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Bins recently assembled new containers to keep up with the high demand for portable storage services in Columbus, Ohio. These new Bins were specifically designed to have double locking swing doors for added security and ease of use. Our new Bins arrived in a kit form and erected in our warehouse. This style container permits Bins to be shipped anywhere in the U.S. getting one step closer to pursuing our goal of national expansion.









Our newest “Bins Fan” Chuck shares why Bins is the only way to go and he’s entertaining!

These 2 photo’s shows how big a 5’ Bin really is…  we have 60 various size boxes easily fitting inside a 5’ Bin.  The idea is to pack and compartmentalize your Bin for maximum storage and moving efficiency.

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Bins recently placed 2 large 16' Bins in a narrow two car driveway. Here we show delivering a 2nd 16' Bin and gently placing it beside the 1st Bin already on site. Then we move over the the 1st Bin, pick it up for transport back to our warehouse. By placing two Bins side by side saves Bins from making two trips to the customers house while saving them transportation fees. This is something our competitors can not do due to the design of their delivery and container systems. Just another reason to choose Bins!IMG 1849 IMG 1851 IMG 1853 IMG 1854

Bins recently delivered five 16' Bins for a major remodeling project at a central Ohio hotel. No job is too big or too small for Bins Portable Storage!

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Bins new sign on building off outer-belt Rte 270 and a closer look at how we store and stack Bins inside the warehouse.

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We've recently been featured on Deal Detectives - Check out the video to find out more about Bins and a SPECIAL OFFER!


We've recently delivered a Bins for Kate Desjardins from Columbus to Cleveland Ohio. Check out the following videos of her delivery and what she thought about Bins!


1st two pictures shows Bins setting up for the event and the 3rd pic is after riding 103 miles. Greg in middle, sister in law, Beth on left and best friend Dr. T. on the right. Sponsored by Limited Brands and between us we raised over $6k for cancer research.

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Below is an image of three Bins Containers sitting side-by-side at an apartment complex. No one can place containers closer than us. Our primary competitor needs approximately four feet in between their containers, but Bins only needs inches. Whether you are moving or need a place to store your belongings, Bins has you covered no matter how tight your space


When our competitors deliver their storage containers, they require two spaces in order to set the container down and retrieve it from the parking lot.  This is a major nuisance to other tenants and apartment managers, due to the lack of parking at apartments and condos. When Bins delivers their containers, they take up one spot and one spot only. Cars can park within inches of our Bin, and our lift system, fondly nicknamed "BigBin" can pick the container right out of the tight spot, never bothering tenants or bystanders.

Here is our competitor's container placed awkwardly in the middle of two parking spaces at an apartment complex. Competitors need about twelve feet on all sides in order for their trucks to be able to set the containers down.


Our containers can be placed gently in one singular parking space, allowing for less of a disturbance in your neighborhood, apartment complex, or condo.


With Bins, wherever you can drive a car, we can place a Bin. Here we placed two Bins side-by-side in a two-car driveway and were able to pick them back up easily and place them simultaneously on the truck with just inches on each side of the container. If our competetors deliver a container to your house, they have no choice but to set it in the middle of the driveway, blocking access to your garage and if they were to place it on one side of your driveway, it will require them drive in your yard and possibly into your landscaping.

We at Bins feel that this is just another reason to move and store with us.


Bins President Greg Tuel is proud to be a rider in the Columbus area's Pelotonia race with one goal in mind: to end cancer. Greg is riding for his mother, an uterine cancer survivor, and on Saturday, August 20, he will ride a total of one hundred and two miles amongst nearly five thousand riders all pedaling in hopes that one day a cure will be discovered. Bins partnered up with the Pelotonia foundation to provide three sixteen foot containers to be used at the race's Opening Ceremonies. With over eight million dollars raised for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, the riders hope a cure is soon in sight.

The event kicks off on Friday, August 19 at 3 pm on the campus of Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus, and riders depart at 7am Saturday morning aiming for Ohio University's campus in Athens, Ohio, a distance of 102 miles away. Riders pedal between 23 and 180 miles throughout the course of the weekend and will enjoy festivities on Ohio University's campus on Saturday night. For more information on Pelotonia and their goal to end cancer please visit

Bins hopes that in the future years to come that you as a Bins customer can join Greg and be a part of this great event.

