The Evolution of Mobile Storage Containers: From Conventional to Innovative Solutions


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Get hassle-free moving and storage with MI-BOX’s innovative mobile storage containers. Learn about the evolution of these containers, from their outdated counterparts to the advanced solutions that offer convenience, safety, and flexibility. Say goodbye to driving large trucks and late fees!

Moving and storing belongings has come a long way, thanks to the evolution of mobile storage containers. From the days of arduous and time-consuming moving processes to the innovative solutions of today, these containers have transformed the way we approach relocation and storage. 

In this article, we will take a journey through time, exploring the transition from conventional methods to the state-of-the-art mobile storage solutions provided by some of the most innovative companies like MI-BOX. Discover how MI-BOX’s advanced lift system, convenient sizes, and expert drivers have helped revolutionize the moving and storage experience, ensuring efficiency, safety, and peace of mind for all.

The Hassle of Outdated Moving Methods

Moving has traditionally been a daunting task, involving multiple trips, heavy lifting, and the need to drive large and awkward moving trucks. Not only was this process time-consuming and physically demanding, but it also posed safety risks and increased the chances of damage to belongings. Furthermore, fuel costs, fees and damage charges not covered by insurance could cost an arm and a leg.

This expensive and outdated way of moving left many individuals longing for a more modern, convenient, and efficient solution.

Early Mobile Containers

The early introduction of mobile storage containers were modeled after shipping containers.  Shipping containers marked a significant shift in the transportation industry due to its convenience, durability and ease of use. It’s no wonder that the idea to create a residential commercial use variation was developed.

It’s been several years that portable storage containers have been in use now and this thriving industry has come such a long way! From old school rollback tow trucks, to the new and improved state-of-the-art hydraulic lift system allowing for safer, precise, and more efficient loading and unloading procedure. Not to mention, it’s soooo cool to see it in action.

These containers, often made of durable materials, provided a secure and portable solution for transporting belongings. They were primarily used for on-site storage during renovation projects or temporary storage needs. While a step in the right direction, these early containers had limitations in terms of convenience, size options, and ease of transportation.

MI-BOX: Helping to Innovate the Mobile Storage Industry

Although MI-BOX did not create the first hydraulic lift system for mobile storage solutions, it certainly helped to spread awareness of this revolutionary tech as well as help ease the stress of how we move and store our belongings. The innovative lift system evenly raises and lowers the containers onto the back of the truck, minimizing the risk of damage and providing a smooth and secure journey from start to finish.

Convenient Sizes and Flexibility

Once upon time, mobile containers were huge and most only came in two massive sizes. As time passed, we’ve seen more variety in dimensions. MI-BOX offers three convenient sizes of mobile storage containers, allowing customers to mix and match to meet their specific needs. Our storage units even fit standard sized driveways for added convenience. 

  • Small: 8’ x 7.5’ x 7.5’ – dorm rooms, seasonal items, etc. 
  • Medium: 16’ x 7.5’ x 7.5’ – two bedroom apartment or up to 4 rooms of furniture. 
  • Large: 20’ x 7.5’ x 7.5’ – large apartment or up to 5 rooms of furniture. 

Whether it’s a small-scale move or a larger storage requirement, MI-BOX has the perfect solution. The flexibility of choosing the right size ensures that customers only pay for the storage capacity they require, avoiding unnecessary costs.

Expert Drivers and Stress-Free Moving

With MI-BOX, there’s no need to navigate the challenges of driving a large and unfamiliar moving truck, especially through tight suburban or urban areas. Expert drivers take care of the transportation process to and from your destinations within Alberta, ensuring a stress-free experience for customers. This eliminates the need for customers to worry about the safety risks associated with driving large vehicles or even complicated insurance paperwork and costs. Because we take care of transportation, you can also say goodbye to late fees! 

Additionally, If you’re not ready for our drivers to deliver your belongings to their final destination, MI-BOX provides secure storage facilities, ensuring that belongings are protected and accessible whenever needed. Our drivers handle one of the most tricky parts of moving, allowing customers to focus on other aspects of their move.

Team Up With MI-BOX and Get The Very Best

It’s time to stop worrying about moving and storage while planning your move. You deserve to focus on what matters most like being excited about your new adventure and enjoying the process. 

Ready to have the best moving experience of your life? Click here to get your free quote today! 



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