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On-site Portable Storage Containers for Boats and Recreational Vehicles

By November 5th, 2012 About Containers No Comments

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.


Portable Storage Containers for Schools and Churches

By October 31st, 2012 Creative Uses No Comments

When faced with a strict budget and every penny counts, consider Georgia Storage Containers as your on-site storage solution.  Our rates are competitive and our service is second to none!  Whether your storage need is short term or long term, our storage containers are suitable for schools, churches and youth groups.  Our storage containers can be located near a field or area in which the equipment needs to be kept nearby.  Our mobile storage containers are the perfect storage solution for just about anything.  All of your supplies, games and other recreational and academic materials can be stored in one place.   Portable storage containers will provide easy access to your belongings, as well as keeping them safe and dry.

Georgia Storage Containers realizes the need for an economical solution to temporary expansion projects and basic storage needs.  Our rugged school storage containers are the perfect fit for any size job and budget.  Our units can be delivered directly to your location and offer ground level access.

Clean, Secure and Affordable Storage Containers Delivered to Churches, Schools and Youth Groups Provide the Following:

• Storage for playground and sports equipment, mowers and tools • Space for school recycling programs, newspapers, cans, bottles and more • Easy access to disaster preparedness materials and equipment • A variety of sizes- 10ft, 20ft, 40ft, 48ft and 53ft Containers Whether it’s one or ten portable container units for athletic equipment, office furniture or maintenance supplies… you can count on us to deliver a clean and secure container to suit your needs. The staff at Georgia Storage Containers has the knowledge and experience to recommend the perfect container for all your on-site storage needs.

Popular uses include:

Sports Equipment Storage Sheds

Elementary, Junior and High school sports departments,  athletic clubs  and church affiliated youth groups take advantage of our movable container units as storage sheds for all their sports teams equipment. These units can be placed easily in the back of  indoor and outdoor football, baseball, soccer fields,  which then can be stored safely out of the way when not in use.

Furniture, Supplies and Equipment Storage for Churches

Many churches use portable on site storage units for paper supplies like books, toilet paper, cleaning products and for record keeping.   Extra chairs and other furniture used for special sermons and holiday events can also be stored safely out of sight until it the next time it is needed.

On-site Office Storage and keeping Overflow for Classrooms

Storage containers can be modified to meet your unique requirements as well.  Public and private schools use our on site portable containers for all their classrooms extra supplies.  Having to much clutter around is not a good learning environment for the students.

Georgia Storage Containers is committed to provide you a cost effective storage solution customized to your needs. Give us a call today at (678) 829-5902 for more information or to request a rental quote online anytime.

 


Storage Containers For Farming and Agriculture

By September 17th, 2012 Creative Uses No Comments

Georgia Farm Storage

Repurposed shipping containers are perfect for on-site storage.  Did you know that they are great for agricultural and farming storage as well? Georgia Storage Containers (GSC) provides modified shipping containers to Georgia landowners and agricultural farmers.  The modified containers can accommodate a multitude of rural and farm storage needs.  The storage containers can be utilized for any of the following purposes: nursery, garden, farm, agricultural, ranch or livestock supplies.

Storage containers are essential to farms that use them for excess harvest storage, farming equipment storage and livestock feed storage.  The containers can even be modified for use as temporary housing for seasonal or part time staff.

Some of the specific agricultural industries that may be in need of storage are:

  • Peanut Farmers
  • Chicken & Poultry farming
  • Cotton Farming
  • Tobacco Farms
  • Peaches, Apples, Grapes
  • Soybeans Farmers
  • Pumpkin Farms
  • Beef Cattle, Dairy Cows, Hogs, etc.

Farming Machinery Equipment Storage – It’s probably safe to say that your farming and agriculture tools and machinery are the backbone of your livelihood.  Placing those items in a storage container will keep them safe from thieves, rain storms and harsh winter conditions. On-site storage containers are comprised of corrugated steel panels, have strong weather resistant bodies and can easily be moved on-site.

Harvest and Feed Storage Needs – Don’t have a place to store your excess harvest and livestock feed?  One of the biggest benefits of storage containers is that they are wind & watertight.  They can easily protect your valuable inventory from the elements, offering a dry environment free from insects and bothersome rodents.

Temporary Housing – Don’t have anywhere to house part time or seasonal workers?  Cargo containers can easily be modified and customized to serve as on-site temporary housing.  They can be customized with man doors, air conditioning and/or electricity and phone service can even be installed. The containerized housing will keep your part time and seasonal workers comfortable and safe during harvest time. The converted container housing can also be a substantial cost savings.  Property owners can avoid the costly expense of constructing permanent housing as the need to provide residences is not year round.

