Many people choose to buy their own shipping containers for house moves. In this way, you are in control of the timing, and you will own the shipping container to use as additional storage or other purposes at your new property.
The most important aspect to consider when choosing this option is the transport and delivery of the full container.
Here we try to explain the main things you need to consider:
Loaded 20ft containers can normally be picked-up by most moving companies, and are easy to transport on shorter distances.
These would normally be transported on "roll-off/ tilt-bed trailers". Some of the companies offering this service do have restrictions on how far they will travel with these trucks, so plan well in advance.
Loaded 40ft containers are more difficult to handle due to the extra length and weight. As a consequence, most ground level transportation companies are not able to pick-up and move 40ft loaded containers. In the case of moving 40ft containers, there are two options.
If the reason for buying the container is mainly to use it at your new property, it’s also a possibility to have it delivered straight to your new property (empty) and book a moving company to do the actual move of your household goods. You can find your container here: Buy containers at Boxhub