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At TXU Energy, we've been helping people move to and within Texas for a long time. One of the most helpful innovations we've seen is the moving container. If you would prefer to pack and load your household yourself – but would rather leave the transport to a professional – moving containers could be a great solution.

A moving container is a large, portable unit that stores your belongings for transport. The company from whom you rent your moving container will drop off it off and then come back later to pick up and transport it to your new home. All you have to do is pack it with your belongings. You can choose from several sizes based on your needs and can have your container shipped virtually anywhere.

Are moving containers the right solution for your move? Consider some advantages and disadvantages of using this system:


You set the pace. Using a moving container allows you to pack and unpack on your own schedule. You can take your time on both ends of the move, which can relieve some of the pressure during what is typically a very busy time. Your container can even be stored for you should there be a delay between leaving your old home and settling into your new one.

No worries about transport. With moving containers, you won't have to worry about renting a moving truck, driving it to your new home, or maneuvering it into tight spaces to unload. The company will pick up your container, truck it to your new home, and deposit it in the most convenient location for you to unload it.

Moving containers are secure. You can feel secure about the safety of your belongings in a moving container. Only you have a key to your container. And, containers are sturdy and weather-resistant.


A little extra effort required. This solution does require you to do the packing and the loading and unloading yourself. If you do not have the time or the desire to take care of those tasks, then you might want to consider hiring a full-service moving company.

Convenience comes at a price. Using containers can be quite convenient, and is less expensive than a full-service move, but the costs can add up when you tally delivery charges and storage fees. Compare prices among local moving container companies and be sure you understand all the fees that apply.

Now that you know the pros and cons of moving containers, take another step towards making your move easier by setting up your electricity service before moving day. That way, when you arrive at your new destination, you can unpack your belongings with the lights on.

If you’re looking for a dependable electricity provider, consider signing up with the #1 choice in Texas. At TXU Energy, we have an array of great electricity plans with clear and easy-to-understand terms and straightforward pricing. Check out your options today!