Portable storage containers are a very popular, cost-effective way to store home furnishings, to keep key business records and office files, and safeguard copper and building materials on a construction site, but you may be asking: “how many rooms of belongings can I fit in one of these containers?”
There are many options from which to choose, and sizes vary depending on where you go. Homeowners, business owners, construction supervisors, hotel and resort managers, and retailers can either rent or buy them. However, most rent or lease them from companies such as A.B. Richards, the leading supplier of ground-level storage containers in the Northeast since 1982.
However, once a residential or commercial customer comes to A.B. Richards for mobile storage containers, he or she might not know how much fits inside one of our containers. The customer might only know one container could fit a great deal.
Figuring out How Much Fits in a 20-Foot Portable Storage Unit
A standard 20ft ground-level storage container that’s eight feet wide and eight feet, six inches high has 1,360 cubic feet of space inside of it. The 20ft on-site, on-demand containers from A.B. Richards, in particular, are relatively small so they can fit where space is limited, and they can be placed almost anywhere on premises, within reason.
How much that can fit inside one of them largely depends on the density and size of your room furnishings, as well as how you pack and store your furnishings. However, a good rule of thumb to determine how many rooms will fit in a 20ft portable storage container is approximately four to six rooms per container.
Other positive attributes of using A.B. Richards’ 20ft storage containers include rugged, 14-gauge steel construction and 1-3/8-inch hardwood floors that can support a maximum gross weight of 44,800 pounds.
Two large doors sit at one end of each unit to provide easy ground-level access and permit the storage of large items. All feature a neutral gray color to blend in with most surroundings, and all are secure, lockable, fireproof and weather-resistant.
Types of Portable Storage Units
At A.B. Richards, we have several sizes of portable storage containers: 20ft, 40ft or 40ft jumbo (hi-cube) storage containers. All are perfect for a variety of businesses such as restaurants, retail, manufacturers, wholesalers, schools, hotel chains and even residential applications, but the 20ft mobile storage units are our most popular ones rented. The 20ft portable storage units also work best for homeowners.
Be sure to contact A.B. Richards today to speak to our portable storage experts who can answer any questions you might have about our containers and learn more about our storage container renting and leasing options!