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Reasons You May Need to Rent a Container

Posted on:
Oct 12, 2022

No matter who you are, there will come a time when you need some extra space for transporting or storing your belongings. Small business owners, large manufacturers, and homeowners alike often find themselves in need of more storage space or transport containers for big moves.

Storage containers are great options for anyone and everyone since you can choose from so many different sizes and options. At Drybox, we also allow you to choose between buying or renting containers depending on your needs—and we deliver them to your door anywhere throughout the Northwest!

Keep reading to learn about some of the top reasons why you might need to rent a container and how Drybox can help your storage and transport experiences exponentially easier.

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Storage During a Move

Moving is stressful, and it’s more stressful when you don’t have the proper equipment to get it done efficiently and effectively. No matter whether you’re a homeowner that’s trying to get all of their furniture to a new location or a corporate office that needs to relocate, a storage container can help.

Renting moving trucks can be incredibly expensive, and they’re often more of a hassle than they’re worth, especially if you need to make several trips or go a long distance. They also don’t give you as many options in terms of space. When you’re moving, you shouldn’t be worried about the logistics of fitting everything into a small space when you have so many other stressors.

Storage During Renovation

Renovations can get messy, and they’ll be even messier if you don’t have a place to store all of your equipment and materials. Renting a storage container is a great move for anyone doing renovations of any kind, whether that be a home renovation or a large-scale renovation of a commercial building.

In addition to keeping your equipment and materials safe from unpredictable weather, it’s a good way to keep everything secure. After undoubtedly spending thousands of dollars on materials and tools, the last thing you want is to deal with potential theft or vandalism.

Organizing and Protecting Inventory

If you’re a business owner or work in a sales capacity, you know how much demand can fluctuate depending on the season and other factors. Sometimes, inventory overflows. This is a tight situation to be in, particularly if your storage space is tight as well. If you have extra inventory you need to organize and store for any reason, a container is a great option for temporary storage.
Renting a container in preparation for a big influx of inventory ensures you aren’t left with an emergency situation when it arrives. Containers keep your items safe and protected, and you can also look into our modified containers if you have special needs for your inventory.

Temporary Vehicle Storage

Both casual vehicle aficionados and those who work with vehicles and automobiles in a more professional capacity may have a need for storage containers. If you don’t have a garage or if yours is at capacity, that doesn’t mean you have to leave your car, ATV, or motorcycle out in harsh weather and in plain view of people with bad intentions.

Renting a container is a fantastic temporary solution for anyone that needs extra garage space in a pinch. This is also a great option for people that work on or sell cars for a living and need to keep other people’s property locked up as a precaution.

Temporary Office Space or Home Office

A recent poll from Gallup showed that as of September 2022, “45% of full-time employees [were] working partly or fully remotely.” With the rise of work-from-home comes the increasing need for home office spaces.

Unfortunately, it’s not always in the cards for people to simply remodel their homes or repurpose a room to fit their needs. A properly sized modified storage container can act as a great temporary working space for professionals who need some room to focus and complete their work.

People who are moving between offices or need extra space to store important documents and work equipment can also benefit from renting a storage container. There’s no reason to shove file cabinets and office equipment in every corner of your home or personal office space if you don’t have to. Renting your own container also ensures any confidential or highly sensitive documents are secure.

General Alternative to a Storage Unit

In many cases, people use storage units for only a short amount of time. For example, people may have nowhere else to put their things when moving between homes or staying with family until their new lease starts.

This also occurs frequently with office relocations. If an office space needs to be vacated by a certain date but the business’s new lease hasn’t started, what is one to do with all of the office furniture, documents, and equipment?

Storage unit rentals are often expensive, inflexible, inaccessible, and much more logistically difficult to manage when transporting or storing items. Renting a container for these interim periods when you need to store things temporarily—but quickly—is almost always a better option.

Rent from Drybox Today!

There are many reasons you may need to rent a container in the future, for both personal and professional use. The need for storage is something people don’t often think about, but that everyone will experience.

Drybox offers a wide variety of options for your container needs, and we can deliver your container to your location in the Northwest. Get a quote today by filling out a form or call us at 866-549-9823 to get started and learn more about our prices, rental options, container sizes and types, and more.

You may not be an expert in the world of containers, but we are, so let us do the hard work for you!

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