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movingtestimonial-post1Bins® Moving and Storage prides itself on customer satisfaction and friendly service. Recently, Bins® placed a container at the household of Linda Foor, a self mover, as she transitioned to a new home. Linda had first contacted PODS®and they were unable to place a container in her tight squeeze of a driveway. Still seeking a solution, she contacted Bins® and they arrived promply to deliver her Bins® container with ease, placing it gently in her driveway.

Here's what she had to say about Bins®:
"I want to say thanks, really, it was basically a chain of odd events that brought me to Bins®, but I know I ended up with a better product, better service, and a better company (and a locally-based business, to me, that's what is important) than if PODS® had worked out. And you were all so nice and professional. What you've created just modernizes the PODS® concept and makes it more responsive: it adapts to people's lives rather than people having to adapt to the PODS® container. I wish you much success.

I hadn't moved in 28 years and had never put anything into storage. And, I was really figuring things out as I was going (no matter how much I'd educated myself, the true education was really in the doing.) You can't imagine (or maybe you can) the spark of conversations with neighbors started by the presence of that Bin (it mostly brought about a lot of self-reflection) people realizing how much stuff they have and what they are going to do with it! I am seriously considering getting certified as an organizer and creating  aconsierge/coaching business for folks decluttering, downsizing, or moving (not lifting anymore boxes though!!!!).

Thanks much,
 - Linda."


New locationBins LLC needed a larger bin of its own.

They found their new warehouse located at 596 Claycraft Rd., Columbus, OH 43230.

The upstart mobile storage container company has moved its offices and warehouse from north Columbus to Gahanna. The move this week quadruples the company’s assembly and storage space and brings it one step closer to the goal of franchising, founder Greg Tuel said.

The previous home was 3,000 square feet within Leaders Moving & Storage Co.’s offices and warehouse. Bins’ new warehouse at 596 Claycraft Road, near Port Columbus International Airport, is 12,000 square feet with an option to take on another 12,000-square-foot building next door.

“We loved the location,” he said. “It’s got great visibility from (Interstate) 270, high ceilings. We can stack them three-high. It was perfect for our needs.”

Tuel has been developing Bins, which is short for Bring-In Storage, since 2005 and began delivering the mobile storage units in early 2009. The company, which assembles the containers and outfits its trucks in the warehouse, has expanded from 50 units at startup to 140.
“We actually ran out of containers at one point last year,” he said.

Tuel declined to share revenue, but said the company doubled its sales last year and expects to do the same this year.

Home For Hope WinnersCrawford Hoying Homes of Hope will once again be providing rent-free apartment homes for a year for five families in need.
Kroger will provide each family a $200 gift card for groceries, Bins will provide moving assitance to help the families move into their new home and Time Warner will provide one year of free standard cable services.

Ronni Hunter will announce the 5 chosen winners from those who were nominated the week of 1/24. The families chosen to receive the rent-free apartment houses will be selected by The Salvation Army, which helps hundreds of central Ohio residents find much needed housing every year.

The Five winners are:

Alesia Slocum

Alesia was nominated by Gerry Slocum. Alecia has a 3 year old son, has been homeless for nearly 2 years and has to stay in a different place every couple of days. She is going to school trying to get back on her feet.

Tasha Jones

Tasha was nominated by Treva Smith. Tasha is a single Mom with 4 kids. She was recently in a bad car accident and needs to save money to buy a car.

Heather Workman

Heather was nominated by Tina Pratt. Heather has been homeless and has been sleeping in her car. She has children that she is trying to keep together. She was in an abusive relationship and needs a safe home.

Shawn Parsons

Shawn was nominated by his mother Pauline. Shawn is Divorced with 3 children, but just lost his youngest son to cancer. He is currently living with his mother. He has his kids every other weekend, and needs a place of his own so his kids can have a place to call home.

Alexus Hughes

Alexus was nominated by Sarah Boyer. Alexus has 2 young boys to support and is currently looking for work. She has recently got out of a bad, abusive relationship and is looking for a fresh start.

For more information and to hear the phone calls visit The Blitz 99.7

Packing tipsUnlike packing a traditional moving truck, when you pack your portable moving container you will have more options.

Not only does Bins provide free furniture pads but our units also have custom tie down rings on the inside of our containers. These rings help secure your belongings & prevent shifting while moving this will help keep your personal items from damage.

