‘Personal Development’ Category

A Look at Mobile Self Storage

If you are looking to move into store, mobile self storage should be an option for you. It is one of the methods of moving items into store. Mobile...


If you are looking to move into store, mobile self storage should be an option for you. It is one of the methods of moving items into store. Mobile self storage abbreviated as MSU is also known as POD or Vault. This storage unit is very flexible. The storage units used for vault is available in a number of sizes to suit different uses. If you are moving into storage facility and you want to use this storage facility, you may consider knowing more about this option. Here are important information about this mobile self storage facility.


How does MSU work?

As implicit from the name, the container used for this type of storage option can be taken from one place to another. The storage unit is mounted on a truck for easy mobility. If you hire MSU services, it the storage unit will be driven to your home where you will pack in the items you want to store in it. After packing the items, it will be driven back to the storage facility of the business that rent it to you. Anytime you want to take back your items, it will be driven to your new location where the items will be unloaded. It is the most suitable option for families or businesses that are moving house or office as the case may be.


Available sizes of MSU


As it is mentioned above, mobile storage units is available in a number of sizes. The standard of MSU is 5x7x8 feet providing a standard capacity of 250 cubic feet. The unit is normally made from a wooden material. However, there are other sizes to suit different needs. There are larger sizes that measure 16L x 8W x 9 feet high which provides 1152 capacity cubit feet. It can be kept at the ground level.


Advantages hiring mobile storage unit

There are some advantages you will gain if you hire a mobile storage unit. In the first instance, it is more cost effective. If you hire vault, the removal company will visit your home with their mobile storage unit. This means that you will not be hiring any truck to take your items to the storage unit. The items will be packed directly into the storage unit and driven to the storage facility. The same thing happens when you want to take it. In this way, you will cut cost on moving. Secondly, you will also save money on unloading or unpacking your items into the storage units of the facility. The items are already packed in the vault and will be kept there without unpacking. 


The items are packed in such a manner that you will be able to access them when they are in the storage unit. Some companies may allow you to access the items on 24/7 basis throughout the 24 hours. However, some companies have regulations regarding access.


It is secure to keep items in this MSU. Most storage unit are waterproof. Besides, they come with other features like internal lights, temperature control features and others that makes for easy and quality storage.


The above are some important facts about mobile storage unit also known as POD or vault. 

How to Choose a Moving Company


If you are moving house or office especially to a distance place, you may require the services of a removal or moving company. There are many moving companies today. However, they differ in many aspects especially in the quality of services they offer. It is not all of them that live up to the claims they make of providing quality services to their clients as they claim in their various adverts and websites. But there are also some that keep to their promises. So, if you are hiring a removal company, it is important that you hire a company that provide quality service. With such a company, you will have a successful removal services. Here are some tips to help you hire a reliable moving company.


Begin your search on time

It is not advisable to start looking for a removal company at the last minute. You have to start your search for a reliable moving company earlier. This is because a lot of things are involved in the process and so if you start on time, you will take your time and get exactly what you want. But if you do not start on time, you will not have enough time to research the companies and get the best.


Research various companies

Take your time to research various companies in order to choose the best. The internet will be helpful to you in this regard. Read reviews of various removal companies as a lot of experienced and big time moving companies have their websites as well as review pages or portals. You should choose only the countries that have a lot of positive reviews. However, you have to be careful when choosing a company based on itself. Reflect on what you read. Some companies hire freelancers or ask their staffs to write the reviews themselves. So, they will give them 5 rating. Pay attention to the number of positive reviews posted at almost the same time and the tune of the reviews. If they are posted almost within the same time, it might be that they are posted by the same person. Also check the grammar and writing style. If they are same, then it might be that they are written by one person.


Select the best and obtain quotes from them

After reading the reviews of various companies, obtain quotes only from the best among that have impressed you greatly and then compare the quotes. It is important that you compare the quotes of the various company in order to get the best deal. It is not written anywhere that you must hire a removal company that provides you with quotes in so far as there is no contract existing between you people. Take time to compare the quotes. Find out if there are hidden cost or any cost you will incur later that is not stipulated in the quotes. Some may intentionally or as a matter of policy remove some cost from their quotes. It will only be made known to you if you ask or when it is late. So, find out on time and knowing this will enable you to compare quotes accurately.


Have a contract with the removal company

When you have gotten a removal company, you don't just commit your items to the company without any contract. Your items are your valuable and that is why you are moving with them. They can also be lost in the process and you will be left with nothing. This is why it is important that you have a contract with the company. With the contract, it will be difficult for any of the party to violate the terms and conditions of the contract. If any person does that, the other party can file a lawsuit and ask for compensation. The contract will then be the basis of your legal action. But if there is no contract, the mover can deny you at anytime in case of any loss of property.


The above are few tips that you should apply when you are moving home or office.