Cargo Containers for Ranches and Farms in Goleta

Cargo Containers for Ranches and Farms in Goleta 

Ranches and Farms often have unique storage requirements which may include equestrian equipment, farming equipment, animal feed, and more. Our range of storage containers are suitable for most ranch, farm, and agricultural purposes.

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Typical storage applications implemented by ranches & farms may include:

  • Farm tools
  • Saddles
  • Hay
  • Feed
  • All of our containers are watertight, weather resistant, and secure to prevent theft. The type of materials you intend to store may determine which container is best suited to your needs.  We suggest you contact us so that we can help you choose the best storage container for your needs.

Not sure if our containers are suitable to store your materials?  Contact Us to discuss each container and choose the best container for your application and to inquire further about onsite storage for Industrial facilities.

With our free delivery and removal throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County we have the best prices around (compare here).  We will also transport containers between locations with our low cost “respot” fee, making us the best option for you.

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Rent Cargo Containers in Goleta

Rent Cargo Containers in Goleta 

Manufacturing facilities, textile factories, lumber yards, and many other industrial based operations have used our storage containers throughout the years to safely organize their inventory, supplies, and products.

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Typical storage applications implemented by industrial companies may include:

  • Paper documents
  • Uniforms
  • Industrial supplies
  • Tools

Because each container is watertight, weather resistant and secure, they are ideal for storing fabrics, hardwood, electrical components, and more. With high-strength locking systems, each container’s contents are safe from theft.

Not sure if our containers are suitable to store your materials?  Contact Us to discuss each container and choose the best container for your application and to inquire further about onsite storage for Industrial facilities.

With our free delivery and removal throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County we have the best prices around (compare here).  We will also transport containers between locations with our low cost “respot” fee, making us the best option for you to Rent Cargo Containers in Goleta.

Rent Hospital Storage Containers in Goleta 

Rent Hospital Storage Containers in Goleta 

Porta-Stor cargo containers and roll off containers are perfect for providing hospitals and medical facilities with affordable extra storage. These containers are airtight, watertight, and highly secure, which makes them ideal for hospital storage.

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Typical storage applications implemented by hospitals may include:

  • Medical records
  • Paper documents
  • Patient charts
  • Uniforms
  • Medical supplies
  • Janitorial supplies

Hospitals, Medical Care Clinics, and many similar establishments utilize our steel containers for compact onsite storage.

With our free delivery and removal throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County we have the best prices around.  We will also transport containers between locations with our low cost “respot” fee, making us the best option to Rent Hospital Storage Containers in Ventura.

Storage Containers for Businesses and Office Locations in Goleta 

Storage Containers for Businesses and Office Locations in Goleta 

Porta-Stor cargo storage containers and roll off containers are perfect for providing offices and large business with affordable extra storage. These containers are airtight, watertight, and highly secure.

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Typical storage applications implemented by hospitals may include:

  • Office Records
  • Paper documents
  • Extra furniture
  • Office supplies
  • Janitorial supplies

High rises, small office buildings and many similar establishments utilize our steel containers for compact onsite storage.

With our free delivery and removal throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County we have the best prices around.  We will also transport storage containers between locations with our low cost “respot” fee, making us the best option for you.

Steel Containers for Government Storage in Goleta 

Steel Containers for Government Storage in Goleta 

Because our containers are highly secure and resistant to weather, California Government organizations have used our steel containers for government storage for sensitive and valuable documents.

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Typical storage applications implemented by Government facilities may include:

  • US Military
  • Sheriff’s Department
  • Police Department
  • Forestry Department

With our free delivery and removal throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County we have the best prices around.  We will also transport containers between locations with our low cost “respot” fee, making us the best option for you.

Portable Storage in Goleta

Goleta is a smaller city in Santa Barbara County. It houses the well-known University of California Santa Barbara along with the Santa Barbara Airport. When storage space is thin our storage containers provide the perfect solution to store any overflow of items or documents. The containers use a double lock system, this protects each containers contents from theft. Being weather sealed you can be worry free that your items are safe from the elements. We also provide container relocation within Goleta or to other locations in our Service Area.

