras, human patrols, and fencing.
While the cost of the two units is comparable, you will need to factor in the additional fees associated with renting a truck if you move your belongings from a stationary storage unit somewhere outside the local region. Don't forget to include gas and additional insurance in your figures.
To learn more, contact a company like Little Coach Mini Storage with any questions you have.