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Kelowna Storage Containers: Developing a Plan of Action

Posted on January 14, 2016

Kelowna Storage Containers planning

 With a little preplanning, packing your belongings into Kelowna storage containers can be a straightforward process.

 

Kelowna storage containers are a great option for people wanting to declutter their homes and protect their belongings, both for short- and long-term applications. However, before you put the wheels in motion, it‚Äôs always a good idea to develop a plan of action.

By taking a few practical tips into consideration, you’ll alleviate stress and reduce the chance of encountering hiccups along the way.

 

Buying or Renting?

Once you determine that you need a storage container, you’ll need to figure out whether you’d prefer to rent or own one. Owning has the advantage that you can do what you want with it, but it also means you might be stuck with a three-ton lawn ornament unless you have somewhere else to place it.

Other considerations include:

  • How will you move it?
  • Will your neighbours mind?
  • What condition is it in?
  • Is it weatherproof?

On the other hand, a storage container rental (like the MIBOX portable storage containers at the Space Centre in Kelowna) offers a number of convenient benefits that make them a worthy consideration:

  • Options for temporary or long-term rentals
  • Store containers at home or in a secure facility
  • Free moving truck to transfer container to storage facility
  • Pack at your leisure
  • Options for outdoor or climate-controlled indoor storage

 

Will You Need Help Loading?

If you’re loading boxes and smaller items into a storage container, you might be able to get away with doing it on your own. If you’re not in a particular rush, you can spread the workload out to prevent injury or overexertion.

When it comes fitting larger items into Kelowna storage containers, that‚Äôs when you might want to call up the boys and make a day of it. Having extra sets of hands is handy for things like:

  • Furniture and shelves
  • Awkward or fragile items (artwork or mirrors)
  • Large tools and equipment
  • Heavy boxes

 

Length of Storage

Do you plan on using your Kelowna storage container for just a few months, or is this a long-term storage solution to keep your house free of clutter? Determining this up front is important for a number of reasons.

If you’re renting, you’ll need to come up with a budget. If this will be an ongoing process, you’ll need to decide what you’ll do with the container. This brings us to the next point...

 

Place of Storage

Let’s say you need a portable storage container to carry out a home renovation project. They’re handy for storing the tools and materials you’ll need to carry out the work, and keeping the portable unit at your home is the perfect solution.

However, if you plan on using the container as a lasting storage solution for seasonal items (Christmas decorations, dirt bikes, patio furniture etc.), then you might grow weary of seeing a mobile storage container parked in your driveway.

When a long-term solution is needed, some Kelowna residents prefer renting self storage units. To help you understand the difference between these and a storage container rental, read our post: Do You Need Kelowna Self Storage or Portable Storage Containers?

 


The Kelowna storage containers at the Space Centre are a convenient option for homeowners that want to free up space. Call us to discuss your storage needs.

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