2022 has seen shipping containers rise in popularity. High-end conversions such as at-home swimming pools, retail spaces and alternative staycation builds have taken over our social media timelines. Use of shipping containers has upgraded from standard storage or transportation of cargo to modern business spaces with ambitious interior modifications.
While the use of containers has expanded, they remain great storage options for domestic and commercial use in their standard form.
Their steel structure offers a durable storage space for a variety of goods, and could be the best long-term storage option for accessible, external storage.
Shipping containers are a durable, secure storage alternative to wooden garden sheds.
1: Miscellaneous storage
Shipping containers are a great storage option for all the things that can’t quite fit in the house, such as bikes, large storage boxes, gardening tools etc. Even the smallest standard container provides ample space for all your home bits and bobs.
If you are relocating homes, shipping containers may be used as a short-term storage unit for housing home furnishings and large pieces of furniture while you move.
When using shipping containers, be sure that to insulate your container to manage the effects of temperature swings and to best preserve your furniture.
3: Animal Feed
Shipping containers provide a secure, dry space to hold animal feed, farming equipment and tools across every season. If you run a farm or keep livestock, you’ll know all too well how essential secure storage is for animal feed in order to keep out pesky vermin.
4: Machinery and Equipment
The steel structure and lock design of shipping containers makes them a great option for storing heavy-duty machinery and tools for construction or rural businesses. The added security keeps your valuables safe, with potential modification options such as side-opening doors or roller shutters. These allow for easier loading access of larger equipment.
With rural crime and theft on the rise, shipping container self-storage is key to guaranteeing safe storage of big-ticket tools and machinery.
5: Excess inventory
Excess storage is a common issue for retail businesses, which can be easily fixed by use of a storage container. Shipping containers provide extra space to store inventory that can be easily transported across multiple locations.
Adding shelves to your unit will also maximise space in your container and ensure that you always have a clear walkway to access and unload your inventory.
Shipping containers are a great option for homeowners and businesses looking for a portable storage solution. Their secure, weatherproof structure provides durable storage space ready for use immediately upon delivery.
For more information on purchasing a shipping container, contact the Lion Containers team at 0333 600 6260 or fill in our quick quote form here.