What Are The Most Important Factors To Consider When Choosing Rental Containers For Moving?

Moving can be a stressful process, but choosing rental containers for moving that have been proven tried and true  can make the moving process a whole lot smoother. . Whether you’re planning a local move or a long-distance relocation, the right shipping container can help you pack, transport, and store your belongings efficiently. The following are  the key factors to consider when selecting rental containers for moving.

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1. Size Matters When Choosing Rental Containers for Moving

One of the first things to think about is the size of the container you need. Shipping containers come in various sizes, with the most common sizes being the 10 foot shipping container, 20 foot shipping container, and 40 foot shipping container options. Here’s a quick breakdown:
  • 10 Foot Shipping Container: Ideal for smaller moves or if you have limited space to place the container. It’s great for a studio apartment or small office.
  • 20 Foot Shipping Container: Perfect for a standard two-bedroom apartment or a small house. It offers enough room for most household items of a smaller home.
  • 40 Foot Shipping Container: Best for larger homes with three or more bedrooms. This size provides ample space for furniture, appliances, and other bulky items.
Consider the amount of stuff you need to move and choose a container that can comfortably accommodate everything.

2. Condition of the Container

When looking for shipping containers for sale or rental, inspect the condition of the containers. You want a container that’s clean, dry, and free of rust or leaks. In addition, you will want to select a shipping container with appropriate air circulation which can prevent moisture from building up. Furthermore, it is also important to consider climate and location – in humid locations, appropriate ventilation is essential to prevent condensation and mold growth. A well-maintained container ensures that your belongings are safe from the elements and pests during transit or storage.

3. Security Features of Rental Container for Moving

Security is a top priority when storing or moving your belongings. We offer our shipping containers with the option to have shipping container paddlelocks that provide additional security against theft. If you’re particularly concerned about security, you might also consider containers with alarm systems or tracking features.

4. Accessibility

Accessibility is one of the primary reasons individuals choose rental containers for moving because of how easy it is  to get in and out of it frequently. Moreover, some portable storage containers are designed with roll-up doors or can be modified to include roll up doors which makes them more convenient.It is also important to consider where the container will be placed. Make sure there’s enough room for delivery and that it can be positioned in a spot that’s easy for you to access. Here are a few delivery details we always need: 
  • Door direction: if you want the doors coming off of our truck first or last? Our drivers back into the spot where the container is placed so it is important to know if the container should be loaded with the doors facing the cab of the truck or facing the end of the bed.
  • Space to swing his truck around and back up into the delivery location? 

5. Duration and Flexibility of Rental

Think about how long you’ll need the container. Whether you are looking for short-term rentals a few months or longer for several years, Get Simple Box works to accommodate various project timelines or storage requirements with our  month-to-month rentals. This flexibility allows businesses and individuals to scale their storage solutions according to seasonal demands, construction projects, or moving timelines without long-term commitments.

6. Location

Searching for “shipping containers for sale near me” or “portable storage near me” can help you find local providers. Get Simple Box has 7 different locations to  to choose from. We work hard to provide competitive  prices and  delivery fees so that your move can be as seamless as possible.  We take pride in our  personalized service and are committed to delivering helpful service offered with a smile.

Choosing the right rental containers for moving can simplify the entire moving process. By considering the size, condition, security features, accessibility, rental terms, cost, location, and reputation of the provider, you can find the perfect container for your portable storage needs. Whether you need a 20-foot shipping container for a modest move or a 40-foot shipping container for a larger relocation, taking the time to choose wisely will pay off in the long run.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible!


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