Between packing up, labeling boxes, cleaning your home, and all of the other components that are involved with moving, there is no reason that choosing the size of container you need should be complicated.

The size of container you need will mostly depend on the amount that you need to move or the size of your home. We have many different sizes of containers that can fit anything from the contents of a one-bedroom apartment or condo up to a 3-bedroom house. If your home is larger than three bedrooms, we have solutions available for you as well. Below are the two most in demand choices of home movers.

Our twenty-foot unit is the most popular size rented from Secure-Rite. A 20’ container will hold up to a 3-bedroom home and have enough room to store all of your furniture, boxes, and appliance, too. These storage containers measure 20’ long, 8’ wide, and 8.5’ tall. We can place them in your driveway, along the side of your house, or on the street, as well (we do recommend applying for a permit through the city for this option). Even if your home is not that large, we often do suggest this size to ensure that you have enough room for all of your belongings – say a 2-bedroom home or even a heavily furnished/decorated 1 bedroom plus den.

The next most popular size is our ten-foot unit. This is a great option if you have a smaller number of belongings to move – such as a bed, a couch, and boxes full of clothes, dishes, and other small household items. These units are 10’ long, 8’ wide, and 8.5’ tall. A ten-foot unit is the ideal option if you are moving from a one-bedroom apartment or condominium.

If neither of these options seem to suit your needs, we do have other solutions available. For homes with 4 bedrooms or more we recommend renting a second storage unit. An average four-bedroom home should fit in one 20’ container and one 10’ container. You may need two 20’ containers for larger homes, or if you have seasonal items and outdoor furniture to move as well.

Sometimes it is hard predicting which size of second container you will require, or if you will need a second container at all. We recommend starting with one container and once you have packed it ¾ of the way full, you will have a better idea of what you will need next. Just give us a call to book another container and we can usually have it delivered to you with just a couple days of notice.

There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the correct size of unit for your move. It may help to ask yourself the following questions to help you decide:

  • Will you be taking your appliances, such as a fridge or stove, with you?
  • Do you have outdoor items to bring along, such as patio furniture or a barbeque?
  • Are there contents in an outside shed, such as a lawnmower, that you have to pack?

Another great tip is to try and visualize if the belongings you are going to pack into the container will fit into a 10’x8’ or 20’x8’ space. If you are still not sure which size of storage container you will need for your upcoming home move, you can always call us at 1 (250) 861-3955 and we will gladly help you choose the right size.