What are Portable Storage Units? Pros & Cons

As modern-day demands increase, the need for efficient and practical solutions to our everyday problems grows. Enter portable storage units – a solution to our storage and moving needs that has revolutionized the way we think about packing, moving, and storage. Below, we delve into the pros and cons of these units, particularly those offered by MODS Mobile On Demand Storage.

What are Portable Storage Units? 

Portable storage units, often termed as portable storage containers or mobile storage containers, are large, weather-resistant containers that can be delivered directly to a location for packing. Once packed, these units can be transported to a new location or stored away at a designated facility.

Portable Storage Container Units Pros

  • Low moving costs: With traditional moving, costs can quickly escalate. Hiring moving trucks, labor for loading and unloading, and other related expenses can put a strain on your budget. Portable storage units, like those from MODS, offer a cost-effective solution. You pay for the container and the transport. No need for multiple trucks or multiple trips. Plus, with their level loading system, there’s less risk of damage to your items.
  • Flexibility: One of the primary benefits of portable storage units is flexibility. Need it for a week? Or perhaps a couple of months? No problem. You decide how long you need the container, making it perfect for short-term storage during home renovations or long-term storage.
  • Easy to pack: Gone are the days of rushing to pack. With MODS containers delivered to your doorstep, you can pack at your own pace, ensuring that everything is stored securely and safely. This also means you can be meticulous and organized, minimizing potential damage.
  • No hauling: With traditional moving, there’s the task of hauling boxes to and from a truck. With portable storage units, the ground-level loading eliminates the need for tiring and cumbersome hauling, making the process much smoother.

Portable Storage Container Units Cons

  • Limited options: Most portable storage companies offer a few standard sizes. While MODS provides an 8’X8’X16’ option which can hold the contents of approximately a 1500 square foot home, there may be situations where you need a different size.
  • Large size: While the size is perfect for storage, if your location lacks space, positioning a large container can be a challenge.
  • Availability: Popular times of the year may mean limited availability. Planning ahead is crucial to ensure you secure a container when you need it.
  • Lack of climate conditioning: While the MODS units are well ventilated to prevent moisture and mold build-up, they don’t offer climate-controlled units which may be essential for certain valuables.
  • Remote storage accessibility: If you choose to store your container at the MODS facility, accessing your belongings isn’t as straightforward as visiting a storage unit. It requires coordination and planning.

Portable storage units have undeniably transformed the moving and storage industry, offering a plethora of advantages. MODS Mobile On Demand Storage stands out with its commitment to providing quality, security, and ease. When considering your options, it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons to determine what fits your needs.

If you’re looking for reliable, secure, and efficient Portable on Demand Storage Containers and Mobile on Demand Storage solutions, look no further. MODS Mobile On Demand Storage proudly serves Amarillo, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City. Give us a call today at 817-847-6637, 405-720-7344, or 806-350-6637 and let us make your moving and storage experience seamless.


Fort Worth, TX

2650 Cobb Park Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76105

(817) 847-6637

Amarillo, TX

6309 Canyon Dr
Amarillo, TX 79110

(806) 350-6637

Oklahoma City, OK

6905 NW 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

(405) 720-7344