Georgia Agriculture Container Uses

  •   Many landowners and agriculture companies use our containers as farm sheds and workshops to store their machinery and other equipment.  They can also be utilized for de-cluttering the barn and other permanent structures.  Our durable and element-proof containers will keep your contents safe, secure and ready to use when needed.
  •   Conex box farm sheds can also be used as storage units to make sure harvest overflow is safe and out of the barn until it is ready to be sold and shipped.
  •   The type of equipment needed for keeping up livestock is not used year-round.  It is necessary to have adequate space in which to store portable crowding tubs or wheel corrals. If this type of equipment is taking up space that could be used for more productive machinery…using a storage container can help keep your livestock area organized.

Farm Storage-Containers For Sale

Don’t have the time or budget to build additional permanent buildings for storage on your farm? Consider using our portable onsite storage containers to cover any storage gap. We offer many different sizes ranging from 10’ and 20’ containers to 40’, 48’ and 53’ sizes. We believe your funds are best allocated in more tools, feed or other necessities that actually help bring in more revenue for your business.  Visit our quote page to get started now!

Our containers are the best in the business:

  • Rugged steel construction
  • Security doors and lock box
  • Weather resistant
  • Marine-grade laminated wood flooring
  • In addition to custom paint jobs…we can also add windows, skylights, partitions, shelves, turbine vents or roll up doors.

If on-site storage containers sound like they would help solve some of your farming, agriculture storage and housing needs…let Georgia Storage Containers help your business find the right container solution.  Give us a call (678) 829-5902 or fill out a simple storage container form detailing your storage container needs. One of our qualified storage container experts will get back to you with pricing.


53ft Storage Containers vs. 40ft Storage Containers

By August 7th, 2012 About Containers, Creative Uses 3 Comments

53ft container rental for retailers

Is a 40ft storage container big enough? For businesses needing larger storage containers, a 53 foot storage unit may be a better value or fit. When making your decision, it is important to consider the amount of product you need to store, the monthly rental cost and how long you plan to keep the storage container on-site. Even though the 53’ containers are a bit more per month, the additional storage capacity they provide may be worth the monthly investment.

The 40′ containers are made from heavy duty corrugated steel panels. They have an outside dimension of 40’L x 8’W x 8’6”H. Our 40ft storage containers are an ideal long term or short term solution for additional on-site storage. They are typically used for farm equipment, commercial storage, construction equipment, retail purposes and more. If you are a smaller company the 40’ container may be suitable for all your storage needs. One of the obvious reasons for going with the 40’ storage container is the monthly rental cost.

A 53ft storage container is constructed very similarly to a 40’ container. They are considered a high cube container. High cube storage containers are 9ft 6in tall on the outside. They are 1’ ft taller than standard height containers. They are also 8ft 6in wide, making them 6in wider than regular containers as well. A 53’ cargo container will give you approximately 50% more interior storage space than a standard 40’ container.

53 ft Storage Containers – What are the advantages and Ideal Businesses

The ideal businesses that would require the 53ft containers are often times large retailers or outlet stores. Mega warehouse space retailers that have excessive amounts of inventory overflow would be ideal candidates. Some of those might include Wal-Mart, Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s, Kmart, etc. One of the biggest advantages the 53’ containers have over the 40’ storage containers is their storage capacity. You can fit two pallets side by side inside these containers… making them perfect for these large warehouse and retail businesses.

Call Georgia Storage Containers today at (678) 829-5902 to speak with one of our container experts or simply fill out our free online quote request form.


20ft ISO Shipping Container

By May 4th, 2012 About Containers No Comments

20ft-storage-containerContainers are a standardized reusablesteel box” used for the safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products within a global containerized intermodal freight transport system. “Intermodal” implies that the container can be moved from one mode of transport to another without unloading and reloading the contents of the container.

The standardized steel shipping container has its origins in the 1950’s when commercial shipping operators and the US military started developing such units. ISO Standards for containers were published between 1968 and 1970.

A typical 20ft shipping container or 20’ storage container is 8’W x 8’6”H. They are constructed of corrugated steel panels (usually COR-TEN steel). COR-TEN steel is made up of a group of steel alloys. It was developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years. They have lockable double cargo doors on one end as well as 1-1/8” thick marine plywood flooring. Get a free Quote.

There are variations of 20ft shipping containers or 20’ storage containers as well. Some are equipped with double cargo doors at both ends. Some are taller than the standard 8’6”H. They are referred to as “high cube” containers. The “high cube” containers are 9’6”H. They are not as readily available as the standard height containers. There are also 20’ containers that are referred to as “open top” containers and “open side” containers. The “open top” containers literally have no roof. The usually have a tarp that covers the opening that can be secured to the top of the container. The “open side” containers have doors on one or both sidewalls. They are not very common.

