the past, storage units were mostly used by large companies and, in a way, were
considered a luxury. However, the situation has changed dramatically, and
nowadays, more and more people use them for various reasons. For example, most
people use them as an extra storage space to keep their belongings safe and
sound, but that is not the only reason why one would decide to rent a self-storage unit.
Reasons can vary, depending on one's needs, of course. And, that will be the
topic of the day. So, if you want to know some of the top reasons why people
rent self-storage around the world, keep on reading.
1. To Provide More Space at Home
The 21st century is all about simplicity. People do not feel
comfortable in crowded rooms full of items they will probably never use. So,
they want to get rid of them (either by selling, donating, or throwing them
away). However, sometimes, those items that are crowding one's living space are
family heirlooms, wedding and birthday gifts, items of a beloved one who passed
away, etc. Getting rid of this 'sentimental clutter' is never easy. The best
way to have both more space at home and no guilt is to rent a self-storage unit
and keep all those items there. Since self-storage units come in all shapes and
sizes, and since they can be climate-controlled, people store pretty much
anything in there and not to worry whether your items are safe or not.
Do not crowd your living space! Pack what you do not use and place it in storage.
2. To Help When Moving a House
Moving is stressful and complex. However, when
you add not having a place for all of your belongings and being forced to keep
them at your friend's house or in the backyard even, moving becomes a
nightmare. Luckily, there is a practical solution for all of this - renting a
self-storage and keeping all of your belongings there until your new home is
ready. If you rent a storage unit big enough (or if you rent a couple of them),
you can place your entire house there. So, the next time you are moving, make
it easy on yourself. If you think you will need help relocating to or from the state, hire professional movers to handle your
relocation. And, if you believe that you will need more time to move in, rent a
self-storage unit and do not worry about a thing.
3. To Ease the Process of Renovating
you start carving out your walls or fixing that leaky roof, trust us, the last
thing you want for your furniture is to be covered in dust and debris. Not only
that - your furniture and appliances might even get damaged from all that dust.
And, most importantly, with all the items in the room, making any renovations
is dangerous; you can easily get hurt that way. That is one of the top reasons
why people rent self-storage and put all their belongings there until their
renovation project is complete. This is a win-win situation for everybody - your furniture will be intact, and you and your workers will not risk getting hurt.
Keep your items out of the way when renovating by placing them in a temporary self-storage.
4. People Rent Self-Storage To Keep Vehicles Safe During the
Storage units are not only for storing
furniture. For instance, if you have many 'toys' like several cars, RVs, boats,
motorcycles, etc., you probably also have many worries. Stress is inevitable
when possessing expensive vehicles and not having a safe space to store them.
If you do not have a garage or a driveway big enough or do not have them at
all, you are in big trouble. Luckily, again, that problem can be solved.
Nowadays, you can rent a self-storage unit for any vehicle. Depending on what
you plan on storing and how safe you want it to be, you can choose between an
outdoor parking space, covered outdoor parking space, or a completely closed
and secured, climate-controlled storage unit. Talk to the storage facility owner and
decide what will work best for your type of vehicle.
5. To Keep Seasonal Items and Recreational Equipment
If you are an outdoorsy person, you probably have a lot of
recreational equipment. Those can be bikes, boats, kayaks, skis, snowboards,
tents, golf clubs, and all sorts of things. And, to store them, you probably
need an extra room or a huge garage too. Unfortunately, not everybody has that,
so their recreational and sports equipment are scattered around the home. If
this is the case with you, do yourself a favor and find a nearby storage unit.
Once you store all of your recreational equipment in there, your home will be
able to breathe freely, and so will you! Moreover, the same thing applies to
seasonal items (for Christmas and Halloween, for example) and seasonal
clothing. Pack everything into boxes and store them together with your
You do not have to live in piles of stuff. Move them out of your home and life.
6. To Help Students Living in Dorms
If you ever lived in a dorm, you probably know how tiny and cramped they can be. The situation worsens if you have to live there with a roommate or two - you are all entitled to bring just one bag. But, nobody follows that 'rule', and that is when chaos happens. However, many students realized that that chaos is not mandatory (nor healthy), and they find a way to live comfortably and still have all they might need close by - they find self-storage units. Self-storage units located close to campuses and colleges are usually relatively cheap and smaller than regular units. Perfect for students who need to store clothes, books, stationery, and similar. So, if you are a college student living in a crowded dorm room, know that one of the most common reasons why people rent self-storage is to have more space in such situations.