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Best Containers Used for Moving

September 28th, 2012 - 2:35 PM

For today’s Flashback Friday, we are revisiting the hottest trend in moving: moving containers. With so many options out there, it can be difficult to decide which options are the best. Let’s take a look back at what makes the best containers for moving.

If you’ve been researching moving services, you may have discovered that containerized moving is the new “in” thing. There are countless options available – for moving only, for storage only, and for moving and storage. If packing your belongings into a container and having someone else drive it across the country to your new home sounds like the perfect scenario, here are some things to consider while you’re choosing the best container for your move: container size, construction, transportation, and price.

If you are searching for the best price on moving containers, get a free moving quote! U-Pack’s ReloCube moving containers are competitively priced, and they come with our amazing U-Pack service. Now for the things to consider when choosing moving containers.

Moving Container Size
If you’re accustomed to moving in a moving truck, you’ll find that moving containers are sized a little differently – most are smaller than moving trucks. A smaller container means you can pack your belongings tight, which results in less shifting and in turn, less damage. So, they’re large enough to hold furniture like couches, beds, and dressers, but small enough that you can easily fill a whole container and prevent your items from moving during transit. It’s also important to note that the size of the container dictates how much parking you need. A large container will need several parking spots. We think the best container is the ReloCube® (U-Pack’s containers). They are perfect for small to medium-size moves. They’re 6’ x 7’ x 8’ – each one large enough to hold one room of furnishings. You can reserve just one, or as many as you think you’ll need. And in the end, you only pay for the number of Cubes you actually use. A ReloCube fits easily into one standard parking space. So if parking is an issue in your area, ReloCubes are a great solution.

Moving Container Construction
Moving containers vary greatly in their construction. Some are made of wood and covered in tarps (try to avoid these). Others are made of metal, but not designed to be weatherproof. ReloCubes are custom built and constructed of aluminum or steel. They are designed to be weatherproof, but they’re also equipped with a vent to allow for air circulation and prevent condensation inside the container.

Moving Container Transportation
Of course, moving containers have to be transported to and from your home by a transportation provider. When you’re getting moving quotes, a good question to ask is “who will do the transportation?”. Make sure your moving container will be moved to your new home by a qualified, professional company with a reputation of excellence and a low claims rate. ReloCubes are transported by some of the best drivers in the country, drivers with ABF Freight System, Inc. – the only six-time winner of the ATA President’s Trophy for Safety, and a familiar site on America’s highways since 1923. With over 17,000 trailers, ABF offers one of the best-maintained fleets on the road. When you choose the best, you can rest easy that your stuff is safe on the road.

Moving Container Price
Just considering the ReloCube’s size, construction, and how it’s transported, it’s easy to see why customers call them the best containers used for moving. However, when you also factor in price, ReloCubes usually come out on top. We offer great rates, and you will likely find us to be the best deal. To find out how much it costs to move in a ReloCube, get a free moving quote today and get started planning your moving budget. If you have more questions, call one of our moving specialists at 1-800-413-4799. They are ready to help you plan your move with U-Pack!