Shipping containers are large steel boxes commonly used for the storage and transportation of goods. Many people will be familiar with the large containers seen on cargo ships - however they can be converted for a variety of surprising uses.
There are lots of companies getting into the busines of storing other peoples things - ranging from the countless self storage "u store it" kind of places, to Mobile Mini and similar storage container businesses. Depending on your needs, there's something for everyone. There seem to be three key factors involved when shopping for the best storage solution for you.