How to Rent Shipping Storage Containers? A Simple Guide

How to Rent Shipping Storage Containers A Simple Guide

Renting a shipping container provides an excellent and flexible storage solution for personal and business needs. When considering shipping container storage, many questions often arise: 

  • What options are available? 
  • When is the best time to use a shipping container? 
  • What size do I need? 

Here, we will answer these questions and more. We will discuss when shipping container storage is ideal and explore the sizes and available types.

What You Must Know Before Hiring a Shipping Container?

Understanding your requirements will help you rent a shipping container that meets your storage needs. Here’s what you should consider:

Shipping Container Sizes

The size of the shipping container needed depends on what you are storing. Common sizes include:

  • 10 ft: Small and perfect for storing small furniture or appliances.
  • 20 ft: Medium-sized, ideal for more oversized items like furniture, appliances, and vehicles.

What Can and Can’t Be Stored?

Our shipping storage containers offer secure, durable solutions for many items, including furniture, household items, business inventory, tools, and equipment. However, hazardous materials, chemicals, paints, perishable goods, illegal substances, and items that may violate your hire agreement are unsuitable for shipping container storage.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Shipping Container?

Prices for hiring a shipping containerwill differ based on the container’s storage size and the rental period. Approximate prices for a 20-ft shipping container are $450 – $550 monthly. Consider transportation costs if you use the shipping container for furniture storage or other storage requirements.


A significant benefit of renting a shipping container is the high level of security. Quality shipping containers are made of robust Corten steel and come with heavy-duty locks. Hills Self Storage offers additional security features like CCTV surveillance and PIN access.

Durability of Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are built to withstand harsh weather conditions, making them excellent for outdoor storage.

Why Hills Self Storage Are Best in Class for Shipping Container Storage?

If you need a storage solution that can grow with your needs, a shipping container is an ideal choice. With various sizes available, you can find one that fits your space requirements and upgrade to a larger container if needed. 

Security is paramount, and Hills Self Storage offers a secure facility for storing your items. For your convenience, we have multiple locations, including Galston and Castle Hill. Our team is here to help make the process smooth. Additionally, our shipping containers offer short—and long-term storage flexibility, perfect for renovations or moving across town. 

If you have any questions about using a shipping container for storage, please get in touch with us at Hills Self Storage; our experienced and friendly team will be happy to assist you.