Moving with portable storage containers provide you with the flexibility of having many options. You should know all of those options when you are making the reservation for your move. This is the information you will want to have when you are moving with portable storage so that your move goes smoothly and fits your needs.
This is the very first question you will answer when booking your portable storage and moving containers — where and when you are moving? Where you are moving from and to, as well as the time of month or year can impact the pricing and availability of portable moving containers. Unlike traditional moving trucks, portable storage also allows you to move internationally, but you will need to plan well in advance. Check out this post about what to consider for international moves. You should always make your reservation as soon as you have a firm date for your move.
How Many Portable Storage Containers?
Another advantage of moving containers is that you can get as many or as few as you need for the specific size of your move. Containers from different companies have different sizes. U-Haul U-Boxes containers are 257 cubic feet each. If you have a hard time visualizing how much space that is, then U-Haul has an estimation tool to help you find out how many storage containers you will need. As a rule of thumb, each U-Box container holds about a room and a half of household items. You might be surprised with how much each can hold!
Moving with portable storage gives you options for retrieving your container. Everyone knows you can have a portable moving container delivered to your door, but U-Haul offers you many other options as well. You can pick up a U-Box container on a trailer if that will fit your schedule best. You can also load and unload it at your local U-Haul center. If you will be using Moving Help, they may be able to deliver the container to you as well. You can learn more about all of the delivery options that U-Haul offers here.
Will you also need to store your container during a portion of your move? If you can’t move into your new home right away, or just want to take your time and organize as you unpack, then this is a great option. You can store some or all of your containers for as long as you need without having to unload your things into storage then load them up again when you are ready to move in, saving you work. When you are ready for your possessions you can have them delivered right to your door so that you can finish your move into your home.
There is much more flexibility when you are moving with portable storage versus traditional movers or a rental truck. Knowing what these options are can help you save time and money when you are making your reservation. Selecting the right options let you tailor your move to fit your needs.
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