Portable Storage Space: Why Shipping Containers are an Excellent Choice

Shipping containers come in many varying sizes. They make excellent portable storage space because of the way they are designed.

Shipping containers come in many varying sizes. They make excellent portable storage space because of the way they are designed. Since they are designed to transport heavy cargo in the sea and in harsh weather conditions they are made to be long-lasting, safe, secure and weatherproof. They are made of stainless steel and they can hold almost anything from food to heavy machinery. They are hence made to keep everything safe and secure making them the best portable storage units.

Shipping containers as self-storage units are a great idea because they come in all sizes and types. This makes it possible to store larger objects that cannot fit through the end side door or items that need to be kept at certain temperatures.  They range in sizes but the 20ft container is the most common.

Shipping containers for portable storage space

  • 10ft containers

The exact size of a 10ft container is 9ft4’’long x 7ft8’’ wide x 7ft 10’’.  This are commonly used for students breaking for summer since it is small and can easily accommodate all their belongings. No wasted space and also it fits everything reasonably well.

  • 20ft containers

The exact measurements of a 20ft shipping container is 20’ long x 8’ wide x 6’ high. It can fit the contents of two or three bedroom and hence becoming the most popular. Though they differ in in size and shape of the stuff you want to store, you stand to benefit more if you are more organized. This container is easier to transport than a 40ft storage container and it can handle many things as well.

  • 40ft containers

This are usually used by people who have lots and lots of stuff. It is quite big and to be realistic it would be cheaper to use one 40ft container than using two 20ft containers. It can fit 3-4 cars depending on size or contents of a five bedroom house. Organization is key when using this containers. The lighter items that you may need most should be near the door. In that case you do not have to hustle much by removing the big items to look for small ones.

Why Shipping Containers Make Excellent Storage Space

Why you should use shipping containers for portable storage space

  1. They are strong – Shipping containers are designed to carry heavy stuff and so they are made with that in mind. They carry heavy cargo in the seas and sometimes under very harsh conditions.  They are made of stainless steel and are water tight. This means that everything in the container is safe and secure from harsh elements.
  2. They are mobile – Most people prefer Mobile storage to storage lockers. This is because you can easily move it from one place to another. Are you looking to move to a new location? You can contact GoBox Portable Storage for any assistance and information. We will simply drop off a portable storage unit to you for you to load. Once you are ready, we shall come pick it up and you will find it in your new locality.
  3. It is Weather-proof – All our containers at GoBox Portable Storage are wind and water proof. You can therefore be assured that they can withstand the harshest of weather conditions.  Your belongings will be secure and dry even during the rainy season.
  4. They are free of rodents & bugs – Our containers are able to keep out all sort of pests and rodents that could destroy your belongings. 
  5. They are of different sizes – Where else would you find portable storage that comes in all types of sizes and shapes. We mainly have 10ft, 20ft 40ft. 20ft being the most popular because it fits in most driveways, courtyards and backyards. Most people prefer this container because it has an average storage for an average person.


Should you be interested in renting containers to move your valuables then you are at the right place. GoBox Portable Storage will give you a great experience as you do your moving. We do our work with a highly professional team that will make sure that you are contented with the results. All you need is to contact us at GoBox Portable Storage for all your enquiries and we shall be pleased to assist.

Our containers are readily available and once we agree on the day and time, we drop off the container for you to do the loading. We deliver to your next location as agreed. We offer reasonable prices to all our clientele which has grown as a result of referrals.  For more on mobile storage information feel free to contact us at GoBox Portable Storage.

