When I found them, I got a different idea, mostly because my dad made a living with custom welding, and I was a pretty good welder myself.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, isn’t that how the old adage goes? If you get dumped on, you just need to find a way to turn it around in your favor. It’s one of those things that easier to say then to do, but at the same time a little creativity will take you a long way. I am living proof, a woman stuck out in the middle of nowhere with no real job prospects, who took the junk on her land and turned it into gold. Well, maybe not “gold” but something valuable enough to pay my bills for me. I used to think the pile of old shipping container near the dump was just another kind of garbage. Obviously whoever dumped 15 cargo containers out there thought they were garbage, too, which is why they took them to the dump. When I found them, I got a different idea, mostly because my dad made a living with custom welding, and I was a pretty good welder myself. Our little town doesn’t have a secure storage facility, you know the kind with lockers and climate controlled units. I realized that if I fixed up and organized all of these storage containers, I could rent them out individually to locals who needed extra space. Shipping containers are strong, they stay dry and clean inside if properly sealed, and they are easy to lock up. It took me a few months to do all the work, but finally it is done, and now I have an office in one storage container, with 14 others available to rent.