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  • 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 ...
  • Commercial storage can come in many shapes and sizes, and just about every option can be customized to the needs of the company or individual that needs to store their goods. Typical forms of commercial storage range from rented U-Haul trucks and trailers, to secure and climate controlled off-site facilities, and more and more companies are beginning to rent or purchase 20' or 40' shipping contain ...
  • There's a lot of confusion between what the difference is between a shipping container and a storage container, and to be completely honest it's not unwarranted. A shipping container can be a shipping container, or a storage container; but a storage container is always a storage container, never a shipping container. The container that's best for suited for any project depends on the needs of the ...
  • Storage facilities and general residential customers have all started to figure out that shipping containers, new or used, make excellent storage units; and once you consider why they’re so popular and do a little quick math, it’s a logical choice. Shipping containers can be set up quickly, are very secure, and last a long time. Commercial and residential container owners are all attra ...
  • Shipping and storage containers, like any other type of outbuilding, require some periodic maintenance to keep them in top operational condition. On an annual basis it’s normally just a few minutes a year, but it’s best not to take your container for granted and neglect it to nature and environmental pressures. With just a few short minutes of work you can ensure that your shipping/sto ...
  • If your shipping or storage container is located in a cold, snowy area and you need regular access to it, frozen doors might be a problem for you. It's normal in some climates that the snow blows horizontally across the ground, and if the storage container maintains a temperature that's above the surrounding environment it could cause the snow and ice to regularly melt and refreeze in gust ...
  • Winter is just around the corner for most of America, and it's a good time to start thinking about storage space for your outdoor summer equipment and toys (things like lawn mowers and motorcycles), as well as winter equipment (things like snow blowers, snowmobiles, and firewood) that you need ready access to. New and used shipping containers are an ideal solution for long term, year round durable ...
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