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Using Portable Storage to Prepare for Uncertainty

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on July 29, 2019 at 11:50 AM

It happens to everyone. You can research, plan, and prepare, but surprises still occur. How you deal with those surprises can be the difference between failure and success. 

Most businesses know the basics of preparation. We use alarms and cameras to prevent product theft. Individuals and organizations need insurance to cover structural damage from fires and storms. Managers use safety and emergency training to help employees make wise decisions. In this time of uncertainty, is there more you can do?

Here are some ways you can use portable storage to protect against unforeseen situations:

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How To Prep an Area for Portable Storage

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on July 18, 2019 at 9:43 AM

It happens to everyone. Sometimes you are trying to fit another box in the basement. Other times you are deciding where to place the new baby crib. Sooner or later pretty much everyone needs more room.

For those in the retail or construction businesses, it may happen even more often. Construction sites need mobile offices to conduct onsite business. They may need a storage container to organize and store tools after a shift. Clothing stores may utilize the same time of portable container storage as a place to store seasonal items that won't be popular for a few months.

Those familiar with storage container rental or buying may know the routine. The rest of us might need a little help. Below are a few tips to consider before you search for a Conex box for sale or rent.

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5 Ways a Retail Business Can Benefit from Portable Storage

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on June 25, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Retail businesses are closing across the country. Within the first four months of 2019, the number of retail store closures exceeded the number that closed in all of 2018, according to Coresight Research. Does that mean that in 2019, the retail industry is not as strong as it was in 2018?

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Behind the Scenes at SiteBox Storage

Posted by Taylor Manfull on May 28, 2019 at 10:59 AM

It is springtime, and in the SiteBox Storage world, that means we are gearing up for not only new construction projects but also the Wichita River Festival, Country Stampede, and the Damm Music Festival. These fun events are a rush of activity, and there is a lot behind the scenes activity that goes into getting the offices festival ready. Here in the SiteBox Inside Sales and Transportation office, we decided we wanted to learn how to clean the offices so that they are a comfortable, safe, and clean environment for ticket sales, security, and meetings.

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How to Protect Your Tools and Heavy Equipment

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on March 27, 2019 at 11:02 AM

The theft of construction equipment continues to increase, making its protection a growing priority for fleet owners. The frequency of these thefts combined with the low probability of recovery makes this problem a big one for construction companies.

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Portable Storage vs Traditional Storage - Which is better?

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on February 22, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Portable storage has been popular among many businesses – such as construction companies and retailers - to keep things secure at their sites. They're able to use containers right on site, for a specific use period, sometimes indefinitely.

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The seven benefits of using portable storage

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on December 26, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Storage is necessary for many businesses, for example, the construction industry, where tools, equipment, raw materials, among other things -- all quite valuable -- must be put away at the end of a work day and the buildings to store them are still being constructed. Retail businesses too, have a need for storage, and may require a solution that allows for the rapid growth and depletion of inventory.

These examples pose several problems: the space for storage is often unavailable or the need for something permanent is not present. Portable storage, however, solves these problems. Often referred to as mobile storage, portable storage offers many benefits to the construction and retail industries, as well as any other business needing some storage space that they can get creative with, either temporarily or permanently. Here are seven benefits to using portable storage containers for your storage needs.

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Tips for Using a Shipping Container as Portable Storage

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on July 16, 2018 at 1:34 PM

With a surplus of both new and used shipping containers in North America, it seems like using one as a storage unit would be a great option. Shipping containers in general have been growing in popularity in recent years, for a multitude of uses. And why wouldn’t they be great for portable storage? They are rugged, and secure and you can move them around from place to place, right? Seems ideal. And, while they are not free, it is possible to find great deals.

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Portable Storage Container Guide

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on May 31, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Portable Storage Containers are used to provide temporary storage for businesses, often in the construction or manufacturing industries. The containers are typically steel structures that follow International Organization for Standardization (or ISO) specifications. The portable storage containers can be used to store goods, secure large tools and materials on job sites, and they can be converted for use as mobile offices.

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