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Moving Tips: Portable storage containers and your next move

Hiring a moving labor company is not always the easiest decision. The internet is the perfect way to search for the right moving labor company with the best service. There are testimonials, reviews, and for the customers whom have found our website or advertisements, pictures of the different moving jobs we've done for our customers. When choosing your moving labor provider consider a few things:


  1. Schedule the movers to come the day after the storage container has been delivered.

  2. Although your items will be secured and enclosed, the storage containers much like traditional moving trucks are not padded inside. Moving blankets, old blankets and sheets, huge towels, cardboard or corrugated boxes to pad wood furniture and glass are important to your items arriving safely to your new home. The movers will use what you as the customer provide or purchase for the move. When choosing the moving labor company or the portable container carrier(pods, 1800 pack rat etc) ask the representative "Are supplies provided and what is the additional cost for the supplies being included in your service?"

  3. If the movers are loading only the heavier items into the storage container the rest of the furniture and boxes moved by you should be loaded and the weight evenly distributed inside the container. Ropes and tie downs(ratchet straps) are essential in keeping your items secure inside the container especially if its not completely filled.


Hopefully these suggestions help in planning your next move. We recommend our customers use one of the major storage container carriers mostly for the convenience and scheduling and in most cases the cost is significantly cheaper. The Xpress Moving Team has helped customers move across the country using portable storage containers for many years so we are a little biased but check out our CUSTOMER REVIEWS. We have provided moving labor for most self-move or DIY customers using major moving carriers. We do help customers load and unload self-move or rented moving trucks as well. BOOK US today and "GET MOVING THE XPRESS WAY!"