One of the biggest concerns people have when moving is figuring out a safe place to store all of their belongings. After all, many of your possessions are very valuable and you want to make sure they are protected from theft or damage.
When might you use a shipping container?
Shipping containers can be used for several different purposes. They can be used as locker rooms, storage, and a number of other things. They can even be used for homes!
Many people believe that they are used solely for shipping, however, as you can see, there are many other great uses.
What can be stored in a shipping container?
The list of things that can be stored in a storage container can be virtually endless.
- Recreational Vehicles.
- Seasonal items.
What are some things you shouldn’t store in a shipping container?
While shipping containers are great for providing some much-needed storage space, there are also some things that shouldn’t be stored in shipping containers. These include:
Due to the size of shipping containers, it might not be a good idea to store small valuables within them. Things like jewelry or special coins can get lost amongst all your other possessions and it might be better to store them in a safe in your house.
Things like aerosol cans and toxic substances like gasoline should not be stored in storage containers. That’s because these can explode or combust, leading to a fire. Also, the smell of gasoline can leach onto other items in the container, like furniture or clothes.
Plants and Animals
Shipping containers are not ideal for keeping anything like plants or animals. That’s because there is not sufficient airflow or sunshine to sustain life within shipping containers.
Ammunition and Weapons
Finally, ammunition and firearms should generally not be kept in storage containers. For these types of items, you are better off keeping them in a lockable gun case.
Shipping containers do not have built-in climate control. They can get very warm in the summer and very cold in the winter. This makes them not a good place to store things like food and perishable items which can spoil in such conditions.
Rent a Shipping Container from Western Moving
Western moving offers versatile 20-foot containers that are easy to load and access. The space in each one of their storage containers is roughly equivalent to the size of a single car garage. They even also offer 24-hour delivery for their containers!
Contact them today to learn more!