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Opening & Closing a Shipping Container Door

By July 19th, 2017 About Containers No Comments
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Opening & Closing a Shipping Container Door

Whether you are interested in buying or renting a shipping container, you must know the proper way to open & close the doors. It might seem intuitive but there can be a few snags along the way if not performed properly.

It is important to note that the container must be on as level a surface as possible.  If it’s not a level surface, you may be required to shim up a corner(s), to ensure the container is level.  

Once the container is level, proceed with opening the right-hand door first.

(1) Once you release the handle hinges upwards you simply pull the handle up and then rotate them out and towards you or away from you (depending on the container).

(2) This rotates the long silver poles called locking rods that are attached to both handles and the cam keepers.

(3) The cam keepers lock the top and bottom of the door of the container and seal it shut. Rotating the handles will disengage the keepers and break the seal. Once they are unlocked you simply pull the door open and repeat on the opposite side.

It is a pretty simple process that gets easier the more you do it. However, there can be some problems along the way that you might want to double check first.  You always want to check for an uneven surface, rusted door seals, torn or damaged gaskets (rubber seals around the doors), and even distribution of items on the inside.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact Georgia Storage Containers at (678) 829-5902.

Portable Refrigerated Storage Available for Rent

By December 10th, 2015 About Containers No Comments
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16ft-easy-modularAt Georgia Storage Containers, Inc. we have the very best in portable dry storage solutions. Whether you need a 10ft storage container, a 16ft easy access modular container, or a 48ft storage trailer—we’ve got you covered. We have all that and more!

Our staff has a combined experience of over 75 years in the portable storage industry and can answer any question you have. We will work with you to find the best storage solution for your needs.

However, we find that some of our clients need to keep their items at a specific temperature and dry storage just isn’t enough to meet their needs.

Thankfully, Georgia Storage Containers, Inc. has a cold storage division, Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. for all of your cold storage needs. 

Event-Trailer-On-Site-1Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. has a number portable cold storage options available for rent throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Rent one of our walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, refrigerated shipping containers, or refrigerated storage trailers today! Our clients use portable refrigerated storage for a wide variety of applications— food distribution, medical & pharmaceutical products, chemical storage, beer & wine storage, or commercial kitchen remodeling.

Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc.‘s entire rental fleet runs on electricity, not diesel fuel. Our electric units save you money AND help the environment while maintaining any temperature you want. Our units can maintain any temperature from below 0°F and up to 75°F (depending on the unit, product, and usage).

20-ContainerAt Georgia Storage Containers, Inc. some of our most popular portable storage options are 20ft in length. Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. has three different types of 20ft on-site portable cold storage units available for rent: 20ft walk-in coolers and freezers, 20ft refrigerated shipping containers, and 20ft refrigerated storage trailers.

20ft Walk-in Coolers & Freezers

walk-in1In the restaurant industry, own a grocery store, or have a food distribution facility? Add to your cold storage on-site with one of our 20ft walk-in coolers or freezers. Our walk-in coolers and freezers sit directly on the ground, only take up the space of a standard parking spot, and are delivered right to your location.

Keep even the most sensitive and perishable product safe and sound with our walk-in coolers and freezers.  They maintain any temperature between 0˚F and 40˚F and are NSF approved for food storage. Our walk-in coolers and freezers come standard with a lockable 4’+ walk-in door, interior light, diamond tread plate floor and digital temperature display. They require a 220V single phase power source and are equipped with a 50 ft power cord.

20ft Refrigerated Shipping Containers

20-and-40-Refrigerated-Containers-2If your cold storage needs include ground level access to palletized products then our 20ft refrigerated shipping containers are for you! Our 20 ft portable refrigerated storage containers are the ideal balance of economy and efficiency. They provide an impressive 1,010 cu. ft. of storage while only taking up the space of one standard parking spot on-site.

The 20ft refrigerated containers are able to maintain a much wider temperature range than the 20ft walk-ins. They are capable of going below 0˚F and up to 75˚F. Because of their temperature versatility, the refrigerated containers allow for a much broader range of temperature controlled storage.

