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One Storage Container Size, Does Not Fit All

Researching for a storage container in Calgary can be overwhelming as there are many factors to consider when choosing the right storage container. Container storage is a relatively new and affordable alternative to traditional self storage. A storage container can come in a range of sizes, materials, and pricing.

Different Storage Container Sizes

Sizes of a storage container can range from 5′ wide x 8’long to 10’ wide x 40’ long. The smartest and safest way to store your belongings is in multiple smaller storage containers. Why? Here are just some advantages to using a smaller storage container for storage.

Advantages of Using Multiple Storage Containers1. Utilizing multiple smaller storage containers allows you to separate your belongings by room, season, or use, making it simple to find a specific item when it comes time to access or unload.

2. By separating your belongings by room, you no longer have to store dirty garage items together with your bedroom items or expensive furniture.

3. You can pack a smaller storage container tighter and easier than a large metal container. Because they are packed tighter you avoid load shifting or damaging items during the delivery and transit of your container.

4. Smaller storage containers can be lifted straight up and straight down when delivered to your property, which protects your belongings from shifting. Most large containers are tilted when delivered.

Multiple Storage Container Units5. The biggest advantage to using a smaller storage container is you pay only for what you use. This allows the client to order as much or as little storage as you require for your unique situation. Remember wasted space in a large storage container is wasted money.

What is my Storage Container made of?

Not all storage containers are made of the same materials. Many different materials are used such as metal, fiberglass, plastic, or wood. Most metal containers are stored outdoors, in a yard somewhere so the materials they use need to be strong and extremely resistant to weather. The problem is your belongings inside a metal storage container is suffocating, which does not allow any moisture to escape creating problems with smells, mold or mildew. On top of that being exposed to our “lovely” Canadian winters, especially in Calgary, Alberta, can be detrimental to you furniture and electronics. Variations in temperature in wintertime from chinooks in Calgary can create big problems for wooden furniture, expanding and contracting, creating splintering, and cracks. Metal containers in the summertime are no good either with sweltering temperatures beating down on you storage container and creating very high climates for your poor electronics to sit in. These problems are true for most all metal, fiber-glass, and plastic storage containers.

Why Wood for my Storage Container?

Wood storage containers are built out of weather resistant exterior grade timber and plywood to provide a stable, breathable, and chemical free mobile storage solution. The breath-ability of these storage containers prevents any condensation or moisture from building, and keeps your goods smelling just like they did when you packed them, versus that of a large metal storage container.

Don’t worry about the elements with a wooden storage containers as they are combined with a fully weather-proof custom fit delivery tarp, which makes these storage containers extremely durable in any type of weather.

Pak-n-Stor can help

Pak-n-Stor provides a wooden mobile storage container that is superior to the competition. They always store your belonging indoors, in their heated secure facility. Don’t overpay for a large metal storage container, instead give these guys a call and see how they will solve all your storage needs with their smart, and secure solution.

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Pak-n-Stor is a family operated Calgary self storage company. We’ve been helping Calgary residents and businesses for the past 15 years.

Secure Storage Warehouse


Prior to storage each QuikPak must be padlocked and only you hold the key. Outside security is provided by a fenced yard and padlocked gate. Guests must register at the office prior to entry into the secure storage premise. The interior of our facility is heated to protect your furniture and electronics from harsh winter weather. Additionally fire and security systems are professionally monitored 24/7.

Family Run Calgary Storage Company


We are Ken and Justin, a father and son team. We are the founders and owners of Pak-n-Stor. You call, we answer. No automated call centers, or scheduling delays. Call us today, we’ll deliver our QuikPak containers as quickly as you need them.

Locally owned Calgary Storage Company


Pak-n-Stor makes storage easy. We care about great customer service. We make moving and storage so much simpler. Our mission is to save you time and money on storage and moving. In Calgary we are you all-in-one moving and storage partner.