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20 foot storage containerWhether you are planning to set up your own self-storage facility or you are just looking for a suitable place to store your items on a temporary basis, finding the right storage container for your needs is important. Not all shipping containers are created equal. We will give you some general guidelines and points to consider when buying storage containers.

  1. Get the proper size

Standard sizes of shipping containers are 20’and 40’ in length. Early in the process, you’ll need to decide on the size that is appropriate for your needs because this will determine the price. You are better off going bigger, by choosing a single large container, than having to get two small containers. Choosing the right size will save you time and money in the long run.

  1. Choosing new vs. used containers

Used storage containers are usually less expensive but you will have to pay attention to their condition. If you are planning on storing sensitive items like electronics which are at risk of damage due to dust, you might need to buy a new storage container or spend money on renovating an old one until it’s in perfect shape.

  1. Container security and other features

Always look for a container that is easy to secure so that your items will be left safe. Most used shipping containers have a bolt on lock box which can be used to make the container nearly inaccessible. The locks are usually very sturdy and difficult to tamper with using bolt cutters and saws. Other features like rust proof interior and a watertight door may be essential to protect your belongings from water damage, rot, decay and animal infestation.

  1. Location

Think about where you want to keep your shipping container. You’ll need a location that has ample space and one that is easy to access. Consider how the container door opens and ensure there’s adequate space left around to enable access.  A flat area without trees or ground coverage is most ideal.

  1. Accessibility

Think of how often you would like to access items in the shipping container when deciding which size is appropriate. There are shipping containers in Charlotte NC which can open on both ends so they are ideal if you have many items which you would like to access on a regular basis. Remember that how you arrange your items in the container will also determine how easy or hard they are to access.

Our steel containers are highly suited for storage of a variety of goods and materials. Get in touch with us for all your shipping and storage container needs in Charlotte NC!