How to Make the Most of a MI-BOX® Container When You Move

Posted on April 06, 2016

Last-minute moving storage container

A little preplanning will help you get the most out of your MI-BOX® mobile storage container when moving.

MI-BOX® mobile storage containers are designed to make moving your belongings as convenient as possible. We understand that moving into a new home is a challenge, no matter what situation you find yourself in. Anything you can do to make it easier is a bonus.

When you rent a portable moving container, we want you to make the most of it so that you receive the best value for your hard-earned dollar. With that in mind, here are some tips to make the process go smoothly.


Order Your MI-BOX® Well in Advance

In our experience, moving day has a habit of creeping up on homeowners. Even if you have it earmarked on your calendar, or you placed a reminder on your phone, the big day will be there before you know it.

By ordering your mobile container well ahead of time, you can:

  • Pack at your own pace
  • Plan your move more effectively
  • Avoid a mad scramble on moving day

Plus, if you need a reminder that you’re supposed to be packing, you’ll get one every time you come home and see the sizeable storage container parked on your driveway!


Gather All of the Moving Supplies You’ll Need

Sometimes, finding the motivation to pack can be elusive. When you do get the inspiration to begin filling your moving boxes, you want to make sure you have the supplies you need to do it right. This includes:

  • Packaging
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Moving blankets
  • Packing tape

You might also want to collect packing boxes for specialty items like:

  • Mirrors
  • Pictures and artwork
  • Wardrobes
  • Dishware
  • Wine bottles


Pack Your MI-BOX® Effectively

A MI-BOX® container measures seven feet by eight feet by 16 feet. That’s nearly 900 cubic feet of storage space! The more efficiently you pack, the more you can fit in it. This could eliminate the need to order multiple storage containers, which will save you money and streamline the moving process.

And by being diligent when loading your container, your possessions will be a lot less likely to be damaged when you’re moving. For more on this, read our post: Kelowna Self Storage Tips: How to Pack Your Belongings Effectively.


Take Your Time Unloading

In addition to packing at your own pace, portable storage containers also allow you to unpack at your leisure. In fact, if your moving and possession dates don’t line up, you can arrange to delay the delivery of your MI-BOX® to your new home until you’re ready to move in.

This can save a lot of unnecessary stress, as you won’t feel rushed to get everything done in a single day.


Want to learn more about what MI-BOX® can do for you? Read our post: 4 Great Uses for Kelowna Portable Storage Containers.

Are you looking for a stress-free, cost-effective way to move? Talk to our friendly staff at Space Centre Storage to learn about the convenience of MI-BOX® portable storage containers.

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