There is no need to worry about where to place your heavy items in our storage containers, there is no need to make sure that they are position right or placed directly over the wheel wells which can be an important factor if you are using a U-haul truck or a trailer to move your items.

Using Bins Portable storage is easy and stress free, because you can pack the way that works best for your situation and most importantly you can take your time packing your moving boxes and furniture at your own pace.

Here is a quick packing tip: books are heavy, so try to pack them in multiple small to medium size boxes. Large boxes will quickly become too heavy and the chances of the box falling apart under pressure are increased. And most importantly it may also help to reduce some back injuries among your friends.

When you fill up your moving bin try to pack on the right and left being sure to leave a space down the middle of your container so you can walk to the back of the unit to retrieve items or to help secure your load or protect your precious cargo using our included moving blankets.

Our sturdy, waterproof portable moving & storage containers are designed with moving in mind.   

We also offer three sizes to ensure the best fit for your storage needs: 5ft, 10ft, and 16ft. All of our containers are 8ft in height and 7ft wide.

Do you have any packing tips? - We’ll publish the best on our blog

Schedule a pick up or drop offWhen moving, timing is very important, and here at Bins Bring in Storage we understand that concept. We also value your time. We can deliver your moving bin from 8 am to 5pm Monday – Friday. All we ask is that you give us a two-hour window to make your delivery. We recommend that you have your storage container dropped of at your home during the week; this will give you more time to pack it up efficiently. We also suggest moving on a weekday when banks, utilities, and government offices are open.

Our portable moving units are water and weatherproof. And we use unique tie-down rings to secure your belongings and prevent shifting while moving.
When we drop off your storage unit, you can then use your own lock and key keep your bring in storage Bin private & secure, and you have the security of knowing that no one else will touch your stuff but you.

All of our portable storage Bins are placed at ground level, so you can move your heavy items straight into the container without dangerous ramps.

So give us a call today and schedule a drop off. You will be glad you did.

Winter WonderlandBins: Bring in Storage Winter Wonderland Giveaway!

This winter Bins is giving away free rental and delivery of a Portable Storage Bin for use at your home or office until March 2011!

All you have to do is "Like" us on our Facebook page and write on our wall telling us how you would use our Portable Storage container this winter.
For example:

  1. Store extra large Christmas gifts?
  2. Patio Furniture?
  3. Motorcycle?
  4. Yard tools?

Posts with the most "likes" will be chosen.
So be unique, fun & original (and tell your friends too)!

Ready, Set....Go!

All entries will receive a $25 Bins Gift Card!

Toy DriveBins Bring In Storage will donate usage of their portable storage containers in support of the 2010 Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive in Columbus, Ohio.

The annual collection day for the toy drop off for kids will take place on Saturday, December 11th at the NBC 4 studios located at 3165 Olentangy River Road in Columbus, Ohio. A map can be found here (MAP) The event time is from 8am-3pm.

You can help out by simply stopping by the NBC 4 studios location and dropping off new, unwrapped toys through the toy drive, drive-thru. The hours are 8am to 3pm. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Bins moving and storage containers will be used to store and transport the donated toys collected via the drive-thru. This is a great way to give back to the community this holiday season.

Toys also can be dropped off at all Columbus fire stations through December 24th. Money donations will also be accepted in the form of checks made out to: Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive and can be mailed either to NBC 4, 3165 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43202 or CME Federal Credit Union, 365 South Fourth St., Columbus, OH 43215.

This is the 33rd year the NBC 4 Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive has been helping Central Ohio's needy children have happier holidays. For more information including donations, directions, and photos visit or to receive more information about how your children can receive toys,  click here for a list of agencies.

Central Ohio families needing assistance can register in person at the following local agencies now: Barnett Recreation Center, Central Community House, City of Columbus-Neighborhood Pride Center East, Impact Community Action Agency, South Side Settlement, The Gladden House, and The Neighborhood House. For additional information, call the Columbus Call Center at 3-1-1 or 614-645-3111.

If you are in need of help for your family this holiday season, you can register at your local community center by zip code. A complete list of centers and zip codes can be found on  the  NBC4i website

Angel Tree - Salvation ArmyEach year, thanks to the generosity of Franklin County Ohio businesses, corporations, employees and churches, The Salvation Army is able to collect thousands of new toys and gifts for children in Franklin County.

