Pros & Cons Of Using Containers To Store Your Items

If you’re moving or just decluttering and you need a storage unit for your household items, you can lease a container. Is this option better than self-storage spaces?

Before making a decision, find out what are the advantages and disadvantages of container storage.


1. Convenience

With container services, the company delivers a container to your address so you can fill it up with your goods. After you finish loading, the company will bring the container to a storage lot until you need it delivered to a new location. The company can also bring the container directly to your new house.

It’s so convenient because you don’t have to drive to and from the company’s business location. Also, you only load and unload your goods once unlike when you lease a self-storage unit.

2. Good storage option

Containers are waterproof, dustproof and vermin proof, so your furniture, machineries, office equipment and other goods are safe from corrosion, warping, dust accumulation and other damages. Containers are made of thick steel walls, so these can handle heavy or bulky items, even vehicles.

3. Secure and versatile

These mobile units come with secure locks to prevent theft. There are also several size options including 20’ and 40’ to cater to the specific needs of clients.


1. Cost

Mobile containers are more expensive than self-storage units. That is the price you have to pay for convenience.

2. Lack of features

Containers do not have extra features, such as humidity control and air conditioning, that some customers might be seeking for storing sensitive items.

3. Access problems

When the mobile unit has already been deposited in the company’s large lot, it may be difficult to access it in situations when you suddenly need some items in it. Sometimes, the container is even stacked on top of another, so you have to give ample time for the company to retrieve it.

After presenting this information on the pros and cons of container storage, hopefully it will help you make a decision on what type of storage to acquire – and we hope you choose Fragile!

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