Mobile Container Storage Tips

These few tips on how to pack your mobile container effectively can come in handy:

In order to protect your items from being damaged due to water entering the container, use a plastic sheet, tarps or plywood to seal around the sides and bottom of the container.

When packing your items in the container, do your best to distribute the weight evenly on all sides.

Pack the container according to the weight of your items; start by placing the heavier items on the bottom, and continue with the lighter items on top of them.

To protect your items from being scratched or damaged in any way, place blankets, bubble packing and paper pads in-between them.

Fill up all the boxes and make sure you close them all securely.

In order to prevent the items from shifting inside the container and breaking as a result, do your best to pack the items as densely as possible.

So that the door does not shut unexpectedly, use a heavy door-stopper or get someone to hold the door open.

It is advisable to pack heavy items (books for example) in smaller boxes rather than big ones to make it easier to take them in and out of the container.

Large boxes are best for packing lighter items; this way you can move many items in a single box.

When you are not using your mobile container, you should keep it locked with a strong commercial grade padlock to ensure it is secure.

As you pack your items, prepare an inventory list in order to keep track of them.

Here are a few more packing tips regarding specific items:
Mattresses: Place your mattresses and box springs along the side of your container and shield them with protective bags.

Mirrors and Pictures: Wrap your mirrors and pictures with bubble packing to protect them from damage. Do not lay them flat as this could increase the chances of breakage. It is wise to put them next to your mattresses or alongside your mobile unit for protection

. Appliances: Some appliances are quite heavy, therefore may prove to be quite a packing challenge. Many are also very expensive and should undergo a thorough cleaning to remove any dirt from them before being stored. It is important to make sure that the appliances are completely dry before being packed and stored, in order to avoid the formation of mildew on them. Pack lightweight items inside the appliances carefully so that they are not hard to find when needed again, and secure any moving parts (doors, etc.) with strong industrial tape.

Clothing: Wardrobe boxes are recommended for storing clothing. They have metal bars on which you can hang your clothes and keep them in a similar position to that of being in a closet. Your shoes, bags and other smaller items can be placed at the bottom of the box.