​Mobile Self-Storage Estimator

Estimating what size container to use or how many storage containers will be needed can be simple, if you follow a few easy steps.


Step 1: Make a mental inventory of your home and contents. Make sure to include your basement, garage, closets, attic, storage space and any outside patio furniture or sheds.


Step 2: Determine what will be sold at a garage sale or given to charity. You will need to put what is left over into storage or prepare for it to be moved.


Step 3: A 16 ft. MI-BOX container is 8 ft. wide and 8 ft. tall which is approximately the same size as a good-sized bedroom (12 x 14). Simply start imagining packing your household items into that room. You should be able to fit about 3-4 normal sized rooms packed into that bedroom size. Remember to fill in all void spaces and pack it tightly.


Step 4: If you have items that did not fit, then simply image doing it all over again to fill another 16 ft. storage container. If you will not fill all of that sized container, then you may only need a 12 ft. or even an 8 ft. MI-BOX storage container (available at most MI-BOX locations).


Tip: Most 4 bedroom homes can be moved in one semi trailer, which is 48ft long.
That is the same as 3 – 16 ft. MI-BOX mobile storage containers.


If you have any questions about your space requirements, please contact your local MI-BOX for assistance and we will be happy to assist. Many MI-BOX locations are independently owned and operated by professional moving companies and can even assist with packing some or even all of your belongings.


Let us help make moving and storage easy for you!

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