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  • Winter storage for everything and anything can be an issue, and it’s normally not considered until there isn’t enough time to build a shed our other type of outbuilding, or if there is time the costs involved with it aren’t feasible. These two reasons alone are why shipping containers can make great storage units for the winter, and even the summer times. The question that has ye ...
  • Shipping container rental businesses are growing in popularity for many reasons, and as the need for extra storage grows more people and businesses will be looking for a scalable, cost effective method to supply the need of the end consumer. No matter if it's a delivery business where the container sits on the users site (on-site storage), or if it's a business model that keeps all of the containe ...
  • Shipping containers are regularly used as storage units, and in many cases they are purchased or rented to be used as mobile, or portable, storage units. If you plan on buying a shipping container and moving it from site to site at a later date there are a few things to keep in mind prior to doing so. The simplest way to move the container, the size of the container that’s going to be moved, ...
  • Everywhere you go, everyone is looking for more storage space. People seem to be buying more, throwing away less, and all of this stuff has be stored somewhere. Depending on your needs, and the time span long or short term that you need the storage space, shipping containers make excellent storage solutions for whatever your needs may be. Long Term and Short Term Storage Let's be honest, if you mo ...
  • Shipping containers, new or used, make excellent storage units. Containers are originally designed to provide a secure structure for transporting goods around the world, in all types of weather and conditions. When compared with other storage options, such as a garage, shed, or a heavy duty plastic container; a shipping container's steel structure is designed to withstand even the most intense abu ...
  • With all the shipping containers zipping around the world, it's an obvious question to wonder where they are all stored when not in use, and the answer is shipping container depots, or often called container yards. Most people don't know what a yard does, or how they operate, so here's a quick summary. What is a Container Yard? Essentially, a container yard is a giant parking lot for shipping cont ...
  • It's getting very common for companies and people to buy a shipping container and convert it into a storage unit, but what is required to convert a container into a good storage unit? Well, that’s a pretty broad question to answer and it really depends on the specific storage needs of the person or company that’s using it. Residential Storage Container People store just about everythin ...
  • Storage rental is a booming industry, and if you have the space and capital investment it's not hard to step into the business by using shipping containers for storage units. There are two general types of storage business models that can be started, or if you can find one for sale you can hit the ground running. What You Need to Start Before you can get into any business, you need to have a good. ...
  • Shipping containers and shipping containers being used for storage can last a long time, and an even longer time if they're given a little annual maintenance and cleaning. We usually recommend the spring time for this, because over the winter snow, freezing temperatures and rain can work its way into unseen cracks and crevices and possibly expedite rust and corrosion if left unchecked. We've touch ...
  • Grading the condition of a shipping container may seem like a fairly simple, uniform task, it's not nearly as simple and uniform as it appears on the surface (no pun intended). The reasons for this are fairly simple, and the next few paragraphs will walk through why there is some confusion in grading and what the more general terms and ideas in container grading are. Why Container Grading isn ...
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