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Renting A Container For Your Business

By February 22nd, 2020 About Containers No Comments
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When it comes to making your business successful, it’s imperative to keep the right product on hand at the right time. Depending on your business and the product, you may need to carry more inventory during certain times of the year. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Running out of something that your customers demand is never a good thing. 

If your storage needs are constantly changing or if you just need more space during peak times, look no further than a shipping container. Renting a container may just solve your storage dilemma. At Georgia Storage Containers, we have many options to meet your storage requirements.

If you have limited space on-site, consider going with a smaller container. We offer both 10’ Containers and 20’ Containers. They are an excellent option and will fit in a standard parking space. For businesses with large scale storage needs, we offer larger containers as well. These sizes range from 40’ Containers’, 45’ Containers, 48’ Containers and up to 53’ Containers. These are ideal for maximizing any extra inventory, ensuring you have on-site access to your product at any time.

All of the containers are constructed of corrugated steel panels, marine plywood flooring and lockable double doors with a high-security lockbox.  

If you are unsure about the duration and you don’t want to be tied to a container indefinitely, then renting is definitely the way to go.  If you purchase one and then don’t need it for whatever reason, you’re stuck trying to get rid of it. With a rental container, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting rid of it when you don’t need it anymore.  Just call us and we’ll come and pick it up.

Give the team at Georgia Storage Containers a call at (678) 829-5902 or submit an online quote. We’re happy to help you find the right rental container for your on-site storage needs.  

53’ Rental Containers

By February 5th, 2020 About Containers No Comments
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Do you have large scale storage needs?  If so, you may be able to get by with a 40’, 45’, or 48’ Container.  However, if none of these are big enough…Look no further than the 53’ High Cube Container. These containers are the largest in the fleet and in production. 

The 53’ containers were originally used for domestic rail transport, rather than ocean transport. This is the reason the dimensions are slightly different than a standard shipping container (used for ocean transport). While still providing ground-level access, this container has interior dimensions of 52’5”L x 8’2”W x 8’11”H. This added width and height allow you to fit 26 single-stacked pallets and 52 double-stacked pallets in this container. That’s 55% more interior storage than its 40’ counterpart!

48' Container Lease

These unique, over-sized containers are great for short or long term rentals.  They can even be modified or converted to meet your specific storage requirements.  You are sure to get your money’s worth with a container this large. Give Georgia Storage Containers a call at (678) 829-5902 or fill out an online quote to get one of these units delivered directly to your location.

Storage for 2020

By December 18th, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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Most New Year’s resolutions often revolve around improving your body and mind. However, one facet that is often overlooked is improving your living situation. This can be achieved by utilizing on-site storage. Why wait when you can get a jump on Spring cleaning. Here are a few ways that renting a storage container can start 2020 off on the right foot.

Declutter:

Leave the stress of the holidays and 2019 behind you. Whether you just want to pack away excess decorations, organize your warehouse/shop or make more room for new inventory for your retail business, an on-site storage container is always a great option. Our rental containers come in a range of sizes from 10’ up to 53’ in size. They are all constructed of 14-gauge steel and come with a high-security lock box so you can be sure that your valuables are safe and secure. 10’ and 20’ containers are perfect for limited space applications. If you have a large project or business in need of storage the 40’, 45’, 48’ and 53’ rentals are more than large enough to cover virtually any need.

We also have Easy Access Modular Rentals.  They are available in 16’ and 20’ options. These steel/aluminum containers come standard with a roll-up door. These are especially helpful when you don’t have room for swinging doors or you just want a quick easy solution for entering your container.

Flexible Timeline:

The best advantage of all George Storage Containers rentals is that they can be used for short or long term durations. We can provide you with a container for a limited time or an open-ended long term period.  We have decades of experience in the rental industry. You can always fill out an online quote or give us a call at (678) 829-5902 and our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right rental container or trailer to fit your needs.

 

Renting a Container for Holiday Storage

By November 12th, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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The holiday season is all about excess. More food, drinks, company, and gifts. But what do you do when you run out of storage space? Georgia Storage Containers has a container for virtually any need you might have. 

