If you need shipping container removal because you’re getting ready to move your home or office, you may consider just renting the moving containers. Using the service is very convenient for a move locally or internationally in Australia or in New Zealand.

However, if you have ever thought about buying the container for your own personal use - as a more permanent option - here are a few things to think about when you’re making the decision. You may have a variety of reasons why buying a shipping container is a good idea, including the ones listed below.


Think about how much storage you need. If you have a lot of larger home or office equipment that you need to keep, owning your own storage container may be more cost-effective than paying for storage space at another facility. Instead, being able to keep your container on the property can give you peace of mind that your equipment is close.

Decide whether you can keep the container secure. A storage container on your property could draw lots of the wrong kind of attention. Make sure you are prepared to invest in sturdy locks or other options to keep unwanted exploration of your property, or theft of your belongings.

Consider where you will keep the container. You will need space that is large enough to accommodate the container. There should also be enough space or the container should be on property where it will be out of the way.

Be aware of the laws. Is it against any law or code to have a shipping container on your property? Make sure you research local laws about having the container as storage because you don’t want to get in any trouble. Be sure that the container meets all codes and standards set for having that sort of equipment at your home or office.

Research all the costs. Containerco has shipping containers for sale. Complete this Self Pack Container Removal Quote form for a representative to contact you about purchasing a container.

More people are using containers not only for storage but even as temporary buildings. Before you decide whether to make the investment to purchase or container or just to rent, think about the things listed above. If you decide the container is worth buying, be sure to speak to someone at Containerco to help you choose a container that will best fit your needs.