Mobile storage containers are a popular trend in the moving and storage world, and there are great reasons for this. As a hybrid moving tool, a container allows you to pack your own things but still avoid the onerous task of actually transporting them. Storage containers even allow you to pack things temporarily without moving them to another location.
But packing a mobile container does have its unique aspects that deserve particular consideration. To help you avoid dangers or breakage during transit, keep these three container packing tips in mind.
1. Choose the Right Size
When you pack a stationary storage unit, you don’t have to think about it going anywhere. You can pack things inside any way you want. You can get away with many bad packing tactics, such as tossing light items into the back, stacking boxes somewhat precariously, balancing items, and setting things unaided on shelves. You also won’t have a problem if your unit is too large.
But unless your mobile container will stay in your driveway the entire time, you must right-size your unit as closely as possible before it moves. The more empty space is inside, the more likely it is that things will fall, slide, and roll around. Consult with storage and moving professionals to find the best size for your particular belongings.