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, you’ve clicked on a great article!
At Get Simple Box, we have helped thousands of people make their big move with our moving container service, so we’ve put together a list of five things you need to do to prepare for container delivery to ensure a safe and effective experience.
#1: Ensure a moving container is allowed in your neighborhood
Depending on where you live, you may have to check with your homeowners association before deciding to place a container on your property. There may be HOA regulations concerning portable containers but it’s always a good idea to check first to see if on-site storage is allowed in your neighborhood.
If you are going to be placing the container on the street, you will definitely want to refer to your local zoning laws. Rules and regulations will vary by city so you will need to call your local municipality.
#2: Choose delivery area
If you are going to be taking delivery of a moving container, 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. If an object that weighs this much were to be placed on wet ground, for example, the container would surely sink.
#3: Give the container adequate space
#4: Limit obstructions near container
#5: Check the work
Once the delivery of the container is complete, be sure to check its security and integrity. Open and close the door, making sure it seals properly. Ensure the lock functions properly and if you have any questions or concerns regarding the container, be sure to call the company that delivered it.
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