10ft Container Rentals & 20ft Container Rentals

These containers are a great solution for storage on your property with tight spaces. They can be utilized to hide presents from the kids or for extra holiday decorations.  These smaller containers are a great solution for temporary storage purposes. The best part is they have a very small footprint so they can be positioned on a driveway. 

20' Container Lease

40ft Container Rentals45ft Container Rentals48ft Container Rentals53ft Container Rentals

These containers are ideal for businesses that require large scale seasonal storage.  They can accommodate 18+ pallets of product. Like the smaller units, these containers all have a security lockbox and easy-open door handle.  The larger containers are also available in a 

“high cube version as well.  This means they are a foot taller than a standard height container.  The extra height gives you the flexibility to stack your product or items that are oversized.  If your business stocks extra products during the holiday season, one of our larger containers may be just what you need to get you by.    

40' Container Lease

Call us today at (678) 829-5902 and speak with our team regarding your storage needs.  Let us help you find the right holiday storage solution. You can also submit an online quote and one of us will be happy to send you additional information and pricing.

Caring For Your Shipping Container

By October 9th, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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Shipping containers are typically placed outdoors and are exposed to the elements.  Over the course of several years, your container may show signs of wear and tear. They tend to develop rust, dents, and other signs of fatigue due to habitual use. Here are a few of the problems that can happen and how you can help prevent them.

Surface Rust:

This is the number one natural enemy of a container. Although these are corten steel and incredibly durable, over time the paint degrades and rust occurs. Climate is a huge factor that can cause this issue. 

By monitoring rust spots and properly caring for them you can ensure your container will last for years to come. Any grinding or buffing of rust spots over time will keep your container in good shape. It is important to primer these areas before painting. Most rust is just cosmetic and does not cause any structural damage. 

Undercarriage Moisture:

While rust is often visible on the sides of the container, it is important to think about the underside of the container as well.  Once the container is delivered, there’s not much you can do about this after the fact. You definitely want to be thinking about the placement of the container, prior to it being delivered.  

If possible, you want to place the container on a hard-packed surface that drains well.  However, we realize this is not always an option. If the container is being placed on grass or dirt, we recommend that the container is slightly elevated.  Railroad ties or landscape timbers are a great option. Preventing water from pooling under your container will ensure that it lasts the test of time!  

General inspections:

We guarantee that our containers are delivered in wind & watertight condition.  However, you always want to perform an inspection of your container (upon delivery), to make sure your expectations are met regarding the condition of the unit. If you are interested in a container or just have general questions, please feel free to give us a call today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request on our website – Georgia Storage Containers

Storage Containers – Long Term Rental vs Purchasing

By August 2nd, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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There are many factors to consider when faced with the decision of renting or buying a container. The decision is a pretty easy one when your storage needs are short term (maybe a couple of months).  Renting is definitely the way to go. However, if you are planning on keeping it for a year or more, the decision can be a little trickier.  You may want to purchase, as the cost of rental fees (over time) might outweigh the purchase price. Here are some areas that might help you with that decision.

Cost:

The most obvious and important concern when choosing whether to rent or buy is the cost. If you simply need a container for a couple of months, renting is always the quick and economic solution. When renting for longer than a year, purchasing a container may be a cheaper option.  When renting, you will pay both delivery and pick up charges.  If you buy one, you will only pay the delivery fee. Be sure to consider the trucking charges, when determining if renting or purchasing is the better option.  We can help you calculate the cost between the two if you’re on the fence about your decision.  

Ease:

If you are unsure about the duration and you don’t want to be tied to a container indefinitely, then renting takes all the stress of commitment away.  If you purchase one and then don’t need it for whatever reason, you’re stuck trying to get rid of it. With a rental container, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting rid of it when you don’t need it anymore.  Just call us and we’ll come and pick it up.

