How to Prepare for Moving Container Delivery: 5 Things You Need To Do
Whether you’ve decided to work with a moving container company or you’re curious about how the process works, Get Simple Box is happy to help!
At Get Simple Box, we have helped thousands of people make their big move with our moving container service. To ensure a safe and effective experience, we’ve put together a list of five steps to prepare for your upcoming container delivery.
#1: Ensure a moving container is allowed in your neighborhood
#2: Choose delivery area
When you are ready to start planning your container delivery, one of the first things you’ll want to do is decide where this container will be placed on your property. There are some important factors to consider when making this selection. You’ll want to ensure that the container is placed on a hard, flat surface. Shipping containers can weigh anywhere from 20,000 – 60,000 pounds, causing them to sink into softer, unprepared ground. Should you need to place a container on softer ground (dirt or grass), it is important to have the ground packed prior to drop off. If the container settles into soft ground, you will find it quite difficult to open the doors.
#3: Give the container adequate space
#4: Limit obstructions near container
Similarly, it is important to make sure that there are no obstructions around the container that could make it challenging for delivery drivers to pickup/deliver the container. For example, you will want to ensure that things like power and telephone lines are well out of the way, as many trucks will tilt up to 16’ when picking up/dropping the moving container.