The flooring is durable aluminum T-rail construction capable of handling pallet jack and forklift traffic and they have a cargo capacity capable of handling up to 8 standard pallets (single stacked, side by side). Equipped with lockable double doors on one end, our 20ft refrigerated containers offer secure storage and allow for easy ground level access. Our 20′ refrigerated containers require either 230V or 460V 3-Phase power to operate efficiently and are equipped with a 50 ft power cord.

20ft Refrigerated Storage Trailer

20-Trailer-Refrigerated-Trailer-ExteriorOur 20ft refrigerated storage trailers offer all of the same benefits of refrigerated storage containers with the advantage of being loading dock accessible. The refrigerated trailers are an excellent option for customers that require loading/unloading of palletized products with a fork lift or pallet jack. Since the trailers are at dock level, the pallets can be driven straight from the warehouse floor into the trailer. Our storage trailers can be backed up directly to your loading dock and be ready to use in minutes! In many ways,  20’ refrigerated trailers are basically a 20’ refrigerated container (but on wheels).The cargo capacity of our 20’ refrigerated trailers is the same as our 20’ refrigerated containers and they require either 230V or 460V 3-Phase power as well.

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45ft-trailerAt Georgia Storage Containers, Inc. we are proud to offer a wide variety of shipping containers, easy access modular rentals, and storage trailers for rent. Whatever your needs, we have the perfect solution for you. Our shipping containers and storage trailers are available for rent in lengths from 10ft to 53ft.

We have over 25 years of experience in the container rental industry and understand your storage requirements. If you would like to speak with us one on one, a container specialist is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.

 

Why Every Business Should Rent a Storage Container

By September 1st, 2015 About Containers No Comments
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Whether your business is small or large, renting a storage container is the very best decision you could make. Renting a storage container can help you to maximize your profit, grow efficiently, and realize your goals.

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Storage containers are the secret weapon of numerous industries. They have a wide range of applications and have been widely adopted in the agricultural industry, the military, the construction industry, the oil and natural gas industry, in retail businesses, and many others.

 

48' TrailerRenting a storage container for your business needs is a highly efficient use of your time, space, and money. Every one of our rental units is constructed of durable corten steel, equipped with a lock box, and is guaranteed to be wind and watertight. Your valuable items will be protected from all threats–manmade or natural. Just choose a site for your storage container and we will deliver it.

16ft-easy-modularA major advantage to renting a storage container is that it allows your business the flexibility to quickly respond to market trends. If you need extra space our containers are easily scaled up. We can deliver and install whatever you need in a fraction of the time and the cost that it would take to acquire new commercial or industrial space. And when you no longer need that extra storage space just give us a call and we’ll come and pick it up! Due to this flexibility, storage containers are the ideal choice when responding to seasonal fluctuations in inventory, excess or seldom used equipment, file and record storage, or just plain storage.

At Georgia Storage Containers, we have over 25 years of experience in the container rental industry and understand your storage requirements. If you would like to speak with us one on one, a container specialist is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Find how renting a storage container can help you to expand your business right now! Feel free to call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.

Rent an “Easy Access” Modular Container from Georgia Storage Containers

By July 16th, 2015 About Containers No Comments
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Georgia Storage Containers is proud to announce that we have expanded our rental fleet to include “easy-access modular containers”. These new modular containers can be compared to PODS® storage containers.

Our “easy access” mo16ft-easy-access-modular-containerdular containers are available in two sizes, 16ft and 20ft.These modular containers are constructed from a durable steel and aluminum blend.

Unlike our shipping container rentals, our “easy access” modular containers feature a lockable roll-up door and smooth paneled white sides. Our “easy access” modular containers will easily fit into a standard parking space and can be maneuvered into tighter spaces.

Like PODS® storage containers, our “easy access” modular containers are ideal for residential customers, as well as retail and small businesses. Our “easy access” modular containers are the perfect option for those customers who are in need of on-site storage space but have limited space and are concerned about the aesthetics of placing a container next to their residence or business.

