How does using a moving container compare to other moving options?

We invite you to compare us to other moving services because we want you to make the decision that's best for you. Read on to learn how our service is different from other Canadian moving companies.

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Compare BigSteelBox to Full Service Movers & Rental Trucks

When choosing between a moving container service like ours and other moving options, your decision will likely come down to your personal moving needs and preferences, budget and timelines. Here are a few things to consider:

Man loading a moving container in driveway - BigSteelBoxHow much time will you need?
If you’re ok with doing the packing/loading and unloading/unpacking yourself, then using a moving container like BigSteelBox or a rental truck will work well for you. However, if you want more than 1 or 2 days to complete your move, then our service is the better choice because the cost already includes 1 month’s rent of your BigSteelBox.

Is price important to you?
Full service movers provide labour and packing services, so it’s more expensive. If you’re price-sensitive and looking for a DIY option, then your choice will be between moving container and a rental truck.

Will you need storage in between homes?
One of the biggest advantages to using a BigSteelBox over traditional movers and rental trucks is your ability to add storage in between homes at any time. It’s a moving and storage solution all in one!

bigsteelbox Created with Sketch. Full Service Movers Moving Rental Truck
Extra time to pack and unpack at your own pace
Storage in between homes without unpacking into a storage locker
Weather proof, water resistant, and rodent free
No one else has access to your stuff because you keep the key
You look after your belongings because you load and unload yourself
No hidden costs for overtime, overweight or incidentals
Labour to help with the loading and unloading
bigsteelbox Created with Sketch. Full Service Movers Moving Rental Truck
Extra time to pack and unpack at your own pace
Storage in between homes without unpacking into a storage locker
Weather proof, water resistant, and rodent free
No one else has access to your stuff because you keep the key
You look after your belongings because you load and unload yourself
No hidden costs for overtime, overweight or incidentals
Labour to help with the loading and unloading

Compare BigSteelBox to other Moving Container Companies

If you’re already sold on using a moving container, smart choice! But, it’s important to know that not all container moving companies are equal.

Comparison of Pods vs BigSteelBox container dimensionsHow important is security and weather-resistance?
The two biggest differences between BigSteelBox and other aluminum-sided moving container options are size/weight capacity and security.

A BigSteelBox is a shipping container, so it’s wind, water and rodent-proof and comes with a Lock Box to protect your padlock, and it won’t bend or shift under the weight of its contents.

How much space will you need and what will it weigh?
A 20′ BigSteelBox offers significantly more cubic feet of space (44% more to be precise) than our closest competitors PODS® and Cubeit®. A 20′ BigSteelBox can also carry more than TWICE the weight (10,000 lbs vs. 4,200 lbs) of their 16′ container options.

So, if you choose a company like PODS or Cubeit, chances are good that you’ll need more than one container, which will dramatically increase the cost.

bigsteelbox Created with Sketch. PODS CUBEIT
All steel construction for extra security
Wind, water, and rodent-proof
Moving services to over 50 cities across Canada
Heavy duty, all steel swing-out doors
Completely sealed, with two-sided rubber gaskets on either side of doors
Total storage space using internal dimensions (20’ BigSteelBox vs. 16’ PODS/Cubeit) 1,172 cubic ft 814 cubic ft 814 cubic ft
Load Capacity (20' BigSteelBox vs. 16' PODS/Cubeit) 10,000 lbs 4,200 lbs 4,750 lbs
bigsteelbox Created with Sketch. PODS CUBEIT
All steel construction for extra security
Wind, water, and rodent-proof
Moving services to over 50 cities across Canada
Heavy duty, all steel swing-out doors
Completely sealed, with two-sided rubber gaskets on either side of doors
Total storage space using internal dimensions (20’ BigSteelBox vs. 16’ PODS/Cubeit) 1,172 cubic ft 814 cubic ft 814 cubic ft
Load Capacity (20' BigSteelBox vs. 16' PODS/Cubeit) 10,000 lbs 4,200 lbs 4,750 lbs

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