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Traditional Storage vs. On-Demand Storage

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There’s been a lot of fuss lately about on-demand storage companies. What’s it all about? And are they really a better option than traditional storage facilities? Well, that all depends on how much you value convenience. We’re guessing, like most of us, you do. In that case, read on to learn about the major differences between traditional and on-demand storage.


One of the biggest benefits of on-demand storage is that you don’t have to drive your items to a storage center in order to put them into storage. Transporting items can be a hassle for many. If your car isn’t big enough, you might have to rent a truck, and that’s expensive and time-consuming. With on-demand storage, like UrBin Storage, a trained team of movers will pick up your items right from your home and transport them for you, saving you both time and money—and hassle.


This one goes hand-in-hand with the transportation aspect of storage. For most people, on-demand storage is just more convenient. Life is hectic enough, especially if you’re planning a move, downsizing, or renovating the house. Dealing with storage items is a bit of a drag when you have so many other exciting, demanding things going on in your life. With on-demand storage, you can relax a little. It’s still up to you to round up your belongings and put them in the appropriate storage containers (obviously,) but after that, you can get back to focusing on what’s important.

Getting your items back is the easiest part of all—you just request them and *poof* they’re there, in front of your door, escorted by a team of friendly professionals.


No matter how strong you are, moving heavy items can be hazardous, especially if you’re alone. With traditional storage, the burden is on you, and that’s not always safe. With on-demand storage, on the other hand, a team of professional movers will be moving your large items for you, saving you the risk. They are trained, and will take great care in transporting and storing your items, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Cost Efficiency

At UrBin Storage, you don’t have to pay for storage space you aren’t using, like you might have to at a traditional storage center. Instead, you pay by item. So, not only do you not have to lift a finger to get your belongings to the storage facility, but you also don’t have to worry about paying on a ton of space you don’t need. Sounds like a great deal, if you ask us.


We’re not saying that traditional storage facilities don’t care for your items. But at on-demand storage facilities, employees must handle your items to receive them and return them to you. They meet you, and connect with you. The physical item passes through their hands, and that sense of responsibility makes on-demand team members more respectful of your personal belongings.

So, what do you think? If you have any items that you’d like to put in storage, consider UrBin Storage, an on-demand storage company that will give you all the convenience and care you need.