Our “easy access” Modular Containers Feature:

  • Ground Level Access
  • Secure Storage
  • Lockable Roll Up Door
  • Smooth-Sided White Exterior
  • Flat Aluminum or Wood Floor
  • Delivered to Your Site

Renting an “easy access” modular container instead of a shipping container has several advantages. A main advantage of renting an “easy access” modular container is its appearance. Many customers prefer the smooth white sides of an “easy access” modular container to the corrugated steel of a shipping container. With an “easy access” modular container, you don’t have to worry about the color or condition of your shipping container. Many clients also find the easy-access roll-up door to be easier to operate than the cargo doors of a shipping container.

However, shipping containers are available in a wider range of sizes than our modular containers. Georgia Storage Containers offers shipping container rentals in sizes from 10ft to 53ft. The cargo doors of a shipping container are also more secure than a roll-up door.

20ft-easy-modular-containerGeorgia Storage Containers “easy access” modular containers are comparable to PODS® storage containers but are NOT the same thing. Our “easy access” modular containers are placed on-site for the duration of the rental period. They are not able to be moved after they have been filled with your items. Our “easy access” modular containers are also available in a larger size than the PODS® storage container. Our 20ft “easy access” modular storage containers are 25% larger (at no extra cost), than the 16ft PODS® storage container.

If our “easy access” modular containers aren’t right for your rental needs, please consider the shipping containers, storage containers, and storage trailers that we have available for rent.

If you would prefer to own your container, Georgia Storage Containers offers storage containers and shipping containers for sale. We also offer custom modifications and are able to customize a storage container to meet your unique storage requirements. We are the #1 choice for all your container needs!

We have over 25 years of experience in the container rental industry and understand your storage requirements. If you would like to speak with us one on one, a container specialist is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.

Rent a Shipping Container for your Spring Cleaning Needs

By June 10th, 2015 About Containers No Comments
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Spring has sprung! Feeling a need to clean and simplify? Georgia Storage Containers has the answer. Our storage containers are the perfect solution for spring cleaning. Whether you are remodeling, moving, or just deep cleaning; our rentals can meet all of your needs. Use your container to store excess stuff, as a protected staging area before a move, or for whatever you need. We’ve got you covered.

20-ContainerAt Georgia Storage Containers we have shipping container rentals available in all sizes, ranging from 10ft containers to 53ft containers. One of most popular rental options is a 20ft container, giving you 1,165 cubic feet of space and only taking up the equivalent of one parking space. We make delivery fast and easy and can place your container exactly where you need it.

You can rent for as long as you need and then once you’re done, we’ll pick up the container for you. No hassle and no fuss. Or, if your needs change, we offer containers for purchase as well.

20ft-easy-modular1Storage containers are the premier solution for all of your spring cleaning needs. Our containers stay on-site for the duration of the rental period, leaving all your important possessions quickly and easily accessible. Our shipping container rental fleet is made of corten steel, comes equipped with a secure lockbox, and is wind and water-tight. Your possesions will be safe and secure.

If you have aesthetic concerns about placing a shipping container on your property consider our NEW modular storage containers. Available in a 20ft size, these containers have smooth white paneled sides (no raw exposed corrugated steel) and are equipped with an easy access roll-up door.

No matter what you decide, Georgia Storage Containers will work with you to get you the storage container that fits your needs. We offer rentals and sales to Atlanta and all other areas throughout the state of Georgia.

Call Georgia Storage Containers at (678) 829-5902 or fill out a simple storage container form detailing your storage container needs. One of our expert storage container specialists will get back to you with pricing.

 

To Buy or to Rent? That is the Question

By June 2nd, 2014 About Containers No Comments
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Now that you know you need a storage container or trailer, you have an important decision to make. Should you permanently make the container your own, or just rent it until you’re done?

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The most important factor to consider when answering this question is the length of time you need the container.  However, depending on the nature of your use, sometimes buying makes more sense than renting and vice versa.

