Operating under the assumption that mobile-storage solutions tend to cost more than traditional self-storage, EasyStorageSearch.com, an online directory of self-storage and portable-storage facilities, recently conducted an online poll to answer the question, "Is the convenience of portable self-storage worth the added expense?" The company reported that 68 percent of respondents replied affirmatively. At the time of posting, the poll had 128 participants.
"Our interest is in helping individuals locate the best, most cost-effective ways to store their possessions, boats, trailers, RVs, or whatever else. And in doing so, we try to keep our finger on the pulse of what people actually want in a self-storage unit," said Jason Kay, president. "Portable-storage pods differ from traditional [storage] units only insofar as they prevent you from having to transport and unload all of your stuff on your own. The portable-storage-unit company does it all for you, which makes moving much easier and more convenient. Clearly, consumers are happy to pay a little extra for that additional convenience."
EasyStorageSearch.com allows consumers to search for self-storage facilities by geographic area, price, storage needs and size, and allows them to compare prices and reserve units online. The website also includes information about portable self-storage companies and services.