Six Tips For Making a Move With a Portable Moving and Storage Container

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United Mayflower Container Services offers six tips for moving with a portable moving container during the last week of June -- the busiest moving week of the year.

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“More people are turning to containers for their move, because it allows them to take as much time as they need to pack and load their things,” -Tom McCormick, President of UMC.

The last week in June is the busiest moving week of the year, and according to United Mayflower Container Services (UMC), an emerging leader in portable moving containers, an increasing number of the 15 million American households that move each year are using portable containers like United Mayflower Containers or PODS for their moves.

“More people are turning to containers for their move, because it allows them to take as much time as they need to pack and load their things,” said Tom McCormick, president of UMC. “They also know the exact day when their things will be delivered, and using a container is safer and easier than driving an unfamiliar rental truck.”

For those that are moving with a portable moving container, UMC offers the following tips:
Less is more- Decide which items you want to keep, which to donate and which to move. This is a great time to get rid of any items that you don’t use anymore or that don’t have a place in your new home.

Leave Plenty of Time For Packing
Packing always takes a little longer than you expect. A good rule is to leave one or two whole days to pack each room of your home.

Choose a Quality Moving Container
Look at moving containers from several different companies before you choose one. Ask how much each container holds, if it is reinforced with steel and if it has tie down rings and smooth walls. Not all moving containers are created equally. Compare UMC and PODS ®, and you will notice a number of differences. The container you choose will be holding all of your worldly processions; you want to make the right choice.

Carefully Review Your Pricing Options
When you get quotes from different moving container companies, make sure that everything is included in the quote. Some companies will give you the entire cost of the move upfront, while others will tack on charges at the end.

Properly Load the Container
Once you are packed and ready to load, make sure you are loading your container in a way that will keep your goods secure during the move. The heaviest items go on the bottom, and everything should be packed tightly to prevent movement as the container is transported to your new home. UMC offers a step-by-step moving container packing tips video to help you load your container the right way.

Ask For Help When You Need It
If you have very delicate items that you would like professionally packed or heavy items that you’d prefer not to lift and load yourself, call on the experts. Some companies offer services to help you pack and load the items you’d rather not handle yourself.

About United Mayflower Container Services
United Mayflower Container Services is an emerging leader in the portable storage container industry. It provides local and long-distance moving and storage services in more than 50 of the largest markets in the United States. Services are delivered through a nationwide-network of dealers with extensive experience in the moving industry. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., United Mayflower Container Services is a subsidiary of UniGroup, a leader in the transportation industry and parent company to Mayflower Transit and United Van Lines. For more information about Untied Mayflower Container Services, visit

PODS® is a registered trademark for PODS Enterprises, Inc. United Mayflower Container Services is not sponsored by or affiliated with PODS Enterprises.


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