There are many uses for portable storage containers, ranging from construction job-site storage, industrial storage for manufacturing plants and other commercial entities, and inventory and equipment storage for retailers, restaurants, hotels and other businesses to residential storage for homeowners looking to sell, renovate or free up space inside their homes or expand their home-based businesses.
Some more eco-conscious and cost-conscious folks in recent years have even led the way in alternate uses for mobile storage containers. For example, some have repurposed old containers into homes, storefronts and classrooms.
However, with Halloween right around the corner, have you ever thought about creating a “killer” haunted house inside one or more portable storage units? Staging haunted houses inside mobile storage units is actually easier than you think, whether you decide to do it for your home so the neighborhood can be properly scared for Halloween or as a fundraiser for a school, local charity or other non-profit organization.
Whatever the reason, turning a mobile storage container into a haunted house for Halloween is a frightfully good idea!
Tips for Creating Haunted Houses Inside Portable Storage Units
Setting up a haunted house inside one or more on-site storage containers is similar to how you’d set up one inside your home or garage. Here are some helpful tips and ideas for creating a mobile storage unit haunted house this fall:
- Create an eerie atmosphere using different types of lighting, such as black lights and flickering lights, playing spooky screams, ghoulish laughs and other ominous recorded sounds, and employing other easy special effects like fog.
- Appliance boxes can be made into a variety of scary props, such as coffins, tombstones or fake walls.
- Skeletons and bones add to the undead quality of the haunted house.
- Adding unexpected touches – such as fake rats, bats, severed hands or heads – in hidden nooks and crannies or behind doors or other large props where people don’t expect to see them actually intensifies the scare factor.
- Black thread strategically hung in doorways provides the creepiness of walking through cobwebs.
- Enlist the help of Halloween-loving friends and family to help set a theme and make it happen, either by participating in the scare or helping to set it all up.
- If you do plan to have people walk through, be sure you take safety precautions such as just enough lighting to allow people to walk through without injury while maintaining the hair-raising tone.
- In addition, you might also want to consider posting warning signs for those entering the haunted house, and consider setting an age restriction for younger guests.
- Remember, all of these ideas don’t require advanced building skills, nor do they require any modification to the interior of the storage unit itself – just an active imagination!
Contact A.B. Richards, the leading supplier of ground-level storage containers in the Northeast since 1982, today at (800) 597-5971 to have one or more storage units delivered on premises quickly and efficiently.
Our experts will help you learn more about our storage container renting and leasing options and help you get set up so you could start working on a memorable and spooky haunted house pièce de résistance for Halloween right away.