Storage Option: Hire or Buy – Which is Better?
Shipping containers are an innovative solution to 21st century storage needs. While they may be the obvious choice for renovating, moving and storage, deciding between buying and hiring a shipping container may not be as clear. Budget, time frame and intended purpose are all important factors to consider when determining which storage option is right for you.
Storage Option: What is the purpose of your container?
There are countless uses for a Gateway storage container that are only limited by the client’s imagination. Deciding whether to hire or buy your shipping container will depend largely on what you intend to use your container for. If you mean to use your shipping container as storage while you renovate or move then a short term hiring option is likely to suit you. On the other hand if you intend to turn your shipping container into an on-site office, workshop or granny flat, then buying your shipping container will give you a more permanent solution to your storage needs.
How long do you need the container for?
Determining how long you will use your shipping container is another important factor in deciding between hiring and buying options. If you intend to use your shipping container for a period longer than one year then buying your shipping container may be the cheaper option. Similarly; if your current renovations or relocations are only scheduled to last a few months then hiring may be more suitable. At Gateway Containers you only pay for what you need. Their minimum hire package is 30 days and they even offer a buy back option for those who wish to sell their shipping container at a later date.
What is your budget for storage?
Considering your financial circumstances is very important when choosing the storage option that is best suited to you. Prices will depend on the size and specific design qualities of your shipping container. Hiring prices will also depend on the time frame you intend to hold the shipping container for. Contact the experienced and friendly staff at Gateway Container Sales & Hire you can get a personalised quote on all your buying and hiring options.