What’s a MetroBOX Storage Unit?


A MetroBOX storage unit is a big wooden storage locker that can be transported on a truck. That means we can bring your storage box to your designated address, transport it back to our secure facility for safekeeping. It also means that you can use a MetroBOX storage unit for furniture removals or for a complete move in Sydney or Melbourne metro and suburban areas, or for moving interstate between Sydney and Melbourne.
How Big is a MetroBOX Storage Box?

MetroBOX storage pods are each 2.4m(H) x 2.3m(D) x 1.8m(W).

That translates to an internal size of 10 whole cubic meters (10m3) !

But 10m3 of storage space is not the same as 10m3 of space in your house or garage. In your house or garage, you need space to stretch your legs and walk around between your belongings. In a storage box, your belongings can be neatly stacked and fitted, like in a game of Tetris. And because our MetroBOXes come with our awesome removalists who are trained and experienced at packing and loading MetroBOXes (with professionalism and care) to maximum capacity, that means each MetroBOX can fit a standard:

  • All the contents of a whole single bedroom or studio apartment.
  • All the contents of a lightly furnished one bedroom home.
  • All the contents of a standard 3 person office.
  • Just a few smaller items and pieces of furniture, if you don’t need so much stored.

For a visual aid, this MetroBOX already holds a double-door fridge and a queen size mattress:

Still unsure how many MetroBOXes you’ll need?
Call our friendly storage consultants and tell them what you need stored.
They have the experience and knowledge to advise you more specifically
about exactly how many MetroBOXes you’ll need.


What’s A MetroBOX Storage Pod made from?

Our MetroBOXes are all 100% Australian made and come with a structural engineering certificate. They are each made from a durable composite of structural wood that’s super strong and built to last!

We chose to make our storage pods from structural wood because it’s strong and breathes. Storage pods that ‘breathe’ can absorb moisture from the air. Most people store their belongings for a long time and we don’t have any way to access the inside without you present. So it’s important that the storage box is made from material that prevents and discourages mould and mildew from developing inside.

Other storage companies make their storage boxes from either non-structural composite plywood or metal. We have found the plywood is too fragile and easily chips, cracks or gets damaged. In our experience, the metal containers can’t breathe or absorb moisture and there is no ventilation in mobile storage units, so the metal units are prone to developing mould if left closed and unattended for long periods of time.


Waterproof Storage Units

Our MetroBOXes are kept undercover in modern, well-maintained indoor facilities that are protected from the elements. When they are transported to your address, they are either transported in enclosed moving trucks, or, weather dependant, are individually wrapped in our waterproof covers, weather dependant.

Our MetroBOX covers are made from heavy duty, industrial PVC designed to strap down and protect them from sun, heat, wind, rain, hail and anything the Melbourne or Sydney weather can throw at them. They are sturdy and are designed to only open through an overlapped door with enough space for our professional removalists to load them up for you. That means that even during the loading process, your MetroBOXes are safely protected from extreme weather conditions.

MetroBOX won’t leave your storage locker unattended at any point, not even at your address. That means there is no opportunity for water to enter or damage the base of the unit, or for anyone else to uncover the units and leave them exposed.

MetroBOX waterproof storage coverlets

How Secure Is A MetroBOX Storage Locker?

The MetroBOX storage locker itself is very secure. It’s made from strong, durable structural wood that won’t break. And it is always under supervision and never left unattended out in the open outside of our secure storage facility.

When your MetroBOX arrives, you (or your appointed representative) need to supervise the loading process. Then you lock your MetroBOX with a sturdy padlock before it leaves your watchful eye and you keep the only key. We don’t retain a copy of your key. So if you lose your key, you need to sign a consent form for us to break the padlock with specialist tools, again under your supervision. If that happens, you will need to lock your MetroBOX with a new padlock and keep that new key before the MetroBOX leaves your supervision.

Even More Safety Features At Our Secure Box Storage Facilities

Once the MetroBOX arrives at our modern, indoor storage warehouse, it is placed under further lock and key with our high level, 24/7 security surveillance. To access your MetroBOX, you would have to go through our office during business hours and sign in with our warehouse attendants. Then they would need to bring your MetroBOX out of the storage area and into the loading bay for you to unlock and access. No one is allowed past the MetroBOX storage loading bay unless they are official MetroBOX personnel, so no one else would have any way to access your belongings.

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