See how we compare to your other storage options.

When it comes to storage, we know you have options. But, when you compare us to our competitors we think you'll find plenty of reasons to choose BigSteelBox for your storage needs.

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Compare BigSteelBox to other Storage
Container Options

Other portable storage companies offer a very similar service to BigSteelBox, so the biggest differences here are the actual product itself, and our commitment to provide you with an exceptional customer experience.

How much storage space will you need?
Many container moving companies, like PODS®, Cubeit®, Mi-Box® and PUPS®, use smaller containers. PODS, for example, offers 7′, 12′ and 16′ sized units, compared to BigSteelBox which provides 8′, 10′, 20′ and 40′ containers.

Is security and weather-resistance important to you?
A BigSteelBox is a shipping container, so it’s made entirely of steel and it won’t bend or shift under the weight of its contents. A BigSteelBox is also wind, water and rodent-proof and comes with a steel Lock Box to protect your padlock.

The material used by PODS, Cubeit, Mi-Box and PUPS is aluminum sheets on a steel frame. They are lighter weight, making them susceptible to bending and shifting, which can result in water or rodents getting access to the inside of them container.

Learn more about how BigSteelBox containers compare to PODS.

 

The most common sizes used for residential storage is a 16′ PODS or Cubeit, and a 20′ BigSteelBox. Here’s how they compare:

bigsteelbox Created with Sketch. PODS CUBEIT
All steel construction for extra security
Heavy duty, all steel swing-out doors
Completely sealed, with two-sided rubber gaskets on either side of doors
Total storage space using internal dimensions (20’ BigSteelBox vs. 16’ POD) 1,172 cubic ft 814 cubic ft
All locations company owned and operated
Load Capacity (20' BigSteelBox vs. 16' POD and CUBEIT) 10,000 lbs 4,200 lbs 4,900 lbs
bigsteelbox Created with Sketch. PODS CUBEIT
All steel construction for extra security
Heavy duty, all steel swing-out doors
Completely sealed, with two-sided rubber gaskets on either side of doors
Total storage space using internal dimensions (20’ BigSteelBox vs. 16’ POD) 1,172 cubic ft 814 cubic ft
All locations company owned and operated
Load Capacity (20' BigSteelBox vs. 16' POD and CUBEIT) 10,000 lbs 4,200 lbs 4,900 lbs

Compare BigSteelBox to Mini Storage Units
& Storage Lockers

For this comparison, the first thing to understand is how we define storage lockers and mini-storage:

  • Mini-storage units are set up so you can drive your vehicle up to the door
  • Storage lockers are usually inside a building.

How often will you need to access your things?
If you will need regular access to your stored items and you have space to keep a storage container at your home, then a BigSteelBox is much more convenient. We’ll deliver a storage unit to you so it’s right outside your front door. There’s no need to borrow (or rent) a truck to move your items to and from a mini-storage unit or storage locker.

*If you choose to store your BigSteelBox at one of our secure locations you can get occasional access to your items by giving us 24 business hours’ notice. (This service is available in most cities)

How important is saving time to you?
Mobility and convenience are the biggest advantages to renting a BigSteelBox over a storage locker or mini-storage unit. With lockers or mini-storage, you have to load a truck, drive it to the storage facility, and unload it again. With BigSteelBox, you only have to load it once.

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Storage
Storage
Locker
Mobile storage delivered where you need it
Watertight and rodent-proof
No hassles of loading and unloading from truck to locker
Storage at your location
Load once
Unlimited access during open hours, without advance notice*
bigsteelbox Created with Sketch. Mini
Storage
Storage
Locker
Mobile storage delivered where you need it
Watertight and rodent-proof
No hassles of loading and unloading from truck to locker
Storage at your location
Load once
Unlimited access during open hours, without advance notice*

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