Condition:

All of our rental containers are in excellent condition. They have been refurbished (exterior has been repainted) and come standard with a lockbox. Containers that we have available for sale, have the original paint from the manufacturer.  Those colors can vary, as well as the condition of the container. If you are concerned about the condition of the container, renting may be your best bet. However, if aesthetics are not your concern, purchasing a used container can be an economical choice, especially if your storage needs are indefinite.  Whichever way you go, both our rental containers and our sale containers are wind & watertight. Your belongings will be secure and protected from the elements. We also have easy access modular rentals if the corrugated steel is not an option for you. 

Containers are available in several sizes.  The smallest size we offer is a 10’ container.  From there, they go up in size to 20’ containers and 40’ containers.  The size you choose will depend on how much space you have on-site and how much you have to store.  We also offer larger 53’ containers to accommodate large-scale storage needs.  

As always, these are just guidelines for making your decision. Call (678) 829-5902 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.  We are happy to assist you in determining which option is best suited for you!  You are welcome to complete an online quote request as well.

The Difference Between Wind & Watertight Containers vs Cargo Worthy Containers

By May 10th, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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When shopping for used shipping containers, sometimes the difference in conditions is not as obvious as you would think. On the surface, Wind and Watertight (WWT) and Cargo Worthy (CW) containers are both used and have rust, dents, scratches, etc. Visually, a wind & watertight container can look just like a cargo worthy container.  Here’s a little more information about the specifics of each condition, to help you determine which option works best for you.

Cargo Worthy:

These containers are mainly used for shipping overseas. In order to ship a container overseas, it typically requires an inspection from a marine/maritime surveyor.  The surveyor will ensure that the unit meets the CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) requirements for shipping.  The owner of the container will be issued a certificate, stating that the unit is seaworthy or Cargo Worthy.  This document is required by the port authority, prior to the unit being loaded on a vessel and shipped. Containers are stacked on a vessel for transport.  They need to maintain certain structural standards, as to not compromise the integrity of the other containers in the stacks. You can expect the containers to range in age from 10-15 years old.

Wind and Watertight:

WWT containers are also guaranteed not to leak or have holes.  However, they might have some patches or repairs, due to some damage that was sustained in shipping.  These containers cannot be shipped overseas, as they do not meet the requirements of the CSC (referenced above).  That does not mean they’re not adequate for general storage purposes. Most folks looking to store items on-site would go with this option.  Your container doesn’t need to be Cargo Worthy if you’re not going to ship it overseas. A WWT container will usually cost a bit less as well, since they don’t need to be surveyed.  They are simply inspected by the yard, to ensure they meet the requirements to be called WWT. These containers will also range in age from 10-15 years old.

Whether you are looking for a no-frills option for storage or coordinating an overseas delivery, our team can help you find the right container for your needs.  Give us a call today at (877) 670-0229 or request an online quote.

 

Renting a Container vs Trailer

By February 22nd, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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Shipping containers and trailers have a great deal of uses that can cater to your specific needs. Both options cover all of your short or long terms storage needs.  You will also be provided with a storage container or trailer that is secure and “wind & watertight”. While they are both great rentals options, there are some added benefits to each.

Containers:

Renting a shipping container is your best option for secure storage in smaller areas. The 10’ and 20’ rental containers are optimal for when there is limited space available. For larger applications there are also 40’, 45’, 48’, & 53’ Rental Containers.

These containers all come standard with an “easy open” door handle and are accessed at the ground level. Ground level access means they very easy to get in and out of quickly.

Trailers:

Rental trailers are an excellent option for storing large quantities of goods. Since they come on wheels they are designed to be accessed at dock level. The 45’ and 48’ rental trailers are perfect for placing directly at loading docks to load by pallet jack or forklift. These trailers are a very economic option for adding extra space to a warehouse for supply storage.

Whether you need to rent a container or trailer, Georgia Storage Containers Inc. has you covered for all of your “on-site” storage needs. Give us a call at (678) 829-5902 or complete and online quote request.

Standard Height vs High Cube Containers

By February 14th, 2018 About Containers No Comments
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When choosing a container to purchase or rent, there is often an option between a Standard height container or a High Cube (HC) container. At a glance, these containers might look very similar.  However, there are different benefits and uses for each type of container.