What Our Customers Say

Kelly RyanKelly Ryan
00:44 03 May 24
Rob is a great guy to deal with. Very organized punctual and has great rates! I would highly recommend GoBox Portable Storage to anyone requiring this service.
Aimee CookAimee Cook
22:55 29 Apr 24
We used GoBox to move recently and we had to store our stuff for a month and Rob was amazing to work with. Everything went smooth with pick up and deliveries and I would highly recommend this convenient service for anyone moving!
Wren ErringtonWren Errington
15:10 17 Apr 24
I used GoBox for storage for my house remodel. The container rental was well priced and a perfect solution for storage. Rob is exceptional in knowledge and communication. He is very responsive and is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend GoBox Portable for your storage needs!
Jon McCauleyJon McCauley
12:04 28 Mar 24
Overall, I highly recommend the GoBox Portable Storage Inc for a dependable, secure, and scalable storage solution. Its robust features, user-friendly interface, and outstanding performance from Rob and his team make it a standout choice in your storage needs.
Brett DuncanBrett Duncan
01:41 07 Feb 24
you will not find a better storage facility then this place. Super clean, great prices and customer service is top notch. Rob is one of the most professional friendly persons you'll ever deal with.
S IrwinS Irwin
02:00 12 Nov 23
Great experience. Staff helped me learn the process and were very helpful. Strongly recommend this storage facility. 👌
Leo MLeo M
13:09 06 Nov 23
It's a great service to use even on short notice. The 20' box arrived same day as requested and was removed when we absolutely needed it to be. I also used the storage facility and found it convenient and accessible everyday.Thanks for providing a great service here.
Emmett BrundageEmmett Brundage
19:09 14 Oct 23
Rob and his team at Go Box are phenomenal. They delivered a great unit on short notice for a great price, and we’re able to deliver it in a small space using their unique machine. Highly recommend Go Box for any temporary storage needs.
John NagyJohn Nagy
12:31 27 Sep 23
GoBox Portable Storage Inc. is a top notch organization. Efficiency and service is their major strength. We rented two large storage containers when we built our house - they were delivered on time and placed exactly where we wanted them. We just returned them, and they were removed quickly and neatly. Would highly recommend this company in a heartbeat. Thank you, Rob! Five star all the way! Steve C.
James RobesonJames Robeson
20:45 08 Aug 23
Very well kept, clean and safe.
Sarah PaquetSarah Paquet
20:07 08 Aug 23
Fantastic company! Rob has been so awesome to work with from both my perspective and our insureds. He is very efficient, and his level of professionalism, care, and communication has been unrivaled! Looking forward to many years of business with you! Thanks for being so great!
Andrew BurnsAndrew Burns
22:22 11 Jul 23
Fantastic and extremely fast service! Can’t speak more highly of the service I received today from Rob at GoBox. Thanks again!
Adnan BakshAdnan Baksh
15:48 16 Feb 23
Efficient, reliable and affordable. I had a great experience dealing with GoBox and would highly recommend!
Emily BEmily B
13:16 12 Jan 23
We rented a storage container from Rob while building a house. With appliances being in such high demand we wanted to get them ahead of time but had no place to keep them. The storage box was perfect for all the house appliances and fixtures and was handy to have on site. Very affordable and was a life saver during the build.
David ZikakisDavid Zikakis
19:05 16 Sep 22
Quick and courteous service. We needed some extra storage fast and they delivered clean, secure, and well-functioning containers. The mini lift they used for placement allowed us to get creative and fit 2 containers where others would have only been able to place one.
Patti WijsmanPatti Wijsman
21:57 03 Aug 22
So happy with the delivery of the container today! I was totally prepared to "make do" with locating it at a space that I thought was most accessible for him but he was able to place the container in a preferred spot thanks to the system he uses to move the container off the truck. I had never seen anything like this - using remote control to operate the machine that moves the container - no worrying about the truck being able to fit into a tight space! I totally recommend this service if you are looking for affordable, clean, convenient extra storage on site.
colleen mearscolleen mears
15:35 06 Jul 22
I recently had a very positive experience with GoBox Portable Storage Inc. Gananoque Ontario! It was a pleasure dealing with Rob! From the first inquiry to the delivery date was very quick and efficient service! Rob also delivered my POD in a timely manner! In fact the scheduled delivery was arranged for between 10 and 11 a.m. and to my surprise Rob was there at my property at 5 minutes to 10! The POD was clean and secure for my Household Items and Furniture! The Rates at GoBox are quite reasonable! Rob is very professional and pleasant to deal with! He knows his product well and is extremely helpful! It was a pleasure dealing with Rob and GO Box Portables Inc. Thank you Rob! EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Jaime FoxJaime Fox
01:38 15 Jun 22
Our GoBox was delivered within a week of the request. The price is comparable to a storage unit of similar size, but you have the convenience of having is where you want it. We rented it when we did a major renovation and it was perfect. The owner was curtains and friendly as well. Highly recommend!
Steve FarrellSteve Farrell
12:18 20 May 22
We rented a go box while doing a home renovation, it was great putting our appliances and furniture right outside our front door. We could bring pieces in as the reno moved along. Price is very comparable to a storage facility but didn’t have to hire truck or movers to get from storage facility. It only took Rob 20 minutes to unload storage container right onto my front yard ( my choice) , ten feet from my front door. Very neat , manoeuvrable unit that loads/unloads the container, makes so Rob can put it almost anywhere. Highly recommend!
JohnKim MatthewsJohnKim Matthews
18:40 24 Apr 22
Go box is an amazing company to work with. They delivered a unit quickly when we needed it and put it in place within a day of contacting Rob. The invoicing and payment process is easy and efficient. Pleasant and courteous, a real pleasure. My husband and I would highly recommend GoBox !
lori chenierlori chenier
00:44 24 Feb 22
This was one of the best parts of our recent renovation. Rob was amazing to work with and soaccommodating . Having the storage container land in on our driveway and the ability to move the contents of our home at our leisure was priceless. I can’t say enough good things about this experience. I will recommend this option for all my clients and friends going forward.
Lindsay LandryLindsay Landry
21:47 14 Feb 22
Great experience and extremely convenient! We used a sea can for our new build to store some of our stuff while we stayed in an air B & B. Pick up and drop off was great and very straightforward. In my opinion, the price was great too!
Jessica PalmerJessica Palmer
02:32 31 Dec 21
We stored 2 units on our property to store all of our belongings while our house was being built. The cans were clean, sealed tight, and came in excellent condition. Rob was great at accommodating our timelines, delivery and pick up was seamless, and he was very easy to communicate with. We would definitely recommend GoBox to anyone in need of easy storage solutions!
Candice BrownCandice Brown
14:01 07 Dec 21
Great place with amazing rates. Always answers back quickly if you have any questions. Clean and secure. Definetly will go back.
Eric KociukEric Kociuk
23:12 03 Dec 21
Go Box was a very convenient and affordable option. Delivery and pickup were right on schedule which made moving as stress free as possible. Rob was excellent to deal with. I highly recommended using go box for your next move.
Mason LaframboiseMason Laframboise
18:38 22 Nov 21
Rob and company have been fantastic to work with. Always on time. Can place the storage container basically anywhere you want it. We have been very happy with their service.
Jeff PrickettJeff Prickett
20:25 15 Sep 21
Rob is amazing...the facility is amazing!! Great rates, great customer service and an extremely convenient location. I wish I could give more than 5 Stars!
R CrockettR Crockett
13:11 31 Jul 21
We recently moved from a large house to a much smaller house and needed a storage solution to allow us to sort things out without storing offsite. GoBox fit the bill perfectly. They gently lowered the container onto wooden blocks on the driveway with their amazing container mover. It didn't leave a single mark on the driveway. A very cost effective storage solution. I highly recommend them.

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