Buying a container gives you complete freedom with your container decisions. From sizing to insulation, our containers available for purchase give you a large variety of options to choose from. We can even provide custom-sized containers by cutting down larger ones, if your needs call for a structure sized differently than our typical offerings. And once the container is yours, you can turn it into anything you want.

Purchasing the container keeps things easy, but there are many situations in which it’s smarter and more cost-effective to rent the box.

When to rent:

Renting a container is a way to obtain top-quality storage for the time period that you need it—while avoiding upfront payments of thousands of dollars. It’s simple: the key word that separates renters and buyers is “temporary.” Renting for a short period of time is much more economical then purchasing a container.

Still unsure? You wouldn’t want to be kicking yourself later for dropping a lot of money on a container that now just takes up space on your lot. Here are some situations that would warrant a rental rather than purchase:

  • 20-ContainerYou’re remodeling your house
  • You’re moving and need to clean out your house
  • You’re doing a construction project
  • You’re unsure of the specific codes of your geographic area that might govern the long-term presence of a shipping container
  • You’re unsure of how your neighbors would react to a shipping container on your property
  • You don’t know where you would keep your container after you are done using it
  • You simply don’t know how long you will use the container

We’re happy to help you decide the options that work best for you. Call Georgia Storage Containers at (678) 829-5902 to discuss your needs with one of our sales representatives, or get a quote now.

Portable Storage Applications: PODS® vs. Storage Containers

By April 17th, 2014 About Containers No Comments
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The need for temporary storage becomes inevitable at some point during every person or business’s lifetime. You know that you need to store items outside of your home, office, or warehouse…but where to begin? The multitude of storage options available may seem like a daunting task to sift through.  So we’ve provided a useful comparison between two of the most popular solutions out there: storage containers and PODS®.

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Is a storage container for me?

Storage containers are generally available in sizes ranging in length from 10ft to 53ft. You should rent or buy a storage container if you need a large, durable structure to hold your belongings—and have room for it on-site. They are versatile enough to store just about anything from household items to farm equipment and industrial supplies to retail products.  During the time that the container is on your property, you can rest assured that nothing will get in or out of the storage container (unless you put it in there). Georgia Storage Containers even offers a variety of additional lock options and mechanisms to further increase security.  Our storage containers’ original purpose of transporting cargo on the unpredictable ocean should give you confidence of their strength. This resilience also comes in handy with the irregularity of the weather, especially during winter months.

Additionally, storage containers are probably for you if your needs require a modified storage space. If you are purchasing a container, we can equip it to be temperature-controlled, shelved, floored, and can even install custom doors windows, skylights, lighting, and electricity—details that can make long-term storage much more suited to your unique storage application.

If your space is limited, you need the unit to move your residence, or you plan on storing items at your residence (and you live a subdivision)…a storage container may not be for you.  Even though storage containers are very versatile and come in various sizes; if your property cannot accommodate a container, then you may want to consider another option or renting out off-site space.

Are PODS® for me?

PODS® are ideal for people dealing with either a residential move or residential lack of space. When renting with PODS®, you have the option to load the unit at home and have it stored in a local PODS® facility. Many people who are looking to store their belongings in off-site locations opt for PODS® as opposed to the traditional mini storage facilities.  You can also rent PODS® to assist in both local and long-distance moves, delivering your possessions from place-to-place.

This ability is desirable for anyone remodeling or moving their home because they do not have to keep their belongings on their property. However, given that these units are typically smaller than the storage containers rented by Georgia Storage Containers, some customers choose to keep the PODS® on their own property.  Unlike a shipping container, PODS® are also equipped with roll up doors.

PODS® are probably not for you if you are looking to store large and/or heavy items. Some storage applications simply demand a structure with the strength and storage capacity of a storage container.

To discuss your storage needs, feel free to contact Georgia Storage Containers by calling (678) 829-5902 today. If you know that a storage container suits your needs, get a quote right now.

