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Storage Options: The Pros & Cons

Posted on: March 31, 2014

When you need storage for your home or office, you know you have a couple major options—but how do you decide with storage option is right for you? Let SMARTBOX help you weigh the pros and cons of your different storage options.

Check out your storage options in MD, VA, or DC today by calling SMARTBOX at 301-683-6111 or filling out the form to the right!

Your Different Storage Options

When it comes to storage, there are two main options:

1. Traditional Storage

Pros: very popular
Cons: requires a lot of work, remote locations, expensive, not very secure

The first thing most people think of is traditional storage—that means renting a moving truck, loading all your stuff into the back and driving to a remote storage facility. And once you’re there, you have to take everything off the truck and carry it into the storage unit! It’s a lot of work, there’s no doubt about that. So why do so many people go with traditional storage? Well, not everyone knows their options when it comes to storage!

2. Portable Storage

Pros: incredibly convenient, customizable, secure and temperature-controlled storage, on-site and off-site storage options
Cons: none

Portable storage is an excellent solution for any storage need you may have! SMARTBOX will bring portable storage containers to you, and all you have to worry about is loading them up—once you’re done, you can either safely keep your belongings on-site or have us pick them up and take them to our temperature-controlled storage facility. With SMARTBOX, you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Get Portable Storage Today

Don’t put up with the hassles of traditional storage anymore—you have options! Choose portable storage from SMARTBOX. We can customize your storage to make the entire process simple and stress-free!

Our storage containers are perfect for anyone—each box is:

  • The perfect size – each storage container is 8 feet deep by 7 feet tall by 5 feet wide and can hold up to 3,500 pounds. They can hold approximately one and a half rooms of furniture and belongings, including larger items like refrigerators and desks.
  • Durable – our storage containers are made of a sturdy and durable wood that allows the contents to breathe, and they are protected from rain, snow, wind, and more by an all-seasons weather-resistant cover.
  • Safe – the containers only sit 6 inches off the ground, making entering and exiting the units incredibly safe and easy.
  • Secure – each unit has one large out-swinging door equipped with two butterfly clamps and a sliding hasp that can hold a combination lock or padlock.

Contact us online or by phone at 301-683-6111 to reserve your boxes today!

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"Hello Chantel, I am writing to express my pleasure in being a customer of SMARTBOX. You have a wonderful and efficient product but I have been most impressed with the quality of the employees. Everyone I have spoken with or come into contact with at.
-Nick M
"Nick, I wanted to again say thank you for working with us for a discount on the Smartbox. I also wanted to tell you that both of the ladies I have spoken with in the office and the driver who dropped off the box were.
-Angela C.
"Selling Real Estate in a competitive market requires much more than installing a sign in the yard and putting an ad in the paper. Today’s sellers must show their homes in their very best light … and what that means is CLEARING OUT THE CLUTTER..
-Carrie Mock,
"I arrived home last night from an extended Thanksgiving trip to be welcomed by your beautiful gift package of goodies from Harry & David – what a delightful surprise! In fact, as I told Gretchen in an e-mail late last night, I couldn’t resist immediately.
"We cannot speak more highly of the incredible level of customer service that we have received from SMARTBOX Maryland - beginning with Natasha advising us to the best value from among promotions you were offering at the time, to your kind assistance and advice during.
-T. & M. Kitch
"Nick Sage of SMARTBOX Portable Storage, performed a miracle for me and one of my clients at the very end of June, when all movers were having their busiest week. My client had arranged for U-Haul to deliver storage boxes to her house the day.
-Emily M.
"You should advertise more! I am so glad I came across your service when I did. I saved so much money by doing it myself. I will never rent a truck again. This is so much easier!"
-J. Pollard
"We are new to being parents of a college student. We had no idea how much time and energy it takes just to get her set up in the dorm room! When we moved our daughter out of the dorm last year, we had to.
-D. Raines
"Thank you for your donation of six SMARTBOXES for the residents that were displaced by the fire on December 12, 2006. The residents had so many donations of furniture and clothing and had no place to store it. This was the perfect solution for everyone!.
-Karen Brown
"SMARTBOX's sponsorship is a wonderful example of the cooperative partnership that is so important to help us meet the challenges of saving the Bay."
-Pamela Wilson
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