The things we collect, buy, receive, cultivate, or create are all important to us for one reason or another. But when the things we have aren’t consumable or you decide to keep them without a place to put them, you might need to think about your storage options. Of course, there is a wide array of storage options out there from your basement or attic, to your garage, to a spare bedroom, or even a paid storage solution.

Portable storage solutions are the best way to store your stuff securely without having to transport it. Portable storage allows a storage shelter or container to be located conveniently to the things being stored, avoiding costly transportation. Portable storage solutions are versatile and affordable to meet your storage needs.

Whether you are dealing with a move or you are planning ahead for an abundance of stuff to store, it’s never a bad time to consider portable storage solutions. With their ease of installation and convenient portability, SmartShelters has just the right storage option for your mobile storage needs.

What is Mobile Storage?

Mobile or portable storage is the newest storage innovation and a step up from traditional storage units. Whatever size storage unit you choose, it is delivered to you; you then fill it up with all the things you need to store at your own pace. Subsequently, you can either keep the storage unit on-site, at your home, or your office, or it can be picked up and stored at a storage facility out of your hair until you need to access it or empty it.

Portable storage is a simple and versatile solution for your storage demands that come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. Portable storage is the future of storage facilities as research shows the popularity and convenience of portable storage is fast outgrowing traditional storage options.

What are the Benefits of Portable Storage Space?

1. Convenience

Convenience is the ultimate goal in modern society. As our lives become busier, we strive for more convenience to make everyday activities that much easier. With portable storage solutions, your storage pods are packed and delivered to your desired location, eliminating the need for transport to and from the facility. Once you’re done filling it up, it can be picked up and taken away to be stored.

The convenience of having your storage dropped off and picked up not only saves you time and money, but it also enables you to make the most of the space available in case you want to repack or reconsider as it’s situated right there next to your home or business.

2. Protection

SmartShelters storage solutions are manufactured using top-quality steel and weather-proofed to ensure durability and protection of your personal belongings. This means that you can rest easy knowing your things are protected during transit and while being stored.

When you opt to store your portable storage off-site, you can also take comfort knowing that most storage facilities have multi-layered precautions in place including sprinkler systems, 24-hour monitoring, and regular pest control measures.

3. Affordability

Portable storage units are a cost-effective way to ensure more space, whether at the office or at home, without the need for planning permission and the building of new warehouses or structures.

Portable storage terms are flexible and you can dictate how long you will need them, whether it’s a week, a year, or a decade. Portable storage is also scalable; so you can start off with one or two units and expand as and when they are needed.

4. Versatility

Our storage units come in whatever size and configuration you need them and can be customised to your specific needs. If you need insulation, more light, or a wider doorway, no problem. Your storage unit can also be placed and loaded or unloaded in a variety of different locations and for whatever purposes you desire.

Whether you’re moving house, need stock inventory or animal feed storage, important legal document storage, repairing your home after a storm, or even something completely different, we have portable storage solutions that adapt to your needs.

5. Transportation

Or the lack thereof! Something you don’t need to concern yourself with is how to transport your belongings to and from the storage unit if you choose not to keep it on site. Transport is taken care of for you which saves you money, time, and effort and gives you peace of mind your storage is taken care of.

What are the Main Uses of Portable Storage?

It’s really up to you what you choose to use your portable storage unit for, but some of the most common uses include:

Additional home storage

Maybe you’re tired of parking your car in the driveway because your garage is your current storage space. Maybe you don’t have an attic or it’s full to the brim. Maybe your closets are so full, you can’t find anything you want to wear. The good news is that you can store your seasonal clothes, home decorations, sporting goods, or outdoor furniture that you won’t need during the winter months in a mobile storage unit.

Take back some of your space at home with our portable storage solutions. Your portable storage can be used temporarily while you are selling your home or as an on-going storage solution to switch out on a seasonal basis.


Whether you’re renovating after storm damage or investing in a new kitchen, remodelling is a common reason why people choose portable storage solutions. Instead of packing your furniture into other rooms in the house, inhibiting your personal space, you can safely store anything you need in the storage unit. You can also use it to store materials you need for the renovation, so it keeps construction materials out of the house.


Are you moving house or in between homes? Portable storage solutions are a cost-effective way to store your belongings to take the stress off packing. Your unit is conveniently delivered to your home and you can pack up at your own pace; then, once you’re ready, the storage company will be the ones to transport it to the new home where you can take your time unpacking or store it for as long as you need to until you’re ready to move into your new home.

Business storage

A lot of businesses use storage units for storing data and paperwork that they need to keep for a certain number of years in case of any discrepancies. They’re also good for retail supplies and fixtures, trade show event equipment, or extra stock and inventory. Portable storage units are a much more cost-effective solution to traditional storage units or using up precious space on-site if you only need access to their contents on certain occasions.

Get in touch with SmartShelters today to find out more about our portable storage solutions and how we can create a solution for your storage needs.