Questions for Choosing Portable Storage Company

Choosing the right portable storage company can be a daunting task, especially with so many options available in the market today. Portable storage containers are a convenient solution for those looking to store their belongings temporarily or for a longer period of time. They are perfect for those undergoing a home renovation, downsizing, or moving to a new home. With a variety of sizes, materials, and features available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right portable storage container for your needs. This is why it’s essential to ask the right questions when selecting a portable storage company.


Here are the top questions you should ask when choosing a portable storage company:

#1: What Size Options Do You Have Available?

It’s important to determine the size of the container you need before selecting a company. This will depend on the number of items you plan to store and the size of the items themselves. Be sure to choose a company that offers a range of sizes so that you can select the one that best fits your needs.

Get Simple Box offers a range of sizes in portable storage containers.

10 Foot Shipping Container Rentals 

The exact measurements of these containers are 8 feet wide and 10 feet long. This size container is a great option for anyone who needs to fit a lot into a small space. While 10-foot container prices can vary widely and depend on availability, these smaller containers can sometimes be more expensive than larger alternatives. That is because this is not a standard size for overseas freight, so they are more difficult to come by.

20 Foot Shipping Container Rentals

We refer to this one as the ‘classic.’ This is the most commonly used container for renting and buying and is the most commonly used to transport goods all over the world. Due to the amount that is created and circulated on a global scale, these containers are often the best bang for your buck. They are the same weight as 20 foot containers at 8 feet but they have double the storage capacity.

40 Foot Shipping Container Rentals

If a 10 or 20 foot container isn’t going to do the job and you’re in need of additional space, a 40 foot container may be a viable option. While they offer twice the storage as their 20 foot predecessors, they are usually not going to cost you twice as much. In fact, they often are the best value per cubic foot of storage space.

Need additional options for your storage solutions? Live in Washington State, Oregon, or Arizona? Get Simple Box has an array of shipping container rental options to suit your needs, including standard 10 foot, 20 foot, 40 foot containers. We even offer a 20 foot basic office container rental that has a window, shelf brackets, and outlets so you can set up your office wherever your work takes you. Visit our container rental page to learn more.

#2: What materials are your containers made of?

The materials used to construct the containers will impact the durability and longevity of the container. Containers made of high-quality materials like steel and wood are more durable and weather-resistant, but may also come at a higher cost. Make sure to choose a company that uses materials that meet your specific requirements.

#3: What security features do your containers have?

Security is a critical factor to consider when choosing a portable storage company. Ask about the security features the company provides, such as lockable doors, alarm systems, and 24-hour surveillance. It’s important to select a company that takes security seriously and provides adequate protection for your belongings.

#4: What is the delivery process like?

Before choosing a company, ask about their delivery process. You should know how long it will take for the container to be delivered, who will be responsible for delivering it, and how much it will cost. Also, ask if the company provides delivery and pickup services, or if you will need to arrange for transportation on your own.

#5: What is your pricing structure like?

Portable storage container rental rates can vary greatly from company to company. Be sure to ask about the rental rate, as well as any additional fees for delivery, pickup, or other services. It’s important to choose a company that offers competitive pricing and is transparent about their fees.

10 Foot – Starting at $109/month

20 Foot – Starting at $149/month

40 Foot – Starting at $199/month

20 Foot Basic Office Rental – $199/month


*Pricing varies depending on location, to get the most accurate pricing information, please contact us for a quote.*

#6: What is your customer service like?