Choosing a shipping container for storage is not always a straightforward decision – particularly when you have to decide between new or used, the various sizes and any additional modifications you need. The container you choose often depends on the kind of storage you want and the amount of storage space you need. Transporting the container, and the cost of doing so, also affect buying decisions. However, keeping the following tips in mind while choosing the right kind of container for your goods may help you a lot.


The first thing to keep in mind is the size of the container. Always choose a container for storage that will accommodate all your goods in the way you want. The standard sizes are 20ft and 40ft. However, 10ft containers are also available on demand. Usually, people select different sized containers for domestic and commercial storage. It is always wise to measure your belongings and then select the right kind of storage.

The Kind of Security You Need

Consideration of the level of security you require is another thing to keep in mind while making a buying decision. The security level generally depends on the kind of things you want to store in it. Always choose storage with reliable locks, and if your storage container is going to be placed somewhere accessible to others, you may like to consider security cameras. Sometimes, you may have to pay additional money for a premium locking mechanism, but this is something that can be discussed with Shipping Containers Sydney while making your decision.


Pricing of the containers for storage depends on their size, quality, and features. You generally have to pay more for more features. The reliability and durability of the containers also influence the prices. Weather resistance is another feature that plays a crucial role in determining costs as is the general state of the container. You should take the time to work out any cost differences between hiring a container and purchasing one, depending on the length of time you need it for.

Interior Odor and Ventilation Control

Proper ventilation and interior odor control of containers for storage is also a  crucial factor to consider while buying. If you are living in a region with fluctuating temperatures, you should always buy a ventilated container, to keep your belongings mould and corrosion free. You should also consider ventilation if you need constant air flow around the items you are storing to stop smells developing.

When it comes time to choosing a container for storage, Shipping Containers Sydney has a wide range of options for both sale and purchase. Speak to the team about what suits your storage requirements best.