What is Mobile Self Storage?

Posted on 3 August 2021 | 4 minute read


A relatively new entry in the industry, mobile self storage gets rid of all the hassles and stress associated with static self storage facilities. It differs from the typical self storage units that you may have seen staggered around many suburbs. Mobile self storage is a much more efficient and cost-effective way of storing your goods in today’s environment – be it residential, commercial or industrial.

People use mobile self storage for a multitude of reasons including the following:

  • General Storage
  • Furniture Storage
  • Decluttering
  • Home Renovation
  • Long/Short Distance Residential Moves
  • Office Relocation
  • Additional Business Storage
  • Additional Warehouse Storage
  • Trades and Inventory (e.g. tools, equipment, stock, general goods)
  • Temporary Storage Shed, and more

The reason mobile self storage is such a popular option these days is that the storage unit is delivered directly to you, as opposed to having to hire and load a truck then drive to a storage facility, only to unload and return the truck. You can either do all the heavy lifting yourself or employ a removalist company to do it for you.

Mobile self storage allows you to use the exact amount of space you need and you won’t waste precious time and money hauling multiple truckloads to a storage facility. You load the goods – at your own pace – straight into the container that was delivered to you.

What’s more, the costs of mobile self storage can be up to 50% cheaper than self storage facilities. It is completely convenient, very versatile, and the containers come in a variety of sizes to suit all needs and requirements.

Most mobile self storage companies only have a small forklift with a low lift capacity available, which means you’ll most likely have to pay for multiple smaller sized units instead of simply getting the exact size of the unit that you need.

1800 We Store It takes pride in being the first and only company in Australia that can send a truck and trailer with a 7-tonne forklift with the capacity to lift all mobile storage unit sizes, including a 20-ft high Cube Shipping Container, which is a massive 38 cubic meters in size/volume.

Most mobile self storage companies provide nothing more than a cheap, small-sized wooden crate that is not waterproof, not secure from theft, and usually requires two or more units to cater to your storage requirements.

We at 1800 We Store It provide custom-made steel shipping containers that are equipped with tie rails and padlock protectors. Plus, we’ll give you furniture blankets and tie downs free of charge! – something that no other company in the industry is currently offering.

Once your mobile storage unit is loaded, you can decide if you wish to have it brought back to our facility where it will be under 24/7 CCTV security monitoring. You get to enjoy peace of mind knowing that your goods are always safe and sound.

While mobile self storage allows you to load/unload at your own pace, there is actually a more popular option called Mobile Serviced Storage wherein we send a team of highly experienced and accredited furniture removalists to do all the hard work for you.

Mobile Serviced Storage is our premium service option. Our team will expertly wrap each of your items in high-quality furniture blankets and pads, then tie them down to ensure safety during transit. We do it this way to guarantee that your prized possessions stay in pristine condition.

We hope you found this post useful. If you have any questions or if you wish to avail our service, please feel free to contact us at 1800 WE STORE IT on 1800 937 867 or email us at [email protected]. Our friendly staff are on standby and are more than happy to assist you with your needs.

Our goal is to take the stress out of packing, moving, and storage. We look after your goods as if they are our own. Your satisfaction is our topmost priority.

Sarah Taylor