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All About Our E-Track System

When preparing for a move, many homeowners nowadays are discovering that investing in portable storage units, rather than big moving trucks, is an easier, more cost-effective, and highly convenient way to tackle the moving process. Between the ground-level loading, the variety in unit sizes, the month-by-month rental options, and more, moving into a new home or business has never been easier!

At The Mobile Attic, we take pride in making this typically stressful life event a lot simpler for families all throughout our service areas. One thing we get questions about is the safety and security of renting a portable storage unit. Many love the idea of a more convenient move, but will these containers offer adequate protection for their belongings?

The short answer: yes! We make your security our main priority, which is why our units are built from the toughest materials available. We also sell padlocks, ensuring no one can get into the storage container, unless given the key, and we can equip you with all of the necessary equipment for ensuring you end up with no scratches, nicks, or broken belongings at the end of it all.

One way we get this done is through our unique e-track system. Learn more about it below, then give us a call with any questions. We’re certain you’ll be more than satisfied when you work with us through your next move, event, or renovation!

How E-Track Works

When you have big pieces of furniture and lots of boxes all packed up and ready to go, thinking of them making a long trip across the city, state, or country can be a bit unsettling. It’s not uncommon for trucks and cars to rumble, bump, and face some sharp turns, all of which could send your belongings tumbling around – not good!

Well, that’s why we have our e-track system. All of our units are built with rails in the walls and floor that are specially designed to hook up to our e-track straps. These straps are tough, so you can rest easy when using them to lock in your items! Just secure your belongings, hook the straps to the e-tracks, then rest comfortably knowing everything will arrive safe, sound, and in one piece!

If you’re uncertain how many e-straps you’ll need for the move, our experts can help you out there, too. Like we’ve said, we’re happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you have about our products and services! Based on the size of the unit you’re utilizing, we’ll recommend how many straps you’ll likely need. Our team will have you all set and ready to go in no time!

We’re Always A Step Above The Rest

As you can see, The Mobile Attic pushes the limits when it comes to excelling at customer service. We go above and beyond making us one of the top-trusted moving and storage companies around! Work with us once, and you’ll be part of our family for the long haul. Ready to get started? Contact us today!

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Don’t Put These Things In Your Storage Container

Moving? Renovating? Throwing a big party? All of these are reasons why you may need to invest in portable storage containers sometime soon! There’s no doubt that portable storage is a great way to save yourself time and stress. When you work with The Mobile Attic, we make it easier than ever!

We love working with great people all throughout the Nashville area, and our customers are always great about treating our equipment with the respect and care it deserves. That being said, sometimes we catch wind of people storing items that should be left elsewhere. Learn more about what not to store in your storage container below. Afterwards, contact us today for all of your storage needs!

Perishable Items

Examples of perishable items are any form of produce, all frozen or refrigerated foods, and anything that is living (such as plants and/or animals). All of these should be left out of storage, no matter what. Certain foods will obviously go bad pretty fast if they’re left in improper conditions. Anything that needs cool temperatures should be kept in a cooler or icebox to avoid rot, mold, and bad odors.

As far as plants and animals go, these are things that need care and attention around the clock. Leaving them tucked away in a storage box could be very detrimental to their overall well-being! Keep them out where they can get all of the love, sunlight, and nourishment necessary for staying healthy.

Hazardous Materials

The list of hazardous materials that should left out of storage is a long one, some obvious and some not as much. Some of these include paints, matches, gasoline, bleach, pesticides, and nail polish (that’s right – nail polish and nail polish remover are both on the list). Basically, anything that is “flammable, corrosive, or explosive” should be left out of your storage container. If you’re wondering about a specific item in your possession, give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help!

Abiding by the rules when it comes to hazardous materials is always in your best interests. Leaks and spills lead to some pretty dangerous situations that could lead to health issues for loved ones or damages around your property. Handle these items with care, and be sure to research proper storage methods before moving them anywhere else.

Sentimental Items & Sensitive Information

We also advise against keeping anything of extreme value out of your storage container. We take pride in how durable and strong our units are. However, that doesn’t mean things can’t happen that are out of our control. Family heirlooms, legal documents, jewelry, electronics, cash, and similar items are all things we advise against leaving in your storage container.

Count On Us

No matter what major life event you have coming up, the staff at The Mobile Attic wants to help you out. We love being available, affordable, and flexible for the communities we serve. We can’t wait to continue providing the best of the best for many more years to come.

Give us a call today!