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Portable Storage Containers: Why MI-BOX® is Better Than a Steel Box

Posted on Oct 07, 2014

MI-BOX Kelowna Portable Storage Container

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Kelowna portable storage containers are becoming part of the way people move because they make the once arduous and stressful task of moving so much easier, but did you know you have a choice of containers to protect your belongings?

Here in Kelowna, you can choose from standard, full steel boxes or the innovative new MI-BOX® portable storage containers. So, what’s the difference between a plain steel box and a MI-BOX®?

Regular steel boxes were originally used as cargo containers for shipping across the sea. If you’ve ever looked inside one, you’ll know they’re just like their name: big steel boxes.

The MI-BOX® , on the other hand, was designed for moving your most precious belongings.


Why the MI-BOX® is better than a plain steel box:


Our MI-BOX® Kelowna portable storage containers are half the weight of steel containers that can weigh up to 5,000 pounds and sink into your concrete. The MI-BOX, made with Duraplate® that creates a plastic core between sheets of steel, is lightweight and gentle on your driveway.

Plus, our professional drivers use a level lift to set the MI-BOX® down gently and evenly, rather than sliding it on your driveway and leaving marks as a full steel box does. 


The MI-BOX® was made with your belongings in mind. That’s why we use wood floors, not metal, to keep your most treasured things off the ground. Our containers also feature ventilation to help prevent condensation so your items won’t get wet and mouldy.

In fact, they’re 100 per cent weatherproof. So, think of a MI-BOX® as more of a room in your house rather than some steel box headed for sea.


Unlike steel shipping containers, the MI-BOX® features a roll-up door that’s easy for everyone at your house to use. Plus, rolling up your door allows air to come in and help prevent condensation as well.


Do you need extra storage for business items? The MI-BOX® is a trusted way to safely and conveniently store items you staff needs easy access to.


When you’re looking for Kelowna mobile storage containers, contact the experts at Space Centre Self Storage. The Space Centre’s team is here to help you find the best storage solution for your needs, from storage boxes and RV and boat storage to commercial lease spaces with access to a forklift and load docks.


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