Tips For Packing Your Storage Unit Or Mobile Storage Container

Badger Box is the perfect solution for your moving and storage needs.  With the delivery of our portable storage units straight to your home and ground level loading, moving has never been easier. Pack at your own pace at a time that is convenient for you with our cost-effective monthly rentals. We can move your Badger Box directly to your new residence or bring it back to our site for secure storage for as long as you need. There is no additional cost to store at the Badger Box site other than the two additional moves required (loaded move to the lot and loaded move to a new home). If you need assistance packing your Badger Box we can provide great local recommendations to make things easier. For packing on your own, here are some helpful tips for ensuring a smooth and stress-free move:

Recommended Supplies




Stretch Wrap

Bubble Wrap

Mattress Cover

Moving Blankets

Rope or Tie Down Straps

Disk Lock

Tips for Packing

Utilizing boxes will help protect your belongings and make it easier to pack your unit by using uniform shape containers. Wrap breakable items with bubble wrap and utilize packing paper if needed. Fill boxes completely to avoid shifting. Be sure to label your boxes so you can easily determine where things need to go when unloading.

Boxes should be packed in the unit with the heaviest boxes on the bottom and lightest on top.

Utilize all space within the unit the tighter things are packed the less chance of any shifting occurring while in transit.

If things are unable to be packed snug in the unit utilize the tie-down hooks located throughout the unit to secure belongings. Utilize rope or tie-down straps for this.

Place large heavy furniture items or appliances in the storage unit first to form a base. Where possible evenly distribute the weight throughout the storage unit. This will make things easier on the Badger Box delivery specialists to load and unload your portable storage unit safely from the truck.

Tips for Protection

Where possible disassemble furniture before loading. This will make things lighter for moving as well as help to prevent any damage in transit. Be sure to keep track of any disassembled pieces and hardware.

Be sure to remove light bulbs and lampshades from lamps and pack separately to protect during transit.

Bubble wrap, cardboard, and moving blankets should be utilized on glass items such as mirrors and pictures for protection. Utilizing stretch wrap or tape can help keep these protective items in place.

Use moving blankets and tape to protect door frames and banisters in your home.

Wrap wood furniture with moving blankets and stretch wrap.

Use mattress covers for your mattresses.

Utilize a disk lock to secure your portable storage unit. We offer these for sale and can bring with us on delivery!

Whether you are in the Wilmington area like Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Ogden, Hampstead or even Oak Island or further, we have great local recommendations that can help you with your mobile storage unit packing needs to make things easier!

Contact Badger Box Mobile Storage to learn how we might be able to help you with your moving or self storage needs!

  • This was hands-down the easiest moving experience! With 3 small children we needed an option that would allow us to stow at our own pace and without countless trips to a storage unit... and Badger Box delivered. The box was clean, secure and was delivered to the new house without a single item shifting in transit. Steven and Chris were both incredible to work with --- bottom line - we highly recommend!

  • Chris, Stephen and crew were absolutely amazing to work with! Wonderful with communication. They made my moving a million times easier without having to worry about my belongings until I got in to my new spot! Would highly recommend over and over again.

  • These guys are amazing. This was the perfect solution for my move! Chris, Steven and all the folks at Badger Box Wilmington went above and beyond to meet my moving needs! I used four pods and moved from a large historic home. The boxes were clean and the guys made sure they were level. Watching them deliver or pick up a box is fascinating. I hope I never move again, but if I do, I know who I will be calling! Thank you guys, you are lifesavers in more ways than one! ♥️

  • There is a reason people rate this business so high- because they really do show off the best qualities of local small business! The customer service is more like dealing with a friend and the transportation of the box was flawless! They have this very cool robotic box mover that was able to get our box in the perfect spot- plus it's just cool to watch! The box itself was perfect for our needs during our home reno. We had it for 5 months and everything inside stayed perfect, not even a trace of musty smell! I would absolutely refer them over any of the "big brand" storage companies. Go Badger Box you won't regret it!! 🙂

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