Using a shipping container to move house is the cost effective, easy way to take the stress out of moving! Heck, everyone knows, moving house is a lot of work. After all, you are gathering all your worldly belongings, storing them into boxes and containers, and then unloading them in a new location across town, or across the country, whilst hoping nothing important gets destroyed or lost in the process.

Using a shipping container to move house can make the process a lot less hectic – and less expensive. You’ll save money by not hiring professional removalists and depending on their truck for moving your items. In fact, a lot of Australians are opting for some form of self-service when it comes to moving, causing the removalist industry to shrink.

You’ll also have the advantage of moving your things according to your schedule. When you don’t have to have everything ready for the removalists at a certain time, you take a lot of stress out of the moving equation.

Here’s how the process of hiring a shipping container for moving works so you know what to expect.

1. Hire a Used Shipping Container

The first step is the easiest. You can hire a used shipping container, one that is painted, cleaned and prepped, and suitable for moving your items. Constructed from pure steel, shipping containers are ultra durable. You won’t have to worry about harming your container when you pack it up. They are also one of the safest storage options you can use – you can pack at your leisure and then lock up your things in between packing sessions or until you are ready to move.

The best part – at Port Shipping Containers, you can hire a used shipping container for only $3.25 a day and be well on your way to using a Shipping Container to Move House

2. Using a Shipping Container to Move House and Pack Your Things

Once your shipping container is delivered to your current property, you can say your well on your way. Put your things into boxes – don’t forget to label each box to make for easier unpacking – and then place the boxes into the container.

Pack your heavy items, like your furniture, first and then load the smaller boxes. If moving everything into the shipping container is too much work, you can hire removalists to help you pack. You’ll still save a lot of money because you’re only hiring them for a small job.

If you aren’t sure if all your things will fit into a container, let us know. We can help you decide which size shipping container is right for your needs.

3. Your Shipping Container Is Transported for You

Almost done. Once your items are in your container, you can let us know. We’ll come to your house to pick up the container and then we’ll transport it to your new location, making sure your items are safe and undamaged inside. It’s that simple.

If you are moving house and need an affordable, flexible solution for moving your things, contact us today. We can help you plan your move and take the stress out of the moving process by getting you started with Using a Shipping Container to Move House

Pick up the phone and call the friendly team at Port Shipping Containers today. We’ve got the know-how to make your move stress free!