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  • Keeping your shipping or storage container secure is paramount for keeping your valued items from being stolen. Whether it is tools, household goods, or family antiques, security is the main concern, which is why you’re using a shipping container in the first place. There are a few simple and inexpensive tips that you can use to help keep your container, and possessions, safe and secure. Hig ...
  • Storage pods, storage containers, and shipping containers may seem synonymous on the surface; but the term "storage container" can be used interchangeably with the others, while "storage pods" and "shipping containers" are very different in many aspects. All can be purchased for storing things, but depending on the use pods and containers each have pros and cons to be considered. Let's start with ...
  • We're asked "I'm using a shipping container for storage; how can I prevent someone from being stuck inside of it?" more times than you'd think. The obvious answer is, "don't lock them in". To anyone familiar with the doors and locking mechanism on a shipping container this sounds like a silly question, but to the novice container user it is a genuine and serious concern. After ...
  • The storage business is a growing industry all around the United States, and it may be easier to set up and grow a storage company with shipping containers than you'd think. Before you rush into any decision, business or otherwise, it's good to sit down and do a little analysis to help you make the best choices. For a storage business, there are four factors that can drive the ultimate success of ...
  • Used shipping containers sometimes require a layer of paint to clean them up and make them blend in with the surrounding area; and depending on what shipping line owned or managed the container the colors will vary and it may or may not fit in where you plan to place it. But how do you paint a shipping container so that the paint will last and you won’t have maintenance issues in the future? ...
  • If you’re running out of storage space for your home or business, shipping containers make a great solution for mini-storage. They’ve grown in popularity over the last few years, and while used shipping containers are very common and inexpensive, new (one trip) shipping containers are having features built into them to make them even easier to use for storage. Both new and used shippin ...
  • Lots of people use shipping containers for storage, and we are regularly asked about the best way to storage furniture in a shipping container – the short answer is, carefully. Shipping containers are designed for moving items around the world, and weren’t originally designed for long term storage. Because of this, they can heat up in the summer, and get damp when the temperatures shif ...
  • Shipping containers have many great uses. In their regular intended use, they transport all types of goods that we use in our daily lives around the world in a convenient, cost effective way. In their secondary life, they are often converted into housing components, hydroponic farms, and even storage sheds. With regards to commercial or residential sheds, every week we sell a lot of new and used s ...
  • If you're in need of additional storage space, both residential and commercial, consider using a shipping container as a shed instead of building one. Speed (or construction time), cost, and security are three of the key features that will have your outbuilding up and functional quickly and easily. First off, if you purchase a new or used shipping container with the intent of using it as a shed, ...
  • Cargo containers, also called shipping containers, connex boxes, sea cans, and several other names based on the region of the world that you’re in, are a key component to international trade. While the actual number isn’t possible to know, it’s estimated that as of 2016 there are some 30 million cargo containers making their way around the world at any given point in time. They c ...
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