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WHAT DO YOU NEED HELP WITH?

WILL THE CONTAINER FIT AT MY HOME?

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WHAT DO I NEED TO PACK MY CONTAINER?

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HOW SHOULD I PACK MY CONTAINER?

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Will the container fit at my home?

20 ft container 48 inches off the ground

A 20 foot container is large and you’ll need to have a safe legal spot for us to park it. We are not able to drop it in an unsafe location or where it may be ticketed or towed without your signing of a waiver. You will need to be sure the place you direct us to park it on the street, is legal, safe and allowed to be there overnight. If you’d like we can provide the waiver that will allow us to drop in your driveway.

The containers are also 48 inches off the ground, this will require you to have a loading ramp that can reach or be able to manually lift all items 48 inches off the ground and into the container. Below are some resources for you to find ramps or DIY solutions.
You can find loading ramps for rent at:

United Rentals

or

Sunbelt Rentals

What do I need to pack my container?

You can purchase professional quality packing materials at Home Depot or at a local storage facility. You’ll need strong boxes, high quality moving bubble wrap, thick blankets or professional packing wraps.

Moving is hard work and we definitely suggest asking friends and family for help. Particularly for your larger items.

When packing boxes if there is any unused or unfilled space in the box we recommend filling it with tissue paper, newspaper or some other soft material. This will ensure the contents do not shift during shipping.

Wrap all of your furniture and non-boxed items thoroughly before placing into the container. It is inevitable that your belongings will shift during the move and wrapping your things well is the only way to protect against serious damage.

How should I pack my container?

When packing your container please keep in mind that the heaviest items should be on the bottom of any stacks and the lightest items should be at the top of the rows you are creating. Tightly packing the container left to right and front to back is important. You do not need to pack the container to the ceiling if you don’t need the space. Load your bulkiest items first (washing machines, bookshelves, couches, etc…) and fill in space with boxes. If you do not have enough items to fill the container front to back we’d suggest securing with high-quality ties at the point you stop being able to fill.

Below are some links to videos that may help you with how to wrap and pack your container further.

Packing
Wrapping
Loading Container
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HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

Email us at help@movemyself.com