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When it comes to storing your treasured possessions, you want a top-tier storage experience that is both convenient and reliable. That’s where mobile storage comes in. Known by a stack of different names – pods, portable containers, mobile storage on wheels, relocatable storage, mobile container, or mobile unit – mobile storage offers flexibility and versatility tailored to your unique needs. In this article, we unpack all you need to know about mobile storage, including how it works, what it fits, and tips for choosing your perfect storage solution. Let’s dive in!

How Australian Mobile Storage Works

So, you need to put your things into storage, but all the hassle puts you off? It’s a fair point, traditional storage would mean you’d have to:

  • rent a truck,
  • load it up,
  • drive it to the storage place,
  • unpack it again…

Only to have to then re-pack everything into the storage unit (see our shipping container packing methods for help). In Australia, you have a few options for storage, most of which include the above steps. It’s not exactly the best way to spend your weekend or days off!

So at Kent Storage, we’re changing the storage game by bringing the unit to you – that’s mobile storage!

So How Does It Work?

Many companies will drop off a storage box, either wooden or steel (we only use theft-proof weather-resistant containers made from impenetrable steel) but ultimately it’s our service that sets us apart. With Kent you get the option of 3 different levels of service to pick from:

  1. Mobile Self Storage: The DIY self-service option where you pack and load your beloved items into the mobile storage unit yourself, then we collect the mobile storage unit and deliver it to our secure warehouse.
  2. Loading Service: Where you pack your items using your own packing material (we’ll even throw in free packing blankets and protective plastics). Then our team moves everything from your place and loads it all into the storage unit to take to the warehouse – particularly handy if you have logistical challenges like a lot of stairs or a steep block.
  3. Pack and Load: The premium experience. Sit back and relax while we do all the work (and heavy lifting) for you. The ultimate stress-free option, this ‘valet-style’ storage solution means the Kent team takes care of the whole process (including supply of all packing materials), from start to finish.

How Much Fits In a Moving Pod?

Kent’s mobile storage units are the perfect size to store the contents of a small one-bedroom unit. They are 2.09m long x 1.69m wide, and 2.26m high, providing an easy storage solution that you can pack yourself or have us pack for you. If you need something bigger, our container storage units are ideal for storing the contents of a 2-3 bedroom home.

What Happens if the Mobile Pod is Too Heavy?

Generally with other company pods, they won’t accept or move a pod that’s exceeded their weight limit. However there’s no need to worry about the pod weight with Kent. It’s not possible for it to be too heavy because we have no weight restrictions!

Unlike others that rely on forklifts or use wooden units, Kent mobile storage uses small steel shipping containers supported by a fleet of trucks that are always available to move your pod. So you can pack without worry.

How Do You Load a Portable Storage Container?

Loading a portable storage container can be a bit tricky when you’re dealing with lots of different sized boxes. Here are a few tips on how to set up and pack your mobile storage container.

How to Set Up a Shipping Container for Storage at Home

Before your shipping container gets delivered to your home, you’ll need to choose a good spot for it to be placed. Check the spot you’ve chosen is compact and level and that it’s accessible for a delivery truck. If you’re planning on keeping the container at home for an extended period of time, it’s a good idea to elevate the container slightly from the ground using bricks, railway sleepers or paving slabs to make sure there’s airflow underneath and it doesn’t end up sitting in any wet puddles.

How does mobile storage give you flexibility?

The beauty of mobile storage is its ability to give you what you need at your pace. It’s a great DIY storage solution to protect your things over time. Pack it how you want, as much as you want, for as long as you need, and leave the rest to our team. The flexibility of mobile storage is unlike any other storage option out there. It means less hassle, less stress, and less work (we can even do it for you!).

Your checklist for choosing the best mobile storage

When choosing the best mobile storage look for:

  • Convenience and Flexibility: Delivered to your door and with stress-free options to tailor your storage experience to your unique needs, with Kent you can ‘pack with confidence’ at your own pace and to fit in with your schedule.
  • Reputation and Experience: With over 77 years of experience keeping Australians treasures belongings safe, Kent has an outstanding reputation for reliability and award winning service.
  • Security and Protection: Kent’s storage units are purpose-built to protect your belongings from the elements, and our secure storage facilities have 24/7 CCTV surveillance and complete privacy as they’re not open to the public.
  • Competitive Pricing: With Kent you only pay for the space you use. Other pricing benefits include:
    • Our prices are up to 50% cheaper than traditional self-storage and with no hidden costs.
    • We give you discounts when you pay upfront, and offer special deals for long-term storage.
    • We throw in the added bonus of packing blankets for FREE as part of our storage services.
    • We top it all off with a price-match guarantee, so you can rest assured you’re getting the best value for money.

At Kent Storage, we’ve got you covered

We bring the storage unit to you, eliminating the hassle of transport, and with options like DIY packing or expert removalist services, Kent ensures a stress-free experience. Choose from a range of mobile storage sizes, and enjoy peace of mind with our secure facilities. Whatever your storage needs, Kent has a solution to make life easier.