How to Use Shipping Containers For Education in New Mexico

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Kickbox Storage teaches how to use shipping containers for education. If you own a school, day care or other educational facility but are lacking space to accommodate students, your first thought may be to construct a whole new building. But this isn’t your only option. It can be very expensive and time consuming to do this, and time and money may not be on your side.

Instead, you may consider using shipping containers for education in New Mexico.

Shipping containers can be used for:

  • Creative learning spaces
  • First aid
  • Quarantine
  • Safe spaces
  • Multi-unit classrooms
  • Secure equipment storage
  • Storage
  • Locker rooms
  • Playgrounds

Why Shipping Containers Make Great Temporary Educational Spaces

There are several advantages to using shipping containers for temporary classrooms, labs, safe spaces and locker rooms.

Shipping containers…

  • Don’t typically require a special kind of foundation.
  • Can be moved as needed.
  • Have turnkey electrical and plumbing available.
  • Require little ongoing maintenance.
  • Don’t have high costs up front like those of new construction.

Other Educational Uses of Shipping Containers

Many schools simply do not have the extra space for locker rooms for their football, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, etc. players. But both locker rooms and rest rooms are critical when you need a safe and private space for kids, adults and teens to get dressed for a game, store their equipment and uniforms, clean up, and change into post-game clothes.

You can use shipping containers as temporary or permanent locker rooms for the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and safety – without having to construct an entirely new building.

You can also use shipping containers as mobile restrooms if your student body is too large to be accommodated by the existing on-site rest rooms. With more rest rooms available, this will reduce downtime wasted by bathroom breaks. And unlike portable toilets that you see on so many construction sites, shipping containers give kids and teachers a clean, climate controlled environment in which to relax.

It’s easy to create safe, comfortable locker rooms for players that boost comfort, safety and function. You can add:

  • Climate-controlled systems and insulation for harsh weather conditions
  • Easy-to-clean restrooms with showers, sinks, toilets, plug-and-play plumbing
  • Lighting/electrical components
  • Heat and hot water
  • Privacy windows and sturdy doors with locks
  • Shelves
  • Lockers
  • Private showers and restrooms
  • Bench seating
  • Rubber flooring
  • Charging stations

It’s even possible to decorate the exterior and interior in team or school colors to personalize the locker room!



Your school grounds may not be big enough to offer safe outdoor places where kids can run and play at recess. You can place several shipping containers together and turn them into playgrounds, featuring anything from climbing elements and trampolines to ball pits and slides. Want to add lounges, balconies and viewing areas where teachers can watch over the students as they play? No problem! And as a side note, these structures can be placed indoors or outdoors.

Contact Kickbox Leasing in New Mexico

The versatility of shipping containers for educational purposes can’t be ignored. If you need a shipping container for your educational facility, fill out our online form or email us at


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