Why You Should Rent a Storage Container for Your Winter Move
Jan 2024

Why You Should Rent a Storage Container for Your Winter Move

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Moving is usually quite challenging and stressful, as there is always a seemingly endless list of things to get done within a limited amount of time. 

However, if you have to move during the winter, this already strenuous process can become even more difficult to manage for several reasons, including the ice and snow-covered streets and bitterly cold temperatures. 

With fewer daylight hours to work with, it will also feel like you have less time to get everything done, as it will be difficult to pack, load, and unload your belongings in a safe manner once the sun sets. 

For all of these reasons, it is necessary to exercise extra caution during a winter move and to plan the various stages of your move strategically so that you can avoid having your plans ruined by a snowstorm.

Although moving during the winter is sometimes unavoidable, it does require quite a bit of extra preparation, so make sure you keep that in mind as your moving time approaches.

What are the benefits of using a storage container for a winter move?

When you know you are going to have to manage the significant challenge of moving during the winter, you should make every possible effort to set yourself up for a successful move by taking extra measures. One great way to do so is by renting a storage container.

Whether you are moving to a new neighbourhood or a new city, having a storage container to use will come with a number of great advantages. The following are some of the main ways that you can benefit from a storage container during a winter move:

1. Convenient and flexible storage

A portable storage container can be delivered directly to your home for easy access. This will make it possible to pack and load your belongings at a pace that works for you. 

Once everything is all packed inside, you can have the container picked up and transferred to your new home where it will also be convenient to unpack.

Such convenience and flexibility can be especially helpful when you have to deal with unpredictable winter weather and storms, as you can easily work around them.

2.Easy loading and unloading

Since portable storage containers are generally designed to be loaded and unloaded at the ground level, these processes are significantly easier and less physically demanding than having to load and unload items from a traditional moving truck. 

As your mobility will already be hampered by your winter clothing, loading and unloading things in this way will make the process much safer for you and your belongings by limiting the potential for accidents. 

If you need extra time to load or unload your storage container because of the limited daylight hours, you also have that freedom.

3. Resistance to extreme weather

Mobile storage containers are typically made out of incredibly durable steel. They are designed in this way so that they can withstand even the most extreme weather conditions and environments.

This is yet another reason why such storage containers are a suitable solution during a winter move. They will protect your things from elements like snow and ice, preventing the damage that such conditions could otherwise cause. 

The tight seals of these containers are also resistant to leaking. Thus, if you are moving towards the end of winter and snow that has accumulated on top of your container is beginning to melt, you still will not have to worry about moisture getting inside and ruining your things.

4. Stage your home with ease

While the specific complexities of moving are one of the obstacles you will be faced with, you may also have to worry about selling your current house, which can be a major challenge. 

During this process, you will likely want to stage your house to make it more attractive to potential buyers. This means you will need to declutter and remove most of your personal items to make the house appear larger and more appealing. 

A portable storage container is incredibly helpful during this process, as it will give you a place to store any excess furniture and personal items that you need to get out of the house.

5. Avoid having to drive

If you live somewhere that is hit hard with snow and ice during the winter, you know that one of the worst parts of this season is having to drive on roads that are often unsafe due to slippery conditions and minimized visibility. Add the complexity of driving a large new vehicle (the moving truck), and this could be a recipe for disaster. 

However, if you rent a portable storage container instead, you will not have to worry about dealing with such heightened risks because the storage company you rent the container from will do the driving for you and transport the container to your new home.

How Sigma Container Corporation Can Help You Find a Storage Container for Your Winter Move

If you want to take advantage of all of the benefits outlined above (and more) as you move this winter, and you are looking for container rentals in Ontario, Sigma Container Corporation can help. 

We have one of Ontario’s fastest growing rental fleets, with plenty of storage containers of different types and sizes available to rent so that you have somewhere to store your belongings during your move.

Our storage units are all strong and durable, and feature padlocks and pad-locked boxes for enhanced security, as well as weatherproof vents to prevent the buildup of condensation.

We offer flexible month-to-month rental agreements so that you have the flexibility to use our storage containers for as long as needed. Once you select the container you want, we will deliver it directly to you within 2-5 business days, making the entire process hassle-free.

If you eventually decide you want a more permanent storage solution, we also have competitive rent-to-own options that could make that feasible. 

For more information about our container rentals in Ontario, or to learn more about the different sizes and types of storage containers we have to offer, call Sigma Container Corporation at 855-340-3342 or contact us here.