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STORAGE CONTAINER RENTER'S GUIDE

If you’re looking for a temporary storage option, this renter’s guide will help you figure out if portable storage containers are the right solution for you. Renting a storage container can give you the flexibility you want while allowing you to have the security you need.

COMMON REASONS TO RENT A PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER ARE :

RENT OR BUY STORAGE CONTAINERS?

For temporary circumstances, it is typically more cost-effective to rent a storage container. However, you should consider buying if:

You need to rent a storage container for more than two or three years.

You need to make major modifications to the storage container.

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PORTABLE STORAGE
CONTAINERS RENTAL COST

Storage containers for rent are priced by container size and customizations. The pickup and delivery costs are based on the distance from the nearest facility to your drop off location.

Contact us at 866-459-7600 for a more specific discussion on cost of portable storage for rent or request a quote.

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WHERE TO SET UP PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS

Each county has different codes that determine where and how portable storage units are to be placed on your property. Do your research to find out if you need a permit and where on your property you can place a portable storage container before renting.

SITE PREP FOR STORAGE CONTAINERS

Prepping the site to house a portable storage container is an important step before the unit arrives. Mobile Modular Portable Storage will work with you to ensure the site is clear and level, but here are a few quick tips to get you started:

Level Ground

Storage units need to sit on level ground. Make sure you have enough level ground to set up your storage unit and a clear path to the site from the road for a truck to deliver the container.

Overhead Obstructions

Look for power cables, tree branches and phone lines that could obstruct the lifting process around your site. Let our representative know about any low hanging objects that could be in the way of delivery.

Sturdy Foundation

The site should be free of any trash, and the ground should be hard enough to hold the weight of container. It is best if you have a full concrete base, but that’s not mandatory. Ideally, the container should be slightly elevated from the ground by placing a concrete slab underneath each of its four corners. The most common types of foundations are concrete slabs, concrete footings and wooden beam footings.

STORAGE CONTAINER SIZES AND FEATURES

Storage containers come in standard 10 ft., 20 ft., 24 ft. and 40 ft. sizes. They can also be stacked together for storage in a tight space.

Container Dimension Exterior Interior Door Weight   Capacity Ideal For
Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height Tare Weight Max. Weight Max. Payload
10ft 2.99m
10ft
2.44m
8ft
2.59m
6in
2.84m 9ft 3in 2.35m 7ft 9in 2.39m 7ft 10in 2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 1,000kg 2,204lbs
1ton
10,000kg 22,046lbs 11ton 15,875 35,000lbs 17ton 15.95cm 563cf Limited Space-Store and Retail Strip Malls
20ft 6.06m 20ft 2.44m 8ft 2.60m 8ft 6in 5.9m 19ft 4in 2.35m 7ft 9in 2.39m 7ft 10in 2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 2,260kg 4,982lbs 2ton 24,000kg 52,910lbs26ton 47,928lbs 21,740kg
24ton
33.2cm 1,172cf Heavy Cargo, Machinery and Commodities
24ft 7.31m24ft 2.43m8ft 2.60m 8ft 6in 7.13m 23ft 5in 2.33m 7ft 8in 2.39m 7ft 10in 2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 2,650kg 5,842lbs 3ton 24,226kg 53,410lbs27ton
48428 lbs 21,966kg
24.21ton
39.3cm 1,391cf Plumbers
40ft 12.2m 40ft 2.44m 8ft 2.60m 8ft 6in 12.03m 39ft 5in 2.35m 7ft 9in 2.39m 7ft 10in 2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 3,880kg 8,554lbs 4ton 30,480kg 67,196lbs34ton 58,642lbs 26,600kg
29ton
67.6cm 2,387cf More Volume but Lighter Goods
Container Dimension Exterior Interior Door Weight   Capacity Ideal For
Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height Tare Weight Max. Weight Max. Payload
10ft 2.99m
10ft
2.44m
8ft
2.59m
6in
2.59m 8ft 6in 2.23m
7ft 4in
2.28m
7ft 6in
2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 2,260kg 4,982lbs 2ton 24,500kg 52,910lbs26ton 15,875 35,000lbs 17ton n/a Limited Space-Store and Retail Strip Malls
20ft 6.09m 20ft 2.44m 8ft 2.60m 8ft 6in 67.6m
18ft 6in
2.23m
7ft 4in
2.28m
7ft 6in
2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 2,260kg 4982 lbs
2.4ton
52,910lbs 23,999kg
26.4ton
47,928lbs 21,740kg
24ton
n/a Heavy Cargo, Machinery and Commodities
40ft 12.2m 40ft 2.44m 8ft 2.60m 8ft 6in 12.7m 38ft 4in 2.23m
7ft 4in
2.28m
7ft 6in
2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 8,554 lbs3,880kg
4.3ton
67,196 lbs 30,479kg
34ton
58,642lbs 26,600kg
29ton
n/a More Volume but Lighter Goods
Container Dimension Exterior Office Space Storage Door Weight   Capacity Ideal For
Length Width Height Length Width Height Length Width Height Width Height Tare Weight Max. Weight Max. Payload
20ft 6.09m 20ft 2.44m 8ft 2.60m 8ft 6in 3.70m 12ft 2in 2.23m 7ft 4in 2.28m 7ft 6in 1.95m 6ft 5in 2.33m 7ft 8in 2.36m 7ft 9in 2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 2,260kg 4982 lbs
2.4ton
52910lbs 23999kg
26.4ton
47928lbs 21740kg
24ton
n/a Heavy Cargo, Machinery and Commodities
40ft 12.2m 40ft 2.44m 8ft 2.60m 8ft 6in 4.5m 14ft 9in 2.23m 7ft 4in 2.28m 7ft 6in 7.18m 23ft 7in 2.33m 7ft 8in 2.36m 7ft 9in 2.34m 7ft 9in 2.28m 7ft 6in 8,554 lbs3,880kg
4.3ton
67,196 lbs 30,479kg
34ton
58,642lbs 26,600kg
29ton
n/a More Volume but Lighter Goods

Additional portable storage features

Pipe racks
Ramps
Side Doors
Shelving
Windows
Security Locks

DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION CHECKLIST

Once you’ve ordered your rental container, be sure to print our downloadable Delivery and Installation Checklist PDF, so you can be fully prepared for delivery and setup.

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