Why Shipping Containers Make the Perfect Container Storage Solution
Posted on 19 April 2023 | 4 minute read
1800 We Store It has been at the forefront of the storage industry since 2002. With more than two decades of experience, we can say that we’ve seen it all and devised all sorts of storage solutions. We also often get asked, “Are shipping containers good for storage and what are the benefits?”. The honest and straightforward answer is ‘yes’ and we’ll delve deeper into that in this post, along with an in-depth discussion of the benefits that come with using shipping containers for storage.
The first standard shipping container was introduced in the market back in 1956. The most common is the dry storage container which usually comes in lengths of 10, 20, and 40 feet. As the name suggests, these shipping containers are used for transporting dry goods by sea. Millions are used globally and soon they became ‘land-based’ as well, being widely used as portable storage units, thanks to their convenient and cost-efficient nature.
Just like the contemporary mobile storage units, shipping containers can be delivered straight to your location, be it your home, office or business establishment. They are equally durable and highly versatile, providing low-cost solution for a variety of storage applications. You can hire as many as you need for short or long-term storage. You can also choose to keep the containers onsite in your premises or have them transported to our secure storage facility.
Perfect for Storage, Offering Substantial Benefits
If you need a safe place to store furniture, household items, tools, equipment, excess retail stock, or other goods, then shipping container hire is the way to go. When considering the perfect storage solution, using a shipping container ticks all the right boxes. Let’s take a look at the major reasons why:
Affordable and cost-efficient
Hiring a shipping container for storage is a cheaper option because you don’t have to rent a truck and spend on transportation on top of the storage rent. Moreover, the standard shipping container is 8ft by 20ft, which is nearly four times the size of the average storage locker space. Shipping containers aren’t just roomy, they also cost significantly less than other storage options that only offer a fraction of the space. This makes them a cost-effective storage solution for a lot of home and business owners.
Durable and built to last
On average, shipping containers last 20 years and are designed to safely store and transport items, sometimes dealing with harsh weather conditions along the way. This is no surprise as these containers are built from high-grade steel. This means that they are also fireproof. Where else would you like to rather store your belongings than in a weatherproof, watertight and non-combustible shipping container!
Extremely flexible and versatile
You can use a shipping container for virtually any storage application – from car storage to warehouse storage and anything else in between. Containers can be modified with windows, shelves, lighting, insulation, flooring, and more. They’re so versatile that you can convert a shipping container into a mobile office unit, retail store or even accommodation if it’s no longer needed for storage.
Guaranteed safe and secure
The container’s self-contained steel design makes it secure by default. This design also means it is not linked to any other structure, giving you total privacy while also preventing vermin and bug problems that traditional storage facilities often experience. If you choose to store your shipping container in our facility, you get an added layer of protection because we have 24/7 CCTV monitoring and alarm systems to safeguard your goods from theft or damage.
Available in different sizes
You can hire our shipping containers in four different sizes – 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, and 20ft. You can therefore choose the appropriate container that will suit your needs. The most popular is the 20ft container, which easily fits in most driveways and can hold the contents of the average 3 to 4-bedroom home.
Go for a large container for bulky and large items like furniture, equipment or machinery. But if you’ll be storing books, clothing, documents or household items, you can hire a smaller unit. This way, you’ll only paying for the space you need.
When you take into account the above benefits, it’s easy to see why a growing number of people are turning to shipping containers for their storage needs. They serve a plethora of residential, commercial, and industrial purposes, and as long as your items are securely packed, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your precious belongings are safe and sound.