7 Portable Storage Container Uses for Homeowners and Businesses

by Dusty Rhodes on Dec 01, 2017  in 
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Initially designed to help homeowners move their belongings more easily from one location to another, portable storage units are even more useful these days in several ways. They are the ideal solution for homeowners and businesses anytime they need flexible storage options. These perfectly sized storage units are convenient and affordable, making them the perfect solution for a variety of needs. In the following, we’ll go over seven portable storage container uses and discuss how they can help you the next time you’re faced with one of these situations.

1. Moving to a New Home

Moving can be a time-consuming and expensive task. Portable storage containers can take some of the stress and cost out of moving, especially if you are relocating to another state or across the country. Portable storage containers can help with time management and organization, making the moving process less stressful. You’ll work with a moving coordinator who will help you decide how many containers you need based on the amount of stuff you have to pack. These containers are conveniently delivered directly to your home, and you can pack your belongings when you have time. 

Once you have everything packed, simply call and have the unit picked up and delivered to your new home. It is cheaper, more convenient, and less stressful than renting a professional moving truck. You can rent the unit as long as necessary, so you can set the pace for the move and take your time unpacking.

One of the most popular uses for portable storage containers is when you need to close on your property before the new home is ready. You can put everything in containers and have them stored at a location near your home. The rest of your necessities can come with you while you stay with friends or at a hotel.

2. Home Renovations and Remodeling

Whether you are renovating your kitchen or adding an addition to your home, portable storage containers can provide all the storage needed for these home renovation projects. One of the best uses of portable storage units is for storing large furniture that needs to be moved out during renovation. You can keep fragile items in a safe place so they aren’t damaged during the remodel work. You’ll have the ability to label everything, making it easier to find what you need while everything is out of place. 

Portable storage units have another use during home renovations. They also provide a safe place to store any materials that might come in early, such as cabinets, flooring, sinks, etc.  Portable storage containers provide safe and secure storage for all of your belongings during a home renovation or building project.

3. Storing Business Inventory

One of the most common uses of portable storage containers is storing bulky items that take up space at your business. From files and paperwork to retail supplies and fixtures, portable storage containers are a smart solution for storing any business-related materials. You may use these portable containers as business-related storage for a variety of things:

  • Items used only once or twice a year, such as special equipment used in conferences or training.

  • Files and documents that you must keep for compliance requirements. You can store them in boxes placed in the containers until you’re legally allowed to shred the documents.

  • Excess inventory in a retail business until it’s ready to be displayed in the store.

  • Seasonal items until they are needed.

4. College Students’ Storage Needs

Both parents and students dread the end of the year moving for college students. Having to pack up the mini-fridge, furniture, clothes, and other dorm room accessories can be a hassle for college students. Not to mention that parents aren’t too excited about filling their garage with all of their child’s extra belongings. With a portable storage container, your child’s belongings can be packed away right on campus, stored in a facility for safekeeping, and delivered back to school in the fall.

Even if you don’t return home for the entire summer, you may have a period between your old lease ending and a new lease starting with a college apartment. You can pack up your belongings and keep them in a storage unit until your new apartment is ready. Once you graduate, you may be in a state of transition as you find a job and a place to live. During that time, you can store all your stuff until your move-in date.

5. Emergency Storage Solutions

Portable units make excellent emergency storage solutions. You can call and have them delivered quickly. These containers are ideal if your home has been flooded or damaged in some way from a natural disaster. You can keep items safe and secure while your home is being repaired.

Another urgent scenario for using portable storage containers is when you are trying to sell your home and must stage and declutter it to attract buyers. You can pack up personal items and decor and store everything in your storage container so that all buyers see in your home is a blank slate that they can personalize the way they want.

6. Event and Seasonal Storage

Recreational events such as fundraisers, festivals, and fun-runs can be a logistical nightmare for many organizations. There are so many supplies, equipment, and materials needed to put these events on and not enough space to store it all. Portable storage containers are ideal for storing supplies, equipment, and merchandise for various recreational events.

You may choose to store seasonal items in a portable storage unit rather than trying to find space in your home or business. Holiday lights, inflatables, and other decorations take up a lot of space in a storage room, garage, or closet. Since you only use them once a year during a specific season, seasonal storage services can be the ideal solution. As you stack everything for the season together when you’re taking it all down, it will be easy to find next year when it’s time to put it out on display again.

7. On-Site Storage

Construction companies and landscaping crews require quite a bit of on-site equipment to complete their jobs. They are also frequently moving this equipment from one place to another, taking up a great deal of time. Portable storage containers offer an affordable means for storing their equipment when not in use and delivering it to new job sites.

On-site storage can also benefit homeowners who don’t have enough space in their homes. If you’ve recently downsized or are planning to do so in the near future, you may have more belongings than you can fit in your new space. If you have items that you don’t want to part with, a portable storage unit may be the answer. Instead of paying for an off-site storage unit, you’ll keep your belongings close to you. You also have fewer worries with security and can easily access whatever you need without having to drive to another location.

Whether you’re moving to a new home, remodeling your current one, or looking for a place to store extra items and seasonal belongings, you’ll find several uses for portable storage containers. Alternatively, If you need to store business inventory, find emergency storage, or keep your college student’s belongings safe, you can benefit from SMARTBOX’s on-site storage services. Consider portable storage units for your needs and get a quote on how much these units will cost. Find out about what moving services we provide to make the process easier for you.

Dusty Rhodes