Mobile storage, also known as mobile self-storage or portable storage, is a super-easy alternative to traditional self-storage. No renting a big truck, scheduling a specific day and time to pack, and then driving through traffic in an unfamiliar vehicle to an unfamiliar location and then unloading. While the containers come in various sizes and store the same amount or more than a unit at a self-storage facility, the containers are brought to you and picked up on your schedule.
Our climate-controlled, secure warehouse is conveniently located inside the beltway at 2803 52nd Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781.
Payment is by major credit card. It is debited monthly. Because of our flexible system, you are billed on a monthly basis based on your container delivery date. If you are a contractor or a business customer, please contact us about alternate billing arrangements.
Yes. Call or email for more details.
We have no time limit. That is the beauty of mobile storage. You decide how long you want to have the container. You decide when to load and unload and how much time you want take.
Typically, you only need to book one day in advance.
Please notify us at the time of booking and when our driver calls you prior to delivery. SpaceMaker is the local leader in customized solutions and precision delivery and can find a solution for you.
SpaceMaker has the most advanced delivery system in the mobile storage industry. Our precision-delivery system, the SpaceMaker, can maneuver a container into any space a car can be parked. If you have a very tight space, we often recommend opting for 1 or 2 of our 8’ containers.
Yes. When you book your container, we will provide options for purchasing boxes and blankets and renting dollies or hand-trucks. These items will be delivered along with your container, so you have everything you need to get moving. We want to make this super easy and convenient for you!
With our precision SpaceMaker delivery system, the container always remains level when being loaded onto and off the truck. Also, unlike some other companies, our containers have both E-track and tiedown-rings, so you have plenty of points to secure your belongings. However, it is your responsibility to ensure your contents are packed and loaded securely and do not shift during transport or storage. Refer to our packing and loading tips.
Every container must have a lock provided by the customer. You can purchase one from us or provide your own. All types of locks work, except for the heavy round (“hockey puck” or “van locks”).
Our containers are allowed almost everywhere, however, check with your local government or HOA to find out if you need a permit or are subject to specific rules, such as time limitations for parking a container in front of your house.
We offer several options for insurance all available at reasonable rates
Our truck will drop off the storage container at your house or business. Once you pack it with all your stuff, you can keep it on your property for as long as you want or have us pick it up and take it back to our secure climate-controlled warehouse. If you are moving or relocating, then we will take the container from your house, or our warehouse, to the location of your choosing.
Yes! There are two ways: Just call us up or schedule it online, and we will deliver your container back to your house. Once you are finished with it, we will pick it up again. You get one free onsite (at your house) access for every 12 months in storage. Otherwise, a modest convenience fee is charged. Please check out our pricing online or give us a call. The second way to access your stuff is to come to our secure facility inside the Beltway in Hyattsville, MD. Please give us at least 24 hours’ notice and we will place your container in our special customer viewing area in our warehouse.
Absolutely, because of the variety of our container sizes and our precision delivery system, we have no problem serving apartments, townhomes and condos. Check with your management and HOA for specific rules about moving. Generally, our containers can fit wherever you can park a car.
Yes, it is typically determined by your zip code and designed to cover transportation costs. It works like this: delivery, pick-up, redelivery.
We strive to provide next day delivery if at all possible. SpaceMaker is a local company and we want to customize our service as much as possible for you.
No, just be sure and have the space designated for the container clear and accessible. We will call you the day before we arrive and again 30 minutes before we arrive to confirm the logistics.
Yes, we know you are busy and sometimes have no choice but to pack on a Saturday or a Sunday. SpaceMaker is there for you. Yes, even on Sunday!
Most jurisdictions allow containers on the street but check with your locality or Homeowners Association (HOA) to determine if you need a special permit or for other restrictions. You will also need to make sure that there are no vehicles blocking the parking spaces on the street when we come to deliver the container and pick it up. In addition, our advanced delivery system is able to maneuver over uneven terrain and curbs and allows us to place a container in your front yard, but keep in mind that it can cause damage to your lawn or landscaping.
No problem. One of our preferred moving vendors can help you. Just let us know when you are booking a container and we can connect you to them.
Yes. No motor vehicles or gas-powered equipment of any kind. No hazardous materials or chemicals. We also recommend that you do not store family heirlooms, expensive artwork or paintings, or other items that are easily damaged and potentially irreplaceable. Lastly, no living things, including you!
Most people don’t come close to our weight limits, and we have the strongest containers in the business. Our 8’ can hold up to 5,000 lbs and our 16’ and 20’ containers can hold up to 10,000 lbs onsite, and approximately 7,500 lbs if transported. But just in case, see our containers page for the weight limits and other specifications.
Yes, in the rare occasion we can’t place the container directly on the street or in your driveway, request one of our street-legal trailers – don’t let a few nit-picky rules and regulations hold you back!