The 20ft shipping containers or 20’ storage containers usually remain in shipping service (internationally) for about 7-10 years. When they come out of shipping service, they are utilized for a multitude of applications in the aftermarket. The most common use is general storage. They are very often seen at construction job sites, retail businesses and residences. They are easily maneuverable and can fit in a standard parking space. Some of the more creative uses include repurposing the containers for commercial use, office space, hunting camps, storm shelters and housing to name a few. Containers are usually available in most port areas as well as many inland areas throughout the country. Containers come in many sizes. However, the 20’ container is one of the more versatile sizes available.

Feel free to contact us for a free quote.


Mini-Storage vs Portable Storage

By May 4th, 2012 About Containers No Comments

Exploring your options for additional storage? One option is to rent space at a mini storage warehouse. Another more convenient option is to purchase a storage container or shipping container. Buying a storage container or shipping container for additional storage is not for everyone. However, there are many advantages to owning “on-site” storage as opposed to renting space in a mini storage warehouse.

Storage containers and shipping containers are a very secure means of storage. They are constructed of 14 gauge corrugated steel and have lockable double doors at one end of the container. For additional security a “lockbox” can be installed on the entry doors that will cover and protect your lock. While a mini storage warehouse may have fencing around the entire property, there are many other renters with access to the property as well. Most mini storage warehouses utilize a roll up door as the entry point. A very similar roll up door can be installed in a storage container or shipping container. However, the lockable double doors that come standard on a storage container or shipping container offer a more secure access point than a standard mini storage roll up door.

Aside from security, another major advantage to utilizing a storage container or shipping container is convenience. One of the downsides to off-site mini storage is the limited hours in which you are able to access your storage unit. By owning an “on-site” storage container or shipping container, you have access to your valuables at your convenience.

Storage containers and shipping containers are available in various sizes depending on your individual storage needs. The two most common sizes are 20′ shipping containers and 40ft shipping containers. Both are 8ft wide x 8ft 6in tall. Depending on how long you plan to store your items, purchasing a storage container or shipping container can be more cost effective than renting mini storage space.

Buying a storage container or shipping container is a smart investment with a long return. However, if you decide that you no longer need your container, companies who specialize in the sale of storage containers and shipping containers (like Container Technology, Inc.) are always interested in buying them back. If you’re looking for additional long term storage, a storage container or shipping container is a great option. They are safe, secure, convenient and are comparable in price (if not more cost effective) to all other forms of storage.


International vs. Domestic Shipping Containers

By May 4th, 2012 About Containers No Comments

An international shipping container looks like and is constructed very similarly to a domestic shipping container. They are made of corrugated steel panels, have lockable double doors and hardwood flooring on the interior. Domestic shipping containers are not typically utilized for international shipping because of their size. The vessels used to transport containers overseas are constructed to handle twenty-foot equivalent units or TEUs. A 20ft international shipping container is one (1) TEU and a 40ft international shipping container is (2) TEU. The majority of international shipping containers are 20ft and 40ft in length. The idea is to get as many containers as possible on a vessel when transporting cargo.

Domestic shipping containers are usually 48ft and 53ft long. In addition to the length domestic shipping containers are also wider than international shipping containers. Domestic containers are 8ft 6in wide, whereas all of the 20ft and 40ft international shipping containers are 8ft wide.

The container ships are able to handle far more 20ft and 40ft international containers than the 48ft and 53ft domestic containers. In turn this allows for more cargo to be transported overseas. You will primarily see the 48ft and 53ft domestic containers utilized for over the road or rail purposes.

Often times, cargo coming into the U.S. is trans-loaded from 20ft and 40ft international containers to 48ft or 53ft domestic containers in order to be railed to inland locations. The reverse also occurs when export cargo is trans-loaded from domestic containers to international containers for loading on a shipping vessel.

Whether a container is used for international shipping or for domestic purposes, many of them are utilized in the aftermarket. They are mainly used for on-site storage. However, containers are also being converted into mobile offices, storm shelters, mini storage units, residences and much more.


1001 Storage Container Uses

By May 4th, 2012 About Containers No Comments

Shipping container, storage container, cargo container, conex box, intermodal container, pod…all of these terms refer to one of the most versatile products out there. Have you ever thought of utilizing a shipping container for something other than storage purposes? While they provide an inexpensive solution for on-site storage, they can also be used for various other applications.

