More often than not, you run out of space in your house and need an extra room to store your things. Whether there is clutter that is taking up a lot of space in your room, or you’re moving to a smaller place, portable sheds can come in handy for storing your stuff and keeping them safe.
Storage units are big investments and come in various styles and designs. To make sure you buy the right structure that best suits your needs is essential. For this reason, below, we mention some helpful tips to keep in mind while choosing the right portable storage unit for your belongings.
Determine Your Storage Needs
What exactly do you want to store in your unit? is an important question to ask yourself because it will help you to determine the type of storage unit you should purchase. Various storage sheds are made for different purposes. For example, suppose you need to store delicate items such as your wedding album or leather furniture. In that case, you should perhaps get a temperature-controlled unit. Another example is choosing a storage shed with stronger walls if you’re planning to store valuable items in it.
Stahl Storage’s portable buildings are versatile and customizable, but let’s look at different options for which our storage sheds can be used.
Our portable buildings can be used for;
- Organizing lawn and garden equipment
- Storing large equipment that needs protection from the varying climate outside
- Clearing up the clutter in your home
- Creating a workshop
- Creating space for house visitors and guests
Once you understand what you need the portable storage shed for, you can make a more informed decision.
Determine The Size
After determining the purpose of your portable shed, estimate how much space you will require for it. Also, determine how much land there is available on your property to access a new storage building easily. Figuring out how much area you have in your backyard to designate to the new building is essential because one size of the shed will not fit everywhere.
You can determine the shed’s size by carefully measuring all your items that need to be placed in the shed. You can place all the stuff together and then use measuring tape to figure out the exact size of the shed you’ll require. Keep in mind the distance from the road to the area you want your shed to be placed.
Choose The Material
Portable storage units usually come in three different materials: wood, metal, and plastic. Some are even combinations of two materials, such as aluminum and steel containers, which tend to have the best durability and longevity.
The type of material you choose for your shed will depend on your requirement and storage needs. For example, to store temperature-regulated items in your storage container, you will require a unit that is made of weather-resistant material. Do some detailed research on different kinds of shed materials and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Decide On Your Budget
Costs of portable storage containers vary depending on various factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, the size, type of material used, and the time required to make the sheds. The level of customization will also determine the price. For example, installing extra components like electrical work, additional windows, and skylights all add to the sheds’ overall cost.
Therefore, it is essential to decide on your budget before choosing the type of material and other additional requirements. Having a budget in mind will also help you narrow down your choices.
It is worth noting that the cheapest and poorly made shed in the market might not be in your best interest. A good quality shed should always be given top priority. Choosing a low-quality shed might cost you more in the future as it might require regular maintenance, repairs, and ultimately, replacement.