How does containerized storage work?

Ray Victor
Last Updated:
September 24, 2023

Are you planning to relocate sometime soon? Or maybe you need some extra space for a few things. Either way, containerised storage is the solution. 

It is not uncommon to hoard things. We all have special items close to our hearts, and giving them up is not an option. But, running out of space can cause problems as well. 

Using places like your attic, basement, and garage may seem like a temporary fix, but it is not the end solution. Well, luckily, there is a way out. Containerised storage has been around for decades and is one of the most resourceful ways to deal with storage. 

When you think about it, having an excess amount of things restricts us from living everyday life. But on the other hand, having too many things can add stress, take time to manage, and become a burden on one’s mental health. 

That is where containerized storage comes to play. Imagine having a place to safely store your things for months at a time without cluttering your living space. Sounds good? Well, it should!

The benefits of containerized storage 

Containerized storage has been around since the ‘50s, when businesses would use it to store essential office items for longer. Here are some of the significant benefits of using containerized storage. 

  1. Containerized storage is an effective solution because of how long-lasting it is. What better than renting your own container for someone who needs to store things and is on a fix?

    Whether you leave the country for a year or have trouble finding room for valuable items, containerized storage is the way to go. 
  1. In containerized storage units, you get to choose the size of your container. Some come with shelves and extra features to help suit your needs best. 
  1. Container units are also quite flexible. Unlike self-storage facilities, where you have to drive to pick up your things, containerized units can be shipped to your address.
  1. If you worry about keeping your valuable items safe, renting container units is the solution. These enormous boxes of metal are practically impossible to break into. You minimize the risk of damaging/losing your precious items to almost nothing. 

What items go in a container unit? 

Things like furniture, clothing, tools, and kitchen items are safe in a container. But, of course, you should not expect anything with an expiry date to go in a unit because of how long they could be there. 

Items like food, drinks, and other things that can go bad are better off inside your living space. Besides that, almost anything is welcome in your container. 

Many people struggle to find room in their closets for more clothes. Even though donating them is a much better solution, some pieces are too sentimental to lose and containerised storage is perfect for this. 

But, ensure that anything you put inside the unit is safely covered. Dust and debris can accumulate anywhere, and a container is no exception. If you will be placing clothing or furniture for more extended periods, it is best to wrap them in something safe. 


There you have it. containerised storage is quite a game changer for many living in the UK with tiny homes and limited spaces. So, what will you place in your container unit? 

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