Where can a storage container be placed?

So, you want to order a portable storage container, and are wondering where you can keep it while you’re loading, or for the duration of storage. In this episode of Flex TV, we explore the options available to you. Our Flexpert outlines the common locations like your driveway or yard, and discusses the factors influencing […]

Can a storage container be placed? Now, for those of you who don’t know, part of the revolution of portable storage has also brought this new and amazing concept into our lives of on-site storage. Now, on-site storage, or at-home storage, means kind of what it sounds like. You rent a container from a storage company and then you keep it on your property. Now, this is amazing for several reasons. Number one, it’s kind of like an outdoor shed. It’s always nearby, always on hand, super accessible. You can put stuff in or take stuff out anytime you want. So you have all this sense of control and you’re watching over it and it’s right there. You don’t have to go anywhere. Number two, it keeps all the clutter out of the way, but it’s still organized in your little makeshift shed outside and you can keep it there for as long as you like. And number three is that usually when you keep your storage unit on site, you actually end up paying less per month because you’re not taking up space at the facility. So you’ve come around to this amazing concept and you want a storage unit kept on your property. Where can you place it? In your backyard? In your front yard? Well, what about this side or can it be placed in your driveway? Well, that’s a really good question and the answer is it really does depend on a couple things. Number one It depends on where you live So wherever you live if you have like a homeowners association or an HOA and you want to make sure What are the rules and regulations for placing a storage container on your yard? Some neighborhoods will not allow you to have a container on your yard Some will allow it only if it’s of a certain size or maybe only if it’s in the back or if you’ve placed some sort of fencing around that makes it not so visible because most of them are not so attractive. So the rules are different in every area. So before you order it, obviously you want to make sure you’re allowed to place it in your yard in the first place. Make sure you do not skip this step. Some HOAs won’t allow any kind of container unless it’s something that’s on wheels. So just make sure of that before you book your unit and have it brought over because the delivery is also usually quite expensive. The second thing you need to do is check with your storage provider. Sometimes containers need certain conditions in order to be placed in your yard. So they’ll say like the ground has to be level or there has to be no mud, stuff like that. So you need to check with the storage provider depending on also the size of the unit that you want, the space that you have, and what you have there. Is it a driveway? Is it a lawn? Take into consideration that if you have a lawn and you’re bringing a very heavy container to be on it for a long period of time, you’re going to have a big rectangular yellow spot on your grass. So also think of that before you bring it and just consider all your options. So Millie, in conclusion, the answer is that where you’re allowed to place your storage container really depends on where you live, what the regulations are, and what are the requirements of the storage provider bringing you the container to where you want to place it.

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