Moving Tips on How to Pack Your Portable Storage Container

Packing can be a daunting and challenging task. Don’t let the art form of packing ruin your moving experience. Use these easy tips to turn your packing situation into a success.

Things you may need:

  • Dolly
  • Boxes
  • Tape
  • Loading Straps
  • Pads/Blankets


Preparing the moving container:

Prep your furniture and household items with wrap to protect it from dirt and debris. It may be helpful to use blankets, pads, and other moving supplies listed above to ensure your items are properly protected.

Loading the portable storage unit:

The heavier, larger items should be loaded into the container first. Items would include couches, appliances, tables, etc. Be sure larger items are evenly distributed throughout the container to avoid any shifting while in route. Pack the lighter, smaller boxes on top of your larger items to maximize space.

Distribution of your items in the moving container:

The tighter your items and boxes are packed together, the less shifting there will be, if any. Try to place your heaviest items on each side of the storage container so there is equal distribution throughout.This will help stability. There are points along the container’s wall to use your loading straps. Using the loading straps will ensure your items stay secure and safely attached.

Practicing proper moving techniques is a great way to ensure you have a successful transition from house to house. You’ll rest easy knowing your goods will arrive in the same condition as when you left them.