Shipping Container Uses and Storage Solutions

Big Blue Boxes takes shipping container storage solutions to a whole new level. They’ve been used in more ways than simply storing excess items. A portable storage container can be the solution you didn’t know you needed — we’ve had homeowners use them as a backyard shed, while some customers have used them to continually move equipment and supplies from worksite to worksite. One of our customers even turned theirs into a hydroponic farm to grow produce for Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota’s largest food bank.

No matter your need, portable shipping containers can be easily customized to function for a variety of uses. Our team can get you the right size container for your project and deliver it exactly where you need it. Read our list of portable shipping container example uses below, and contact our team to see if one of our weatherproof steel containers could meet the needs of your next big project.

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Commercial Uses:

Additional workspace for schools, restaurants, or offices
Redesign your container by adding windows and ask our team about multiple door options. Then, put your container to work as access to indoor/outdoor restaurant seating, space for school classes or additional office work or meeting area. Just equip your container with comfortable seating and even Wi-Fi to make sure your customers or workers can stay social and get things done!

Want an indoor/outdoor portable showroom you can take to industry events or have outside during the nice weather? Build a showroom space inside your container to showcase your product right where your customers are.

Construction equipment storage + site manager’s office
Our shipping container storage solutions can secure the expensive construction equipment you need to take from one job site to the next. But what about your office? Add a separator to your steel container to utilize part of the space for storage and part for a dedicated office you can use to stay organized on every job site.

Residential Uses:

Backyard features
Shipping containers offer a unique approach to backyard features, but they’re more common than you’d think! The uses for shipping containers are endless, and they make a secure, solid base for a backyard getaway like a pool, sauna, indoor/outdoor bar area or kitchen. If you want to add something extra to your yard, invest in a solid structure then design your ideal look and feel.

Workshop or backyard shed
Have a large yard to take care of or a workshop hobby, but need more space for your equipment? Our weatherproof steel containers make a great workshop shed. Our shipping container storage solutions are secure to keep your equipment safe from pests, thieves, or storms and big enough to store all your equipment. You can even redesign your container to make it a usable space for your hobby so your garage can stay home to your cars!

Home, cabin, or vacation home
Join the tiny home movement! Shipping containers solutions from Big Blue Boxes have already been turned into homes and even hotels. Get a secure, weatherproof, and ventilated base from us, and let our friendly drivers deliver it to your lot, then create the home of your dreams!

The Big Blue Boxes Storage Difference

When you invest in a Big Blue Box for your unique home project or business opportunity, ensure you’ll get a secure container built to the highest-grade quality — no critter, thief or storm can get to your items. Each shipping container storage solution we offer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Chicago area, and throughout the Upper Midwest, comes as a clean blank slate, ready for you to shape it to fit your needs. Check out our feature list below and if you don’t see what you want, feel free to reach out to our team for your custom container adjustments!

  • Rugged COR-TEN™ steel construction
  • Weatherproof
  • Ventilated
  • Double-door options
  • Available in sizes from 10’L to 40’L x 8’W x 8.5’H
  • Custom Paint/Colors

Ready for Your Shipping Container Storage Solution?

Think a Big Blue Box is the shipping container storage solution you’ve been looking for? Contact our team today for a quote or give us a call to learn more about pricing, delivery, and flexible feature options.