What Are the Benefits of Self Storage?

Self storage units are popping up all over the country and by now most of us are well-aware of what they’re used for. These facilities can be helpful in a number of scenarios but exactly what benefits do they offer?

Gives you more space

One of the most common reasons people use self storage facilities is because they need more space. We all have items that we barely ever use yet for some reason we don’t want to get rid of so in this situation, putting them into storage is a great solution. You’re left with more space in your home or office and you still get access to those items you need occasionally.

Offers security

Self storage facilities pride themselves on how secure their units are. As well as providing incredibly durable locks (you can also use your own if you wish), they also offer 24-hour CCTV and most will also have a security guard on the premises throughout the night.

Anyone putting their items into self storage can be rest assured that they will be well protected. It also makes these facilities a great option if you have valuable items that you don’t want left lying around the house or office.

Great temporary solution

Self storage units can of course be used as a long-term solution but they can also be a great help in the short-term. Anyone who has ever moved house will know that this is a process that rarely runs smoothly. If you have found yourself in the situation where you have had to vacate your current property but your new one isn’t ready to move into, you have the dilemma of not knowing where to keep your furniture.

Whilst it’s possible for you to stay at a hotel or with friends or family for a couple weeks, it’s unlikely that you will be able to drag all your possessions with you. Putting them into self storage while you’re waiting to move in is the perfect solution and will no doubt reduce your stress levels.

Protects your furniture

Sadly, many of us have been affected by severe flooding in the last couple years. Although there is nothing we can do to prevent this from happening in the first place, we can do something to protect our valuables. If you live in an area that is expected to be hit you can move furniture into a self storage unit and you won’t have to worry about it getting damaged by flooding.