Portable Storage

How Does a Portable Storage Container Work?

A portable storage unit is a large, secure, and weather-resistant container that can be moved from one location to another. Most individuals use these structures when relocating to a new home or business.

Also, you can use mobile storage units for decluttering purposes.

Having an extra storage unit is essential, especially if you’re opting to remodel or upgrade your home. In addition, contractors use these storage facilities to store and move equipment from one work site to another. There’s a wide array of mobile storage units that can suit your needs perfectly.

Before picking a storage facility, create an inventory list. Include the items you’re opting to store as well as the size and weight of the container.

The right storage facility will save money and time, thus helping you attain a return on investment.

There are numerous companies that offer portable storage services. Choose a firm with a great reputation, sufficient experience, excellent customer service, and reliable charges.


Portable storage containers
Portable storage is convenient since it can be dropped off at your location.

How Does a Portable Storage Unit Work?

The portable storage process varies from one company to another, although they’re all fairly similar.

Before you move, a moving container company will bring the storage facility to your location. You’ll have several days to load your belongings in the weather-resistant container — at your own speed.

Once the mobile storage unit is packed to capacity, the firm will pick it up and transport it to your desired location.

You’ll play a significant role in the moving process, especially when packing and unpacking the inventory.

On the other hand, the primary function of the company is to deliver the moving container to its final destination. Once you’re done unpacking your belongings, the firm will pick the container up and return it.

Portable Storage Container Cost

There isn’t a fixed price for a portable storage container. This is because a wide range of aspects will influence its price, including size, add-on features, seasonal changes, etc.

Approximate costs show these storage facilities run between $50 to $300 per month.

Before investing in a portable storage unit, you should compare the container moving process from one company to another.

Choose a firm that adopts a process that aligns with your tastes and preferences.

Cost Factors

Size of the Storage Facility 

The size of a storage unit is a crucial aspect that determines its cost. Ideally, a big storage container will cost more, especially when compared to a small container.

When evaluating the right portable container size, you should analyze your needs and the set budget. Don’t invest in a big container if you’re opting to store a few items.

On the other hand, don’t pick a small unit if you intend to store many items. Despite the cost of the portable container, you should consider buying a container that suits your budget and the intended use. 

Used vs. New

Budget restrictions and personal preferences are two major factors influencing your buying decision. A new unit will be expensive, especially when compared to a used one.

But both containers have unique pros and cons. For instance, a brand-new storage unit will be in immaculate condition with no scratches or dents. In addition, you can customize it according to your tastes.

Based on research, it’s easy to modify a brand-new storage container because it’s free from contamination.

On the other side, a used moving container is cheaper. One of the main problems of used containers is that they’re prone to damage. 

Seasonal Changes 

The demand and supply of mobile storage units can influence their cost. The cost tends to be more when the demand increases and vice versa. In addition, the price is low when the supply is high and vice versa. Before buying a portable storage container, evaluate its demand and supply. 

Add On Features 

A modified storage container costs more than a plain storage facility. In addition, the cost becomes even more if the structure is customized depending on your needs.

There’s a wide range of add-ons with varying costs. Some of the most common add-ons include the following:

– Lockboxes

– Ramps

– Shelving 

The main objective of ramps is to ease the process of loading and offloading your inventory.

In addition, the lockboxes and shelving optimize the facility’s storage space.

To make it look more sophisticated, some experts will add a shaded region close to the storage unit. The shaded area can be suitable for people opting to use the container as a vending section. 

Buying vs. Renting 

Buying a mobile container has a high upfront cost. On the other hand, renting a storage facility comes with various expenses, including transportation fees from the rental firm to the final destination and rental charges. Also, you’ll be charged for additional modifications, although they’re billed monthly and added to the rental charges.

When choosing between buying and renting a storage facility, it’s crucial to analyze your budget. The customization and type of the container will influence its price. T

he question of whether to buy or rent the storage facility based on cost-effectiveness is relative. Before coming to a conclusion, you can determine the time span in which you need the storage unit.

This is key because it’s not financially feasible to buy a storage facility if you need it for a short period. 

Portable storage container
You don’t have to go far to load the portable storage container

Location and Delivery 

Mobile storage units are quite challenging to transport because they’re big and heavy. The cost of transportation will be influenced by two main factors: the distance and the size of the container.

In addition, transporting a shipping unit needs trained personnel, special equipment, and vehicles.

Before your inventory is shipped from one destination to another, you’ll need clearance from local authorities and insurance coverage. 

Things to Consider When Using Portable Storage 

The ideal storage option depends on your needs, wants, and inventory. What’s beneficial for you might be unnecessary for someone else.

Before renting from a storage facility, there are certain aspects that you should keep in mind:

Financial Terms and Agreements 

You should understand the entire financial obligation before you sign the contract. The pricing information entailing the delivery, storage, pick-up, and other fees should be listed on the company website. In most cases, you’ll be liable for damages to the storage unit. 

Unit Size 

Portable storage firms offer a wide range of containers. Different containers serve different purposes. For instance, intermediate sizes are suitable for industrial use rather than personal use.

Also, small units are ideal for residential use. Sizing options vary from one firm to another, but there are multiple large, medium, and small units available.

Choose an appropriate size of the container to reduce the risk of inventory damage. 

