What is a Storage Vault?

Here are the 3 top factors to know if storage vaults are the storage solution for you.

Guest post by Laura McHolm

You have probably heard of mobile storage and self storage, but if you aren’t familiar with a storage vault you are overlooking a third key option when it comes to deciding what type of storage to use for your belongings. In fact, a storage vault is the greenest storage solution and can save you green: you only pay for the space you need!

Here are the three top factors to know if storage vaults are the storage solution for you:

1. Adjustable Space & Pay for the Space Needed

Storage vaults cater to your storage space needs. If you need more space one month, you can easily add more space. And, if the following month you need less space, you can move things out and pay for less space. You only pay for the space you actually use. It’s not one size fits all storage. Mobile and self storage units offer standard spaces and default prices that make you pay for space you don’t want and don’t need.

2. Management of Your Stuff

Most storage vault providers are professional moving companies and they are skilled at packing your belongings into the storage vault. They are doing the heavy lifting for you, saving you time and effort. It is critical to think about how often you actually need access to your storage unit. If you need weekly access to your stuff in storage, then self storage is probably a better solution for you. However, if you are looking for long term storage and you are likely to only need access on occasion, then a storage vault is a great option. If you’re going to be remodeling, going on an extended vacation, building a home, etc. then vault storage could be the perfect solution for you. Just call up the moving company and they will move your items for you when you need them.

3. Secure & Temperature Controlled

Storage vaults are secured in a warehouse so they are protected from the outside elements and often have top security. Before choosing a storage vault provider, ask about their security system and temperature control. They should have security cameras in place as well as limited access to the vaults for authorized employees only.

Lastly, the bonus feature of storage vaults is that they can be eco-friendly! Ask what kind of vaults the company uses. Your belongings are stored inside a warehouse and can be stored in eco-friendly recyclable and reusable wooden vaults. This type of storage reduces land usage because it is warehouse based and is not long paved rows of self-storage “garages.” The wooden vaults are cleaned, recycled and renewable, not giant metal tin cans.  It’s a double green win! The earth wins and so does your pocketbook. Plus, it’s always nice to be kind to your Mother,  Mother Earth that is!


Laura McHolm is an organizational, moving & storage expert and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company. NorthStar Moving Company is an award winning, “A+” rated company, which specializes in providing eco-luxury moving and storage services.   www.northstarmoving.com

Sam is the Content and Multimedia Specialist for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. He is Jersey born and bred, and currently resides in Weehawken, NJ. He is an avid reader, loves Games of Thrones and is a New York Yankees die-hard.

You can follow him on Twitter @World_Shalom

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