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Home2Are you planning on using a shipping container in Charlotte NC to move your items to your new home? Are you looking for a container that can be used for storage as you plan for an additional space in your new home? Storage containers have become quite common in recent years.

If you’ve decided to use one in order to accommodate your move, choosing a suitable size should be your topmost consideration. Finding a size that is suitable for your needs will also help you to cut down on moving costs. We’ll help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect fit.

Know how much you want to move

Always have an idea of how much you have to move or store in a shipping container before you start shopping for one. If you are looking for a container to store items that fit an apartment one 20’ container is likely to be enough. A two or three bedroom house may require 3 moving containers depending on the number of items you have in each room.

Know the standard shipping container sizes

The 20’ and 40’ standard containers are the most common. The 20’ standard container is the size of a standard garage and the 40’ is twice as big. If the items you need to put away for storage would fit in your small garage then the 20’ standard container would be most ideal. But you need to confirm with the shipping company first.

Know what material the container is made from

The material of the container will also determine how much weight it is able to withstand. Most shipping containers are made from steel which is able to hold items as heavy as 5000 pounds. If your moving container is made using plastic or construction grade wood then you might not be able to carry items that are heavy even if it’s big in size.

Find a reliable supplier

Be extra cautious when buying or renting shipping containers in Charlotte NC. Choose a supplier who you can trust to deliver a quality container and also make any modifications you need to make the storage space fit for your needs.

Shipping containers can be modified to store sensitive items like electronics and paperwork without exposing them to any form of damage. If you are looking for a storage container to keep your items when moving, consider accessibility especially if you’ll need to get some items on a regular basis.

Get in touch with us here at All States Containers for all your Charlotte NC storage container needs. Call (704) 802-7700 today!