A Shipping Container is What Your Home & Garage Need

A Shipping Container is What Your Home & Garage Need

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, two-thirds of American homeowners have a garage. This important amenity is highly-valued among homebuyers. Realtor Magazine reported the presence of a garage on a property can increase the home value between $15,000 and $30,000, depending on size and how well it has been maintained.

As it turns out, however, the number of cars that fit into a garage are of little concern to many homeowners. Rather, garages are typically filled with things rather than vehicles. Boxes of old toys and clothes, remnants of half-finished projects and seasonal decorations instead take up that precious space.

How Garages Are Actually Used

Results from a survey by Gladiator GarageWorks, a garage organization company, showed that about 25 percent of homeowners’ garages are so full of miscellaneous items, not even one car can be driven into its parking space.

The items that often take precedence inside a nice two-car garage usually have purpose or sentimental value; but keeping the car in the driveway or on the street usually isn’t in your best interest, or that of your car’s.

According to CarInsuranceComparison.com, your car insurance is likely to be higher if you don’t park your car in a garage. This is because when your vehicle is left outside and unprotected, it is easier to be stolen or vandalized. Additionally, it is more at-risk for damage during storms and extreme weather. A garage protects your car against these factors.

On-Site Storage Containers to the Rescue

Using your garage to shield your car could save you money on car insurance and reduce risk of theft or damage. However, there is a big obstacle still in the way – a lack of space for everything else.

If your garage is filled with nearly everything except your cars, metal storage containers could be the perfect solution. Mobile Mini’s residential storage containers will keep your possessions organized and safe. Each one is secured with Mobile Mini’s patented Tri-Cam Locking system and is weather resistant, which means your patio furniture stored over the winter won’t be at risk for rust or mildew.

Even though you’ll be moving your things out of your garage, the storage rental can be kept on your property. On-site storage keeps things out of your way, but on-hand when you need them. Best of all, you’ll be able to have your garage back, keeping your car and belongings protected.

Shipping container storage is a practical way to get your home and garage in order, and ensure your belongings are protected with the container lock and from weather damage. Mobile Mini has a variety of portable storage units for rent, so call today to get your customized solution!