Sea-can storage accessories and tips

You may be loading your belongings into a sea-can storage unit and wonder how to make the loading process more efficient and better organized. There is no perfect formula for storing your belongings efficiently, as it varies among individuals’ preferences regarding storage methods. However, some accessories help you better organize your belongings, save time, and optimize your storage space. Below we outline some suggestions and tips for getting the most out of your storage services.

Let’s start with accessories:

Storage boxes

Perhaps, storage boxes are the most straightforward and easily obtainable accessory that will help you better organize your storage unit.

Storage boxes are readily available at most department stores and at relatively low prices. By placing your items in a box and stacking them, you’ll better utilize the whole volume of storage space within the sea-can.

One other tip is to label your storage boxes. You will know which package has which items in it by doing so. This will save you time and frustration when searching for that one specific thing you stored away.

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Pallet Rack installation

Another way to better organize your belongings and optimize storage space is to install pallet racking inside your sea-can. Although pallet racking may cost time and effort to establish and is more expensive than storage boxes, it is unarguably more durable and will last longer.

The good thing about pallet racking is that you can always customize it to make it more applicable for your storage needs; choose the number of levels you want and customize the pallet rack’s size and height.

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Storage tips

As we mentioned above, there is no one perfect way to store your items in a sea-can. Each individual has their own unique needs and ways of doing things. One essential storage tip we can recommend is placing items that you will need frequent access to near the sea-can entrance. This will save you time and effort while moving things in and out of your sea-can storage unit.

Feel free to send us a note or call us for more information on how to make the loading process more efficient and better organized.

Why buy a Sea-can when you can rent one?

If you are looking for extra storage options and decide to go with a sea-can, you may be debating whether to buy a sea-can or rent one. Although to buy a container seems favorable, depending on the circumstance, renting a sea-can makes more sense compared to buying one. Here we will find out why renting a sea-can is more beneficial than purchasing one.

Less cost for short-term storage

Perhaps you are looking to store your skiing equipment or snowboards that you will only use during the fall/winter season, or you are planning to move. You would need temporary storage space for 2-3 months, to rent a sea-can will be a better option for you compared to purchasing one, as the price of renting will be lower than to buy a sea-can.

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Free space

It does not matter whether you are renting or buying a sea-can, having a sea-can at your site will inevitably take up space. With our sea-can rentals, the free space will only be occupied when you need extra storage; once you no longer need the sea-can for storage, we will arrange a sea-can pick up from your site. Alternatively, if you purchase a sea-can, regardless of needing extra storage at the time, you will always need an area to place your sea-can, which takes up free space.

Sea-can modular containers

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Changeable sizes

Another advantage of sea-can rentals is the option to upsize or downsize your sea-can. If you find yourself needing more space than a standard 20’ sea-can, you always have the opportunity to return the 20’ sea-can and rent a larger sized one to fulfil your storage needs. Conversely, if you purchase a sea-can, its size is fixed, and it takes more time, effort, and money to switch to a preferable sized sea-can.


Although sea-cans are known for being durable, purchasing a sea-can means that you are responsible for the maintenance to make it favorable for your storage unit. With our sea-can rentals, you can always expect the best sea-can storage offers; windproof, watertight and operable cargo doors. That way, you do not need to worry much about maintenance.

With the “container crisis” and supply chain issue going on right now, the price to purchase a sea-can skyrocketed. If you wish to save costs for temporary storage, sea-can rental is the way to go.

All in all, renting a sea-can may be a more sensible option, depending on your situation and storage needs. Feel free to send us a note or call us for inquiries.