FAQs

What size are your portable storage units and on-site storage containers?

We offer two different sizes of moving containers, our first option is approximately 16′ long by 8′ wide by 8′ high and our second option is approximately 7 1/2′ long by 5′ wide by 7 1/2′ high.

How much weight can a Drop-A-Box® storage container hold?

For our large Drop-A-Box® Container we have the ability to hold up to 4,000 pounds and our smaller Drop-A-Box® container up to 1,200 pounds. You will most likely not exceed this weight limit if you are just loading your storage container with typical household items. However, if when storing items you are including a lot of tools, tool chests, books, magazines, filing cabinets or other heavy items then you will want to be careful that you do not exceed the maximum weight. This may require you to not use all of the container’s available space. You will want to ensure you are properly balancing the container to evenly distribute the weight of your items. Please call us at (877) 856-2348 for further guidance if you know you will be loading or storing heavy items.

What are your Drop-A-Box® containers made of?

Our larger containers are made with sturdy, fiber-glass walls and galvanized steel corners, while our smaller units are made with wood and covered with a special Drop-A-Box® cover. Our containers offer a superior option to average mobile self storage containers. Our portable storage containers have smooth interior walls with flush-mounted tie-down rings and are constructed with waterproof materials and our 16′ containers have a translucent roof that lets in light, making it easier for you to see while loading.Where should I have my container placed?For safety, security and convenience we always recommend placing your on-site storage container in a driveway when possible. If this is not an available option, then placement on the street would be the next best option. Either way, you will be responsible for obtaining permits if required and also complying with any and all of your local ordinances. For long term storage, you can keep your portable storage units for moving at home or at our secure facilities.

Can I move my storage container after delivery?

No, once we drop your portable storage container off you will not be able to move your storage container. Our representatives will ask you specific questions about where you would like your mobile self storage container placed when we arrive. If you are available to be there when the unit is dropped off then you will be able to show the driver exactly where you would like it placed. We use this wheel-blocking feature to keep your items safe and secure as it helps to both secure the storage containers. If you need to move your container from the location it has been dropped off at, then there would be an additional charge to reposition the storage container.

Where can I store my Drop-A-Box® container?

You can either keep your portable storage container at your drop-off location or have us store it at one of our storage facilities. Our large Drop-A-Box® containers are stored outside while our smaller Drop A Box® containers are stored inside our facility. Getting your on-site storage container returned to your site is easy, just call us and we will deliver the container to you, saving the usual hassle that occurs when moving things in and out of a self-storage unit.

Will I receive instructions about how to load my container?

Drop-A-Box offers an excellent packing, loading and safety tips to help, or you can call us at (877) 856-2348 for additional assistance.

How can I access my container when it is stored at your location?

You can make arrangements to have your storage container delivered to your residence, or you may schedule a time to access your belongings at our storage facility six days a week. Please schedule storage facility visits at least 24 hours in advance by calling (877) 856-2348. For delivery to your location, and please provide 48 hours notice.

How do I pay?

We accept both Visa and Mastercard credit card for payment. When the portable storage container is delivered to your residence, you are then charged for the initial services. This initial charge amount will be charged to your credit or debit card 24 hours prior to the event. We allow up to one month to fill the unit, if you decide to keep your storage container for longer than one month, then you will be charged an additional month’s rent for each subsequent month of rental. Other charges, such as returning the storage container to your residence from facility storage, will also be billed at the time of inital delivery.

Do you offer insurance for my belongings?

At this time, we do not offer insurance, please call (877) 856-2348 for more information.

Can Drop-A-Box® help me pack and load my belongings?

Yes, we offer full service moving and storage options including packing and/or loading and unloading services, so depending on your needs and budget you can choose how much help you want. Drop a Box arranges for these additional services to be performed. Drop A Box has the expertise to pack and load household goods and other items. This option is available for local and long-distance moves as well as storage and one way moves. Call us at (877) 856-2348 to get more information about these services.

Can Drop-A-Box® move my things across the country?

We provide both local and one-way long distance moving services with our sister company AAA Moving & Storage https://www.3amoving.com/. You can save yourself the stress and hassle of using a rental truck by using your mobile self storage container instead. With our storage containers the stress of driving a large unfamiliar truck is gone and you can load at your own pace. It is also really easy to load items as you will be at ground level so you don’t need to haul them up a narrow ramp.

Are our one-way rentals available in your area?

If you are located in the Mount Pocono area and are in need of a portable storage solution, then Drop-A-Box® is the answer. With one of our storage containers on site you have the ability to de-clutter, stage items during a renovation and avoid renting a moving truck as just a few of the many options available within the Drop A Box system.

Businesses and homeowners alike in the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton areas are discovering the many uses for the portable on-site storage solution the people at Drop A Box offer. Moving locally, de-cluttering and staging items while painting a room are just a few of the many uses for a portable on-site storage container. Please call us at (610) 746-5100 for further guidance.

Homeowners and businesses alike all over northeastern PA from Allentown to Mount Pocono are taking advantage of the many potential uses for the Drop A Box system. We offer local moving and portable storage kept on your site or ours. Do it yourself or let us load or unload it for you. If you are bursting at the seams and need to have that yard sale the Drop-A-Box is the perfect fit to stage the items you need to sell. Whether it’s a paint job, a new floor, or a complete renovation if you need to do some work and don’t have anywhere to go with the contents, look no further. Drop-A-Box provides the perfect portable storage solution for a wide variety of your extra space needs.