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Construction Containers in Goleta 

Construction Containers in Goleta 

Do you need construction containers in Goleta? Construction sites can have a broad range of storage needs.  We have several types of storage containers in various sizes to meet any construction requirement.

Our classic steel cargo containers conform to shipping industry standards. Each container is solid steel, airtight, watertight, and is suitable for storing many types of materials, equipment, and supplies.

Our roll off containers are available in several configuration with various roof types. Roll off containers are an excellent option for storing construction materials such as wiring, tools, bricks and wood.

Our office containers include air conditioning, 140-volt power supply, windows, and vinyl flooring, making it the ideal choice project managers to read and draw plans, and any other activity that would be easier to accomplish indoors. They also make excellent break room for work crew and staff.

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Typical storage applications implemented by Construction sites may include:

  • Electrical components
  • Blueprints
  • Construction tools
  • Paper documents

Not sure if our containers are suitable to store your materials?  Contact Us to discuss construction containers in Ventura. We will go over each container and choose the best container for your application and to inquire further about onsite storage for Industrial facilities.

With our free delivery and removal throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County we have the best prices around (compare here).  We will also transport containers between locations with our low cost “respot” fee, making us the best option for you. Construction Containers in Goleta.

Residential Storage Containers in Goleta

Residential Storage Containers in Goleta

Are you wanting to start that remodel need to do that spring cleaning or just need extra space? Porta Stor can help you with your residential storage needs. We provide clean, secure, high quality steel containers that will protect your inventory from the elements. We offer five sizes and four of the five come with a pipe racking system free of charge if needed so you can create shelves for better organization.

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Typical storage applications implemented by Retail households may include:

  • Lawnmowers
  • Kitchen knick-knacks
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Living room furniture
  • Bicycles

Households big and small have made use of our storage containers.

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with questions or to arrange for delivery to your home. With our free delivery and removal throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County we have the best prices around (compare here).  We will also transport containers between locations with our low cost “respot” fee, making us the best option for you.

Rent Residential Containers in Goleta, California

If you need to Rent Residential Containers in Goleta – Rent a Porta-Stor portable steel container in Goleta, California. Our containers are all-steel and come in roll-off or overseas style, depending on the size. Free container delivery and removal is provided in Goleta as well as all 95 other cities in our Service Area. Do you need your storage container relocated? Contact Us to inquire further.

If you need more storage space in Goleta, Porta-Stor is the answer for you. Locally owned & operated since 1975. We provide clean, secure & economical storage containers for commercial facilities, construction sites, retail stores, and residential homes in Goleta.  Porta-Stor gives you the space you need! WE SAVE YOU MONEY! We have NO sales Tax, NO hidden fees, NO setup costs and NO fuel surcharges. Contact us today for more information for portable storage rental in Goleta. We look forward to serving your portable storage rental needs!

OUR CONTAINERS ARE INVESTMENTS FOR YOUR FUTURE! Porta-Stor provides free delivery to our Goleta customers. Whether you have a small-scale renovation project, large retail commercial business or any size construction site, we are committed to helping you create more space. We also provide portable storage rental for manufacturing and distribution centers in Goleta. We always offer FREE REMOVAL for all of our clients in Goleta. We guarantee competitive and timely quotes at an affordable monthly rental rate for our portable storage containers which have made us one of the most outstanding storage container companies in Goleta.

Portable Storage in Goleta

Goleta is a smaller city in Santa Barbara County. It houses the well-known University of California Santa Barbara along with the Santa Barbara Airport. When storage space is thin our storage containers provide the perfect solution to store any overflow of items or documents. The containers use a double lock system, this protects each containers contents from theft. Being weather sealed you can be worry free that your items are safe from the elements. We also provide container relocation within Goleta or to other locations in our Service Area. Please Contact Us with questions to Rent Residential Storage Containers in Goleta our container rental, delivery, and removal policies.

