Vancouver Storage Containers vs Vancouver Storage Lockers

Vancouver Storage Containers: better than a storage locker

When it’s time to sell your home and move, you have many storage lockers in Vancouver to choose from.  Of course, you can pack your things in boxes and let them pile up in your home as buyers come over to look at….well, nothing but your mess.  Or you can de-clutter and pack everything away into monthly storage units, only to come back for it all and load it onto a truck when the house is finally sold. Or, you can use movable, transportable container storage — offering both storage and moving services, together.

Vancouver’s Portable Storage Service, How it Works:

Here is how it works:  a Vancouver storage container and moving company will drop off a giant steel box at your home.  It isn’t damp and gross inside, and it wasn’t used to ship car parts over from another part of the world.  These containers are specially built for your household belongings. And regardless what you use, choose a storage unit that’s insured and offers service guarantees.

The movable storage box can sit on your property as you pack it up, taking the time that you need.  Sometimes the container provider will have a time limit after they drop it off, but usually the protocol is to schedule a drop off and pick up.

When the container is full, the container mover comes by to pick it up and transport it to a special, heated and controlled storage facility.  The facility is monitored, secure, insured and pest free.  Note that since your belongings are inside your container, your belongings are not being packed against other people’s stuff.

The Container Storage Company Does Your Moving

When it’s time to pick up your things, you call the container storage company to schedule a delivery.

The container box arrives at your new home, and is placed there for ample amount of time to allow for unloading.  When you’ve emptied it out, it gets taken back by the company, and off your hands.  You don’t have to drive it back to its depot and arrange for a ride home.  It’s just picked up, worry free.

Vancouver Storage Containers Delivered to your Home

Containers like this are also useful for storage for non-movers.  Let’s say you’re renovating your home.  Where are you going to put all your things?  Why not put a portable storage container on your property as your personal storage unit at home? You’ll have easy access to belongings in a secure container and they won’t be in the way of your remodeling.

Keeping the above in mind, also remember that when you’re using a storage container, you will want to strategically pack it so that you can fit in as many things as possible.  Put in the large items first, and find holes for the smaller boxes.  Also, make sure you don’t pack up your passport or something important that may be hard to access while the container is tucked away in storage!

Storage Container Delivery for Cross-Country Moves

This is particularly useful for cross-country moves or as an alternative to having to rent a truck twice (for both drop off and pick up of your belongings at a permanent storage unit), or getting an inexperienced family member to drive a large vehicle long distances.

Perks to a Moving and Container Storage Service in Vancouver

The perks to look for in a good moving and container storage company are:

  • Ability to access your belongings while in storage without an additional fee.
  • Load balancing features to reduce the risk of breakage while being transported.
  • Large moving box sizes, big enough to fit a couch or large table.  Many companies only offer small sized boxes that aren’t big enough for your large furniture items.
  • Being a member of a third-party consumer organization, such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Offering or providing insurance if you don’t have any.
  • Integrates the storage service and the moving service.

Contact Ferguson Moving & Storage for Moving and Container Storage

Ferguson Moving & Storage Company are experienced movers who knows what is important for customers.

Call or order online today for your free estimate of how much it will cost to store or relocate your home. 


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