These toys are then distributed to children through The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Cheer program throughout central Ohio.

Bins (Bring in Now Storage) will be providing some of the portable moving of some of the large moving containers full of gifts.
This year (2010) Marc & Michelle McTeague of Pickerington Ohio will help over 750 kids!

How does this toy drive work?

You and your group fill out the application below.
This will provide us with all necessary information for participation.  You will receive requests for toys for certain genders and ages, either in a list or on tags.  You then distribute these among your group and designate a date and place for them to return the new, unwrapped toys to you.

What happens to the gifts?

These gifts are given to those children in need who have been identified through our referral and sign-up process.  All gifts should be new and unwrapped.  You are encouraged to drop off your gifts at The Salvation Army at 966 East Main Street, December 7-11, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm.  If you have indicated on your application that you will need to have the toys picked up at your location, we will do our best to meet your date and time frame.

Q: "I just want a single tag to purchase something for a child, not a whole list."
A: Try one of our retail Angel Tree locations: We are currently compiling our list of Angel Trees at retail locations and will update here soon.

Is this the same thing as Toys for Tots?

Toys for Tots program is another national toy charity program. But Angel Tree is a different program.

thumb bins-boxTypically moving and packing supplies are not included with most portable storage unit rental.

However Bins ( does offer complimentary furniture pads with each portable storage container rental whether you are moving to storage or to you new home. Always ensure that you have enough packing supplies. Affordable moving boxes of all shapes and sizes are easy to find when you go online and make your DIY move go much smoother. Be sure to stock up if you have a couple storage units. Always label every box on the side instead of the top. This will make it much easier to determine where they go if they are stacked on top of each other. Plus, this will help you get them in the correct rooms at the new house so that unpacking goes so much smoother.

Always use good packing paper to wrap breakables in and be very careful when packing them in boxes. Make sure that you write fragile on the box so everyone will know to be careful with it.

Try to use moving boxes that are a uniform size, they’re easier to stack (remember; keep the heavy ones on the bottom and the light ones on top).

Leave small walkways between the moving boxe and furniture in your storage unit so you can easily get to the items you want without having to move anything around. If you’re storing a lot of packing boxes in your unit, try to fill them to the top, even if it’s just with padding and old, crumpled newspapers. Boxes that are only half-filled tend to collapse if anything’s placed on them.

If you’re storing a mobile mini refrigerator or full sized on in your storage unit leave the door ajar. This will prevent mold from growing inside.

Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your Potable storage unit. This means no gasoline, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner. If you’re storing any machinery that runs on gas, drain the tank before you pack it.

Meet Big-Bin our resident "handler."

Big Bin HandlerHe's very special and took 3 years to engineer. He quietly slinks in and swoops up Bins containers for deliveries here and there. He doesn't need much space, only a few inches on either side of the Bins. 

If you only have one available parking space to dedicate to your portable moving container, this is your perfect solution.
Watch him in action The Handler !  (Yeah, I know what you're thinking...we made him talented!). Big-Bin levels each Portable Bins moving container the whole way during the loading and unloading process. We created him with that precision on purpose. Your stuff is important! He gets that and so do we.

This is best Portable moving solution in the world. 

So, if you see Big-Bin out and about, give him a wave or a honk. Make him feel like the rock star he is!

You can nominate a family in need to provide them with rent-free housing for a year!

nominate-postHome of Hope sponsored by North American Broadcasting, Crawford- Hoying, The Salvation Army, Kroger, Bins (Bring In Storage) & Time Warner Cable are teaming up for this years Crawford Hoying Homes of Hope outreach program. Crawford Hoying Homes of Hope will once again be providing rent-free apartment homes for a year for five families in need.
Kroger will provide each family a $ 200 gift card for grocereies, Bins Bring In Storage will provide storage bins to help the families move into their new home & Time Warner provides one year of free standard cable services, subject to availability. Anyone can nominate a family in need by completing an application form. Download your form here or pick one up at all Crwaford Hoying apartment communities or at North American Broadcasting studios.

Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 PM on December 15th. The families chosen to receive the rent-free apartment houses will be selected by The Salvation Army, which helps hundreds of central Ohio residents find much needed housing every year.

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