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Thrif-T Storage

A bare-bones commercial storage solution
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In these recent years I have seen many storage facilities pop up from people downsizing their homes, moving into smaller places, etc. Looking at rental rates for storage facilities, I feel it a waste of money to pay for your stuff to just sit there.

How about a bare bones solution:

stack shipping containers into a warehouse, they will serve as your storage space. A forklift and driver will be available to lift people to containers to store and retrieve items. The inside of the containers can be partitioned off simply with fencing and locks, so more than a couple people can share storage within a single container.

Your privacy is not ensured, and your items might be subjected to a wider range of temperatures, but it should be cheap.

twitch, Dec 30 2012


       You want to lift paying customers up on *forklifts*? Fraid that's not going to be terribly popular with your insurance company, or with OHS inspectors. Run some scaffold walkways along the front of the container stack, and keep the forklifts for the goods (in through the back).
BunsenHoneydew, Dec 30 2012

       They sort of have this here already, other than the customer lifting and portioned boxes, but they do come in various sizes.
One company is called Big Steel Box.

       Come to think of it, why in a warehouse? As long as the walkways are covered, it could be in an open yard.
BunsenHoneydew, Dec 30 2012

       This would work well for things like Christmas decorations that don't need as much security, and are only accessed once a year.
Brian the Painter, Dec 31 2012


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