If your business needs extra space, is growing faster than you expected or you are experiencing some unexpected construction, then a mobile office container rental might be the perfect choice to help you deal with your business’ growing pains! Having a disorganized office environment can led to unproductive staff, which can also affect new employees coming into the business.
And the added noise and distractions of construction can help to lower office morale.
Using a portable office can boost your employees’ productivity, give space to any new hires, and provides an uncluttered space during remodeling or renovations, saving you and your business time and money.
In this post, we’ll look at mobile office containers, how they’re used, and how you can tell if one is right for your business.
Is a Mobile Office Container Rental Right for My Business?
If your business is growing, you’ll may find your location is running out of office space. This can be due to incoming inventory or new hires or transferring employees to different locations, but the lack of space can mean overcrowding and disorganization. For your location, this means not being able to find items when needed or not being to receive new items.
For employees, a lack of organization can result in unproductivity, stress, and frustration.
Using a portable office container rental is a great temporary solution that not only provides extra storage, but allows your employees to work in a familiar office environment while you continue to grow your business to a new location or while remodeling your current location. When considering if a mobile storage office is right for your business, consider these three things:
- How long will you need the office space for?
- How will it impact your business?
- What size office will you need?
1. How long do you need a mobile office container?
Figuring out the length of time you’ll need depends on what is happening at your business location. For example, if your business location is undergoing a remodel or renovation, you may need to rent a mobile office for a few months or even a year. The most common situation we see here at Southwest Mobile Storage is business owners not knowing how long they’ll need a mobile office.
And that’s okay! With a mobile office rental, you can rent on a monthly basis for the time you need it and then let us know when you’re done.
2. How will lack of space impact your business?
Not all disruptions are equal.
Perhaps your actual office or office floor isn’t under construction, but the parking lot is. This can cause a hindrance to employees who will have difficulty in trying to get into the office. And if your regularly see clients, this makes it hard for them to approach or even believe that your office is open for business.
Even if you aren’t going through a construction project, a lack of space can still deter employees and clients alike. An overflow of inventory can cause clutter, making your office look disorganized. Whatever the reason for the lack of space, you should consider how these disruptions might impact the flow of business. Ask yourself these questions:
- “Will this keep us from providing amazing customer service?”
- “Can my employees still do their jobs?”
- “Am I losing money by not renting a mobile office container?”
- “What’s the cost of not using a mobile office container rental?”
Taking these questions in consideration can help determine how a mobile office will work for your business.
3. What size mobile office will your business need?
While office containers can come in a variety of sizes, you don’t want to spend money on an office size that doesn’t work with your workforce. While a 40′ container would hold enough space and storage, it may be too large for a single employee, but getting a smaller office won’t work for several employees either.
There are 3 standard sizes of single-wide mobile office containers:
- 10 x 8 office only.
- 20 X 8 office only.
- 20 x 8 combo storage and office.
- 40 x 8 office only.
- 40 x 8 combo storage and office.
- 40 x 8 with two offices.
The mobile office size you choose will depend on your workforce and their use of your current office. For example, if you have a small administrative team of 3 employees, a 20′ mobile office may be able to accommodate them; if you still need to conduct meetings with clients, a combination office works well for that.
What is a Mobile Office Container?
A mobile office container is a portable office, temporary storage space, or combination of the two. They are commonly created from shipping containers, giving them durability and strength to withstand harsh weather conditions. Mobile offices are more affordable than renting or building a new office space and it requires less time versus traditional construction.
Mobile office rentals come in a variety of sizes and can be customized to fit your exact business needs.
Common Uses of Office Trailers:
If something unexpected comes up, instead of having to close your business entirely, you can keep your business running smoothly by moving your operations into a satellite office. Mobile offices are used in a ton of different industries, from construction to healthcare, and most businesses will rent portable container offices between 9 and 24 months.
Some industries that benefit when renting a mobile container are:
- Utilities & Energy
- Oil & Gas
A mobile office container rental can give your business the look and feel of an office environment when your current office is unavailable. Adding desktops and file cabinets can help further the office environment; all of our mobile office rentals at Southwest Mobile Storage come with HVAC systems, security doors, windows, and storage areas. Our combination office containers also provide a conference area if you need a meeting space.
A lack of space shouldn’t be a challenge as your business begins to grow. A mobile office container rental can be an alternative option against renting out building space or adding to it with construction projects. Mobile offices helps to give your business the extra storage it needs, while keeping employees productive in a familiar environment. Learn more about temporary workspaces or get started with our mobile office selection!