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What Is The Best Option For You? Comparing Moving With A Rental Truck to PortableStorage.ca Container

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Moving can be a daunting task! Another daunting task? Choosing a moving and storage solution. Between rental trucks to portable storage containers, there are many options to choose from. The big question is what is the best option for you?

The first thing to do is to look at your needs and decide what type of moving company will help make your local move as easy as possible.

We suggest you create a list of pros and cons for each moving option. Don’t think that renting a moving truck is the only option available! You need to look at all of the options and how using a storage container might make your move stress-free.

What You Need To Think About When Comparing A Moving Truck Rental To Using A PortableStorage.ca Storage Container:

1) What Is The Cost And What Is Your Budget

When it comes to booking your next move with us at PortableStorage.ca, we make it so easy for you! As long as you don’t require more containers than you are quoted, the price we provide you with is the price that you will pay. Our storage container rental is only $4.97 per day!

We provide you with a quote for transporting your empty container, loaded container and pick up for as long as you need to use it. Here’s a breakdown of what most of our customers need to complete their move by the number of bedrooms that you have in your home:

Home SizePortable Storage Container Size Needed
1 Bedroom Home10′ PortableStorage.ca Container
2 Bedroom Home20′ PortableStorage.ca Container
3 Bedroom Home20′ PortableStorage.ca Container
4 Bedroom Home20′ and 10′ PortableStorage.ca Container
5 Bedroom Home20′ and 20′ PortableStorage.ca Container
6 Bedroom Home20′ and 20′ PortableStorage.ca Container

There are many variables to consider when renting a moving truck that might affect your final cost. You have to consider what the cost breakdown is and that you will most likely be paying by the day for the rental truck so you will have to really figure out the number of days that you will need to complete your move.

Local Moves:

  • Will you need extra help to get it done in time?
  • How many trips will you need to make it to and from your new home?
  • How much fuel will you need for this move?
  • Do you need extra insurance? Insurance isn’t always mandatory with a rental truck, but it is often recommended because it protects the customer from liability of any damage to the rented vehicle in the case of an accident.
  • Consider whether or not you can actually do everything in one or two days and don’t forget to take into account the time you’ll need to:
    • Load all your things at your current home.
    • Drive the truck to your new home.
    • Unload the truck at your new home.
    • Get the truck back to the rental company by the specified deadline and within their hours of operation.

Long Distance Moves:

  • How much time will you need to load the truck?
  • What is the number of travel days to reach your new location?
  • Will you need to book a hotel for an overnight stay?
  • How much will fuel cost for the move?
  • Will you need extra insurance on the rented vehicle?
  • How much time will you need to unload the truck at your new home?

To better get an idea of what it will cost to move locally in Windsor, Chatham or Sarnia Ontario and outlying cities, contact us today!

2) Transportation

A moving truck is a lot bigger than a regular car. If you do not feel comfortable driving such a big vehicle, not to mention what the weather conditions will be driving like (think snow and rain). If any of these are concerning consider using a portable storage container like ours.

When choosing to move with PortableStorage.ca we handle all of the driving for you. You choose where you want to have your container dropped off and we deliver it right to your driveway. You then load it at your convenience and we pick it up to move to your new location. At PortableStorage.ca we deliver and pick-up your container on your schedule and with our loading system, we’re very skilled at unloading your container, taking impeccable care to protect your driveway throughout the whole process.

You may be wondering, “Is there a better option for local vs. long distance moves?” Good question! The distance that you’re planning to travel for a move will also be a big factor in determining the type of moving company you choose to use. Here are a few things to consider:

Local Moves:

There are many factors to consider when planning your upcoming move. What is your budget? Where are you moving to (are you moving outside of your current city?). Remember as long as you can complete your move in one day, renting a moving truck will probably be your best option, depending on how far you’re driving.

Long Distance Moves:

When it comes to planning your long-distance move, there are many factors to consider including are you prepared to load a moving truck yourself? Are you comfortable with driving a large moving truck? How much will you really be spending on fuel and will you need to stay overnight?

What about your own vehicles? How are you going to move possibly two cars to your next location? What if you are moving a long distance? Will those who are helping move you be prepared for the long haul? Remember stopping for gas, traffic, and more.

If the wheels have begun turning about all of the logistical obstacles and planning you might have to coordinate, then it’s time to call us! By renting one of sea containers, you will allow more time to pack and unpack the contents into your new home and we handle all of the driving for you!

3) Will You Need More Storage In-Between Locations?

What Is The Best Option For You? Comparing Moving With A Rental Truck to PortableStorage.ca Container 1

You have limited time when renting a moving truck. The pressure is on when you are being charged by the day or even by the hour. Rental trucks might be convenient for quick moves and when you have limited items to move. You always have to factor in that things might not go according to plan and you might end up paying more than you had budgeted or bargained for.

Moving in one day is tough. There are so many things to keep in mind including losing possessions between the move and most of all that many people have to hand over their keys to their home before they could move into their new home. Your new home might not be ready yet or you might still be looking for your dream home, where will you store your things before it’s time to move in?

A PortableStorage.ca container would be the perfect solution for these variables. We offer secure storage facilities where you can hold your container and contents until you are ready to move. More often than not moving with PortableStorage.ca gives you even more value compared to renting a U-Haul or truck. We want to make your moving experience as easy and stress-free as possible. After we drop off your empty container and you load your portable storage container, we will pick it up and move it to one of our secure storage facilities in Windsor, Chatham or Sarnia Ontario until you’re ready to have it delivered to your new home. This makes it so much easier for you to transport all of your items without having to unload from a rental truck, put it into a storage locker, and then reload it into yet another truck when you have access to your new home.

We take the security of our containers very seriously. You keep the key to the padlock in which your container is secured by. If ever you need to retrieve something from your container, just provide us with 24 business hours notice and we can easily move your storage container to an accessible area for you.

4) Take Your Time Moving and Reduce Your Stress

Renting a moving truck means that you have to calculate and utilize your time in order to load and unload as quickly as possible which means in one long day or two. If you are looking to eliminate as much chaos from moving as possible, consider looking at one of our storage container rentals.

One of the benefits of using our system is that people like to have extra time to pack and unpack their contents. You have the option to keep your storage container as long as you need it.

Charges for deliveries, loaded moves and pickups will not change, the only cost you will incur is the amount of time that you need the container for. Get your free no obligation quote today and find out how we can make your move as stress-free as possible.

Servicing Windsor, Ontario, Chatham-Kent Ontario, and Sarnia, Ontario. Learn how renting or purchasing one of our containers will provide you with a stress-free move. Contact us today at info@portablestorage.ca.