top of page
Electronic Book


5 Myths About Mobile Storage Containers Debunked by Laing Mobile Storage

laing mobile storage binghamton

Moving to a new home is a big undertaking, and there are many things to consider in the planning process. One crucial decision is how to best store and transport your belongings. Mobile Storage Units (MSU's) are an increasingly popular option for people who are moving or storing in the Southern Tier. Regardless if you live in Broome County, Chenango County, Tioga County, Cortland County, or Susquehanna County, Mobile Storage Units offer several benefits over traditional storage methods, such as convenience, security, and flexibility.

However, when it comes to mobile storage companies and moving companies, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions floating around. Here are five of the most common myths and the real story behind them.

5 Portable Storage Containers & Moving Myths

Myth #1: Portable storage companies are only for people who are moving

The reality is that mobile storage units can be used for a variety of purposes, not just for people who are moving. Many business owners use mobile storage units to store extra inventory, office equipment, or files. MSU's can also be an excellent solution for people who are renovating their homes and need a place to keep their belongings while the work is being done. Laing Mobile Storage MSU's offer moving and storage solutions for various industries, including restoration, real estate, remodelers, painters, event planners, retail, and more.

Myth #2: Mobile Storage is more expensive than traditional storage solutions

While it’s true that Mobile Storage Units can sometimes be pricier than renting a traditional storage unit, it’s not always the case. In many instances, MSU's can be more cost-effective than conventional storage, especially if you need long-term storage. And, with most mobile storage companies, you only pay for the time you use the container, so you’re not stuck paying for space you’re not using. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to move and store on your timeline. Get a free quote on our website today!

Myth #3: Mobile Storage Units are challenging to move around

Laing MSU's are designed to be easily moved and accessible for renters. When you contact our locally owned office located in Binghamton, NY, we will work with you to decide a drop-off and pick-up location. Our Level Lift System keeps your portable storage containers level at all times, keeping your valuables inside safe and secure.

See for yourself how easy it is!

Myth #4: All portable storage units are the same size

You are correct - not all the MSU's are the same size and they do come in different sizes. But for Laing Mobile Storage, after much research, we are very confident that our 8x16 Units are very suitable for your moving and storage needs. Our units are 8x8x16 with a 1000 cubic feet of capacity. The container is capable of holding 10,000 lbs which is perfect for a 3-4 bedroom home. And more importantly, these units can fit perfect in your driveway or in a parking space.

Myth #5. Containers are not designed to be weather-proof

Laing Mobile Storage MSU's are suitable for any weather – rain, sun, or snow. Our containers are designed with a steel skeleton that is hot-dipped galvanized to prevent deterioration and rust that can damage your driveway. A one-piece seamless roof keeps your stored items clean and dry. Large full-width doors provide easy access to storage containers and are securely lockable. Each durable storage container allows air circulation throughout the unit, protecting its contents from moisture and mildew.


For your Mobile Storage needs, contact Laing Mobile Storage at 607-775-9776 or visit our site for a Free Quote. We offer mobile storage needs in Broome County, Chenango County, Tioga County, Cortland County, or Susquehanna County.

16 views0 comments
bottom of page