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What to do about winter storage?

As the temperature starts to drop and the days get shorter, you may be thinking about how to best prepare your home for winter. One way to do this is by decluttering and getting rid of any seasonal items that you won’t need until spring. But where should you put all of these items? A storage unit or shipping container is a great option for winter storage. Here are some things to consider when deciding which option is best for you.

What to do about winter storage

Size and Accessibility

One of the first things you’ll want to consider is the size of the space you need. How much stuff are you looking to store? Do you need easy access to your belongings, or can they be out of sight and out of mind until springtime? If you’re just looking to store a few boxes of holiday decorations, a small storage unit will probably suffice. But if you’re looking to store larger items such as furniture or outdoor equipment, a shipping container may be a better option. Shipping containers come in a variety of sizes, so you can choose one that’s big enough to fit everything you need to store. And since they’re usually located in fenced-in compounds, they offer an extra level of security for your belongings. 


Another important consideration is cost. Storage units can range in price from $30 per month for a small unit to $100 or more per month for a large unit. Buying a shipping container is more of an investment. However, keep in mind that the price of a shipping container may go up if you need it delivered to your location. 


When deciding between a storage unit and a shipping container, think about convenience and accessibility. Storage units are typically located near residential areas, making them easy to get to when you need to access your belongings. Shipping containers can be delivered to your property, offering you convenient and accessible storage right on your property. 


Both storage units and shipping containers offer a secure way to store your belongings. Storage units usually have security features such as gates, alarms, and cameras. Shipping containers have heavy steel doors that can be kept locked. They can also easily be outfitted with other additional security features.

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to use a storage unit or shipping container for winter storage. Size, cost, and location are all important considerations. Ultimately, the decision comes down to budget and personal preference. So take some time to think about what’s important to you and make the decision that’s right for you!

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