Choosing the right storage container for your belongings may seem like a daunting task at first glance, but it’s simpler than you’d think! It’s all about understanding what you have and knowing the options available to you. So, buckle up, because we’re going to explore the different sizes of storage containers Valtran has for rent!
Where Should I Start?
First, take stock of what you’ve got. Make a list of all the items you plan on storing, group similar items together, and estimate the space they take up. Consider the height, width, and length of your items—dimensions matter in storage. Now, ask yourself, are you likely to add more items in the future? If the answer’s yes, it might be worth opting for a bigger container. After all, nobody enjoys the struggle of trying to unearth that one specific box from an overstuffed unit!
We’ve put together a handy chart to help you understand the storage container sizes available and how they fit your needs. Check it out below:
|Type of Container||Dimensions||Volume||Ideal for|
|10′ Standard Container||10′ x 8′ x 8.5′||584 cubic feet||Studio apartment’s worth of items/small business inventory|
|20′ Standard Container||20′ x 8′ x 8.5′||1,170 cubic feet||1-2 rooms of furniture/business inventory|
|40′ Standard Container||40′ x 8′ x 8.5′||2,390 cubic feet||3-5 rooms of furniture/larger business inventory|
|40′ High Cube Container||40′ x 8′ x 9.5′||2,700 cubic feet||5-7 rooms of furniture/vast business inventory|
This chart is your cheat-sheet to understanding what storage container suits your needs best. Let’s delve into the details.
10′ Standard Container
Starting off with our most compact option – the 10′ standard container. This small but mighty unit, offering around 584 cubic feet of storage space, could be the perfect solution for a studio apartment’s worth of items or a modest business inventory. If you’re tight on space, this container is a brilliant choice.
20′ Standard Container
Next in line, we have our most popular unit – the 20′ standard container. Roughly the size of a single-car garage, this container provides about 1,170 cubic feet of space. It’s well-suited for storing one to two rooms’ worth of furniture or a slightly larger business inventory..
40′ Standard Container
Need a bit more room? The 40′ standard container steps up to the plate. Twice as long as its 20-foot counterpart, it offers the perfect solution for larger storage needs. Picture three to five rooms of furniture, or 2,390 cubic feet of business goods. If you’re undergoing a big move, or need to store a substantial inventory, the 40′ standard container might just be your new best friend!
40′ High Cube Container
Last, but certainly not least, we have the 40′ high cube container. This one is for those of you who need to take full advantage of vertical space. Boasting an extra foot of height compared to the standard container, this option offers 9.5ft of vertical room. This means you can fit about five to seven rooms’ worth of items in its generous 2,700 cubic feet. If you have taller items or like to stack your boxes high, this container’s got you covered.
Understanding the distinct features of each storage container size is the key to choosing your ideal storage solution. Say goodbye to the stress of cramming your belongings into a too-small space or paying for space you don’t need. With this knowledge, you can find a storage container that’s not too big, not too small, but just right for you!
Storage units aren’t just about size, though. Ever thought about how a double door or side door unit could make access easier? Don’t miss out on these crucial factors when choosing your container. Dive into our article on storage container types for a complete guide, and discover the perfect fit for your stuff!
Valtran is here to help!
If you’re ever unsure or have questions, please give us a call to ask any questions you may have – that’s what we’re here for!
Storage doesn’t have to be stressful. With the right information and guidance, you can easily find the perfect solution for your needs.
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