Tips for Renting a Portable Storage Container

If you've never used a portable storage container before, you might be wondering what to expect. Or maybe you've had a not-so-great experience with other portable storage options. But, not all portable storage solutions are created equal.

Whether it's for short or long-term storage, a local or long-distance move, or even for business uses like renovations and seasonal inventory storage, Go Mini’s has got you covered. Our delivery and pickup options are easy, flexible, and transparent, making the whole process as smooth as possible.

If you’re thinking about renting a Go Mini for your next move or major project, here’s what you need to know to make the most of your Mini!

Why Choose Go Mini’s?

Before we dive into the different ways to use our containers, let's go over the benefits of choosing Go Mini's:

Convenience: Our process is designed with your convenience in mind. We deliver the container to you, and you pack it at your own pace. When you're done, we pick it up. No need to worry about hiring a driver or making multiple trips to a storage facility.

Flexibility: We offer a range of container sizes ranging from 8 to 20 feet, so you can choose the right unit for your needs. Plus, our pickup and delivery options are flexible to suit your schedule.

Security: All our containers are sturdy, weather-resistant, and equipped with secure locking mechanisms. For extra security, you can also choose to store your container at our secure facilities.

Cost-Effective: Compared to traditional moving services or long-term storage facilities, Go Mini's offers a more cost-effective solution.

The Go Mini’s Process

No matter how you plan to use your Go Mini, we offer easy and flexible delivery and pickup, and transparent pricing so you always know what to expect:

Step 1: Choose what size container you need using our online calculator, or call your local Go Mini’s team for help.

Step 2: Get a transparent, hassle-free quote. No hidden charges or fees.

Step 3: Schedule a delivery time that suits you, and we'll drop off your Go Mini.

Step 4: Take your time and load the container according to your schedule.

Step 5: Once you’re ready, give us a call or text and we will come pick it up. Keep it onsite for as long as you need it for storage, packing, or business needs.

Step 6: Your container can be taken to our secure facility and stored for as long as you need, or be directly delivered to your new location.

Step 7: Once you’ve unloaded it at your convenience, let us know when you’re ready for pickup, and you’re done. Yes, it’s that easy!

Tips for Renting a Portable Storage Container

Regardless of how you’ll be using your portable storage container, whether for simple storage, relocation, or business use, here are some tips to keep in mind before renting your Go Mini:

Choose a Secure Container: Not all storage containers are created equal. Choose a reliable and secure unit that protects your belongings from moisture and theft, whether kept on-site or in a facility.

Decide on On-Site or Off-Site Storage: If you're planning to store items longer, Go Mini’s can pick up your filled storage container and secure it in our warehouse. When you're ready, we’ll deliver it back to your property, keeping your space clutter-free.

Check Local Regulations: Some cities and neighborhoods have rules about where and for how long a portable storage unit can be placed. Check these regulations before booking a container.

Prepare For Delivery: Ensure you have a clear, accessible space for the Go Mini's delivery. The area should be free from obstructions like vehicles, low-hanging branches or wires, and be on firm and level ground. Our simple delivery process only requires 6 inches of space on either side of the unit, meaning you can choose to have your Go Mini placed only a few inches from the edge of your driveway or a second container.

Planning your project or next move? Consider these factors first.

Storage Needs

Considering using Go Mini’s for your long or short-term storage? Here are some tips to get started:

  • Determine Your Storage Duration: Decide if you require short or long-term storage. If you're doing a quick remodel, keeping your Go Mini on your property provides easy access to your belongings. If you’re doing a longer project or just need to store away items, our secure off-site locations can be the perfect solution.

  • Remember, Go Mini’s offers more flexibility: Our flexible rental options mean that you can continue to extend your rental period for as long as you need the container. Just contact your local Go Mini’s team and adjust your pickup date as needed.


Go Mini’s is a cost-effective, flexible solution for your moving needs, whether you're moving locally or across state lines. Here are some tips to consider before renting your Go Mini for your relocation:

  • Plan Ahead: Start preparing a few weeks before your moving date. Life won't stop to let you move, so getting a head start can help avoid last-minute stress.

  • Clear Out Clutter: Before you move, take the opportunity to declutter. Sell, donate, or dispose of items you no longer need or want. This will make packing and moving easier, and make sure that you rent a container appropriate for the things you will be moving.

  • Check Insurance Coverage: Check whether your homeowner's or renter's insurance covers items during a move. If not, you may want to consider purchasing additional coverage.

Business Use

Go Mini's isn't just for personal moves or storage—it's also your business's secret weapon! From renovations to managing seasonal inventory, we've got you covered. Businesses use Go Mini’s for a variety of purposes:

Seasonal Storage: Whether it's inventory for busy shopping seasons or secure off-season storage, our containers offer a safe, weather-resistant solution.

Product and Inventory Storage: Preparing for a busy season? Go Mini’s is the temporary storage solution of choice for many retail companies.

Business Restoration and Renovation: During remodeling, new carpeting, or plumbing work, our containers provide a temporary storage solution that keeps your operations running smoothly.

If you’re preparing for a renovation or making room for excess inventory, follow these tips to get the most out of your portable storage unit:

  • Plan for Document Storage: Renovations can create chaos, especially for important documents. Ensure you have an organized system for keeping them safe during renovations in proper storage, like keeping your records in Go Mini’s secure units.

  • Use Storage for Contractors: Offer portable storage to contractors during your business’s renovation. They can use it to keep their tools and materials, which can help maintain order at the renovation site.

  • Contain the Mess: Renovations can be messy. A storage container can help, especially if you're running a business like a restaurant where cleanliness is critical.

  • Conduct Timely Audits: For inventory storage, regularly check your inventory to ensure you have enough stock and identify any discrepancies early. When you choose Go Mini’s, you can keep a unit on site for convenient storage, and have your second storage unit delivered exactly when you need it.

Choose Go Mini’s for Your Portable Storage Needs

Whether you're a homeowner looking for temporary storage, planning a move, or a business owner seeking renovation or seasonal inventory solutions, Go Mini's is here to simplify your experience. By following these tips and understanding the process, you can maximize the benefits of your Go Mini's portable storage container. Get your quote today and see how we can simplify your moving and storage needs, no matter what you’re looking for.

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