Storage Containers vs. PODS®

By March 7th, 2014 About Containers, Uncategorized No Comments
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Whether you are moving your business, changing residences, remodeling your home or you just need additional on-site storage…you have several options in terms of deciding how you will store your items. Portable storage provider PODS® may offer storage solutions across the US, but with a little digging you’ll find smaller, local companies that may better satisfy your needs with a different product: the shipping container. Shipping containers are also very versatile, as they can be modified to fit your unique storage requirements.  Look no further than Georgia Storage Containers for the strong, secure structure you need.

SECURITY

Each PODS® unit is equipped with a roll-up door, making loading and unloading easier, as the door is lightweight and can roll up effortlessly. However, these features also mean that the doors may not be completely secure. Generally, roll-up doors are not 100 percent water tight or rodent proof. Unless a shipping container is modified, it will come with standard cargo doors on one end.  The doors are guaranteed to be as durable as the shipping container itself.  The cargo doors will ensure your valuables will be protected against water damage and pesky little critters (as long as the doors are closed of course). If the convenience of roll-up doors is something you are looking for, Georgia Storage Containers offers both standard galvanized steel roll-up doors and heavy-duty roll-up doors upon request.

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SIZE

When determining the exact storage need, you should also consider the size of the container that will work best for you.  PODS® and shipping containers vary greatly in size. Georgia Storage Containers can rent (or sell) you a container ranging in size from 10 to 53 feet long, whereas PODS® offers 7 foot, 12 foot, and 16 foot portable storage units. The sizes of PODS® are convenient for people who are moving and have a good idea of how much space their things will take up in a container, but shipping containers serve as more of a blank slate for those with unconventional or larger-scaled storage needs.

CUSTOMIZATIONS

Variability in size isn’t the only way that Georgia Storage Containers’ highly customizable storage containers can be transformed to suit your needs. For starters, containers can be modified to feature the aforementioned roll-up doors. You can also choose from a steel door practical for both industrial and residential purposes, secured with a deadbolt, handle lock and overhead drip ledge. Georgia Storage Containers also offers a residential personnel door (with or without a security swing arm). Windows, skylights, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting features can be installed to turn your box into a space you don’t mind spending time in. Finally, you can utilize the storage space by equipping it with shelves and increase the already effective security of the container by adding additional locking mechanisms.

CONSTRUCTION/DURABILITY

Shipping containers are made for the high seas, but shipping is hardly the only use for these containers. People have latched on to the steel resistance of shipping containers for housing purposes, retail purposes, etc—because they know that it’s a structure you can count on. You can rest assured that your things will be safe inside of a shipping container; always wind and water tight and highly secure.  No matter the weather at your location or time of year, a storage container from Georgia Storage Containers will not fail to withstand anything Mother Nature throws at it. This strength also means the container is near-impossible to break into…creating the peace of mind that your valuables are safe and secure. PODS® offer key lock systems, but a shipping container is customizable with more complicated and secure locking mechanisms to choose from.

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There are upsides and downsides to working with both larger and smaller companies.  If you are looking for a regional or national moving solution, PODS® may be the answer for you.  However, in many storage situations you’ll find that working with a smaller company can lead to a more pleasurable experience. You’ll find that smaller companies will always maintain close contact with their customers, come through with delivering and picking up when they say they will and are willing to have conversations about the prices that work for you. Small companies (local to where you need your container) will also have knowledge of the laws and ordinances in your area. Their familiarity will allow them to offer you sound advice in terms of the best options for your unique storage requirements.

If you would like more information about our storage containers or have the need for additional on-site storage, contact Georgia Storage Containers for a quote today.

Commercial Construction & Residential Remodeling Storage Solutions

By December 28th, 2012 About Containers, Creative Uses No Comments

Providing on-site storage in Atlanta and its vast metropolitan area, Georgia Storage Containers  is the absolute premier and affordable solution for commercial and residential construction sites.

When planning a construction project, whether commercial or residential…consider renting on-site portable storage space. A storage container is easily accessible for safe storage of materials such as high-end tools and job site clean-up equipment. It’s like having a mini warehouse right there on-site at your disposal. They are durable, weather proof and can be utilized for just about any portable storage solution. *** Simply put… THEY ARE THE WAY TO GO!

