Why use Self-Storage?
Storage is not a new concept. Humans have been hoarding small treasures and precious trinkets since early man decided to hide his collection of saber-tooth tiger necklaces under his mammoth skin rug so his wife wouldn’t make him throw them away. Our storage methods have become more sophisticated over the years, but for many the principle remains the same. People want to protect what they love, lest someone mistake it for something useless and carelessly throw it away. The use of self-storage facilities has grown dramatically over the past few years as space becomes more of an issue and consumers increase their purchasing habits.
Convenience is an important factor in deciding whether or not to use self-storage facilities. In the US and UK, facilities are located within 3 minutes of the urban population, so you can travel to your unit, take care of what you need to do, and be back before anyone even knows you’re there gone.
Self-storage terms are flexible and usually only run on a month-to-month basis. You are free to terminate the service as soon as you no longer need it. There are no long-term binding contracts. Self storage is also flexible in terms of the items that can be stored. It can be used for personal storage, business storage and record storage, etc.
Self storage is a relatively inexpensive way to meet your increased storage needs. Units come in a variety of sizes and the average monthly price will depend on the size of the unit you rent.
Privacy is ensured as you use your own lock and keys to secure your device. Also, you are the only one who controls access to your unit.
The coordination and integration of services has increased as more and more facilities have begun to offer truck rentals, moving supplies, mailboxes, and an array of other products and services to help you move your goods into storage. They will also help you coordinate all your needs from one place.
The units are climate controlled, which means they are ideal for storing all your personal belongings, even delicate items prone to wear and tear in changing conditions, such as books. Temperatures are maintained between 55 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Some gear even have humidity control features to further protect your belongings.
Other reasons to use self-storage facilities include: storing seasonal utilities, eg garden furniture or tools; storing seasonal clothes ie. winter clothes in summer and summer clothes in winter; for bulky sports equipment such as windsurfers or surfboards; as temporary storage while you decorate or remodel your home; storage of recreational vehicles such as jet boats, boats, caravans, motorcycles, etc.; and make your house look tidier and less messy when you’re trying to sell it.
Self storage is one of those commodities that you can live without until you get it, and then you have no idea how you survived this long without it. The reasons you use self-storage may change over time. You may even find that your needs grow so that you need to start renting a larger unit. Whatever your reasons, self-storage is endlessly useful, and as lack of living space continues to become a human problem, extra storage space will only become more popular.