Storage is nothing new. Self storage facilities have been popping up across the country for years now and the chances are your city or town has numerous different self storage facilities in it. Understanding the value and use of a self storage facility can be another matter altogether. There are many different uses of a self storage facility but the most common uses can be broken down into three main categories. Those categories are home storage(personal storage), business storage and student storage. Each one of these types of storage has different and unique requirements, be that price, space or flexibility. This article will help break down each kind of storage to help you find the best self storage solution for yourself.
1) Home Storage
There are many different reasons why someone might be looking for home storage. Perhaps the most common uses of home storage amongst self storage customers occur when people are moving house or renovating. A Self Storage Manchester facility allows customers to store their belongings at a low cost without having to rush during a house move or get rid of items to free up space during a renovation. In addition to this many customers often use self storage for home goods for seasonal reasons. A self storage facility can be a great place to store away Christmas decorations during the year until you need them in November/December time the following year. On the flip side to this a storage unit can be a great, safe, dry and secure place to store garden furniture and belongings throughout the harsher winter months. Ultimately the main use of a storage facility for home use is to free up space around the house and take some of that stress away.
2) Business Storage
Many businesses take advantage of self storage to help keep their costs down, free up space and store valuable stock or business-related items. One of the more common uses for a business storage unit is to store excess stock or inventory. A self storage unit can act as a good short or long term alternative to permanent warehouse space. Using a self storage unit over a warehouse lets you adjust the space that you pay for depending on how much space you need at any given time. Having a storage unit can also help when relocating an office or renovating existing office space. Simply store away all your office furniture until you need it again. Many storage companies also specialise in archive and document storage. You can use a self storage facility to free up space around the office by storing away your archives and documents in a safe and secure environment.
3) Student Storage
Students are sometimes overlooked when it comes to assessing the benefits of a self storage unit for them. Many students take advantage of a self storage unit over the summer months to help them store away their belongings from their student house or flat. As many students don’t need to pay for accommodation over the summer they are often left at an impasse when it comes to having somewhere to store their belongings. A self storage unit can be a great low-cost way for students to store their items over the summer as they return home without them having to pay full rent prices for empty student accommodation just to store their belongings.
These are our top three uses for self storage but there are many more and even more sub-categories within the three areas we mentioned in the article. Whatever the reason you may be looking for a self storage unit get in touch with one of your local storage centres today to find out more.