Best Methods for Shoe Storage 

Best Methods for Shoe Storage 

As you add to your shoe collection, does it seem like you are running out of space to store them? Are you just tossing your footwear into a laundry basket or onto your closet floor? There are methods of shoe storage to help you get the most out of them and keep them looking and feeling great for a longer period of time.

It’s especially important to properly store your shoes if you need to put them into long-term storage, so that you don’t have an unpleasant surprise when you take them out later. Here are a few good ways to store your shoes and some ways that are best avoided:

Protecting the Shoe

Sure you need to store your shoes, but you will also want to wear them sometimes. So what can you do to protect your shoes as you wear them? Here are a couple of things to consider:

Add rubber soles and heel caps. The soles of fancier shoes are made of leather and can easily scrape or thin out after just one wear. Consider adding a thin layer of rubber to the sole of your shoe and heel caps. Any shoemaker can do this and can even match the color of the sole. Doing this will prevent wear on the sole and heel of those pricey shoes.

Condition. If you have leather shoes, you really should consider conditioning them. Adding the moisture will keep the leather soft and prevent it from cracking.

Storage for the Short and Long Term

You paid good money for your shoes, but you wear some more than others. Here are a few ideas that will help you sort out and store your shoes in a way that keeps them in good shape. For some, you will want to put them into long-term storage, and other will need to be more easily accessible:

Shoe storage bins. If you have room in your bedroom or coat closet, consider getting some clear shoe storage bins with lids. These can be great for those seasonal shoes like flip-flops and winter boots that you don’t need to wear for long periods of time. These bins are also a great place to store those pricey dress heels and shoes that may need some extra protection while not in use. If you need some extra storage space, these bins can easily go into your portable storage container for as long as you need!

Storage shelves. There are so many options for shelving out there that can be great for your shoes. Shelves allow you to categorize your shoes and set them up in a way that gives you access to what you wear the most and helps you rotate your shoes based on the season. Using these storage shelves also helps you see every pair you have, so you don’t forget that you have a pair and go buy something similar.

Store boots upright. Boots can be pricey, and they are hard to store, even on storage shelves or in shoe storage boxes. They are bulky and never stand up straight on their own. There are a couple of ways that you can store your boots upright though. Simply cut a pool noodle to size and slide that down into your boot. This will hold it upright and help it keep its shape. Then you can store them on that shelf properly. You can also invest in some hanging boot slips. These are hangers that have a clip on the bottom for you to clip your boots to and hang them up in a closet. You can also go a step further and get some boot shapers, which are hangers that have a shaper attached to the bottom as well.

Store sneakers in baskets or cubbies. This is one of the few times that tossing your shoes into a basket is okay. Sneakers are usually the go-to for most everyone in the family, and the shoes that get the most wear. You want easy access to them daily. Getting a basket or shoe cubby for family members to set by the front door or in the coat closet is a great idea. It keeps these shoes accessible and ready to grab when they are needed.

Some sneakers are more valuable than your everyday Nike. If you have a pair of older Air Jordan’s or other nice sneakers, you might want to store those in one of the above-mentioned shoe storage boxes!

Store your flats and sandals in an over-the-door organizer. These types of organizers are lifesavers for those lightweight and casual shoes and areas with less storage space available. You can easily fit a couple of pairs into one slot, allowing for more space to store more shoes. One organizer can hold up to 20 pairs of shoes, which should be enough to hold most if not all of you daily casual flats. This organizer keeps them nice and secure and lets you see every pair that you have.

How Not to Store Your Shoes

While it’s easy to just open your closet door and toss your shoes onto the floor in a giant heap, it’s not a good way to store your shoes. There are other methods you should avoid when it comes to storing your shoes, so let’s take a closer look at those now:

Do not store your shoes wet. If you have just cleaned your shoes or you just came in from a rainy day outside, you want to make sure you place your shoes in a well-ventilated area and let them dry out completely before you store them.

Do not wrap leather in plastic. Shoes that are made from natural materials need to breathe. If you are wrapping leather shoes up for a long storage period, you want to make sure you are using acid-free tissue instead of plastic. Plastic can cause unwanted moisture and ruin your nice leather shoes.