Standard Height Container:

At Standard Height container is 8’6”H on the exterior.  This type of container is a staple in the portable storage world. It is safe to assume that most containers are this standard height unless stated otherwise. Standard height containers come in a range of sizes, most commonly 10’, 20’ and 40’ containers.  Standard height containers are the most popular and are suited for just about any storage application.

High Cube (HC) Container:

A High Cube (HC) container is 1’ (a foot) taller than a standard height container.  If you need to stack your product or if your items are a bit taller than normal, the extra foot of vertical space is a great benefit.  These 9’6”H containers are usually found in 20’, 40’, 45’ and 53’ sizes (the 40’ size being the most abundant). If you have the height clearance, high cube containers are definitely an option to consider.

Whatever your storage needs, Georgia Storage Containers can provide the right container size for you.  Call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.  We are happy to assist you in determining exactly which container will suit your needs.

Why are the Doors of My Shipping Container Difficult to Close?

By September 7th, 2017 About Containers No Comments
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This article is a bit of a continuation from our post last month. In that post, we focused on the basics of opening/closing the doors of a shipping container. In this post, we will discuss the two main reasons the doors of your shipping container may be difficult to close (after they’ve been opened).

Uneven Surface

When a shipping container is delivered, it’s usually delivered with the doors closed. If the container is dropped on a surface that is uneven, it can create some big-time challenges when opening/closing the doors. While it may be a bit difficult, you can usually get the doors opened. However, it may be virtually impossible to get them closed again.

The reason is because a container can twist or rack when it’s placed on an uneven surface. It is always best to place your shipping container on as level and hard-packed a surface as possible (like concrete, asphalt or gravel). However, if you are unable to drop the container on a hard-packed surface, the container can be placed on the bare ground as well.

When placing a shipping container on a grass/dirt surface, we recommend leveling that area as best as possible. However, sometimes you may not be able to do so. That’s okay. Just keep in mind, that you may need to level the container (by shimming up a corner or two once it’s been dropped).

Before opening the doors of the container, we suggest that you perform a visual inspection of the doors. This is usually a pretty good indicator if the container is not level or “racked”. Focus on the black rubber gasket/seal that runs around the perimeter of each door. That gasket/seal should line up straight across the top. If one side is higher than the other, the container is most likely unlevel. If you try to open the doors now, it may be very difficult to close them again.

To shim up a corner(s) of your shipping container, we recommend using pressure treated lumber. You may only need to shim up a corner(s) an inch or two. It may take some a bit of experimenting, to determine how much you need to shim up your container. Once you’ve added the shims, check the door gasket across the top of the doors. If the gasket is lined up, you’ve probably done a good job leveling the container. At this point, the doors of your shipping container should open/close without a problem.

Uneven Distribution of Product/Items

Once you’ve determined that your shipping container is level, it’s time to start loading it. It’s important to pay attention to how you distribute the load throughout the container. You may not experience any issues going forward (no matter how you load your product/items into the shipping container). However, if you notice that the doors are difficult to open/close after you’ve loaded the container, you may need to check how the product is distributed. Moving some items around may be necessary to alleviate any issues with opening/closing the doors.

If your product/items have been distributed evenly and you are still having trouble with the doors, you may want to check the corners of your container. If the shipping container has been placed on grass/dirt/asphalt, it’s possible that a corner(s) may have started to sink a bit.

This is a common problem as you start to add weight to your container. One or two of the corners may sink down below the level of the surface. If this happens, you’ll just need to shim up those corners until the container is level again. This should make the doors easy to open/close again.

It’s always best to make sure your container is placed on as level and hard-packed a surface as possible. If your shipping container is going on grass/dirt/asphalt, make sure you have some pressure treated lumber on hand. You may need to do some leveling. It’s also best to distribute the product as evenly as possible throughout the container.

These tips will ensure that your shipping container is always level. We hope that this information is helpful. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing a container or renting a container, please contact us at (678) 902-9525 or complete an online quote request.

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