Shipping Containers – Why Does It Matter What They Weigh?

Portable shipping containers or Conex boxes are found in industries around the globe. From the retail sector to construction, they are designed to transport a wide variety of cargo. Outside of transporting goods, they can facilitate equipment, store furniture, or even...

Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Container Working For A Long Time

Shipping containers are used across the globe to transport goods. They can be stacked onto ships, trains, and trucks to get them where they need to go, wherever their destination. Designed to last for years, but more often than not, shipping containers are used once...

Shipping Containers – A Proven PPE Storage Solution

The world is still grappling with the widespread disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an attempt to keep both health workers and the public safe from the highly infectious respiratory disease, governments, organizations, and healthcare institutions need a...

How To Stack Shipping Containers Safely

Shipping containers are designed to be moved quickly and fit securely on top of one another. Most can be stacked up to nine containers high as the containers' corners are reinforced to distribute the weight evenly. This method ensures that all containers stay in place...

How Does Allstates Transport Shipping Containers?

There are plenty of shipping container vendors where one can purchase a container for personal or commercial purposes. Many container retailers do not transport, but here at Allstates Containers, we handle all arrangements in-house. This service gives you the best...

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20 foot storage containerSteel storage containers are built using sturdy materials to make them strong and durable. This is why they are still useful even when they are not ferrying cargo across oceans. The following are some creative uses of steel storage containers that you probably have not thought of before.

Housing solutions

Steel storage containers have the ideal shape to act as housing solutions. The box shape of the container can make the ideal dwelling. Furthermore, you can stack up more the one container to create a larger home or a complex of small homes. The containers are easy to set up and relocate. All you need is some ventilation, insulation, lighting and plumbing and the home is complete. There are some great examples of housing projects from used storage containers including the Ecopod, the Illy Push Button House or London’s Container City.

Work site offices

If your company does most of its work onsite, having a single location for your offices may not be ideal for the running of business, especially when you need managers on site supervising the work being done. Storage containers are the ideal solution for this problem. They are easy to transport from one work site to another, simple to set up and require little maintenance. A single 20ft storage container can fit at least three or four desks comfortably where your project managers and supervisors can work.

Food kiosks

Storage containers have been used in commercial applications quite a lot. If you are in the food business and are looking for an affordable and convenient alternative to opening a restaurant, you can use a storage container instead. You can modify the design of the storage container to fit your particular needs, for instance opening up the side of the container where you can set up counters to serve clients.

Children play centers

Play is necessary for the healthy and happy growth of children. There is you are looking for some extra room for children around the neighborhood to play in, storage containers may be your answer. Fix up the interior of the containers, stack them up together and join them with walkways and staircases. Voila! You have a play center where children can come to play and even learn if you throw in a few storybooks and educational material. The potential of what you can do with storage containers is almost limitless.

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