In recent years, moving and storage containers have become an alternative to traditional trucks. Many homes that use moving and storage containers allow the user to load and unload them independently, often over a short period to pack at their own pace.

Why Choose Moving and Storage Containers?

Moving and storage containers are a popular alternative to a traditional moving truck. They are a great alternative if you do not have a vehicle or do not have a large car to use. Moving and storage containers are great if you live in a small apartment or relocate from a second home.

How to Choose a Moving and Storage Container

Before you sign a service contract with a moving and storage container provider, here are a few things to consider:

  • Size and Shape

The size of the container matters because you don’t want to pay more than necessary. So, if you have a small home, a small container will do the job. Likewise, if you have a large house but don’t have a lot of heavy, bulky items to move, a larger container will suit your needs. In addition, you don’t want to pay for a container you might not need.

  • Type of Loading

 

Some moving and storage containers offer roll-up loading doors that conveniently load. On the other hand, other models have side loading doors that are more convenient for unloading.

  • Material of the Container

The material of the container also matters. Most come in either plastic or metal. Metal is heavier, more durable, and safe, while plastic is lighter and more convenient.

  • Additional Services

Some moving and storage container services offer additional services such as tape, bubble wrap, and other packing supplies.

  • Convenient Features

 

If a moving and storage container offers a generator, you can use it to power light bulbs and fans in your container. Another feature is climate control, but this is unnecessary, primarily if you use the container for a short period.

  • Security

Another feature to look for is a security system like a lock to secure your items. However, it’s up to you to decide if you need this feature.

When Should You Use a Moving and Storage Container?

You should use a moving and storage container when you are moving a small number of items or if you do not have a vehicle or large vehicle to transport your items. In addition, if you are moving to a new home, a moving and storage container is great since you can move your things in stages and transport them over a short period.

Conclusion

The price of moving and storage containers depends on the size and features, but they are often more affordable than a traditional moving truck. They are a great alternative if you live in a small space or don’t have a vehicle or large vehicle to transport your belongings. However, if you have many heavy, bulky items to move, a moving and storage container might not be the best option for you.

Braithwaites Removals provides removals and storage services to domestic and commercial customers across Preston, Blackpool, the Fylde Coast. Take the stress out of your house or office move. Our team is thoroughly trained and has extensive experience ensuring that your precious and fragile items are packed and delivered stress-free. No matter the size of your removal requirements, we have the perfect solution to meet your needs. If you need container storage in Blackpool, we’ve got you covered! Get in touch with us today and let us know how we can help!