Why You Should Use a Portable Storage Unit for Winter Storage Needs
Portable storage units offer a great way to declutter your home and keep seasonal items safe during the winter months. BigSteelBox storage containers are wind, water and rodent-proof, so you won’t have to worry about any damage to your belongings.
Because BigSteelBoxes are made of steel (rather than aluminum panels on a steel frame, like other storage unit providers such as PODS). They won't buckle or bend under the weight of heavy snow, which is why they are ideal for outdoor storage during a Canadian winter.
You can keep your storage container at your home for as long as you need it or store it at one of our secure locations. Read on for useful ways to use portable storage units to make life easier during the winter.
Portable Storage for Homeowners
Clear Out Your Garage
During the winter, it's no fun having to shovel your car out of the snow every morning after it’s been sitting outside all night after a snowfall. Not only that, but leaving your car in the cold for several months isn't very good for its paint job or engine either. But, with all of that stuff that has accumulated in your garage over summer and fall, it can be impossible to squeeze your car in without making more space.
With a portable storage unit, like a BigSteelBox, you can get all of that stuff out of your garage so your car can get back inside, where it rightfully belongs. From holiday decorations to sporting equipment, your garage is likely filled with all kinds of things that you don't really need on a regular basis. A mobile storage unit can keep everything safe and secure when you're not using it.
BigSteelBox delivers a Storage container to your home. You can keep it on your property, or we can move it to one of our secure locations until you need it back again. Our door to door delivery service saves you time and eliminates the hassle of having to pack up your things, drive them to a self-storage facility, and then unpack them again.
Keep Your Winter Equipment Onsite
Winter comes with its own set of equipment, “toys” and gear. Things like snowmobiles, snow blowers, toboggans, and skis and snowboards can take up a lot of space in your garage, so keep them all in a portable storage unit on your property. We'll deliver the container to your home, so you'll have easy access to things all season long.
Please remember, however, that fuel tanks should always be empty when equipment is being storage in a BigSteelBox.
Store Outdoor Furniture
The colder weather means you won't likely be using all of that outdoor furniture and yard decor in your backyard. Leaving items to sit out in the snow and ice can cause unnecessary wear and tear, and even damage them beyond repair.
What can you do to extend the life of your outdoor furniture? You don't want to move everything into your garage, leaving no room left for your car, so pack it all up in a portable storage unit instead!
Store Summer Sports Gear
Like your outdoor furniture, all of your summer sports gear will just be sitting around, gathering dust during the winter. Things like dirt bikes, ATVs, and other sporting equipment are expensive items that you want to ensure stay secure and dry over the winter months. Storing them in a BigSteelBox will keep them safe. Our storage containers are weather-proof and come equipped with a lock box that protects your padlock from bolt cutters. But again, for safety reasons, fuel tanks should be empty when being stored in a container.
With winter weather comes the potential for all kinds of home emergencies that might require construction inside your home. If you’re faced with the need for emergency repairs on your home and you need a safe, dry place to store your belongings, BigSteelBox can help.
Our portable storage units are secure and leak-proof, and we can usually deliver a storage container within 24 hours of your order. If you need emergency storage, call us at 1-800-373-1187 and we’ll be happy to help.
Mobile Storage Solutions for Businesses
Seasonal Merchandise Storage
If you're like most retail businesses, you're going to need a lot more inventory leading up to and during the holiday season. Until it’s needed on the floor, you can store all of this extra merchandise in a portable storage container behind your property. This way, you'll have easy access to it whenever you need to restock.
You can use your container to store all your festive decor after the holidays as well. Getting your business into the holiday spirit can require a lot of stuff, and a mobile storage unit is the perfect place to keep it at the end of the holiday season.
Once you’ve taken down your decorations and packed them in the storage container, we'll pick it up and move it to our local BigSteelBox Store until you need it back again. Everything will be ready and waiting for you when the next holiday season rolls around.
Christmas Tree Sales
Retail businesses that sell Christmas Trees in their parking lot should consider renting a few BigSteelBoxes instead of renting a portable fence. Not only will the trees be more secure, but your customers won’t have to deal with wet, snowy or frozen trees!
Storage for Outdoor Events
Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that people don't still want to go out and have fun! Cold weather events are popular across Canada, and portable storage units can be extremely helpful in pulling off a successful event.
Portable storage units are great for storing event gear, tables, chairs and tents. Rather than leaving items out in the snow overnight risking damage or theft, or wasting time and energy moving them by truck to and from a storage facility, pack everything into a storage container at the end of the day's activities to keep it safe and dry for the next day.
Secure Document Storage
Over the years, your business has likely accumulated a lot of archived paperwork in boxes and filing cabinets that needs to be kept for a certain period of time. Rather than storing all of those documents onsite, adding clutter and taking away space from your office or facility, pack them in a BigSteelBox. If you need access to those documents, keep your storage unit on your property. If you’ll rarely need access to them, store your BigSteelBox at one of our secure locations.
All of our mobile storage units are leak-proof, so you can rest assured that your documents will always be kept dry. BigSteelBox also offers a number of modified storage containers, such as heated storage, storage with lighting, or we can add a roll up door if needed.
BigSteelBox Can Help
BigSteelBox is here to help solve your winter storage needs! While many of our competitors rent and sell aluminum storage containers, ours are made of strong, durable steel. This means that a BigSteelBox will hold up to extreme weather, even under the weight of heavy snow.