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Container Storage Ideas

09.03.2014 - Posted by Updated On 09.03.2014    

Shipping containers, no matter if they're 20' or 40' long, are designed to securely hold whatever cargo is loaded into them, and that is one of the driving reasons behind the popularity in using them as both residential and commercial storage units.

New and used shipping containers are widely available, affordable, and can be delivered and put to use quickly. If you intend to use the shipping container for storage without any modifications you can start loading it with anything that you need to store right away. If you plan to modify your unit with more user friendly features it can be done in a short amount of time, and for a fraction of the price of a stick built storage unit. What's more, containers are designed to be portable, so you can move it from one location to the next.

We've helped to sell a lot of shipping containers since our company launched, and the ideas that have come back to us are countless. The most popular ideas that we hear are outlined in the following paragraphs, and if you have any ideas that you'd like to share just let us know.

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Standard Tool/Supply Shed

We've worked with several oil and construction companies, and they tend to keep shipping containers in their original shape, no major modifications or alterations, at most only adding a bolt on lock box. We've spoke with several of the buyers and the response has been standard, "we need a simple storage solution that strong, secure, and we can move from one jobsite to the next".

Roll Up Doors

If space is limited, or an easier method of going in and out of the container is needed, many people install roll up doors on their shipping containers. A roll up door typically aren't as strong as the original steel doors, but having one makes it much easier to open and close, and requires no clearance space outside of the container. Typically, a roll up door can be installed at the depot or dealer and delivered to your location ready to go.

Dividing Walls

People or companies that manage storage facilities are always looking for quick and creative ways to grow their business as needed, and buying a 40' shipping container and building interior walls is a very quick and inexpensive way to grow your company. If roll up doors are installed on the sides, a 40' container can easily be divided into three or four very secure storage units.

Windows and Doors

Windows and doors are a popular feature to add to a shipping container when converting it for storage; however the windows aren't the type that are used to looking in or out. The windows that are commonly installed are long, short windows running along the top of the container and the goal is to allow sunlight and possibly some air circulation. The goal is to allow light into the container, but not create a large enough opening that someone could crawl into the container and steal the contents. Doors that are installed are standard heavy duty "man doors" designed for outdoor installation and usage.

No matter what your demands for storage are, large or small scale, commercial or residential, or the level of modifications involved, you'll be able to find a great container for sale on The professional sellers on the site all have countless years of experience and knowledge, and can answer any question that you might have. Feel free to contact us directly, or contact the sellers on any listing page.

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