The Best Way to Load Items Into a Portable Storage Container

The Best Way to Load Items Into a Portable Storage Container

If you are looking for a more affordable and convenient way to pack and store your items for a move, then it may be in your best interest to use a Austin portable storage container. These containers can definitely make the job much easier to handle. 

However, before you get started, it is important to arm yourself with all the tools you need as well as the knowledge of how to properly load items into your portable storage container.

Heavy Items First

All of your heavier and bulkier items need to be packed into the portable storage container first. So, if you have larger appliances like a refrigerator, a washer and dryer, couch, or other big furniture items, you need to safely move these in first with the help of a dolly.

You should also disassemble furniture that is easy to disassemble like beds and chairs. Then, if you have any heavier boxes, those can go in after the furniture and appliances as well.

Evenly Distributing Weight

When you pack all your heavier items first, you also want to make sure that you are evenly distributing the weight. If you are packing heavy items in one corner, you need to balance the weight in the other corners. Never put all the heavier items in just one area or corner of the portable storage unit.

Walking Space

You should also refrain from covering the entire floor of the storage unit; you want to make sure you have space to walk around. Therefore, start loading your items on the outside perimeter of the unit and then work your way in leaving a path. You still want to be able to walk into the storage container and be able to get to the back of it.

Secure Everything

When you pack your Austin portable storage container, you are probably already packing everything as tight as you can to maximize the space you have as well as to make sure that everything stays in place. However, you will still want to take the extra precaution and secure the heavier and larger items when placing them in the portable storage container. 

Doing so will ensure that everything stays securely in place and doesn't move around, which can ultimately cause other items in the storage container to become damaged. You can also use your mattresses, flattened cardboard boxes, or larger pieces of cardboard to cover items to make sure they don't fall during transport.

When you take the time to learn how to properly load your portable storage unit, you are ensuring a safe and secure trip for all your belongings while making your next move much easier and more convenient for you.

No one wants to get to their destination to open their portable storage container to find everything falling down on them because the items shifted during transit. A properly packed storage container means that your items will arrive safe and intact and cuts down on the amount of time you would have to dig through the fallen items.

For more information on how a portable storage container can benefit you during your next move, contact Austin Mobile Storage in Austin, TX.

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