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Local Storage vs. Long Distance Storage

Posted on: October 14, 2016

One of the most critical aspects of a successful move is preparation; an unfortunately quite often neglected factor! Proper preparation means safety for your belongings, it means less stress, and it means your move will go off without a hitch. This is why at SMARTBOX, we take every step we possibly can to help you prepare for your move. And what’s the first step? Deciding whether your move is a short or long distance one, of course!

The length of your move factors into everything, and choosing between long distance and short distance moving services can mean all of the difference. Not sure what the actual difference between the two is? No worries—our experts have you covered.

What Is the Difference Between a Short and Long Distance Move?

In essence, it’s all a matter of miles. At SMARTBOX, we consider any move exceeding fifty (50) miles to be a long distance move, and a short-distance move (also called a local move) to be anything under fifty miles.

The difference is simple, but knowing one from the other can make all of the difference when planning your move, as it can alter how you handle certain factors, as well as change the kinds of services you may be needing to complete your move successfully.

How Should I Decide What Storage to Use?

The difference can, of course, mean a lot of changes for you personally. It affects how you plan, and the logistics and preparation of your plan. But when we’re talking SMARTBOX services, it may alter what you want to take advantage of as well. Depending on the type of move you’re undertaking, you might want to opt for:

  • Portable storage. Our portable storage units are our pride and joy. With portable storage by SMARTBOX, you can plan and execute your move at your own pace. Start moving weeks in advance by packing away unneeded items early in our portable storage, making planning a long-distance move so much less stressful and far simpler. Or if you’re going local, you can do it all in a matter of days!
  • Temperature-controlled storage units. Temperature controlled storage means you can store items without having to worry at all. A lot of things can come up in a move: unplanned complications, for one, or surprising facts about your new place. But by using our temp-controlled storage, you can be sure there’s a place for everything you hold dear, and you’ll never have to worry about the hazards of sub-par storage.
  • Short or long term storage. Even a short-distance move can encounter problems you never saw coming. And in those times, you need the assurance that your possessions are covered. Take advantage of our short-term or long-term storage as you need it, so you can focus on a successful, stress free move.

Choose SMARTBOX for all of Your Moving Needs

When it comes to your needs during a move, nothing is more important to our team than seeing everything covered. We want your move to be easy and smooth, leaving you to enjoy what a move is really about: change, and exciting new beginnings! If you’re looking for storage experts, contact the team at SMARTBOX today!

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