With so many container companies to choose from, you could spend all day googling and reading reviews to find the best option. Don’t.
We’ve done that research for you—here’s what you need to know about container sizing from our top five moving container companies.
U-Box’s wood containers are perfect for college kids, apartment dwellers, and anyone moving IKEA furniture. (They’re not ideal for high-end furnishings and antique goods thanks to their less sturdy construction.)
We’ve found U-Box to be among the most affordable moving container options.
A flexible pay-for-what-you-use policy makes U-Pack a winner if you’re not sure how much space your belongings will take up. The company offers small moving containers (ReloCubes) as well as trailer space, so they can handle any size load.
(Note: U-Pack doesn’t do local moves.)
Learn more about U-Pack’s moving containers in our full U-Pack review.
SMARTBOX isn’t available in every state, but it is a favorite of budget-conscious customers thanks to its price-matching policies.
Each container holds just one room of furniture—and SMARTBOX can deliver up to eight containers at one time.
One thing we don’t love? SMARTBOX requires a lot of personal information before providing a quote.
Want more details about SMARTBOX? Read our full review.
Portable On Demand Storage (often called PODS) is a well-known name in the moving container industry. The company offers three different container sizes to fit everything for your local or long-distance move.
They’re larger than other cube-style containers, which means you can load your belongings in one space instead of splitting things up.
PODS has an online quote form, but once you’ve provided your information you still have to call to finalize your quote.
Learn more about what PODS has to offer in our full review.
You can trust that your goods are safe during transit with 1-800-PACK-RAT’s strong, steel containers. We also like that every quote includes 30 days of storage.
While 1-800-PACK-RAT offers discounts and promo codes online, obtaining a quote isn’t simple. You must provide your pickup and delivery locations, phone number, and email to receive an estimate of any kind.
Even then, final estimates require a phone call or email to the company. One perk: if you lock in your moving dates with 1-800-PACK-RAT, it also locks in your price. So you’ll never have to worry about paying more than expected.
Interested in 1-800-PACK RAT? Learn more about the company’s services in our full review.