Moving Options #4 Renting a Moving Container
When moving, everyone needs a little moving help. Relocating comes with lots of decisions, including how to get your belongings from point A to point B. With various types of moving help available, it can be difficult to figure out what option is best for your move. That’s why we’ve broken down the top four choices for you.
Moving containers are a great alternative to traditional local and long-distance moving services. Whether you’re moving cross-country or across town, moving containers simplify the moving experience. If you’re looking to work at your own pace, a moving container may be the right moving service for you.
Moving container companies will deliver a container right to your house. These containers come in a variety of sizes, allowing you to choose the right size that meets your needs. While most moving containers are made of metal, some companies offer wood containers.
While you can load the container yourself, you can also hire moving labor to help you out. Whether you choose to do it yourself or hire help, moving container companies let you load the container at your leisure. Ample time to load helps reduce moving stress!
If you’ve loaded your moving container but aren’t quite ready to bring it to your new place, moving container companies can help you out. Some companies offer storage centers where you can securely leave your moving container. Companies with these storage services can come to your home and bring your moving container to a storage facility until you’re ready to move into your new home.
As an added benefit, some companies allow you to make an appointment if you need something from your container while it’s in storage.
When you’re ready, moving container companies will pick up your loaded container and deliver it to your new home. Drivers won’t touch the contents of your container, making your move incredibly secure. When looking for a moving container company, check to see whether they service local or long distance moves.
Just like loading your container, you can unload it at your own pace. Whether you hire moving help or unload the container yourself, you don’t have to return the container right away. Check with a moving container company to determine the limits on keeping the container at your new place. While some companies let you keep the container for a week, others provide you with a 30-day loading and unloading period.
Moving container companies typically offer a few different protection options. Depending on the value of your belongings, your coverage level may vary. Read up on a moving container company’s coverage plans prior to booking their services.
Moving container companies tend to charge for a 30-day or monthly period of time. Factors that go into pricing include the size of the moving container, the duration that you rent it for, and the distance that it needs to be transported. Some moving container companies may require a deposit, so be sure to ask about this before booking your rental.
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