A shipping container’s life begins in the manufacturing plant, typically in China. Most shipping containers are then utilized for international shipping service. However some of them come to the states as “one-trippers”. A “one-trip” container is not utilized for international shipping service. It is loaded and shipped to the states one time (hence the name “one-tripper”). Once a shipping container lives out its life in shipping service (typically 7-12 years) or comes over as a “one-tripper”, it is then sold to wholesalers, distributors, and end users.

What happens to a shipping container after it comes out of service? That’s where we come in. As a wholesaler/distributor we sell the containers to the end user. We sell them to be utilized for on-site storage purposes. We also sell them to other businesses in the storage industry who utilize them for resale or rental purposes.

In many cases, shipping containers are used for a wide variety of applications other than storage. This is what makes a shipping container so versatile. We receive inquiries on a daily basis from customers that want to convert containers into field offices, mobile workshops, mini storage, retail space, bunk houses for hunting camps, storm shelters, specialized equipment modules, research labs and even residences.

Shipping containers are one of the most rigidly built structures in the world. They are constructed of 1.6MM corrugated steel panels throughout as well as solid marine plywood floors. Shipping containers offer the perfect medium and can be modified into a variety of configurations.

The bottom line is, while shipping containers are great for storage…they are also versatile! With a little creativity and the experienced people (that’s us) to make your vision become a reality, the possibilities are endless.


Storage Container Buying Tips

By May 4th, 2012 About Containers No Comments

SHOP AROUND – Pricing for used shipping containers will vary depending on who you are buying it from as well as the condition of the shipping container. The age of a used storage container doesn’t necessarily play a large part in how it’s priced. Generally containers stay in shipping service anywhere from 7 – 12 years. Depending on what type of shipping service the containers were utilized in will ultimately determine their condition (physical appearance). While age may play a small role in how a storage container is priced, physical appearance and structure are the main factors.

When I say “who”, I’m referring to individual sellers versus retailers. An individual seller is someone looking to re-sell a storage container they purchased, either from another individual or retailer. A retailer is someone with direct access to the containers when they come out of shipping service. We are a retailer of storage containers. We are also a wholesaler of storage containers. We sell to retailers who in turn sell to their customers.

While buying from an individual has some advantages, you may be better served buying from an expert (the retailer). As a retailer, we are able to offer you shipping containers in varying conditions and price points. You can also be assured of purchasing a container that is in “wind & watertight” condition when going with a retailer. A retailer should be able to offer you a guarantee that the storage container is “wind & watertight”.

INSPECT THE CONTAINER – It is always in your best interest to inspect the shipping container (if possible) prior to making the purchase. I don’t know about you, but I always like to look at what I’m buying before I buy it. If nothing else, it will give you piece of mind that the sales person you spoke with represented their product well.

There are several things you can look for when inspecting the container. In our opinion, the most important things are – general exterior surface rust, especially at the door bottoms – condition of the door gasket around the door area – condition of the wood floor on the interior – penetrations or pin holes in the steel panels.

Unless a used shipping container has been repainted, it will almost always have surface rust. Surface rust is very common as the shipping containers have been exposed to salt air while in shipping service. Most used containers will have patches of surface rust here and there. Try to stay away from containers with most of the exterior covered in rust. If you decide to go with a container like this, it should be priced lower than a shipping container without as much rust. Be sure to inspect the door bottoms of the shipping container as well. You should always look for a container with minimal rust at and around the door bottom area of the container.

The door gasket is an important feature to take notice of as well. The door gasket provides the watertight seal around the doors when they are closed. You want to avoid a storage container that has rotted door gaskets or areas around the doors where the gasket is missing completely.

Another area you want to inspect is the interior. The areas to focus on are the floor, sidewalls and roof. When inspecting the floor, be sure it’s solid and there are no soft spots or apparent holes. The floor is typically comprised of 1-1/8” marine plywood. Forklifts are used to load and unload shipping containers while they are in service. It’s fairly common for the floor to have shallow gouges where forklift blades have rubbed along the floor. It’s fairly easy to see if the floor is damaged. Just use common sense when it comes to inspecting the floor.

It’s also very important to inspect the interior sidewalls and roof of the storage container. You definitely want to avoid purchasing a container with penetrations or pinholes in the steel panels. If the holes are small, they can be very difficult to see when the container doors are open. An easy way to identify small penetrations or pinholes is to stand inside the container with the doors closed. Hopefully you are not claustrophobic. It is completely dark inside the container while the doors are closed. You will easily see any light penetrating from the outside.

Hopefully this information will be useful to you while searching for the perfect shipping container. Please remember that you are looking at used equipment. Most used shipping containers will have surface rust, dents & dings and scratches & scrapes. Use your best judgment while inspecting the container and I’m sure you’ll find the one that’s perfect for you.

 


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