Do not pile shoes on top of each other. If your shoe pile just keeps growing, those shoes on the bottom will change in shape due to all of the weight being placed on top of them.

There are many types of shoe storage options out there, and there’s sure to be one that will work for your space and shoe collection. Just remember that you paid good money for these shoes, and you want to do all you can to make sure you get the most out of them for as long as you can!

If you want more storage tips, check out Porta-Stor’s other blogs, such as this one that goes over more packing and storage tips to avoid!

Packing and Storage Mistakes to Avoid

Packing and Storage Mistakes to Avoid 

When you’re getting ready to move, there are so many things that need to get done. The actual packing and storing of your belongings may be the least of your concerns, with all of the sorting, organizing, cleaning, and other tasks that are also on the list. If you get rushed and disorganized, there are some mistakes that are easy to make. From not marking things correctly to stacking boxes regardless of size or contents, Porta-Stor will go over a list of packing and storage mistakes that you can avoid if you just slow down and take your time.

Packing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Using the wrong moving materials. One of the most important things you need to pay attention to is the size of your moving boxes. Each box’s size should be based on what you are packing in it. Try to stick to just a few different sizes of boxes rather than all the randomly sized ones you collect from your local store. Having similar box sizes helps you have a more uniform and organized packing job as you stack the boxes in the moving truck or storage unit.

Not enough materials. Remember to make sure you have enough packing tape, packing paper, and markers to label your boxes. The better organized you are with your moving materials, the smoother your move will be.

Boxes weighing more than 50 pounds. Do not over-pack your boxes just because more can fit in there. If you end up with empty space in a box, but it’s already feeling heavy, just fill this space with some packing paper so your items do not shift around in the box. A box that’s too heavy could bust through the bottom, fall off the stack it’s sitting on, or hurt your back when you try to lift it. Also, never put heavy boxes on top of lighter boxes, since they will squish them or fall over, causing damage to your belongings.

Disorganized packing. There are so many ways you can get yourself into a frenzy while you pack your belongings. Try to keep all moving supplies in a nearby area with everything you need easily accessible. Go one room at a time, and pack each one completely, making sure you wrap fragile items well. Properly label all of your boxes so you and the movers know what’s in each and where they go. This is also a great time to get rid of broken, old, or rarely used items. There’s no need for you to pack things you will not use in your new home. Porta-Stor’s blog on decluttering can further help you out with this process!

Forgetting to delegate. If friends or family members offer to come help you purge or pack, take them up on the offer. If they know you well, they will have a good idea of what you want to keep or toss. This goes for unpacking as well. Set them up in an area that you may not be able to get to for a while, and let them know what you would like them to do. This will help you focus on the areas you need to while they help you in other areas that are towards the bottom of your list.

Waiting until the last minute. As easy as it may be to put off going through all of your belongings and getting them packed up, it’ll really be less stressful if you take a couple of hours each day and go through a closet, a room, or some cabinets a little at a time. Most rooms can be packed up correctly if you give yourself just a couple hours of uninterrupted, distraction-free time.

Storage Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If you use a storage unit for your move, whether it’s for more storage space or to hold items you don’t need at the moment, there are a few mistake to avoid there as well.

Choosing the wrong size of unit. You should carefully calculate just how much space you will actually need based on what you are storing. If you rent a unit that’s too small, some of your items could end up damaged because you crammed it all in. Should you rent a storage unit that’s too big, you will end up paying for unused space, costing you more money than necessary.

Failing to research storage companies. When you put your belongings into long-term storage, you are trusting these items to a third party. You really want to make sure you know who you are leaving your stuff with so you can trust them. Make sure you read reviews and ratings as well as asking friends or other people you trust if they have a storage rental company they might recommend.

Not purchasing proper insurance. Along with researching storage companies, you should also research insurance companies. Your homeowner’s insurance may not cut it when your items are in storage, so find out whether you need to purchase a supplemental insurance for your storage container.

Packing boxes carelessly. Taking the time to correctly pack your boxes and not make them too heavy is essential if you are storing them in a portable container. Using only three sizes of boxes (instead of a random assortment) helps you stack them neatly and safely. Make sure the boxes holding fragile items are labeled as such, and that these are stored safely in your storage unit.

