3 Myths About the Mobile Storage Unit Kelowna Homeowners Prefer

Posted on May 25, 2015

Kelowna mobile storage container myths

Contrary to what some might believe, the type of mobile storage unit Kelowna residents prefer doesn't come from a seaport.


Finding a mobile storage unit Kelowna homeowners recommend is an important first step in safeguarding your own personal belongings. With so many options out there on the market, it can be a challenge to find the right one for your needs.

For many Okanagan residents, mobile storage containers provide a cost-effective means of securely stowing all manner of items:

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Tools
  • Small vehicles
  • Wardrobes
  • Documents

Yet, despite the inherent value of choosing this method for your short- and long-term needs, there are a number of commonly held misconceptions surrounding this convenient storage solution that might cloud your decision to use them yourself.


Myth #1: All Storage Units Are Big, Rusty Hunks of Metal

When people think of storage containers, they might think about those gigantic metal cans found at shipping ports. You know, the ones you see stacked high on cargo ships that continually make the voyage back and forth across the oceans.

Yes, the portable storage units used by most Kelowna residents contain some metal, but they're much cleaner and more versatile for residential and commercial applications. Storage units like the MI-BOX containers used by the Space Centre Storage are clad in DuraPlate composite panels. This makes for a clean, strong and lightweight unit. Plus, the floors are finished with marine-grade plywood to provide a gentle surface that won't scratch or damage your possessions.


Myth #2: Portable Storage Containers Will Damage My Driveway

If you were to rent one of those all-metal containers, there's a good chance it could damage your asphalt/concrete driveway.  Those units are typically delivered by unceremoniously sliding them off the back of a flat deck truck or trailer.

MI-BOX containers, on the other hand, are delivered using a level-lift system, and the experienced drivers at Space Centre Storage will delicately set them down wherever they're needed. This lift system is equally useful when it comes time to collect your loaded container, as it'll help keep your items from sliding around.


Myth #3: Portable storage containers are too expensive

Yes, compared to stuffing your belongings in your attic or stacking boxes in your garage, renting a storage container will be more expensive. But for the convenience and peace of mind this service offers homeowners, most will say it's worth it. There's something to be said about being able to access your workbench and tools without having to climb over your spare couch.


If you are using your attic for storage, you might want to read Your Attic or a Mobile Storage Unit? Kelowna Storage Specialists Weigh in.

Are you searching for the ideal storage solution for your personal belongings? Call or email the Space Centre Storage to learn about the convenience of MI-BOX, the mobile storage unit Kelowna homeowners rely on to store and protect their most cherished possessions. MI-BOX is also ideal for commercial and retail outfits looking to stow excess inventory, office files and equipment.

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