Shipping Containers For Storage

Need extra storage on your property? Boxhub’s shipping containers are a cost-effective alternative to traditional storage pods, barns, and outbuildings.

Using Shipping Containers for Storage

Shipping containers feature durable COR-TEN steel exteriors and standardized capacity, making them ideal for storing goods.

They’re also cheaper and more convenient than constructing an outbuilding or renting a self-storage unit.

How can you use your shipping container for storage?

Car Storage

Convert your shipping container into a compact garage to store standard cars and seasonal vehicles like snowmobiles, ATVs, and jet skis.

Furniture Storage

Store household furniture — like couches, tables, and dressers — until needed or sold in a 20ft or 40ft shipping container.

Storage Shed

Use your container as a durable shed to store gardening equipment and outdoor supplies like lawnmowers, wheelbarrows, and leaf blowers.

Moving House

Store and transport household goods from one property to another in your shipping container.

Warehousing & Storage

Keep your inventory secure with a shipping container turned product warehouse.

General Self-Storage

Add a shipping container to your property for ad hoc self-storage needs from sports equipment to seasonal clothes, furniture to appliances.

I was looking for something to keep a tractor and a four-wheeler in to free up some space in my garage and to get my tractor out of the weather... I have only had it a couple days now and I am very happy!

~ Gene, USA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping containers make excellent self-storage units. Because they're made of COR-TEN steel, they're extremely durable and capable of carrying large amounts of cargo. Their wind and watertight design keeps your items safe from the elements, and their windowless design maximizes security and privacy. What's more, shipping container self-storage units can be conveniently stationed on your property so that your items are always nearby.

Shipping containers come in a variety of standardized sizes and conditions, making it easy to choose a container that best fits your storage needs. The most readily available sizes are 20-foot shipping containers, which have an internal volume of 1,172ft³, and 40-foot shipping containers, which have an internal volume of 2,385ft³.

For a more detailed breakdown of container sizes and conditions, check out this helpful guide to choosing the right shipping container.

You can buy shipping containers directly through Boxhub's website or by speaking to a member of our team via phone, email, or live chat. To buy a shipping container online:

Step 1

Visit our online store and enter your delivery zip code.

Step 2

Pick the size and grade of container you'd like to purchase

Step 3

Review your shopping cart and choose your preferred payment method.

Step 4

Validate and complete your purchase.

Questions? Reach out to us on 888-356-2954 at any time.

If you purchase a shipping container through Boxhub, you can have it delivered to your property or pick it up from a local depot. If you choose to have your container delivered, an experienced truck operator will inspect your container to confirm it meets your order's size and condition requirements before loading it onto their truck. Then they'll drive the shipping container to your property and carefully offload it in your preferred location.

If you notice something unexpected with the container, call us at 888-356-2954.

You need to make sure that your drop-off site is safe and accessible for the delivery driver.

They will need enough space to maneuver the truck and offload your shipping container. They will also need a smooth, solid road — surfaces like sand, mud, snow, and loose dirt won't work for a delivery.

When choosing where you want your shipping container placed, keep in mind that shipping containers used for storage should rest on level, stable surfaces. This prevents the doors from warping and becoming difficult to close. A cement or asphalt foundation is best, as it will provide a firm, level surface for the container and will stop water from pooling around the bottom.

You can also protect your shipping container self-storage unit from groundwater by raising it on level wooden blocks or iron plates.

If you notice something unexpected with the container, call us at 888-356-2954.

A shipping container can be used to store a variety of different items, such as cars, furniture, gardening equipment, and much more as-is. You can also customize your shipping container with windows, doors, and specially made shelving units to suit your individual storage needs.

Boxhub offers shipping container modification kits for purchase. For a full breakdown of what's available, please call 888-356-2954.

The first thing that you can do to prepare your shipping container for storage is to clean it. Using a pressure washer, spray down the container's interior and exterior. Let it thoroughly dry. Then you can choose to add insulation or other modifications to it, like windows, doors, or security cameras.

Standard shipping containers are 8 feet, 6 inches tall. This measurement is true for standard 20-foot and 40-foot containers. High-cube shipping containers are a foot taller than standard shipping containers, measuring 9 feet, 6 inches tall.

The price of shipping containers varies based on their size, condition, and where they're located. For example, a 20-foot container will typically be cheaper than a 40-foot container. A new “one-trip” container — which has only made one trip across the ocean — will be more expensive than a wind and watertight container, which has been retired from shipping after 12-15 years.

To get an estimate of how much your ideal shipping container will cost, request a quote from our team.

Wondering, "where can I find shipping containers near me?" -- look no further. Boxhub is your number-one resource for shipping containers in the United States. Boxhub offers new and used shipping containers across the US in a variety of cities and states. Visit our online store here.