7 self storage benefits you might not know about

Self storage is all about saving you time, money, and effort. But there’s a few more benefits you might not know about. To give you plenty of food for thought, we’ve put together 8 benefits we’ve come across over the years. They could be just what you need to solve a problem that’s been around you for weeks!

You can come and go as you please

One of the main benefits of self storage is that you don’t have to wait for a delivery driver to show up and do the work for you. A self storage unit offers so much freedom and flexibility. Of course you’re going to need to roll your sleeves up and get involved. But, it’s more than worth it.

There are few restrictions on what you can store

As with any business you can’t use the services it provides to do anything questionable or illegal. That much is obvious. But as long as you abide by the clear terms of use of your storage unit, you’ll have a flexible and affordable tool you can use for just about anything. And you thought it was just for storing old furniture and boxes that were cluttering up the attic.

Self storage is a great contingency for the big move

Moving house can feel like a military operation where every second counts if you’re going to get everything done. It really doesn’t have to be that way. If you want to take your time and spread it out over the course of a couple of weekends, a self storage unit is precisely what you need.

You won’t be rushed into throwing things away

When you are spring cleaning the onus is on you to get rid of as much stuff as possible. The danger is you end up throwing away things by mistake. Taking everything to your unit is a great way to separate everything out. Stand back and take your time to decide what has to go.

In the harsh winter months, your items will be protected

If you have bikes, gardening equipment, or just about anything else that will rust if left outside, a storage unit will make life easier for you. Put everything away safe and sound until the spring arrives. You can then get years of extra use out of all those prized bits and pieces.

There’s enhanced protection against theft and damage

Self storage units are some of the most well-protected and secure facilities in the country. This makes them ideal for storing items you don’t want to leave round the corner in your garage. Just make sure the storage provider’s terms of use covers everything you’re storing.

You can use yours as a garage

Here’s an idea that’s proving popular, especially in London boroughs where you could end up paying a month’s salary to rent a parking space for the year. Provided it’s covered by the terms of use, there’s nothing stopping you renting a unit a short walk from your home and using it as your new garage.