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Traditional Self Storage vs. Portable Mobile Storage by Laing Self Storage

Updated: Sep 9



People need storage for all types of reasons—from downsizing and decluttering to moving or remodeling. Traditionally, storage meant renting a unit at a nearby storage facility.


However, the availability of portable storage provides consumers with another increasingly popular option.


This article examines the pros and cons of both traditional self storage and portable self storage. By the end, you should have a better idea of which type of storage is best suited for your needs.


Traditional Self Storage

Traditional self storage involves renting a unit at a nearby storage facility. Although the facilities themselves may vary widely in the amenities they offer, the basics are the same.


You lease a unit and move your stuff in—usually doing the packing, loading, and unloading yourself. You have a lock and key for the unit and can access it at your convenience or during allotted hours designated by the facilities operating and access hours.


Storage facilities might include single-story “garage-type” units that you drive up to or units located in an indoor multi-story building. Regardless of the type of construction, typical features include:

  • Climate Controlled or Temperature Controlled

  • Security Measures