4 Out-of-the-Box Uses for Portable Storage Containers

Posted on June 26, 2015

Garage rock band storage container

Portable storage containers are a worthy solution for parents who don't want their kids' rock band taking over their garage.


When most Kelowna residents think of portable storage containers, a few obvious images come to mind: moving house, renovations, de-cluttering and other similar storage-based uses.

However, when you think about it, all a storage unit is is space. How you use that space is completely up to you. Rather than jamming them full of knickknacks and other personal possessions, some people are thinking outside the storage box to meet other needs.


1. Garage Band in a Box

How many successful (and not-so-successful) rock bands got their start playing in their parents' garage? And of those wannabe musicians, how many were repeatedly yelled at by their parents, neighbours and other passersby to 'Turn that racket down!'

With portable storage containers, these misunderstood musical geniuses could have jammed away from the house and avoided a potential tongue-lashing


2. Collector's Paradise

People who collect valuable objects tend to be quite picky about other people nosing in on their stuff. Sometimes a bedroom or den just doesn't offer adequate security to dissuade other family members or houseguests having a peek.

One way to keep unwanted hands off of your cherished collectables is to lock them away in a portable storage unit. Not only does this provide an enhanced measure of security, a portable unit means your beloved collections will be close at hand so you can enjoy them in privacy. They're ideal for collectors of:

  • Stamps
  • Coins
  • First-edition novels
  • Comic books
  • Antiques
  • Art


3. Present-ly Occupied

When it comes to Christmas, birthdays and other present-giving events, some people really have no willpower. Just when you think you've found the perfect place to stash your gifts so that the intended recipients don't find them, they do.

Habitual present snoopers are a determined bunch, and if they know there's a gift that's intended for them hiding somewhere in the house, they'll stop at nothing to find it. That is, unless, you go to extreme measures and lock them away in a storage container. Then all you have to do is find a safe place for the padlock keys.


4. Artist's Den

Independent artists often have difficulties finding a quiet place to work. Having just the right atmosphere with minimal distraction is essential for tapping into artistic creativity.

Working out of your home can be a challenge as you'll constantly be reminded of the daily cleaning, tasks and errands that need doing. And for most amateur artists, renting studio space is cost prohibitive. Some artists are finding the tranquility they covet inside a portable storage unit.

Other activities that would benefit from solitude of a storage unit include:

  • Tying flies for fishing
  • Knitting and crochet
  • Cross-stitching and needlework
  • Research and reading
  • Making jewelry and crafts


To learn about other novel uses of storage units, read: The Endless Options for Kelowna Mobile Storage Containers.

Do you need a private space away from your house? Space Centre Storage in Kelowna has MI-BOX® portable storage containers that are available for both short- and long-term rental. Call us to learn how they can be used to suit your needs.

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