Portable storage containers are becoming increasingly popular as a cost-effective and flexible option for temporary storage, residential, or other space. Shipping containers are a popular choice for people moving homes due to their affordable price and large storage capacity. In addition, the hard metal exterior of shipping containers protects items from damage from inclement weather. Not only do these containers offer protection, but these rentals can be packed on your own time at home. 

Available in a variety of sizes, these containers provide a large amount of room to store personal belongings such as furniture, clothing, and other items or inventory for commercial businesses. Knowing how to effectively pack things into your shipping container can make the unloading process easier and protect your items from damage. Here are three key tips to make the most of your storage container space.

Packing Tips

  • Protect delicate items. Although clothes, books, and linens can easily go into a box and stay secure, any breakables or larger items such as furniture or appliances should be treated with extra care. To keep these items safe from dents, cracks, and breaks during transport, wrap fragile items and electronics in bubble wrap or other padding, and cover furniture and appliances with moving blankets.
  • Maximize space. In addition to increasing the number of items you can fit in your portable storage container, taking the time to strategically load the items in a way that limits empty space also improves stability during transport. Create a wall of boxes that fills as much space as possible and fill any emptiness between the top box and the container’s ceiling with bags of soft clothing or linens. You may want to take the legs off of tables to pack them vertically, or lean sofas on their side.
  • Distribute weight evenly inside the storage container. Professionals recommend working to get an even weight distribution while packing your storage container. During transport, this will protect boxes and goods from sliding or falling, causing damage to any fragile items. Place furniture and other large belongings evenly from front-to-back and side-to-side of the container, with the heaviest items in the center.

Portable Storage Solutions

No matter your use of a storage container, AAA Mobile Storage is here to help you find the right container for your needs. AAA Mobile Storage is headquartered in Cedar City, Utah, and provides portable storage container sales, rentals, modifications, and delivery services to individuals across all of southern, central, and northern Utah. We carry a wide inventory of portable storage containers in a variety of sizes and can help with sourcing if you have specific requirements in mind. 

We can also provide you with full modifications services including doors, windows, heating and cooling, electrical wiring, insulation, and more. Our business is locally owned and operated and works to provide excellent customer service for every transaction. Contact us today to learn more.

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