Looking to rent a metal storage container?
Metal storage containers come in a variety of sizes for just about any purpose. You can rent anything from a giant ocean container to something small to store your household goods for a while. Because U-Pack specializes in storage in conjunction with long-distance moves, that’s what we’ll focus on.
U-Pack Metal Storage Containers
If you’re in the process of moving out of state, and you need to store your belongings inside a container for an extended period of time, U-Pack is perfect for the job.
You can rent a metal ReloCube for storage. It’s a 6’ x 7’ x 8’ container that sits flat on the ground and opens fully for easy loading and unloading. It fits into a standard parking space, making it a great option for those with parking restrictions. While the Cubes are smaller than some other metal container rental options, the flexibility of reserving as many as you think you’ll need and paying only for those you use makes it an excellent option.
You can also rent a trailer for storage. This is a standard 28 foot commercial trailer, so it measures 28’ x 8’ x 9’ and it sits about 4.5 feet off the ground. The trailer is equipped with a 2 ft. wide ramp to make loading and unloading easy. This is a perfect option for customers moving and storing larger homes. You can use as much of the trailer as you need (down to a 5 ft. minimum), and your transportation charges are based on the space you use.
With either metal container you have several moving and storage options to choose from:
If storage isn’t necessary, but you do need to move with a sturdy metal container, U-Pack can move your stuff quickly from point A to point B. We deliver the container to your home, you load your belongings, and we deliver it to your new home. It’s easy.
Storage at origin
With this option, the trailer is stored at the service center closest to where you’re moving from. It’s a good option if you know you’re moving, but you’re not sure exactly where to, or if you’re moving to an area with extreme temperatures (like Alaska).
Storage at destination
This is the most common way to store when you’re moving long distance. Once your belongings are loaded in to the rented container, we move it to the terminal that services your new home. Then, when you’re ready for delivery, just call to schedule an appointment and we’ll bring it right to your door.
A typical U-Pack move gives you three business days for loading and unloading, but sometimes that’s just not enough time. In those cases, U-Pack offers on-site ReloCube storage where the Cube is left at your location until you call to schedule pick up.
Storage rates vary based on location and equipment type. You can get a quote online for storage at destination. For storage at origin or on-site storage quotes, call a moving and storage specialist at 800-413-4799—a moving and storage consultant will be glad to help!
U-Pack Storage Container Security
If you have a choice between renting a metal container or a wooden one, the metal container is a better choice every time.
U-Pack containers have security features that our customers appreciate. Load the ReloCube, place your own lock on it, and keep the key. It isn’t opened until you unlock it at the destination.
If you don’t fill the entire trailer, we’ll provide a secure, lockable divider wall to install after you finish loading, and your belongings stay loaded there until you’re ready to unload at the destination.
The containers are stored at a gated, secured, ABF terminal location.
When I rent a metal container, how is it delivered?
Unlike companies who broker the transportation (meaning they use the cheapest option to transport your stuff), U-Pack uses ABF Freight System as our primary transportation provider—a company recognized for safety and security after over 85 years of servicing the country.
Get a quote for renting a metal storage container from U-Pack!
The first step in securing your containers is to get a quote. You can see the price for moving and storage, along with information about your estimated transit time. If you want more information, please call one of our helpful moving specialists at 800-413-4799. U-Pack provides flexible moving and storage solutions to fit your needs. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to help!