Rent or Buy: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Storage Container
Storage containers can be a great option if you’re looking for a way to store many items at once in a convenient location. On top of that, they are strong and durable and make a long-lasting investment. However, you may wonder whether you should rent or buy a storage container.
In this article, we’ll walk you through three essential questions you should ask when deciding whether to rent or buy your storage container.
1. How much can I afford to spend upfront on a storage container?
When deciding whether to rent a storage container or buy one, you first need to look at your budget and determine how much you can afford to spend on such a unit upfront.
Think of it as the cost of buying a home versus renting one. When you buy a home, you have to put down a down payment, and then you’ll pay a mortgage. When you rent a house or apartment, you may have to pay the first and last month’s rent upfront, but that’s still much less expensive than a down payment.
The same logic applies when you’re looking at renting or buying a storage container. Renting a storage container will cost less upfront, as you’re only responsible for paying the monthly rental fee. If you choose to buy a storage container, you’ll need a lot more cash to purchase it than if you simply rented.
2. How long will I need the shipping container for?
The next thing you need to consider when deciding whether to buy or rent a storage container is to determine how long you will need it. To know how long you’ll need the storage container, you must first decide what you want to use it for.
Will you use the storage container for a short-term period only, such as hosting an event, seasonal storage, or storing furniture while moving or renovating your house or office? If this describes your situation, then you should rent your storage container.
Or, will you perpetually use the storage container to hold extra supplies, such as farm tools and seasonal furniture? If this sounds more like your situation, you should buy your storage container.
3. Do I want the option to resell the storage container?
Another factor you need to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy your storage container is whether or not you want the option to resell the unit.
If you rent your storage container, you can simply let us know when you’re done using it, and we’ll pick it up and take it off your hands. However, if you buy your storage container, you now own it outright. This means that when you’re finished using it, you have the option to resell it.
Reselling the storage container means you can get back some of the money you spent on the unit. It also means you’re responsible for ensuring the container is in good enough shape to sell. If the storage container is no longer fit to sell, or you can’t find a customer for it, you’re responsible for disposing of the unit.
How Sigma Container Corporation Can Help in Renting a Storage Container
At Sigma Container Corporation, we specialize in dealing with storage containers, including storage containers for rent. When you rent a container from us, you get a fantastic storage option with no headaches.
We’ll deliver the storage container directly to the location you specify. Having the storage container on-site, whether that’s near your home, office, or other work site space, saves you time and hassle when you need to access something from your storage unit. No more worrying about getting to a storage locker when you need something!
In addition to convenience, renting a storage container provides you with peace of mind. Our storage containers will keep your possessions safe and protected. They offer secure padlock boxes, which are extremely hard to break into.
Additionally, they’re wind- and water-tight. Whether your storage container is exposed to a ton of rain in the spring, or a storm in the winter, whatever you’re storing inside the unit will remain safe and dry.
If you decide after you’ve had your storage container for a while that you’d like to keep it, we offer rent-to-own options.
Renting a Storage Container Is Easy and Convenient
If you need extra storage space that is convenient to access, then renting a storage container is a great option. At Sigma Container Corporation, we will deliver your rented storage container and pick it up when you’re done with it.
The only thing you’re responsible for is the monthly payment. We can discuss the best size and type (new or used) of storage container to rent and even work with you if you decide you’d like to switch from renting your storage unit to owning it.
With a storage container, you can rest easy knowing that your possessions are well protected against both thieves and bad weather.
Contact Us to Learn More
We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to learn more about renting a storage container! To get a storage container for rent, call Sigma Container Corporation at 1-877-225-7762 or contact us online to learn more about the process.