In a tight economy, replacing building components with a cargo container is a great way to complete the summer projects and chores that you believed had been priced out of budget. Containers can help save on the cost of materials, and definitely provide a savings on the cost of labor. Not to mention the long term durability of the unit itself, the option of moving it to a new location, and the ability to resell it again in the future.
All sizes of cargo containers are a good solution for portable, on-site storage. ContainerAuction.com has recently helped clients buy containers in Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Depending on the budget and amount of storage needed, the size of the container storage units have ranged from 20’ one trip containers to 40’ high cube containers.
What’s involved with using a cargo container as a portable storage unit? That depends on how long you plan to use it, and what you’ll be storing.
First and foremost, it’s always a good idea to consider what the container will be sitting on. You can drop it right on the ground, but if the container is going to be on the location for more than a couple of months you may want to consider a wooden beam foundation. If you’re interested in something more permanent, you can upgrade to a concrete footer or concrete slab foundation.
Once the container is in place you can make many of the next decisions when they best fit your time and budget. Essentially, with the unit in set in place you can do as little or as much as you’d like to. If you plan to use the container for both storage and as a work shop you may want to run electricity into the unit to provide lighting and power sockets. If the container is in a visible area, you may want to give it a fresh coat of paint so that it matches any other structures in the area.
ContainerAuction.com has great deals this summer on one trip containers in Tennessee, and for an additional charge they can be delivered to locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, or Mississippi.
If you have questions on purchasing a cargo container, or need some advice on converting a container into another structure, feel free to contact our office and one of our experience professionals will be happy to help you.