The Process of Renting a Storage Container: A Beginner-Friendly Guide
Jun 2023

The Process of Renting a Storage Container: A Beginner-Friendly Guide

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Are you considering renting a storage container, but don’t know where to start? You may want to rent a storage container, but have been putting it off because you’re concerned that you’ll make a mistake or pick the wrong size.

If this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a beginner-friendly guide that tells you exactly what you need to know about renting a storage container. We’ll explain precisely what you must do to get the proper storage unit.

At Sigma Container Corporation, we pride ourselves on making it easy for you to find and rent a storage container that suits your needs.

Step 1: Determine Exactly What You Want to Store in Your Container

The first thing you need to do before renting a storage container is to determine what you want to store in it. These are just some of the different types of equipment or tools that you can store in containers:


  • Construction tools and equipment.

  • Seasonal tools, such as lawnmowers and snow blowers.

  • Props and rigging equipment for TV shows and films.

  • Special event supplies, such as folding chairs and tables.

  • Landscaping tools, including leaf blowers and weed whackers.

  • Small agricultural equipment and supplies, such as fertilizers and seeds.

  • Outdoor signage for specific events, such as a spring or fall promotional special.

Knowing how you intend to use your storage container will make it easier to ensure you rent exactly the kind of unit you need!

Step 2: Determine the Size of the Storage Container You Need 

Once you’ve determined how you want to use your rented storage container, you’re ready to decide which size you need. You also have the option to rent a new storage container or a used one.

At Sigma Container Corporation, we have three different sizes of storage containers to choose from:

  • 20-foot standard container: These containers have a capacity of 1,165 cubic feet and can hold up to 59,000 pounds.

  • 40-foot standard container: These containers have a capacity of 2,350 cubic feet and can hold up to 62,000 pounds.

  • 40-foot high-cube container: These containers are the same length and width as 40-foot standard containers, but are a foot taller and can hold up to 63,000 pounds.

Not sure which container is suitable for you? We’d be happy to help you determine what container size best suits your needs.

Step 3: Determine When and Where You Want the Storage Container Delivered

Now that you know what you want to use your rented storage container for and what size you need, you must figure out when and where you want it delivered. Keep in mind the following:

  • Delivery location: Ensure you have any permits required to place the storage container where you want it. You need to also make sure the site is large enough for your storage container to fit.

    Additionally, your chosen location should allow your rental storage container to be easily accessed. That way, the delivery driver can drop it off and pick it up without any issue. 

  • Delivery time: Have a person available to receive the storage container.

After taking these steps, your storage container is officially ready for you to use!

How Sigma Container Corporation Can Help You in Renting a Storage Container

If you’re interested in renting a storage container, then we’re here to help you. We can offer you all of the following when you rent from us:

  • Cost-effective and convenient storage that is delivered directly to you.

  • Storage containers that are watertight and have weatherproof vents to prevent condensation from building up on your items during storage.

  • Padlock boxes that protect your storage container from being broken into.

  • Flexible month-to-month renting with the option to buy your rented storage container.

When you work with Sigma Container Corporation, you will see that renting a storage container has never been easier! You simply choose the size of storage container you want, tell us where you want it delivered, and then fill in the rental agreement. We can have your storage container to you in as little as three  days after you sign the rental agreement. 

Not sure if the container you want will fit your site? No problem; our specialists can review your selected site ahead of time to ensure hassle-free delivery. When you’re ready to return your rented container, just let us know at least 5 business days in advance, and we’ll arrange to come pick it up.

The Benefits of Getting a Storage Container for Rent

Instead of renting a storage unit you constantly have to travel to, you can rent a storage container and place it conveniently close to your home or business.

Shipping containers used for storage offer many benefits:

  1. They can be more cost-effective than renting self-storage units.

  2. They are built of high-strength weathering steel, protecting them from harsh weather.

  3. They are less vulnerable to break-ins than traditional storage units, especially when paired with a proper lock block.

  4. They’re portable! So, if you need your equipment in different locations, you can move it quickly while leaving it safely stored in your rented storage unit.

At Sigma Container Corporation, we’re here to help you with every step of the process. We can recommend the best storage container size for your needs and help you find the ideal spot to put it.

Contact Us to Learn More About Renting Storage Containers

Whether you have questions about our products and services, or are ready to rent a storage container, we’re here to help. You can call us at 1-877-225-7762 or contact us here.

Tom Bray is a freelance writer with over five years experience writing for online publications and over ten years in business and sales. He studied journalism and media and has written for various online outlets on multiple topics. His specialty subjects are shipping containers and transport logistics.

Tom’s passion for writing and transport logistics motivates him to provide frequent direct marketing content that can show you how a shipping container can be effectively utilized and modified to each person’s needs.

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