Storing wet or dirty items. Never put anything into long-term storage while it’s still wet or dirty. Moisture and grime can attract pests and mold, causing damage to those items and others around them.

Storing items directly against the wall. Some materials attract moisture, and solid metal tends to collect condensation. Make sure you pack onto wood or grated metal shelves as you pack against the wall.

While there are so many things to consider and get done during the process of moving, make sure you take the time to get organized and prepared in all the ways you can. It will make your move a little less stressful and give you peace of mind. If you want more information, you can find more storage organization tips from Porta-Stor here!

A Program for Shipping Container Art

A Program for Shipping Container Art

When you think of old shipping containers and the ships that carry them, art is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. If you take a look past the containers that store items for businesses or carry goods back and forth across the sea, you will see a new use of these containers starting to take form that’s a bit more creative. Artists have found a new way to use ships to create unique and interesting shipping container art, revealing the beauty behind the utility.

Let’s start by taking a look at a container ship known as the Benjamin Franklin. This is a mega ship: it’s as long as the Empire State building is tall at 102 feet. It weighs in at 240,000 tons and when it’s fully loaded and stands over 197 feet high. So what is so special about these mega ships and the shipping containers they carry? It’s sure to be a surprise!

Artists on the Move

If you do a lot of sea travel, you are sure to see these types of container ships sprinkled throughout the water. They are constantly being used to transport large amounts of materials around the world. Contemporary artists are probably the last thing on your mind when you wonder what’s being transported on those large container ships, but for some of these carriers, that’s exactly the case!

A program called the ‘Container Artist Residency’ placed artists on board a commercial container ship like the Benjamin Franklin to live and create art that would reveal the movement of goods, human lives, and money that occurs in this rarely-seen industry. These artists’ journeys have inspired installations, sculptures, drawings, and performance art that can be seen on display at Hong Kong’s Para Site Gallery for an exhibition called ‘Creative Operational Solutions.’

So what was the driving force for such an idea and exhibition of art? The executive director of Para Site, Cosmin Costinsa had this to say, “The sea is the backbone of globalization and exchanges of global culture.” She went on to say that, “Art can help us better understand the world in which we live, and the complicated exchanges, structures, and flows that lie at the core of it.”

Sailing the Creative Seas

The initial idea for the Container Art residency came from program founder, Maayan Strauss, who is a New York-based Israeli artist. She could not afford to fly from Israeli to the United States while trying to complete her graduate school degree at Yale in 2012. Drawing on her creative skills, she convinced Israeli shipping company ZIM Integrated Shipping Ltd to let her hitch a ride on one of their container ships that traveled from the Israeli port of Haifa to New Jersey.

Strauss documented the three-week voyage in a series of photographs that she titled ‘Freight.’ This series of photographs captured the unusual perspective of life at sea. Several years later, she proposed turning her own experience into a residency program, which became an idea that ZIM embraced.

There came an open call for applications in New York, where a panel selected a total of seven artists from a sea of more than 2,000 proposals. These artists were invited to board a ZIM shipping route of their choice, with the freedom to produce their work while sailing on board or after the journey. You can see a sample of the work they produced here.

While this was the first idea for a residency of its kind, there have been other artists who have since followed suit on similar projects.

Connecting the Pieces

Despite there being a recent industry slump, a record 10 billion tons of goods were transported around the world’s oceans in 2015. This number includes almost 80 percent of global trade by volume! The sea connects all of us around the world, and it becomes a place for open discussion. With this thought as a backbone, Creative Operational Solutions has set out to understand the effects of the increasingly globalized and commercialized world and the impact it has on art.

With all the turmoil going on in the world with both politics and art, the Container Artist Residency and its main objective have come along at the perfect time. Using art as eyes into an ever-changing world has been a means of communication and sharing throughout history. This program is taking that art and the artists who create it to a new place and a new platform to get their message across.

If you want to see more unique ways people can use shipping containers, check out this Porta-Stor blog on shipping container house designs!