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Pack Like a Pro and Maximize Space in Your Mobile Storage Containers

Whether you’re moving to a new home, decluttering, or just need extra space for your belongings, mobile storage containers can help. From strategic organization techniques to clever packing hacks, we’ll show you how to optimize every inch of available space.

Say goodbye to the frustration of wasted space and hello to a neatly packed storage unit. Get ready to learn the secrets of efficient packing from the experts at Mobile Storage Solutions. We’ll help you transform the way you store your items and learn how to pack like a pro.

Benefits of Mobile Storage Containers

When it comes to moving or storing your belongings, portable storage containers provide a convenient and flexible solution. You can pack and load your items at your own pace. Whether you need temporary storage or a long-term solution, portable storage containers are a great option. Additionally, these containers are weather-resistant and secure, ensuring that your items are protected from the elements and potential theft.

Additionally, mobile storage containers are cost-effective. Instead of hiring professional movers, you can save money by packing and loading the containers yourself. This gives you more control over the entire process and eliminates the need to pay for additional services.

Moreover, portable storage containers can be delivered to your doorstep, eliminating the hassle of transporting your items to a storage facility. With all these benefits in mind, let’s explore how to make the most of the available space in these containers.

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Mobile Storage Containers: Make the Most of Your Space

We’ve gathered the following tips to help you maximize the space in your mobile storage container.

1. Understand the Dimensions of Your Container

Before you start packing, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the dimensions of the portable storage containers you’ll be using. Our portable storage unit is built with a standard size of 16 feet and offers a capacity of 900 cubic feet. With dimensions of 8 feet in width, 8 feet in height, and 16 feet in length, this container provides ample space to meet all your storage requirements.

The weight capacity is 10,000 lbs. You’ll be likely to run out of space before reaching the maximum weight limit. Designed to fit within a single parking space, this moving container can be conveniently stored on-site. Loading and unloading at ground level is hassle-free and won’t disrupt your daily activities.

2. Create a Plan for Organization and Accessibility

It’s important to make a plan so that items you use frequently are easily accessible. Place things like important documents, medications, or electronics near the front of your container.

List large furniture, fragile items, and uniquely shaped objects. Decide on their order of placement.

To inform your packing, ask yourself these questions:

  • Will I need to access these items on short notice?
  • Will certain items need to be loaded in a specific order?
  • How many heavy items do I have?
  • How much space will I need?
  • If moving, what is the layout of my new home?

3. Stock up on Supplies

No move ever goes exactly as planned, so be sure to gather extra supplies.

Here is a general list of items you may need.

  • Large, medium, and small packing boxes
  • Wardrobe boxes
  • Heavy duty boxes
  • Dish packs
  • Document boxes
  • Tape
  • Labels
  • Locks
  • Packing paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • Shrink wrap
  • Moving blankets
  • Mattress covers

4. Label for Easy Access

Proper labeling and inventory management are essential for easy access to your belongings, once they are in the portable storage units. Start by labeling each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. This will make it easier to locate specific items when you need them.

Create an inventory list of all the items you’ve packed and keep it in a safe place. This will serve as a reference when you need to find something specific. You can also take pictures of the contents of each box and attach them to your inventory list.

When loading the containers, keep a log of the order in which items are packed. This will help you remember where everything is located and prevent unnecessary searching. Additionally, consider creating a map indicating the general location of different items. This will save you time and effort when you need to locate something quickly.

5. Secure Your Belongings

When packing fragile items in portable storage containers, it’s important to take extra precautions to ensure their safety during transport. Start by wrapping each fragile item individually in bubble wrap or packing paper. Then, place them in appropriately sized boxes, filling any gaps with packing peanuts or crumpled paper to prevent shifting.

Label these boxes as “fragile” and avoid stacking heavy items on top of them. Instead, place them on top of sturdier items or towards the front of the container for easier access. Use clothing, towels, or blankets to provide additional cushioning and protection for delicate items.

To further secure fragile items, consider using dividers or inserts within boxes. This will help prevent things from bumping into each other and reduce the risk of damage during transit.

Lastly, ensure that you secure the contents of the container before closing and sealing it. Use packing tape to reinforce the boxes and prevent them from opening or shifting. This will help protect your fragile items and ensure they arrive at their destination undamaged.

6. Use Vertical Space and Packing Techniques for Stability

One of the most effective ways to maximize space in portable storage containers is by utilizing vertical space. Instead of just placing items horizontally, think vertically and stack boxes and items wherever possible. This will help free up floor space and make the most of the container’s height.

Start by placing the heaviest and sturdiest boxes at the bottom. These will provide a stable base for stacking. Then, gradually stack lighter and smaller boxes on top, making sure they are securely balanced. Be mindful of the weight distribution and avoid stacking items too high.

To further optimize space, consider investing in plastic or metal shelving units. These can be placed inside the container, allowing you to stack boxes and items vertically while maintaining stability. This is especially useful during long-term storage when you may need to access certain items. You can find them without having to unpack the entire container.

Another technique is to use wooden planks or pallets to create multiple layers within the container. By elevating boxes and items off the floor, you can create additional storage space underneath. This is particularly effective for storing items that are not frequently accessed.

To keep your treasures free from damage, our mobile storage units have multiple tie-down points. This feature will ensure the safety and stability of your belongings during transportation.


With a few variations, packing a portable storage container is very much like packing a traditional storage unit. With the above-suggested tips, your unit should be ready for safe transport to the storage facility, your new home, or your commercial business. If you have questions or need assistance, The Mobile Storage Solutions staff is always available to help.

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