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Three fundamentals. Unlimited quality. As the premier provider of mobile, on-demand storage units, SMARTBOX brings a convenient and non-traditional approach to portable storage. Whether you are looking for additional space to store extra belongings or planning a long distance or local move, SMARTBOX offers moving and storage solutions that are easy to use, secure and completed with professional quality each and every time.

The SMARTBOX concept redefines portable storage because of its innovative design and functionality. Each unit is designed to make loading and unloading easy, while at the same time offering optimum coverage and protection for stored contents.

SMARTBOX understands that moving can be expensive, as well as a time-consuming task. This is why SMARTBOX provides moving options at an affordable price, as well as time saving solutions that will help make your move less tiring and more enjoyable. Equally, we understand storage. We know that providing our customers with space saving solutions is important, and our goal is to offer great storage options that work for your specific needs.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Packing a Portable Storage Container

by Dusty Rhodes | Jul 10, 2019

Renting a portable storage container can be the perfect solution for moving, organizing your home, or even storing materials for your business. Storage containers offer unmatched convenience and provide tons of benefits for homeowners and businesses alike. However, not packing your portable storage container properly can lead to unused space and damaged items. Avoid these mistakes when packing your portable storage container to ensure you get the most out of your container while keeping your belongings safe from damage.

Not Having a Plan

The most common mistake people make when packing a portable storage container is not planning ahead. If you just start putting things into the container without a proper plan, you will end up misusing the space and risk damage to your belongings. In order to optimize the space in a storage container, you should always pack the heaviest and bulkiest items first so you can pack the lighter things on top. Likewise, you want to pack the most underutilized items first because they will be the most difficult to get to. It is also important to disassemble furniture before loading it in order to maximize space. You also want to make sure that all of your boxes are properly labeled before placing them into the storage container. It is important to plan before you pack so you can optimize space in your storage container.

Not Using the Proper Packing Materials

Another common mistake is not having adequate packing materials. Failure to properly wrap and pack your belongings could lead to items being damaged during the moving or packing process. It is important to purchase the right supplies before you begin loading your storage container. These items include boxes, packing paper, packing tape, bubble wrap, furniture pads, and  loading straps.

Not Loading Items Properly

It is important to load your items properly to maximize space, prevent damage, and ensure safety. One important tool that is necessary for safety is a dolly. A dolly will allow you to load heavy items quickly and safely. It is also important to create a wall when packing your storage container to allow space for moving about the container more easily. Although it may be tempting to just begin loading boxes, it is important to leave a walkway so you do not have to crawl over boxes as you pack. When you are loading a storage container, it is also important to distribute the weight evenly in the container. Avoid putting all of the heavy items in first so the back of the container isn’t drastically uneven compared to the front. Finally, in order to maximize space, be sure to place lighter boxes on top of heavier items and fill in the space between with lightweight items.