Anyone who’s done it knows: Moving is exhausting. Packing up and transporting dozens of cardboard boxes to a new location takes a lot of time and effort. You have to rearrange your schedule to suit others and worry about whether your personal belongings will be protected and secure.
If you’ve ever wished there was an easier way to move (and who hasn’t?), you’re in luck: Portable storage containers are a solution that makes moving a lot less stressful. Whether it’s across town or several states away, Georgetown Moving and Storage Company’s portable storage and moving containers provide the flexibility you need to execute a smooth move. We also provide all the information you need on permits and requirements for your location.
Ready to reserve a portable storage container in the greater Washington, DC, area? Contact Georgetown Moving and Storage Company online today or call (703) 889-8899!
What are the advantages of portable storage containers? We’re glad you asked!
Portable storage has changed the way people move, but how exactly does it work? This infographic, which we summarize below, gives you all the information you need.
You get unmatched customer service and flexibility when you choose a local moving company for portable storage containers. National chains typically have rigid corporate guidelines, but our local team works with you to ensure you get the exact moving and storage solutions you need!
Learn more about how a local moving company is your best option for portable storage by contacting Georgetown Moving and Storage Company online today or calling (703) 889-8899.
Some towns, cities, and homeowners associations require permits to put a portable container on the street or your property. Here are some current requirements, but it’s always a good idea to check with your local authorities before having your containers delivered.
Washington, DC, defines a mobile self-storage unit as a “moving storage container (pod).” The city requires a permit if the container is parked in the street’s parking lane in front of your home or on front or side yards between buildings and driveways. You can contact the District of Columbia Transportation Online Permitting System to receive a permit and “No Parking” signs if needed.
Arlington County defines a mobile self-storage unit as a “portable storage device.” You must obtain a permit for practically any type of parking, including driveways, public roads, or private property. The county’s Zoning Division issues private property permits. Public parking requires a “Transportation Right-of-Way” permit.
The city of Alexandria defines mobile self-storage containers in many ways, including “pods,” “packing crates,” or “trailers for moving.” A permit is required, and you may need to obtain a “Reserved Parking” permit as well. You can learn more about permit guidelines and check out an Application for Right-Of-Way Permit.
In Fairfax County, a mobile self-storage unit is defined as a “temporary portable storage container.” No permit is required, but there are numerous limitations regarding classification and use of the storage container:
To learn more, you can consult the county’s guidelines.
Montgomery County uses the definition “portable storage containers.” A permit is required to temporarily place containers within the right of way or on a county road. A permit is not required if the container is placed on your private property’s driveway or lawn, etc. More information is available on the county’s Department of Permitting Services webpage.
Prince George’s County also uses the term “portable storage container.” A permit is required when using the public right of way. To get more details about storage permitting, contact your city or town for its regulations and requirements.
The good news is moving doesn’t have to be the fast-paced, one-day event it once was. Portable storage containers let you set a slower pace, just the way you hoped it could be!
Ready to schedule delivery of a portable storage container? Contact Georgetown Moving and Storage Company online today or call (703) 889-8899 to learn more.