Commercial Construction Storage

Commercial construction companies should use best practices for protection of expensive equipment and inventory for operation. Our storage containers are available in multiple sizes and are ideal for protecting your assets. They provide additional space that is readily available and easily accessible for daily deliveries of small or large building materials. Our container sizes are practically unlimited. They range in size from 10’, 20’, 40’, 48’ and 53’. A portable storage container provides on-site storage for just about anything at your commercial construction site.

Residential Renovation Storage

Are you replacing a roof, building a sunroom, upgrading a kitchen or bathroom or considering a home addition? An on-site portable storage container is a great storage solution for residential renovation and remodeling projects. Georgia storage containers offer a convenient and affordable way to help you get through your project. They can be used during a remodel or renovation project to store building materials as well as your furniture and valuables. Our portable storage containers are secure and watertight…so your valuables are always protected from the elements.

Benefit Overview of Construction Site Storage Containers

Safe and Comfortable Work Environment. Containers allow you to de-clutter your space and provide a more organized work area. Store tools, equipment and materials in our heavy-gauge steel storage containers.

Secure Job Site Equipment Storage. Theft of equipment and materials are the primary cause in project timeline completion. Portable on-site storage containers provide a safe and secure place for construction job site storage. They are also watertight and will protect your materials from severe weather conditions.

Learn More About Storage Containers For Your Construction Site –

Speak personally to a representative by calling 678-829-5902 for a fast quote to rent a portable storage container or for Storage Container Sales in Georgia visit Container Technology Inc.

On-site Portable Storage Containers for Boats and Recreational Vehicles

By November 5th, 2012 About Containers No Comments
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Storage Containers for Boats and Recreational Vehicles Renting a portable storage unit is a convenience that has only surfaced within recent years. It is now possible to store seasonal items such as boats, motorcycles, classic or collector cars, trucks, tractors or farming machinery and ATV’s.  You may also consider storing personal items when relocating during a move.  A storage container provides additional storage which homes or apartments may not posses. Even though renting a storage container is easy to do, you should always be informed before doing so. Georgia Storage Containers is happy to assist you with this task.

We offer different size storage containers depending on your needs and budget:

You can have a storage unit delivered to your home and store your items on-site. This may be particularly convenient if your storage needs are only short-term, especially for relocation.  On site portable storage doesn’t just offer solutions for storing standard items, but can also be a cost effective and secure way of storing recreational vehicles, boats or any other type of vehicle in general. This solution will suit virtually any type of recreational vehicle and is primarily used for the following:

  • Boats
  • Race cars / Classic cars
  • Trailers
  • Motor homes
  • RV’s
  • Motorcycles
  • ATV

Conduct your storage unit search with this storage solution website.  It serves to help you collect information about renting or leasing mobile shipping and storage containers. Renting or leasing is a great cost effective way of gaining access to a portable storage container without spending thousands of dollars up front.  If you are not sure how your neighbors or municipalities are going to react to the presence of your storage container, we would strongly recommend renting rather than purchasing a container. The cost of renting a container to be used for a short period of time is much more economical than purchasing your storage or shipping container. Georgia Storage Containers will also take care of delivering and picking up your unit.  You do not need to worry about finding a new home for your container if it turns out that it cannot stay on-site.  Here is a Buying versus Renting quick check point list to help answer more of your questions as to which solution is best for your needs.

Buying may work best when you:

  • Plan to keep your belongings for a long period of time
  • Do not anticipate moving it to a different location
  • Have the up-front capital to pay for the container
  • Plan on keeping your recreational toys for a long time

Renting may work best when you:

  • Do not plan on keeping your storage container for a long time
  • Anticipate needing to move from one location to another
  • Want to keep your working capital available for other things

No matter what you decide, Georgia Storage Containers will work with you to get you the storage container that fits your needs. We offer rental and sales to Atlanta and all other areas throughout the state of Georgia.

Call Georgia Storage Containers at (678) 829-5902 or fill out a simple storage container form detailing your storage container needs. One of our expert storage container specialists will get back to you with pricing.

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