The Simple Guide to Container Rentals

Everything you need to decide whether renting a Container is right for you, what size of Container to Rent, and how to choose a good Container Rental company. 

Introduction to Renting a Container

Renting a shipping container can be a practical and cost-effective solution for a wide range of uses, from on-site storage for construction projects to shipping goods across long distances. However, the shipping container rental process can be overwhelming, particularly if you’re not familiar with the industry. This guide will help you understand everything there is to know about renting a shipping container.

1. What are the use cases for renting a shipping container?

Shipping containers are no longer just for transporting cargo across oceans. They have become a popular solution for a variety of needs, from storage to transportation. In this section, we will explore the different use cases for renting a shipping container, as well as provide tips to ensure you get the best deal when renting one for your needs.

Shipping container with three people standing in front of it. The container is gray.

2. What are the benefits of renting a shipping container?

Renting shipping containers has become a popular option for businesses and individuals who require additional storage space or need to transport goods. The containers are durable, secure, and versatile, making them an excellent solution for a wide range of uses. Whether you need temporary storage space for a construction project, a pop-up shop, or an on-site office, renting a shipping container can be a practical and efficient solution. In this section, we will explore the benefits of renting a shipping container in more detail.

3. How do I determine which shipping container is best for me?

When it comes to choosing the right container rental size, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the options available in the market. Whether you are looking to store equipment, pack your belongings for a move, or ship products, selecting the appropriate container size is crucial to ensure that your goods are stored or transported safely and efficiently. Here, we will discuss some important factors to consider that will help you in determining which container size is right for you.

4. How do I prepare for a container delivery?

If you are planning to rent a container for storage, preparing for its delivery is an important step to consider. Adequate preparation is will ensure that the delivery process runs smoothly and minimizes delays. In this section, we will cover some essential tips and considerations that will help you prepare for the container rental delivery. By following along, you can ensure a hassle-free delivery process.


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Our preference is to always deliver a Simple Box onto private property when possible. Occasionally, at the request of a customer, we will deliver a Simple Box along a City street or lane for a very short period of time. Whenever it may be necessary to deliver a Simple Box in a public area or street, it is the responsibility of the Renter to obtain a permit from the applicable Government or Homeowners Association.

To ensure a safe delivery, please make sure the ground is firm, there are no low-hanging wires, and you have enough space for the truck to pull forward from the back of the box. For a 20-foot container, we need 60 feet of space for the truck to pull forward. For a 40-foot container, we need 120 feet for the truck and trailer to pull forward.

You don’t need to be there for the delivery or pick-up as long as the delivery area is clear and we have a good idea of where you’d like the box to be placed (some people leave a cone, lawn chair, or brightly painted rock where they would like the doors to be placed).

Our driver will do everything they can to place your box where you would like it, but if it is determined that it would be unsafe or impossible due to space, they may choose the next most sensible place to deliver the box.

Rent is just month-to-month and there are no long-term contracts, but you can rent it for as long as you’d like. Most people rent if they know they will need the space for less than a year, and if they think they will be using the container for longer, they will request to purchase. With Simple Box you always have options.

Customer Testimonials

"To be able to have my storage onsite and accessible, for however long I needed it. And then to have it picked up when I called, all for a great price. Priceless!“
Susanna A.
Burlington, WA
"Very professional with great customer service. Answered all our questions, delivered and set up our container without any issues."
John B.
Woodburn, OR

Our Rental Container Options

Convenient, secure, and cost-effective storage delivered to you.

10 Foot Container

Secure storage in a smaller footprint.

20 Foot Container

Our Most Popular Choice.

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40 Foot Container

Huge Space. Convenient Delivery.

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