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How Much Can You Fit in a U-Box® Container?

Posted: August 24, 2023
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A U-Box® container can fit many of your belongings inside of it. If you properly pack it, you can fit most of your items to fill 1 1/2 rooms per U-Box storage container.

While you can nearly fit most of your home belongings inside a U-Box moving container, read on to find how much you can fit along with a few items that won’t fit because of several reasons. Best of all, you can hire labor for your storage container from the Moving Help® Marketplace.

What’s the Size of a U-Box Storage Container?

The dimensions of one U-Box container are 95” by 56” by 83.5” (L by W by H). The capacity is 257 cubic feet and a maximum weight of 2,000 pounds.

That may not seem extremely large, but if you properly pack a U-Box container, you’ll be shocked by how many items can fit inside of it. In fact, you can easily fit a king size mattress.

A U-Box moving container can give you plenty of flexibility when trying to figure out how many containers you need for your move, renovation project, or extra storage.

What Can Fit in a U-Box Container? 

You can fit most of your belongings inside a U-Box container. You can combine moving boxes with furniture inside of it. To maximize your space, you’ll want to stack it in tiers and make sure you fill your U-Box container as high as possible with your belongings.

Examples of what you can place inside it includes:

  • Lamps 
  • Furniture 
  • Mattresses 
  • Sports equipment 
  • Books or movies 
  • Moving boxes
  • Clothes 
  • Dishes 
  • Pictures and picture frames 
  • Yard tools 
  • Clocks 
  • Small kitchen appliances (such as a mixer or toaster) 

You can fit many more belongings into your U-Box container than what was listed above, but these items can help get you started. You also can read our in-depth article about packing a U-Box container and some U-Box storage container tips and tricks that could help you out.

What Can’t Fit in a U-Box Container? 

Now that you know what can fit inside a U-Box container, you’re probably wondering what can’t fit inside a U-Box container. The main problem you’ll encounter is your belongings don’t have the right dimensions, weight capacity, or are prohibited items from going inside a U-Box container. 

Grand Piano or Upright Piano 

Your grand piano or upright piano might not work with a U-Box container. It might be too tall, too wide, or too long to fit inside of it. We recommend measuring your piano to decide whether it’ll fit. If it won’t fit inside the container, you’ll know you have to come up with a different plan before moving day.

Another reason a grand piano or an upright piano won’t work for a U-Box container is because the grand piano or the upright piano will cause the U-Box to weigh more than 2,000 pounds. If this is the case, you’ll want to make different accommodations for your grand piano or upright piano.

Heavy Appliances 

Your heavy appliances also might be a challenge of fitting or weighing inside a U-Box container. Like your pianos, you’ll want to measure your heavy appliances first to see whether they’ll work in the container. Some heavy appliances might include:

  • Washing machine 
  • Dryer 
  • Fridge 
  • Freezer 
  • Oven 
  • Dishwasher 

If your heavy appliance does fit inside a U-Box container, you’ll want to keep in mind the following tips. 

  • Place your heavy appliances directly in the center of the container
  • Strap down your heavy appliance so container will have an equal weight distribution
  • One heavy appliance per U-Box container
  • Don’t put moving boxes or anything else along with the heavy appliance

Prohibited Items 

Some items you can fit inside a U-Box container, but these items are prohibited. Some prohibited belongings include:

  • Fireworks
  • Gasoline
  • Torches

To see a full list of prohibited items, read our What Can’t go in a U-Box Container? article.

How Moving Help Can Take Care of Your U-Box Containers

You can hire Moving Help Service Providers to provide help for your U-Box moving containers.

You’ll want to keep some U-Box storage container delivery expectations in mind. If the moving labor providers have the correct towing capacity, they can deliver two U-Box containers at the maximum. Typically, they’ll bring one U-Box moving container at a time.

Fill Your U-Box Container With Your Belongings Today

Now that you know how much you can fit in a U-Box storage container, you can confidently figure what you can fill inside of it. You can stay prepared for any items you’re not sure will fit into the moving container by measuring and weighing it ahead of time.

If you’re not sure you can maximize your U-Box container’s space, you can have a Moving Help moving labor Service Provider load or unload your U-Box container with your belongings today. Find the right moving labor provider on the Moving Help Marketplace today.