Mobile storage is becoming popular at events like Burning Man?
You may have heard about Burning Man, which is a network of people ‘inspired’ by the pursuit of creativity and culture as it relates to the world and existence itself. It’s a huge event that often has attendance levels in the 50,000-70,000 range.
The unique part about Burning Man is that at these events, which occur once a year, there is a lot of control around selling items and products to attendees, as the community pushes the idea of brining all your essentials with you.
So, as you can imagine, from tables, chairs, other forms of furniture, party decorations, event items, art-like structures, well, storage can be a big thing for these types of individuals that attend this once-a-year extravaganza.
In speaking with one female attendee, Mobile Storage solutions are quickly becoming a key to these kind of events.
“I have been attending Burning Man for five year now, and about two years ago I came to the conclusion that I had acquired way too much event-related stuff and I just couldn’t fit it into my one bedroom apartment any longer. A couple friends of mine and I, who also attend Burning Man on a yearly basis, got together and decided to explore the idea of Portable Storage, and that’s when we came across STAKKT. We have never looked back,” Megyn Schillington said.
I asked Megyn to expand on STAKKT and what specifically STAKKT Mobile Storage units accomplish for her.
“Honestly, one of the most convenient things about STAKKT is that it’s like taking a room inside your house with you whenever you want and wherever you want. Imagine, you are magically given an extra room to have in your house or apartment, and you can load that room up with whatever you want. Then, that particular room can go to another state on-demand, or across town to an event like Burning Man. Where you go, it can go, and it can stay as long as you wish, with no permits required,” she said.
I then asked Megyn to compare STAKKT Mobile Storage to let’s say a moving truck or a traditional storage unit. Her answer truly sold me on the fact that Mobile Storage is just getting started and it’s about to dominate the entire storage unit industry.
“Think about it… you rent a truck, you sit in those uncomfortable seats all day, you have to worry about crashing the truck, and you have to get that insurance. Then, there is filling it back up with gas when you’re done so you don’t get hit with those penalty fees. Also, where do you park it? It’s nothing but a worry. And, when you talk about what I do, which is store a grip of items all year for a once-a-year event, how does a traditional storage unit really help someone like me when compared to STAKKT, which again is a portable room that I can have picked up and set down wherever I want for as long as I want? How do the two even compare?” she added.
I followed that up with my last question: “So, this isn’t just a service you’d use for the portable situations, you would use STAKKT Mobile Storage in place of a traditional storage service?”
She replied, “Portable means movable, on the go, sure, but it doesn’t mean temporary. Most think being portable means it’s a point A to point B type of thing, like just moving from one house to another, or moving out of state, but it’s not. Just because you request your storage unit to meet you at a destination, like me at Burning Man events, that doesn’t mean you can’t send your stuff back to the STAKKT location, which is temperature controlled by the way, for later use. It’s portable and long-term. Or, short-term, it’s whatever you want, but it is not just short-term. Name one advantage a traditional storage unit would have over a STAKKT Mobile Storage unit?”
In all honestly, I could not name one.