Outside Circumstances 

Portable storage units are quite convenient because they’re delivered on demand.

However, there are various unexpected events that can occur during the container moving process, including weather changes. Choose a container that would resist outside circumstances.

For instance, if you’re opting to transport items that are sensitive to cold or heat, consider a facility that’s climate-controlled. In addition, ensure the inventory is packed with proper heating, insulation, and cooling material.

Another potential concern is pest infestation. Storage facilities that spend more time outside are vulnerable to insects, pests, and rodents. 

Watch Out for Warning Signs

Before investing in a storage facility, you should inspect it thoroughly.

A great portable storage company should address the following concerns: dents and scratches, problematic doors, poor unit sizing, and rust. Look out for dents on the exterior of the storage container. To reduce the risk of incurring repair and maintenance costs, consider buying a brand-new storage facility.

Dents and scratches can increase the risk of container damage, especially in the long run. A rusty container can damage the contents of the unit.

Also, problematic doors can compromise the security of your facility. 


A great unit should have a non-corrosive, strong, and durable material. The right storage facility shouldn’t be prone to damage. In addition, it should have a long life span. Therefore, you should consider investing in a steel storage container. 


Loading a portable storage container
You can load the portable container at your own speed

Benefits of Portable Storage Containers


Mobile storage units are more convenient. Instead of heading to the storage site, they’re packed and delivered to your desired destination. This is a great option if you’re looking forward to moving house. It saves time and money in the long run. 


You can transport mobile storage units anywhere. A rental company will bring the shed-like container to your doorstep and pick it up once you’re done packing. If you have purchased this unit, you have the mandate to take it anywhere. 


Unlike traditional storage facilities, portable storage units are more affordable, especially in the long run. Leasing a traditional unit is quite expensive because of the rent and other miscellaneous expenses. Mobile units are more affordable and reliable because you rent them when you’re in need. In addition, they are flexible. 


Most firms need to store expensive items, including:

– Fixtures and appliances 

– Heavy equipment 

– Retail Inventory 

– Raw materials and building supplies

– Metals, including copper plumbing

– Hazardous combustibles and solvents

These items are valuable and potentially dangerous, depending on the material and purpose. Mobile storage units are secure; therefore, they’ll protect your inventory from unauthorized persons and extreme weather conditions. 

There are various uses for a portable storage container, including additional home storage, moving house or office, business storage, home renovations, on-site equipment storage, and event storage. Choose a facility that aligns with your needs and fits your budget and you’ll be happy in the long run.

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Articles by Aaron. Having rented several units over the years along with finding a place for the boat and a place for the RV - several friends were asking me where to get the best rates. That's why this information is here to help as many people as possible.

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Whether you believe in God or not, this is a must-read message!!!

Throughout time, we can see how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that the Bible foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?

In Revelation 13:16-18, we read,

“He (the false prophet who decieves many by his miracles) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

Referring to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!

These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate only in one place.

This is where it really starts to come together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the implatnable RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip

“Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).

Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.

Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places the Bible says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this is referring to a hypodermic needle when they poke into the skin to inject the microchip.”

Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:

“And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).

You can read more about it here–and to also understand the mystery behind the number 666:

The third angel’s warning in Revelation 14:9-11 states,

“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.'”

Who is Barack Obama, and why is he still in the public scene?

So what’s in the name? The meaning of someone’s name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface.

Jesus says in Luke 10:18, “…I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”

The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for “lightning”: “bârâq” (baw-rawk)

In Isaiah chapter 14, verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:

“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”

In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucifer, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: “bamah”–Pronounced (bam-maw’)

In Hebrew, the letter “Waw” or “Vav” is often transliterated as a “U” or “O,” and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter “U” or “O” would be used. So, Baraq “O” Bam-Maw or Baraq “U” Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to “Lightning from the heights.” The word “Satan” in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore “Satan.”

So when Jesus told His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven, if this were to be spoken by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew–the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, And I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.

The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we were to write those names backward (the devil does things in reverse) we would get “ailam ahsatan”. Now if we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (Allah being the false god of Islam), we get “I am Satan”. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Obama’s campaign logo when he ran in 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In Islam, they have their own messiah that they are waiting for called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man’s appearance is the sun rising in the west.

“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.'” (Revelation 14:6-7)

Why have the word’s of Jesus in His Gospel accounts regarding His death, burial, and resurrection, been translated into over 3,000 languages, and nothing comes close? The same God who formed the heavens and earth that draws all people to Him through His creation, likewise has sent His Word to the ends of the earth so that we may come to personally know Him to be saved in spirit and in truth through His Son Jesus Christ.

Jesus stands alone among the other religions that say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into reality?

Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good that we have done, but rather by the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

God has brought down His moral laws through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, murder, and so forth.

We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh about 2,000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.

The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2,000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood.

For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all perish to hell forever. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death–now being conformed into the image of the heavenly man in a new nature, and no longer in the image of the fallen man Adam.

Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins, and to receive His Holy Spirit that we may be born again (for Jesus says we must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God–John chapter 3). This is not just head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him in obedience to His Word by reading the Bible.

Our works cannot save us, but they can condemn us; it is not that we earn our way into everlasting life, but that we obey our Lord Jesus Christ:

“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” (Hebrews 5:9)

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8).

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