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Lynde 500 Push Cart Race

What is the Lynde' 500? The Lynde 500 is a family friendly event that takes place in beautiful downtown Lynden every Labor Day. The races begin at 11:00am and usually wrap up around 2:30 or 3pm. Here's a short video that gives a look at the Lynde 500 course and shows an epic comeback by Team Simple Box: [...]

2017-02-27T21:46:07+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Who invented the Shipping Container?

This short Ted Talk video tells the story of how a truck driver named Malcolm McLean got tired of all the waiting and wasted time involved in the old method of shipping cargo. Rather than just being frustrated, he decided to do something about it. "Never underestimate a small-town trucker." It took several years, [...]

2017-02-27T21:46:07+00:00 Categories: News|0 Comments

How to Rent Storage Space

There are various reasons why you might need to look into storage options. Maybe you're moving from your old house before your new place is ready. Perhaps you're down-sizing and your new home does not have enough room for all your treasured items. Or you've just inherited Aunt Sally's furniture and you want to save [...]

2015-10-06T13:18:41+00:00 Categories: Moving & Storage Tips|0 Comments

The History of Cargo Containers

Cargo Container History Did you know that the containerization of cargo has been around since the 18th century? Originally it was an effective way for coal to be transported (via wagons and canal boats) in England. By the 1830’s wooden cargo containers were being used to ship products by rail on several continents. Containers became a [...]

2017-02-27T21:46:08+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , |1 Comment

Simple Boxes help Oso after devastating Mudslide

Following the tragic mudslide in Oso, Simple Box Storage stepped up and offered to supply and transport steel shipping containers for donated relief supplies.   Four miles east of Oso a major mudslide occurred on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The slide was caused by instability and excessive moisture in the steep hill. The result of [...]

Simple Box founder wins national leadership award

At Simple Box, one of our primary reasons for being in business is to make a difference. Our founder, Ross Black, was recently presented with a nationwide award for his contributions to the community. We don't share this story to brag about an award, but to thank our customers and our team members for helping us [...]

10 benefits of Portable Storage Containers

Top Reasons to choose Portable Storage Containers for your next project VERSATILITY: Portable storage containers are built to work in a variety of locations for a variety of purposes, which makes it the number one reason to rent one. You can use them for short term or keep it long as you want. The container [...]

Shipping Container to Haiti

Q: How do you deliver a shipping container to Haiti? A: Very carefully! Over the last few months this Simple Box 8x40 shipping container was loaded FULL of relief supplies, donated food and clothing, medical equipment and much needed building materials to help the ministry of New Generation Haiti. We've been helping to collect supplies [...]

6 Container safety tips

We think a Simple Box container is one of the most helpful and convenient storage methods available. And since it’s such a Simple Box, there’s not much that could go wrong with it, right? Well, just like any piece of equipment, it's important to keep safety and security in mind at all times. Two of our [...]