METCALF MOVING BLOG

December 9, 2020

Safe and Easy: How to Use Portable Storage Containers

Portable storage containers have countless benefits when you are preparing for a move. Not only are they easy to pack and load, but it’s easy to load them a little at a time and have access to personal items throughout the entire process.

A trusted moving company will deliver this portable storage container and come back at a later date and time to transport it to either their storage facility or to your new residence. There’s no rush to pack, and items are safely and securely stored throughout the entire moving process.

For anyone interested in using portable storage containers, it’s important to know how to pack and load them, along with their various uses.

To learn more about how to use portable storage containers, keep reading. We’ll take a look at the correct way to load a moving container and why they’re a moving necessity.

Benefits of Portable Storage Containers

Portable storage containers allow you to pack and load the contents of your home without having to worry about getting it all done in an afternoon.

In addition, they make contactless moving safer and easier. Since the home’s residents are the ones doing the packing and loading, no one else is in contact with personal items.

Security is another key feature when utilizing a moving container. These boxes are often made of corrugated steel and can withstand extreme weather.

In addition, there are various ways to lock these portable storage containers. This provides peace of mind and protection from possible theft.

Ways to Use Moving Containers

Portable containers are ideal for both full-service as well as do-it-yourself moving. The moving company will drop the container off any time you prefer and wherever you would like. You can take your time loading up the container, then tell the movers when to pick it up and where to take it.

Portable storage containers can also be used in various ways. For instance, they allow realtors to house items they want to be hidden during the staging process. This includes valuables and clutter as well as furniture and home decor.

Aside from staging a home, portable storage containers provide storage solutions for homes undergoing construction or renovations. In order to protect furniture from construction-related debris (and to free up floor space), use a moving container.

Loading a Storage Container

When packing and loading a storage container, sometimes it’s important to do so in a way that allows easy access to personal items that may be needed prior to moving day. Keep that in mind as you make your moving plan.

Be sure to load heavier items first so they’re on the bottom. Evenly disperse the weight throughout the storage container and fill in gaps with boxes and smaller items. This helps to keep larger items from sliding around during the move.

Wrap every item securely in packing paper or bubble wrap before placing them in your moving boxes. Take care to pad the bottom of the boxes with crumpled paper and place the additional crumpled paper on top before taping and labeling the box.

Portable Storage Containers for Every Move

Moves of all sizes can benefit from portable storage containers. They are an affordable and convenient moving solution.

Metcalf Moving & Storage has been serving families and businesses for over 100 years. We’re committed to making every move a safe and easy transition. Contact us today for a free quote, and let us make your next move a successful one.

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