You’ll likely agree with this—with winter’s harsh weather, it’s not much fun getting into and starting a car that’s been standing in a driveway all night long…Brrr! Even before we get into that “refrigerator-car,” we often have to first dig it out from piles of snow and spend some time scraping the frost off the windows. Still, the more anxious moment comes when we turn the key. That’s when our ritual begging commences: “Please, please start! Please not this morning!”
Frankly, it isn’t that much more fun in the summer. The heat becomes stifling inside a car that’s been “sunbathing” even for just a couple of hours, and it assaults you like an oven’s heat when you get in. By the time the air conditioner kicks in, your nicely pressed attire is a crumpled mess.
But that’s why you have a garage. That’s where your car should stay, protected from the extremes of the weather, not only for your comfort but as importantly, for the preservation of your expensive vehicle. We all are familiar with the various weather-related damage that can occur due to a vehicle being exposed to the elements, like rust from moisture or discolouration from sunlight!
Reclaim Your Garage and House Space!
If you’re like most homeowners, your garage is probably not being used for what it is intended. Instead, it’s become a storage place for all kinds of seasonal stuff like winter or summer tires, patio furniture, Christmas ornaments and a variety of old clutter that has too much sentimental to throw out. Over the years, that stuff has probably gradually emigrated from your bursting-at-the-seams house to crowd the car right out of the garage.
Well, there is a simple way to solve this issue. You can reclaim your garage as the proper home for your vehicle, and gain more precious space in the house by getting a shipping container to store all that clutter discreetly in your backyard.
Shipping Container—the Easy, Flexible and Safe Storage Solution
Shipping containers come in all sizes—from 10 feet to 45 feet—and they are delivered to any location you desire. A standard shipping container is already well designed to safely store all your belongings, but you can also request various modifications be done to it in order to better suit your specific needs.
For instance, you can request a specific paint colour if you want the container to blend with the surroundings, or if you just simply like a particular colour! You can order man doors to be added if you store things that you need on a regular basis—they will give you quick and easy access to the container. You can also order roll-up doors, they also provide easy access but can accommodate bulky and larger items, perfect for getting that John Deere lawn tractor into its safe winter hibernation station!
The shipping container modification list is long. For better climate and visibility inside, for instance, shipping containers can be equipped with windows, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. This comes in handy if you’re storing valuable, climate-sensitive items. For extra security, various locking mechanisms that will prevent any burglaries are also available.
With all that flotsam and jetsam strewn about the garage now safely stored in a shipping container, your garage space will be freed up for car parking, protecting it from weather damage or a break-in. Furthermore, you may finally be able to get that winter tire racking you’ve always wanted or create that garage workshop you’ve always dreamed about. More room in the house is something all homeowners hanker after. More free space means more possibilities, right?