Happiness doesn’t just have one address. The popularity of container moves has become an easy, quick way for people to move and store their belongings. From PODS to U-Box, there are many moving companies that are offering convenient moving solutions for people to pack their own belongings and store them however way they need at any time they want.
Whether you’re renovating your home or moving out of the dorm for the semester, there are many reasons why people look to container moves and here are five helpful tips to help you along the way.
5 Tips for a Moving Container Move
1. Plan Ahead
For any type of move, it’s always best to plan ahead. Take the time to research moving container companies that will best accommodate you on your move. Once you’ve figured out a budget for your move, confirm the dates and details of your move with a timeline that’ll keep you on track.
2. Size of Container
Before booking with a company for your move, be sure a moving container is best for you. How many things will you move to? What type of stuff are you moving to? Does the company ship across the country? Be sure to inquire about the different size options for the type of stuff you plan on loading and the process of it all.
3. Make an Inventory
It’s highly recommended to keep an inventory of your belongings that you choose to pack in the shipping container. In addition to insurance purposes, a moving inventory or checklist helps immensely to keep your move organized and makes sure you have everything you need. The last thing you want is forgetting about a specific item!
4. Pack Smart
Packing can always be a challenge to tackle. Be sure to label your boxes accordingly to what specific room those contents are for. If it helps visually, color coordinate your boxes for easy organizing when unloading. Another great tip to have is to keep essential boxes packed last for quick access to them when you need them.
5. Loading and Unloading
Figure out how you’ll be loading and unloading. Will you be hiring additional movers for the heavy lifting? Do you have family or friends available to help out? You also need to think about where and when you’re unloading. It’s common in big cities where there are a certain loading and unloading time you can have your container parked there. Be sure to plan accordingly!