What You Haven’t Considered About Storage Containers
Shipping container rentals have become more readily available to both consumers and commercial sectors. Their design makes them ideal for a long list of applications including the obvious – shipping and storage. Since there is a growing number of people renting storage containers, there is also a growing need to explain how shipping container rentals work.
Shipping containers are the perfect moving solution
Since storage containers are designed for shipping, they are ideal for moving. They can be delivered to your site, allowing you to pack your belongings and then when you are ready, we pick them up and move them to your new site. This allows you to pack at your own pace.
It’s also an excellent compromise between renting a moving van and hiring professional movers. You can load your own items easily as the container has doors and is at ground level to reduce back strain. You then have dependable drivers pick up the container, so you don’t have to contend with driving an unfamiliar vehicle. It works for both commercial and residential moves.
Shipping containers are a green storage solution
With more and more companies and consumers looking for eco-friendly options that won’t harm the planet, even the moving and storage industry is feeling the pressure. Storage containers are now being repurposed for multiple uses including as sustainable building material.
Instead of old storage containers ending up in landfill sites, they are being made into affordable housing, schools, homes, offices, swimming pools, restaurants, shops and more. So when you rent shipping containers you are actually using something that will contribute to a healthier planet.
Shipping containers are customizable
Shipping containers can be modified to suit storage needs. This includes ventilation, heating and/or cooling and more. This makes it an excellent option for a wide range of uses, whether you need to ship and store, just store or just ship.
Shipping containers are affordable
Shipping container rentals are the most affordable way to increase on-site storage for both businesses and homeowners. As long as you have the space, you can choose the size to suit your needs, and continue to add (or take away) containers as your needs change. You then have access to everything you need on-site, without costly construction or installation for expansions.
This can work for a long list of applications from farms to construction sites and large residential properties to storage facilities. It can be on a large scale or simply involve a single shipping container. They are very flexible allowing you to use them as required.
Containers are very secure
Storage containers are designed to travel long distances under extreme weather conditions. As a result, they are made with sturdy corten steel and impenetrable walls and doors to protect the items during shipping. What’s more, since they often sit at poorly lit ports where security can be tricky, they have to withstand the force of the tools commonly used by thieves.
This makes them an excellent option for storing expensive equipment at job sites, but also for residential applications during a move to ensure your belongings cannot be accessed easily.