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Portable Storage Unit Criteria

Portable Storage Unit Criteria

How does one choose a mobile storage unit? Keep in mind a list of criteria.

Portable storage units are common in many industries like construction, retail, healthcare, disaster relief, general contracting, and much more. They are also highly useful for consumers, generally when moving or renovating the home. If you need mobile storage that’s on-site and ready to access whenever you need it, here is a list of portable storage unit criteria to keep in mind during your search.

Rent or Buy

One of the first questions you want to ask is whether you will rent or buy the portable storage unit. Some storage unit providers like Allied Trailers have a minimum rental period of 2-3 months, although it is flexible. If you are using the unit for a one-time project, renting is perfect. However, if you are using it for business, buying is the better option.


Find a relatively open, flat space free of tall trees, poles, and billboards that could fall on your storage container. Measure both the cubic feet that your storage contents will take up, as well as the dimensions of the space in which you plan to park the container. Make sure the exterior and interior measurements of the storage unit are adequate for your needs.


Besides finding a unit that can house your inventory, you, of course, also want to find one that is well-made. Make sure that the container you choose consists of high-quality materials, high-quality manufacturing, and comes with a secure door lock. Depending on your area, you might also want a container that is more fireproof or waterproof.

Storage Unit Provider

The provider you use to acquire your unit is just as important as the unit itself. Allied Trailers has been in the business for decades and has provided great service for over 50,000 customers along the east coast. They never outsource their containers, but always keep them in-house. If you would like a rapid quote, look here.

Contact Allied Trailers Today for Your Office Trailer

Allied Trailers is a leading provider of space solutions for the construction, education, energy, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets. With operations on the East Coast of the United States, and serving more than 50,000 customers, Allied Trailers operates a fleet of nearly 10,000 modular space and secure storage units that are leased through a network of 8 branch locations along the East Coast of North America. Check out our Locations page for contact information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,Youtube, and don’t forget to check out our blog.

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