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February 21, 2024
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Navigating the Shipping Container Market as a First-Time Buyer
Are you considering purchasing a shipping container for the first time? Whether you're looking for extra storage space, a unique building project, or a transportation solution, buying a shipping container, also known as a sea can, can be a practical and cost-effective option. However, navigating the sea can market can be daunting, especially for newcomers. That's why we're here to provide you with helpful advice and guidance to ensure your first-time buying experience is smooth and successful.
Shipping containers set against a blue sky.
February 7, 2024
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Size Matters: How to Decide Between Standard and HiCube Shipping Containers
When it comes to shipping containers, size plays a crucial role in determining their usability, versatility, and overall effectiveness. While the length of containers can vary dramatically from as short as 10 feet to as long as 40 feet, when it comes to height there are really two options: standard and HiCube containers. In this article, we delve into the differences between these two types of containers, examining their dimensions, capacities, applications, and storage capabilities. Whether you're in the logistics industry or considering a container for storage, construction, or any of the other amazing uses of shipping containers, understanding the distinctions between standard and HiCube containers is essential for making informed decisions.
A shipping container being used for on-site storage at a worksite
January 24, 2024
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Why You Should Choose Shipping Containers for Weather-Resistant On-Site Storage
It’s cold out there! And, depending on where in the country you live, it also might be snowy or wet or maybe even both. If you're one of the many businesses that need on-site storage then this winter weather might make you even more desperate for a waterproof, secure and durable storage solution - that’s where shipping containers come in! Whether you're safeguarding valuable equipment, inventory, or crucial materials, the choice of storage can make a significant impact on your assets. In this blog, we'll explore the numerous benefits of using shipping containers for on-site storage, especially in the face of unpredictable weather conditions. We’ll also look at whether a new or used container might be right for you.
A shipping container featuring a mural of two faces.
January 11, 2024
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Shipping Container Art and Design Trends: Unveiling the Canvas of Creativity
In recent years, a captivating trend has emerged in the world of design and artistic expression — the transformation of shipping containers into unique, visually stunning pieces of art. What was once merely a utilitarian object for transporting goods has become a canvas for creativity, capturing the imaginations of artists, architects, and businesses alike. Let’s explore the flourishing trend of Shipping Container Art and Design and delve into how businesses can incorporate this innovative movement into their branding and marketing strategies.
food drive
December 21, 2023
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Revealing the Impact of Our 2023 Holiday Food Drive
As we wrap up our 2023 Holiday Food Drive, we at Make Space are overwhelmed with gratitude and joy at the incredible success of this year’s campaign. Over $10,000 in Donations and 3,000 Items Collected.
December 19, 2023
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How To Create Your Own Winter Home Using Shipping Containers
Are you looking to build your own festive retreat for the winter holidays that can withstand both the cold and snow? As shipping container homes become increasingly popular across Canada, the idea of creating a shipping container holiday home or cottage makes perfect sense.
December 7, 2023
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The Shipping Container Advantage: How Small Businesses Can Thrive with Compact Spaces
Running a small business often means navigating the challenges of securing affordable, flexible, and adaptable workspaces. The quest for the perfect space that aligns with a small business's budget and dynamic needs can be daunting. However, there's a solution gaining popularity among innovative entrepreneurs — shipping containers. Let’s explore the advantages of using shipping containers as compact yet versatile spaces that empower small businesses to thrive.
November 29, 2023
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Winterization Tips: Using Shipping Containers in Cold Climates
Whether you use shipping containers for storage, as a mobile office, or even as a pop-up shop, the time of the year has come when you might need to start thinking about container winterization. With their versatility and durability, shipping containers, also referred to as sea cans, are not only great for storage or custom projects but also perfect for surviving cold climates. However, it's important to ensure proper winterization to keep them in top-notch condition and maximize their functionality. So regardless if you're using them for personal or commercial purposes, these container winterization tips will help you make the most out of your shipping containers in chilly weather.
November 16, 2023
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How to Customize a Shipping Container to Showcase Your Brand
Shipping containers are not just for transporting goods anymore. In recent years, customized shipping containers have become a popular choice for businesses looking to showcase their brand in a unique and eye-catching way. The versatility of shipping containers allows for endless customization possibilities, making them an ideal canvas for branding.
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