Advantages of Outside Container Storage vs. Internal Storage
Most people searching for container storage will believe inside is more beneficial than outside, however there are some very good advantages to outside container storage units that you may not be aware of.
7 Benefits of Using Outdoor Container Storage Units
The price per square footage of outdoor container units is cheaper because the utilities needed to keep indoor storage areas heated and ventilated are costly and this will be reflected in the storage rental price passed down to the Customer.
With outdoor container storage, the temperature and humidity levels rise and fall with ambient, with all Top Box Self Storage containers coming fully ventilated and a few helpful tips for correctly storing goods the risk of condensation build-up is minimal. This allows the customer to have peace of mind along with a significantly cheaper rental price.
Convenient Access When You Need Entry
Outdoor storage units are convenient to store items you need access to frequently or at irregular hours. With indoor storage facilities, you are at the mercy of opening times and depending on how busy the facility may be you could be waiting to gain access to your unit.
You do not have this issue when you rent outside container storage. At Top Box Self Storage you are provided with a remote for the gate entry system and all access to the site is controlled via this, which allows you to come and go as you please, 24/7 with drive-up to your unit access. This easy access and egress mean the customer can reach their unit with minimal hassle.
For those working in the trades who need access to tools, equipment or materials at early hours, Outdoor Storage is the ideal method as you can access your items at any hour, with no appointment necessary.
Zero Access Charges
Yes, really…… when you rent an indoor storage unit, you can be charged to access your belongings. This is mostly applicable to indoor storage facilities because they need to make arrangements for you to access your goods. This is even if you need access during normal office hours but if you cannot make it due to your own working hours, or just need access when it was not pre-planned, you may be charged an access fee for entry.
By renting an outdoor storage container with Top Box Self Storage, you don’t need to make an appointment for gaining access, so there is no need for any access charges.
Easier Loading and Unloading of Bulky Items
Outside Storage Containers are perfect for bulky items as you can drive right up to the Container to load and unload. In indoor storage facilities, bulky items are tricky to get into storage as depending on the facility this could result in the use of trolley jacks, forklifts or trying to get these bulky items up stairwells or into lifts, which they may not fit into. Again this could be reflected in the price of rental.
Outdoor Storage Units can be the Extended Garage you don’t have Space for
If you have large items that are only used seasonally, perhaps a canoe or a kayak, there is plenty of space in our outdoor containers to accommodate. For people living in temporary accommodation until the sale of a home comes through or similar circumstances, you will find ample space to store the likes of garden playhouses, sheds, all your garden tools – such as a ride-on mower and you can wheel it right in.
Bicycles, motorcycles and quad bikes will fit with ease too. Some indoor facility’s make use of stairwells and lifts, which would make storing bulky goods impossible.
With outdoor self-storage units from Top Box Self Storage, Storing those bulky goods becomes easy as none of the indoor storage problems exist.
Rent More Storage Space for Less
In terms of the cost comparison between outdoor and indoor storage units, the customer is always going to receive more storage space for less by renting an outdoor container. Some indoor storage prices can be approximately double the cost compared to outdoor storage for the same amount for space. That is because there is less staff overheads and less utility bills required by an Outdoor Storage Facility. This reduced running cost will result in a cheaper storage unit making outside container storage a lower and more sensible cost choice.
Predictable Storage Costs that Give You a Fixed Price
Our outdoor storage facility has predictable costs, which is not always the case for indoor facilities as they can be at the mercy of utility providers. An increase in overheads could mean your price could be raised within 30-days of notifying you.
Using Top Box Self Storage Containers, the overheads of the site are known and better controlled, which lets us give you a fixed price on a flexible term, without the use of introductory offers to get your items into storage and then inflating the price knowing that it may be too inconvenient for you to move them to another site.
Storage Units should not need an introductory discounted rate because chances are, you do not know how long you may need the Unit for. It is better to have a fixed fee, with no price increases, or the need to tie into lengthy contracts. Fixed fees for any duration without a restriction on how long you can lock your rate in for, is how storage should be. Simpler and easier to understand pricing and is what you get with Top Box Self Storage.
Since there are no set hours of operation, there is no traffic congestion, nor is parking a problem with all customers being able to come and go as they please using the 24/7 remote control gate entry system.
Contact us today on 07742 542790 to find out how we can help you store more for less and give you more convenience too.
Keep it Simple, with Top Box Self Storage.