8 Reasons Why Self-Storage Is Overrated & So Last Century

As humans, we accumulate a lot of stuff. Some of it useful stuff that we use on a daily or weekly basis, and others are things that we barely use at all. As a result of this, oftentimes people have to resort to using a self-storage facility to keep their homes, offices and garages as clutter free, and livable, as possible. These self-storage facilities though are not all they’re cracked up to be. From outdoor units that are left to the will of the elements outside, to loopholes in security, to a lack of amenities, there are some serious issues when it comes to using self-storage.

Here’s why you should ditch your self-storage unit and move into the 21st century with Zippboxx full service On-Demand Storage!

1. With self-storage you have to physically leave your house, go outside, get in the car and drive to the location where your stuff is located. This takes up time, hassle, gas and money. With full service storage companies like Zippboxx, all you need to do is schedule your pickup or delivery which is possible right through your connected device. You don’t even have to get up!

2. Technology is constantly progressing and actively making our lives easier, this should be true with storage as well! While most self-storage companies are still living in the 20th century, Zippboxx utilizes barcodes and photography to help you manage your inventory efficiently, plus, with just a few clicks of a button, you can schedule a pickup or delivery. It’s that simple!

3. Don’t squander your time rummaging through boxes and boxes of stored stuff to find one specific item. At Zippboxx our guys pull your requested items for you and do so efficiently with the use of our photographed, barcoded and inventoried system.

4. Transportation to and from self-storage units is a nightmare! If you’re moving furniture, items in bulk, or larger things then you have to spend money and rent a truck. If the self-storage facility does has a truck that they allow you to use, chances are they only have one truck and you have to make sure that no one else is using it that specific day and time when you need it. So much extra work! With On-Demand Storage, the transportation is all taken care of so that you never have to rent a truck for storage purposes again.

5. Don’t waste your money with a self-storage unit that is a flat rate when you don’t even need all of the space that’s inside of the unit. Zippboxx allows you to choose the right size space for your things so that you never have to overpay for storage space again. Click here to browse the different storage space plans available!

6. It can be hard to find friends and family to lend a hand when it comes to getting your things in and out of storage. People’s work schedules don’t always line up well, family matters keep some unable to help out, and sometimes the people you know just don’t want to help out! Instead of trying to bribe a friend or guilt trip a family member into doing it, use a storage company like Zippboxx that provides the man power.

7. Self-storage are often lacking when it comes to security. People are constantly coming in and out of the facility at all hours of the day, and security cameras are installed on the outside of the facility, not on the inside where all of your belongings are being stored. With multiple security cameras your things are safe and sound at Zippboxx.

8. Outdoor self-storage creates lots of problems based on the fact that they’re, well, outside! Left to deal with the conditions outside, your self-storage unit and the things you have inside are left prey to the elements. The bitter cold and messy snow in the winter, the sweltering heat in the summer, and then all of the rainfall dispersed all year long can ruin your items in storage. From flooding and water damage, to accumulations of dirt and dust, to items being ruined due to extreme heat and cold, it’s just not worth it to risk it with self-storage. At Zippboxx all of your items are stored in a climate controlled warehouse, lifted up off of the ground at your request, and inventoried to ensure that your stored stuff is safe, intact and where it’s supposed to be.

Don’t settle for inconvenient “conveniences” anymore. It’s time to forget self-storage and get into On-Demand Storage with Zippboxx. It’s storage without the unnecessary stress and headache.

Feature photo by Sean Locke Photography/Shutterstock.com.

Rob Marchese
Rob Marchese is one of the founders of Zippboxx Moving and Storage. Since the start of the company it's been Rob's mission to change the way the moving industry is perceived.  The number one goal is to make the moving and storage process as stress free as possible for each and every customer. "The way we do this is by honesty, transparency, and providing a high quality of service."
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