Loading UBox Containers Efficiently: 10 Tips

Avid Movers Loading UBox

Moving Containers are a great way to save money on long-distance moves. It’s important to fit as much as possible and make sure that everything is secure. Following our 10 tips for loading UBox containers will ensure that you get the most bang for your buck.

LOADING UBOX CONTAINERS: 10 TIPS

  1. Load Tall Items First –

    If it’s too tall to fit through the door of the UBox, but not too tall to stand up inside, load it first. Once you get it through the door you can use the available space to stand it up.

  2. Distribute Weight Evenly –

    When loading UBox containers, try to get your two heaviest items into the front corners and strap them to the walls. Fill the gap with items of similar height. The next two heaviest items should get strapped to the walls in front of your first two heavy items.

  3. Try To Stack In Rows –

    Whenever possible, stack large items of similar sizes in neat rows across the UBox. When things line up nicely each row locks the previous row in, keeping everything tight, which is what loading UBox containers is all about.

  4. Use Straps To Keep It Tight –

    Securing your heavy items to the walls when loading UBox containers will promote a sturdy base upon which you can stack to the roof. You can also use straps across the pod to keep your rows tight all the way to the front.

  5. Fill The Gaps –

    It is very important to keep your load tight when loading UBox containers. Use narrow, sturdy items like suitcases to fill the large gaps and soft, squishy items like cushions and rugs to fill small gaps. Always use blankets or pads to avoid scratching.

  6. Choose Items Wisely –

    If an item is giving you trouble, set it aside until later. Many times an opportunity to place a pesky item will present itself when loading  UBox containers. Don’t waste time trying to make it happen, it will probably fit better later!

  7. Stack To The Roof –

    When you complete each row, fill your remaining vertical space before you block it in. If you kept your row to a similar height, boxes can be layered on top. This is also a good space to place chairs and other oddly shaped items.

  8. Keep It Moving –

    Challenge yourself to place items as quickly as possible. You will likely need to make a couple of adjustments along the way to get it perfect anyways. Try to notice early if your headed in the wrong direction, make some changes, and keep it moving.

  9. Stack Multiple Pods Simultaneously –

    If you have more than one UBox, it’s a good idea to build a base in each one with your large and heavy items. This will give you more options and prevent large items from being forgotten until it’s too late.

  10. Extra-Heavy Boxes –

    When stacking boxes, place extra heavy boxes on the floor or on a sturdy table. Try to put similar-sized, lighter boxes on top of heavy boxes. Go as high as you can when loading  UBox containers, but make sure that the bottom box isn’t being crushed.

Using our 10 tips for loading  UBox containers will help ensure a safe and successful move.

Avid Movers is a Sacramento’s favorite moving company . We provide an hourly UBox loading service for those who require help in the Greater Sacramento Area. Give us a call today at (916) 792-8999 or visit AvidMovers.com to check out our local moving services. You can tell everyone at your new house that you loaded it yourself!

Loading Storage Units 5 tips

avid movers loading storage units

Temporarily moving items into a storage facility is a great option. Following these 5 simple tips for loading storage units will help you get the most bang for your buck.

5 Tips For Loading Storage Units

  1. Consider Unit Access –

    Storage facilities vary so it’s important to find a unit that is easily accessible. Pulling your truck right up to your roll-up door is a huge advantage when loading storage units. Hallways and elevators can easily turn a one hour job into a three hour job. Absolutely avoid storage units on the second floor with no elevator access.

  2. Consider Unit Size –

    If your unit is too small, you’ve wasted your time. If it’s too big, your’re wasting your money. Always box everything up and be ready to move prior to selecting your unit size. Better yet, stack everything in the garage prior to moving day to get the best idea of what size to get.

  3. Stack to the Roof –

    Most storage units have a high ceiling. Use this to your advantage. Long items like couches can stand on end. Use sturdy items like dressers as a base. Look for opportunities to load storage units to the roof. Make sure each stack can support the weight of whats on top of it. You don’t want to return to your unit to find that a bottom-box collapsed!
  4. Move Things Around –

    Use the space outside of your storage unit. It’s a good idea to pull the light and unstable items out of the truck and set them aside until later. This gives you more options while loading storage units. An item that stumps you now will fit perfectly later. If you make a mistake, back up and fix it.

  5. Start Strong –

    Try to load the unit in rows starting in the back. The first items into the unit should build a solid foundation across the back wall. A little patience with your first row or two will pay off. You’ll be surprised by how many boxes, floor lamps, chairs, etc that you can fit on top of a washer/dryer, table. and a couple of dressers.

If loading storage units sounds daunting, you could always hire a reputable moving company like Avid Movers. We offer hourly rates. When you put the lock on your unit and drive away you will feel good knowing that your storage unit is packed to perfection. Visit us at avidmovers.com or call us at (916) 792-8999, we do this every day!

Loading PODS Efficiently: 10 Tips

Avid Movers Loading PODS

Moving Containers are a great way to save money on long-distance moves. It’s important to fit as much as possible and make sure that everything is secure. Following our 10 tips for loading PODS will ensure that you get the most bang for your buck.

LOADING PODS: 10 TIPS

  1. Load Tall Items First –

    If it’s too tall to fit through the door of the pod, but not too tall to stand up inside, load it first. Once you get it through the door you can use the available space to stand it up.

  2. Distribute Weight Evenly –

    When loading PODS, try to get your two heaviest items into the front corners and strap them to the walls. Fill the gap with items of similar height. The next two heaviest items should get strapped to the walls in front of your first two heavy items.

  3. Try To Stack In Rows –

    Whenever possible, stack large items of similar sizes in neat rows across the pod. When things line up nicely each row locks the previous row in, keeping everything tight, which is what loading PODS is all about.

  4. Use Straps To Keep It Tight –

    Securing your heavy items to the walls when loading pods will promote a sturdy base upon which you can stack to the roof. You can also use straps across the pod to keep your rows tight all the way to the front.

  5. Fill The Gaps –

    It is very important to keep your load tight when loading pods. Use narrow, sturdy items like suitcases to fill the large gaps and soft, squishy items like cushions and rugs to fill small gaps. Always use blankets or pads to avoid scratching.

  6. Choose Items Wisely –

    If an item is giving you trouble, set it aside until later. Many times an opportunity to place a pesky item will present itself when loading PODS. Don’t waste time trying to make it happen, it will probably fit better later!

  7. Stack To The Roof –

    When you complete each row, fill your remaining vertical space before you block it in. If you kept your row to a similar height, boxes can be layered on top. This is also a good space to place chairs and other oddly shaped items.

  8. Keep It Moving –

    Challenge yourself to place items as quickly as possible. You will likely need to make a couple of adjustments along the way to get it perfect anyways. Try to notice early if your headed in the wrong direction, make some changes, and keep it moving.

  9. Stack Multiple Pods Simultaneously –

    If you have more than one POD, it’s a good idea to build a base in each one with your large and heavy items. This will give you more options and prevent large items from being forgotten until it’s too late.

  10. Extra-Heavy Boxes –

    When stacking boxes, place extra heavy boxes on the floor or on a sturdy table. Try to put similar-sized, lighter boxes on top of heavy boxes. Go as high as you can when loading PODS, but make sure that the bottom box isn’t being crushed.

Using our 10 tips for loading PODS will help ensure a safe and successful move.

Avid Movers is a Sacramento’s favorite moving company . We provide an hourly Pod loading service for those who require help in the Greater Sacramento Area. Give us a call today at (916) 792-8999 or visit AvidMovers.com to check out our local moving services. You can tell everyone at your new house that you loaded it yourself!