5 Reasons Why A Hired Shipping Container is the Best Storage Solution
You might be moving home or renovating and need somewhere secure and safe to keep your belongings during the disruption. So why not hire a shipping container for a few weeks or months? For a low price you can rent a container that suits your needs.
Here are 5 reasons you should consider hiring a shipping container as a storage solution:
1. Only need it short term?
With 33m3 of storage space, a 20ft container can store all your belongings for a 2-3 bedroom home. This means that if you’re moving to another state you can have all your gear in one place, knowing it is safe and secure while it is being transported. A 40ft container has 67m3 of space, meaning you can store your belongings for a 4-5 bedroom home. For business use, you may need somewhere to store your gear while moving premises or to store a surfeit of stock.
Whether for a few weeks or much much longer, Gateway Container Sales can help you with your short to medium and even longer term storage needs!
2. Shipping containers are transportable
Shipping containers were originally designed to move several tonnes of gear around the world – the same applies to the ones you hire from us!
Here are some reasons our clients have moved their containers:
- If you want to have your goods stored at our secure site, we will send the container to your premises to be loaded up before transporting it back to ours.
- People may be moving house across Australia or further afield. Again, we would drop off the container, and after it is loaded, you can move your worldly goods to your new home.
- People have also hired containers that can be moved around their own premises according to their business needs.
3. Safe and secure
Our containers are secure from unwanted visitors! It takes quite some effort to break into a properly secured shipping container. Security is a design feature in them that is as important as their ability to be shifted from place to place.
For an additional fee, Gateway Container Hire can store your container in our secure storage site. This means you valuables will be kept under round the clock surveillance by our security team. It is so secure that even you will need to give 24 hours’ notice before visiting. This is for operational safety reasons in the yard, where containers are constantly being moved around.
They aren’t just safe from the hands of a few crooks with crowbars, but they can withstand the worst of the weather as well. Some of our regular customers use them to store their cars during the storm season, with the container taking the abuse from hailstones rather than the expensive bodywork of their pride and joy.
A final point to consider is that our shipping containers are 100% vermin proof. You can store documents and other things a hungry rat would like with no fear of them tucking in.
4. Temperature sensitive? No problem!
If your goods are temperature sensitive then we can hire you a reefer container to keep them cool even in the heat of summer. If you have food or pharmaceutical products that need to be stored away from the heat of the sun then this really is no problem for us. Contact us to discuss your needs!
5. Bespoke storage solutions
Even if you need accessories or other modifications made to the shipping container we can help you find a solution. We have a team of expert fabricators who can customise the inside of the shipping container to fit your specific needs. You may need racking or extra insulation for the inside – or even a window and side door for access.
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It doesn’t matter what you need to store, shipping containers are the perfect place to put it. Shipping containers provide a cost effective temporary solution. Contact the team at Gateway Container Sales and Hire now or complete our online enquiry form, and one of our knowledgeable sales team will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your storage needs.