Whether you are a business owner or a homeowner, there is a good chance that at some point you will need to have temporary storage. Whether it is for a renovation or to get items out of your house while family visit, there are many different reasons you might need storage. What do you do when you need only temporary storage? Shipping containers make great temporary storage.
Why use a shipping container for temporary storage?
In most parts of the world, a shipping container is considered to be part of a trailer, and thus you don’t need a building permit to drop one on your property for temporary storage. No permit required is especially true if you are making no modifications to the container.
That being said, shipping containers are very easy to modify and depending on the modification being applied, you still might not need a building permit. Typical changes include power outlets, climate control, shelving, additional locks, security cameras, and more. You can also add a lockbox around the existing lock to ensure the lock is tamper-resistant.
Delivery can be as simple as transporting the container on a tilt-bed or a flatbed truck. Flatbed trucks work best when you have a forklift or crane to move the shipping container into position. A tilt-bed can deposit the container without the need for extra equipment. Either way, it is not expensive to have a driver deliver the container.
You can buy used shipping containers from a variety of sources, including directly from shipping companies, to cut down on the cost of temporary storage. Then, when done, you can turn around and resell the container to someone else who is looking for temporary storage.
In some cities, you can also find a company that will lease or rent shipping containers as temporary storage. If you find a company that will lease or rent they will typically either offer discounted delivery or even free delivery.
Overall, a shipping container won’t experience many of the adverse effects other storage containers do. They are not quick to rust, they are watertight, secure, and won’t rot. Also, they are safer than many other forms of onsite storage.
Shipping containers are a great option for temporary storage. They can be used to hold a wide variety of materials and items from construction supplies to treasured memories. With modified containers, you can even provide an environmentally controlled area for your most treasured items.
For more information on container sales and rentals, contact Carolina Containers at 919-562-9187.