10 Things You Can Use Temporary Storage Sheds For

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There are many times where homeowners find themselves in a pinch because they don’t have the storage space they need. For example, perhaps you are having your garage floor redone and need a place to store all of those items that are normally kept in your garage. Though some items can be moved indoors, you’re not going to want to move the lawnmower, gas cans, or the grill and propane tanks into your living room.

The garage example is just one of many examples of why a temporary shed can come in useful. Temporary sheds are exactly what they should like – sheds that are set up for a temporary period of time for a specific purpose. The period of time might be a few days or a few weeks, but not long enough to justify a more permanent shed or storage solution.

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10 Examples of How Temporary Storage Sheds are Useful

One of the main reasons that people like temporary buildings is because they provide for short-term needs. Temporary storage sheds can be viewed as an investment in protecting new goods, materials, or equipment. Using these structures ensures that these items remain in good condition.

Temporary buildings can serve a wide variety of purposes, ranging from jubilant to commercial needs. No matter what type of project a temporary structure is meant for, its existence is necessary for those who depend on a physical structure to store their items.

Whether want expand your business operations and need a structure to do so, or a party planner (or party planner wanna-be) who wants to set up a booth or party structure for others to enjoy, temporary storage sheds can likely provide the solution to your needs.

So, what are other things that sheds can be used for? As temporary sheds don’t require footings, concrete, or a slab of any kind, they can come in useful at the household level as well as at the industry-level. Check out our list below.

  1. It’s probably obvious based on our introductory example, but temporary sheds make great solutions when you need a place to store the items from your garage for a few days. In recent years, more and more homeowners are electing to upgrade their garage flooring. Whether it be to turn the garage into a man-shed or to protect the tires of your car, new flooring can make a world of difference. But those items need to go somewhere.
  2. Temporary sheds are quite useful when you are planning an outdoor party. If you have rented tables and chairs and have invested in larger party items, it is likely you don’t have the room to store them. And, if those items aren’t protected from the elements or from theft, you might find yourself with a hefty expense on your hands.
  3. If you don’t have room in your garage or basement, temporary sheds can come in really handy throughout the winter to store your lawn furniture. These temporary structures can help protect the table and chairs from the snow and the wind and come right down in the spring when it is time to put the furniture out onto the patio.
  4. Temporary sheds can come in handy for artists who need a dedicated workspace periodically throughout the year or set up shop in different areas on occasion.
  5. Car dealerships often leverage temporary sheds for vehicle overstock. By keeping new cars undercover, they are protected from the elements and bird droppings, dust and debris, and more. Further, customers will appreciate the opportunity to look at cars undercover on a rainy day. 
  6. Temporary building structures can be used as makeshift greenhouses when organizations are in need of a large-scale solution for indoor growing. These structures can be climate-controlled but don’t come with the hassle of a slab, footers, or concrete.
  7. The Red Cross and other rescue organizations use temporary sheds for disaster relief stations at locations where the area has been ravaged by an Act of God. These stations aren’t needed for the long-term and need to be set-up quickly, making a temporary solution a very lucrative one.
  8. If you have a boat or an RV that needs storage, you may wish to use a temporary shed to keep it protected when not in use. Many temporary building structures are made out of UV-treated fabric, which provides much-needed protection to keep these valuable items safe from the elements.
  9. Temporary sheds can be used to help keep farm animals safe and warm during inclement weather. These units provide a canopy for animals such as cows, pigs, goats, and other small farm animals.
  10. Airports often use temporary sheds as airplane hangars. Not only can these units be used to store airplanes, but they can also help to store cargo equipment or to provide protection to baggage handlers working in the rain and snow at small airports.

Temporary Sheds Come in a Variety of Shapes and Sizes

While temporary sheds come with the advantage that footings, concrete, and a slab are not required, they also come in all shapes and sizes. This means that storage sheds can be right-sized based on your unique need. Whether you are a homeowner looking to store things for a few days or weeks, or even for a season, or if you are in the commercial business, these temporary structures can come in quite handy. And you don’t need to buy the structure, either. They can be rented from many moving and storage companies. Many people are now familiar with PODS units for moving and storing your belongings on a longer term basis. But they can also be rented for nearly any use you can think of.

Before determining the right temporary shed for you, take some time to think about the various uses you will have for it. And, it is important to weigh out whether or not a permanent structure will be more useful. Temporary sheds can be cost-effective, are quicker to build, are very efficient, create less waste, and are very flexible. Further, most of the materials used to make temporary storage sheds are greener and healthier to work with than the materials used in more permanent solutions.