What Size Moving Container Do I Need?
All the information you need to decide what size BigSteelBox you'll need to move your home.
This size container your need depends on a couple of factors:
1) The amount of space you have to place the container on your property.
2) The number and size of items you'll need to pack. The best way to estimate this is by looking at the number of bedrooms in your current home.
The moving and storage experts at your BigSteelBox Store will be happy to help you choose the exact size moving container you will need, but below is some quick information to help you in advance.
|Home Size||Moving Container Size Needed|
|1 Bedroom Home||10' BigSteelBox|
|2 Bedroom Home||20' BigSteelBox|
|3 Bedroom Home||20' BigSteelBox|
|4 Bedroom Home||20' and 10' BigSteelBoxes|
|5 Bedroom Home||20' and 20' BigSteelBoxes|
|6 Bedroom Home||20' and 20' BigSteelBoxes|
This size storage container is great if you just need a little storage. It's great if you’re looking for an extra tool shed or space to store some seasonal gear that is taking up too much room in your garage. An 8-foot shipping container is ideal if you don’t have a lot of room on your property, as it won’t take up too much space in your driveway or yard.
Width: 7’ 2” Height: 7’ 6” Length: 8’ Weight: 1,870 lbs
The 10’ BigSteelBox is used by customers moving to or from a smaller living space, like a condo or apartment. You can usually fit the contents of a moderately furnished 1-bedroom home in the 10-foot shipping container. This size is also great for a smaller-scale move because many condo and apartment buildings will only have space for, or allow a moving container of this size on the premises while you’re packing.
A 10-foot shipping container is also a great size for a storage shed on your property or for use during a home renovation. Shelving can be added to any size container, which makes it even easier to store and access tools, equipment, household items, boxes and supplies.
Width: 8’ Height: 8’ 6” Length: 10’ Weight: 2,870 lbs
This is our most commonly used size container for residential moving and storage. The contents of a moderately furnished 2-3 bedroom home will usually fit into a 20-foot BigSteelBox. If you have a fully furnished 4-6 bedroom home, you will probably need two 20-foot containers.
This size container is also perfect during a home renovation if you need to store your furniture and other household items while your home is under construction. This size moving container will fit in most single and double driveways.
Width: 8’ Height: 8’ 6” Length: 20’ Weight: 4,800 lbs
Need a Bigger BigSteelBox?
If you have enough room on your property to accommodate a larger shipping container, and want to buy or rent a 40' BigSteelBox, we have that size available too. Please note, however, that a loaded 40' container cannot be moved. So, if you'll need your loaded container moved to a new location and cannot fit everything into one 20' Box, then renting two 20' containers is the best option for you. Contact your nearest BigSteelBox Store or click here for information on larger shipping container size options.