Moving House 101: Portable moving containers vs. rental trucks (Part 1)

Portable storage containers are taking the moving industry by storm! Can rental trucks compete?



Moving containers are fast becoming the first choice of homeowners who are moving locally, to another State or even internationally. There are a few very good reasons for the sudden rise in popularity of this cost-effective, flexible way to move and store your belongings. Read on to find out how traditional rental trucks stack up in comparison!

What’s the damage?

Setting and keeping to a moving budget has always been challenging, simply because of the pricing structure of traditional moving and truck rental companies.  At BuddyBox, we do things differently by giving you everything you need to come in on or under your moving budget.

Truck rentals

If you’ve ever moved house, you’ll know that you’ll need pretty deep pockets to cover the cost of a truck rental. There are so many hidden costs – extra mileage, fines for late return of the truck, gasoline, tolls, insurance, etc – and those extra dollars really add-up! The end result? You end up paying way more than you ever thought possible.

Portable moving containers

Wouldn’t it be great to know that the price you are quoted is the price you will pay? With portable moving containers, there’s one price and one price only. When you request a quote from BuddyBox we’ll make sure that everything you need is included, so you’ll know exactly what you are getting for your money and won’t have to worry about any costly surprises!

On your marks, get set, move … 

Moving home shouldn’t be a race. It takes so many years for us to accumulate all of our worldly possessions, so why do we expect ourselves to load, move and unload everything in just one day? Give yourself some slack with moving containers …

Truck rentals

Most truck rentals come with strict time restrictions. The price you pay is based on the number of hours or days you have rented the truck for. That puts a huge amount of pressure on you and your family to get the truck loaded at your old home and unloaded at your new home in good time to get it back to the truck rental company before the cut-off time.

Portable moving containers

The amazing difference with moving containers is the time you have to load and unload them. With BuddyBox moving containers, you have a month  to pack up your belongings, load them into your container(s) and unload them at your leisure once you reach your new home. There’s no time limit, just a great moving service that’s designed to make your house move a pleasure.

Make your moving day memorable for the right reasons

If you have any questions about the incredible cost- and sanity- saving benefits of portable moving boxes, give the friendly BuddyBox Team a call on (+1) 844-BUDDYBOX or drop us an email at



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