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Life Hack: Steel Storage Containers for Homeowners

Whether you’re renovating your basement or organizing the garage, sometimes you need some extra storage space. While most homeowners don’t think about it, renting a steel storage container is a great strategy — both to save money and to maximize their convenience factor.

At TP Trailers, we are one of the biggest storage container dealers on the East Coast. Although we primarily rent and sell custom containers to the construction and retail industries, we have provided some savvy homeowners with storage as well.

If more homeowners knew it was an option, they would be on board. That’s where this blog comes in.

When most homeowners need storage, they think buying a shed or renting space in a self-storage complex are their only choices. Compared to those options, renting a metal conex box from TP Trailers saves time and money. Just think of renting a steel container as a “homeowner life hack”.

4 Reasons Why Renting a Storage Container Makes Sense for Homeowners

Both construction companies and retailers choose to buy or rent storage containers for one reason: it’s the most cost-effective and the best choice on the market. We can put that efficiency to work for you as a homeowner, too.

Let’s break it down.

1. Renting a Storage Container Costs Less

Just like construction companies and retail chains, you care about your bottom line. Renting a storage container from TP Trailers will save you tons of money compared to the typical choices.

storage unit that's more expensive than renting a storage container

Buying a halfway-decent vinyl shed isn’t going to be cheap. You can expect to pay around $3,000 to $5,000 dollars for a mid-sized shed. That’s a steep price to pay when you only need a couple of months of storage.

On the other hand, renting a unit in a self-storage facility isn’t going to be much cheaper. While you won’t be on the hook for a $5,000 installation bill, your monthly payments for a self-storage facility are going to be significantly higher. Think about all of the extra expense that the self-storage companies incur — and then pass on to their customers. Self-storage facilities have to pay for the land, the buildings, the security systems, closed circuit cameras, nighttime security guards, and more.

When you rent from TP Trailers, you just pay for what you need — storage.

2. Storage Containers Provide You More Space

Beyond just costing you less money per month, storage containers are going to provide you with far more space for your buck too — approximately twice as much.

Think about this:

  • The average shed will be around 8’X10’
  • The average self-storage unit will be around 10’X10’
  • Your TP Trailers steel container will be 8’X20’

You very well might run out of room in your new shed or self-storage unit — but that’s not too likely with a massive container.

3. Renting a Storage Container is the Most Convenient Option

Not only do you want to get more for less, you want it to be as easy as possible, too. As a homeowner, renting a storage container from TP Trailers is easier and more convenient than the other options.

Renting a container is more convenient than buying a shed because you get your storage exactly when you need it. You’ll likely have to wait a few weeks to have a shed built on your property. In most cases, we deliver storage containers the very next day.

On the other hand, a self-storage facility is inconvenient because it’s nowhere near your house. To access your storage or to drop off more stuff, you’ll have to get in your car and drive. That’s why parking a full-size steel container in your driveway is ideal when convenience is your goal.

8’X20’ steel storage container rental for homeowners

4. Your Stuff Will be Close to Home and Safe

While most self-storage facilities are fairly safe, storing your valuables at your own home can’t be beaten. If you’re housing something important, you’ll feel better knowing that it’s just a couple of feet away as opposed to a couple of miles away.

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Want to give this storage life hack a try?

We can help. TP Trailers rents and sells high quality storage containers throughout the East Coast. Learn more about our storage containers — and contact us for your storage container quote.

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