Basics of Using U-Box® Portable Moving & Storage Containers

Mar 30, 2017

Basics for U-Box Containers

U-Box® portable moving & storage containers are great options for anyone moving, storing or looking to travel abroad. A U-Box® container gives you the option to have someone else drive your belongings to your new home or have the benefit of on-site storage while you renovate. U-Box® containers offer so many convenient options. Below are the basics of using U-Box® containers.

What are U-Box® Portable Moving & Storage Containers?

U-Box® portable containers can store and/or move your belongings. You have the ability to pack your items and then ship them to a destination of your choosing. The containers are made of pressure treated plywood providing a stable and chemical free environment for your things. U-Box® containers breathe better than steel containers, reducing the chance of mildew or mold. They also come with a durable, weather resistant cover to protect your items from the elements.

Why Use U-Box® Containers?

U-Box® containers provide a convenient, flexible and secure way to move or store your items.

Convenient: There are multiple options available to you. You can pick up the container, load/unload at a U-Haul location or, the most convenient option, have the container dropped off at your door. You can also add Moving Help Providers® to pack or unpack the U-Box® container.

Flexible: Use as many containers as you need to fit your belongings. You pick the destination, shipment date, and delivery method. You also keep the container as long as you need and store as long as you would like.

Secure: Containers are sealed and locked. The trucks that carry the container have gentle suspension for safe shipping. When in storage they are kept at a secure neighborhood U-Haul location.

Popular Uses

Long Distance Moves: When you use U-Box® portable containers you can have your belongings shipped to you. This makes moving long distances easy as you can travel lightly. You can even have your items shipped to Alaska or an island in Hawaii. U-Box® containers even offer inter-island moves.

Home Renovations: No need to live in clutter when you are renovating. Secure your items or building materials in a U-Box® container. This helps avoid damage to your things. Once loaded you can keep the container at your home or store it at a neighborhood U-Haul location.

College Students: U-Box® containers make for an easy college move. Load your container and have your items shipped to your school or back home for Summer break. You can even store your things close to your school between semesters.

Emergency Moves: Sometimes a family emergency comes up that causes you to move right away or get to the family. Use a U-Box® container and have your items shipped to you. You can catch a flight and be where you need to be quick!

How Much Does the Container Fit?

Each container fits about a room and a half of household items. It is also sturdy enough to hold up to 2000 pounds. The basic rule of thumb is, if you can get it into your home, you can get it into a U-Box® container.

How Does it Work?

These four steps show how easy it is to use U-Box® containers.

Step 1: Choose how many boxes you need for your belongings. When in doubt, order more boxes. You only get charged for the ones you use.

Step 2: Decide when you need your belongings. If you do not need your items right away they can be stored in a secure warehouse.

Step 3: The containers are delivered to you and then picked up when you are ready. If preferred, you can use the U-Box® container trailer to tow the container home or pack it at a U-Haul location.

Step 4: Store your container at a secure warehouse or ship it anywhere in the world. If shipped, you will be notified when it is in transit and when it arrives at its destination.

Delivery Options

There are three delivery methods you can use for U-Box® portable moving & storage containers. Choose the option best for you based on your needs and capability. Add Moving Help® to any delivery method to get professional help packing and unpacking your container.

This is the most convenient option. With this option, you can have the container delivered to your door, keep them as long as you need and then arrange for a pickup when you are ready.

This is a dream come true for all those that love a DIY project. With this option, you come to pick up your container with a specially designed U-Box® container trailer. When you finish packing your container you can bring it back to be stored or shipped to the final location.

Access at a U-Haul Location
This is the most cost-effective option. With this option, you can avoid all delivery fees. You can bring your belongings to a U-Haul location and load them into a U-Box® container. Then you can either store the container or have it shipped where you would like.

With this many options, there is no limit to how U-Box® Containers can help you move or store your things. Use them for your next trip abroad, your next move or the next time you need to store/ship your items.

What questions do you have about using a U-Box® portable moving & storage container to move or store your thing? Ask them in the comments.


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