Local Shipping Container Moving Companies
A few boxes, a truck, and the open road – that’s the image most of us have when it comes to moving locally. But, if your cargo is larger than average or if you need to keep your items in a climate-controlled environment, then a shipping container might be a better option for your move.
So, let’s have a look at what a shipping container mover is, why and when you might need one, and how to find the best local shipping container movers near you.
What Is a Shipping Container and Why Should I Consider One?
A shipping container is a steel or wood frame box that you can use to transport your belongings. Most containers are waterproof and will keep your items safe from the elements.
If you have a lot of items that you need to move (or lots of heavy and bulky items,) then you can look for a moving company that offers shipping containers and have them deliver them on your driveway, in front of your home. You can then take your time to pack your belongings and store the stuff that you don’t need at the moment in the container. If you need help with moving heavier objects, such as dining tables, closets, or bed frames, you can probably ask the moving container company to take care of that for you.
Once you’re done packing and are ready to move, the movers will load the container onto their truck and deliver it to your new address. Similarly, you can then take your time to unload and unpack everything and make your new place feel like home.
Keep in mind, though, that there might be some restrictions regarding how long you can keep the container in the street or on your driveway. So, check with the homeowners association to make sure that you are not breaking any rules.
How to Determine the Size I Will Need
Shipping containers come in various sizes, the standard ones being 7-foot, 12-foot, and 12-foot. A 7-foot container is usually appropriate for a small apartment move while a 16-foot one will likely fit a three-bedroom home. The best thing to do before renting a shipping container is to declutter and downsize. Sell, donate, or give away the things that you don’t need or use anymore to reduce the size of the container you will need.
What Can I Put in the Container
Any dangerous materials, such as gasoline, motor oil, propane, fertilizer, paint thinkers, fireworks, ammonia, guns, and ammunition can’t be packed in the shipping container. Make sure not to place any valuables either like jewelry or fine art as well as perishable food.
Three Men and a Truck Can Help
At Three Men and a Truck, we can accommodate any local, long-distance, and even some international relocations. We also offer shipping containers in various locations across the country, such as Austin, Boston, New York, Chicago, Long Beach, and more.
Contact us now to request a free quote.