How to Make Sure You Are Not Getting Ripped Off When Renting Storage Containers in Melbourne

Posted on 29 July 2023 | 5 minute read

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We would all like moving to be as straightforward as hiring a truck and heading to our new home or office building. However, logistical challenges almost always make it more complicated.

Maybe you need to be out of your current home before the settlement date and have nowhere to put your belongings. Perhaps you have items you can’t take with you immediately, but you would rather hang onto them just in case. Or maybe you have some valuable items you don’t want to keep but don’t have time to sell them right now.

Temporary storage is a great storage solution for belongings you don’t know what to do with. But what are your options, and which type of storage will work best for you?

Traditional storage can be a good solution in certain circumstances. However, loading the truck and driving to the storage depot, where you must unload it again, is not optimal.

It’s even more undesirable when considering the work you’ll need to do to recover your belongings. It’s double handling that will only add to your already overflowing to-do list.

When you need simple, convenient, and versatile storage, renting portable storage containers is your best option, but getting the best deal isn’t always easy. In this article, we will show you how not to get ripped off when renting storage containers in Melbourne.

What’s The Difference Between Traditional Storage and Renting a Storage Container?

The most common temporary storage options are traditional and custom portable storage. Understanding the differences will help you make the best choice.

Traditional Storage

When we talk about traditional storage, we refer to units in a storage facility. These are physical locations where you are given a key to a unit that you hire monthly or for a specified period.

Using traditional storage means moving items from your home or business and unloading them into the unit. Most moving services will help if you have a lot of things to move, especially heavy ones, but it will add to the cost.

As you can imagine, the biggest downside to traditional storage is that you must reload, transport, and unload your belongings again when getting your belongings back.
Traditional Storage

Storage Containers

A storage container, or shipping container, is a portable unit, usually made from sturdy steel, and available in various sizes.

Our entire range of shipping containers is designed to fit on the back of a truck, where they can be unloaded and loaded with a forklift.

Portable storage containers offer much more convenience. Using this option means your storage solution comes to you, thus eliminating any double handling.

No-contract temporary storage units give you options for short-term or long-term storage. Your storage container can sit at your premises for as long as you need it. Pack it at your own pace and enjoy round-the-clock access to your belongings.

Security is a big concern for storage customers, but your items are incredibly secure when locked away in a steel shipping container. Our sturdy padlocks are fitted with a padlocked box to prevent access, so even well-equipped thieves are unlikely to attempt entry.

Cheap shipping containers are attractive from a convenience and budget standpoint. However, the value is even more apparent when you consider they can also come with a serviced option featuring all the bells and whistles of a professional moving service. Experienced removalists will pack and unpack for you, saving you a lot of time, money, and headaches.

How Much Should You Be Paying for Storage?

How much you pay for container storage will depend on the required volume. Our 6ft and 8ft containers have enough storage for around 2 to 2.5 bedrooms’ worth of belongings.

Ten-foot containers can keep three bedrooms’ worth of belongings safe, and our 20ft option can hold enough items for a 3 to 4-bedroom home. The containers are high cube variations, which means they have a little extra height, giving you more volume to squeeze in a little extra.

Prices for container storage in Melbourne are as follows:
6ft containers – 10 cubic metres at $22.95 per week
8ft containers – 12 cubic metres at $32.95.95 per week
10ft containers – 19 cubic metres at $42.95 per week
20ft containers – 38 cubic metres at $59.95 per week

These prices are around 50% cheaper than our competition, representing the best value for storage containers in Melbourne. Our portable storage units for rent are cost effective solutions and come with additional perks like furniture tie-downs, felt blankets, padlock protectors and ventilation.
Paying for Storage

Why Trust 1800 We Store It With Your Valuables?

1800 We Store It has built a solid reputation as a reliable shipping container hire service in Melbourne. We will continue to deliver excellent service at prices you can afford.

Getting lower prices with other storage providers often means locking yourself into a long term storage contract. Circumstances can change at a moment’s notice, which is why 1800 We Store It gives you lower prices without a long-term obligation you may not need.

You want peace of mind that your belongings are safe, secure, and dry. Our high-quality steel containers are durable fortresses keeping your valuables safe, whether on your driveway or in our secure storage facility.

We have a wide range of no contract temporary storage unit sizes to suit every storage scenario. Whether you’re moving interstate, around the corner, or renovating the kitchen, you can rely on 1800 We Store It to take care of your items. Are you looking for cheap storage containers near you? Get a quick quote here and say goodbye to your storage challenges.