When it comes to decluttering before a move, this process can serve as a real wake-up call for just how much stuff you really have – and what you don’t even use or need. It’s easy to just have clothes, furniture, or just random items built up in your home, and you might not even really realize it until it’s time to move it all. Now, you’re faced with the conundrum of having to either figure out where to put everything or having to clear it all out before your relocation. Portable storage containers could be your answer.


Whether you’re looking for a temporary or long-term storage solution, portable storage containers can fit the bill easily, no matter how many items you might have. 


Plus, whether you’re looking to use your storage container to help in your moving process, or just want to use it to store your extra items when getting ready for a transition, this is an easy and cost-effective solution for everything you’re looking for in your relocation. Having the right portable storage container will not only let you approach a move with ease but will let you have the perfect solution for getting the excess items you have out of the way while you figure out what to do with them. 


The most important part of the process, however, is knowing how to strategically pack your container the right way. 


How to Pack a Portable Storage Container

The best way to pack a portable storage container is to first get the perfect size and type of container from the right provider of portable storage. If you’re looking for the best cost-effective storage solution for your money and to have the easiest moving and storage process possible, get in touch with Odyssey Storage Rental for the best service, prices, and experience possible.


Once you find the right container and right provider for your needs, it’s time to start loading your things into your container. Here are the dos and don’ts of packing a portable storage container. 

  • Put the Heaviest Boxes at the Bottom

The best way to store your items is to pack your heaviest items at the bottom of your container to provide the best of your things with a solid foundation. Make sure not to store things you’ll need access to where you can’t get to them at the bottom, however. Stay strategic!

  • Keep Important Items With You

If you have important documents or particularly important or fragile items, keep those with you or in your home, especially during a move. If you store them in a container, they can easily be lost or misplaced. 

  • Keep Everything Secure

As you go as well as once you’ve loaded your container, make sure to secure everything that might be ungainly or unstable or tied down or otherwise secure to ensure safety and security. 

  • Make a Record of What You’re Storing

Always keep track of what you’re storing and where you’re storing it in your container to stay organized and be able to unload easily. 

  • Don’t Put The Heaviest Boxes on One Side

If you load your heaviest boxes to one side of your container, you run the risk of putting it off balance and posing a safety risk. Always keep the weight throughout your container spread out and even. 

  • Don’t Store Perishables 

Never store perishables or hazardous items in your portable storage container. They’ll spoil, corrode, or just go bad – and no one wants that!

  • Don’s Use Your Storage Container for Trash

Remember, portable storage containers shouldn’t be something you just throw random items into! If you don’t know what to do with something, determine if you’re going to keep it or not before deciding to store it, and always pack in an organized and strategic way. 


Now that you know the do’s and don’ts of packing your portable storage container, you’ll be able to do so smartly and safely. Still, looking for the right portable storage provider for you? See what Odyssey Storage Rental can offer your family for your storage needs. 


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