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In 2020 we’ve seen a growing demand for portable storage. Many people are moving, downsizing, or decluttering their homes and need a place to temporarily store their belongings.

Portable storage certainly has its perks– it’s convenient, flexible and safe. Even so, the process of moving and storing your belongings can be stressful. Getting the right professionals on board can be the difference between a care-free move and an overwhelming situation. At Blue Sky, our friendly storage professionals know how to anticipate the challenges and curve balls. From the first phone call you have with our team to when we finally pick up your storage unit, your end-to-end experience will be seamless and hassle-free.

Let’s walk through the entire process of renting a Blue Sky portable storage unit. Here’s what you can expect:

1.Not sure where to start? Contact our team.

Great communication starts with the first phone call. Many of our customers have never used portable storage and are curious to learn more. We’re here to help. You’ll be speaking directly with the same representative who will delivery and pick-up your storage pod. We will help you determine which storage unit size is the most convenient and effective option, review your site to establish delivery preferences and ensure sufficient clearance, and answer any other questions you might have. Our FAQ list provides additional information. Our team is small, but we’re experts at what we do, which means a dependable product knowledge, professionalism and no international call centers.

Questions aside, our pricing is always transparent; you’ll get a free, uncomplicated quote with no hidden fees.

2. Preparing for Delivery

Once you’ve ordered a storage unit, it’s time to start packing up your items and preparing for delivery. Don’t forget to keep track of your belongings– our storage checklist and tried and true tips for smart packing will come in handy! Give our team a heads up if you need extra supplies – we have locks, boxes, straps, dollies, and can provide additional insurance coverage. While you’re preparing your items, we’ll be inspecting your container to ensure it is clean and ready for use.

3. Delivery

This part is all on us! We’ll do the driving and coordinate delivery whenever it is convenient for you. The storage unit and delivery truck are both extremely agile, which allows them to fit safely into tight spaces without damaging your property.

Need more time? Get in touch with our team to change delivery dates. We’re flexible and typically only require 24-48 hours notice in advance for storage unit delivery (subject to availability).

4. Packing Everything Up

It’s time to load everything into your storage unit. Unlike many traditional moving companies and truck rentals, you won’t be locked into a strict deadline. We can leave your storage pod at your site for a day, a week, a month or a year! This means you can take your time and load your belongings at your own pace. Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances happen, and we understand if your schedule has changed. Our team will do our best to accommodate new timelines and pick up dates to make things easier on your end.

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5. Pick Up & Storage

Once your belongings have been loaded, the storage unit can remain onsite, or we can store it to our own facility, and have it delivered to the same location or a new one. There’s no need to worry about the safety and security of your items– our lift keeps container contents level, and our facility has video surveillance 24/7 for your peace of mind.

Moving, downsizing, decluttering; these are not easy feats, but we’re determined to change your perception of how things are typically done. Our top-quality portable storage units provide flexibility and our professional team is happy to provide the level support you need.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help or to receive a free quote.