A storage container is a great way to remove clutter from your home or office, but how do you go about buying a storage container?
Step 1: Decide on the size of storage container you need
The two most common sizes are 20ft and 40ft long, which offer 1,169 cubic feet and 2,660 cubic feet of usable storage space respectively. The other factor to consider is the space needed to get a truck into the unload the storage container. A twenty foot shipping container needs sixty feet in a straight line, while a 40ft shipping container is delivered on a larger tractor trailer, so 100ft is needed.
Step 2: Decide if you want to buy a new or used storage container
This choice really comes down to your budget. New 20ft shipping containers are generally priced at under $3,000, but new 40ft units are closer to $6,000. If you need a larger 40ft storage container you might consider a used unit instead. The other factor is durability. A new one trip container will last 25-30 years when used for storage, but a used container may deteriorate after 7-10 years, depending on the weather conditions it’s exposed to.
Step 3: Finding a shipping container near you
Luckily Conex Depot have you covered here. We have 38 depots nationwide and we’re willing to deliver anywhere in the lower 48 states. You can search for your nearest container depot here on our website by using our zip search tool. Full pricing is available for both new and used shipping containers and you just need to enter your delivery address for an accurate quote.