Did you know that portable storage containers are International Standards Organization shipping containers that have been retired from use in international shipping lines? In recent times the popularity of using portable storage containers has been on the rise because of how easy they are to work with. We have put together this short guide sharing everything there is to know about moving with local portable storage containers.
Keep reading to learn more about renting portable storage containers.
1. Choose Your Size
One of the first things is to choose the best size for your moving needs. There are smaller moving containers that are between 6-8 feet long and hold about one room’s worth of furniture and some boxes. These pods are great for studio apartment moves, dorm room moves, and small load moves.
There are also medium-sized pods that are great for two-bedroom homes and apartments. You have the choice between 10-foot and 12-foot containers. If you have a larger 4-5 bedroom home then you will need a larger 20 ft container that has around 1200 cubic feet of space.
In order to determine how long of a pod you need figure out how many cubic feet all of your stuff put together will take not how many cubic feet your current home is.
Once you know what size pod you need then you will have to choose your delivery location along with the date you need the portable storage container delivered. If you need help finding a company for your POD you can do a quick Google search of “portable storage containers near me.”
The company you choose will deliver the container of choice to your doorstep. Your job once it is delivered is to load up the container at your pace (unless you choose a time limit). We recommend scheduling your container rental at least a week in advance especially if it is a busier moving month.
When you are done moving everything into the storage container then you will contact the company to come pick it up. You will choose where you want them to deliver the container and they will take care of it from there. This is a great way to move if you do not feel comfortable driving one of those large moving trucks.
One of our tips when packing your container is to use plastic bins to pack and stack inside instead of cardboard boxes that run the risk of crushing into each other or breaking. We also recommend being home when the container is being delivered to make sure that it is placed where you want it. At the time of dropoff make sure that you check if the locks work.
Ready to Move With Portable Storage Containers?
We hope that now that you know the ins and outs of moving with portable storage containers, you can make an informed decision whether this is the best moving choice for you or not.
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