Renting a storage unit is a popular way of maximizing room in your home and keeping your belongings safe. There are numerous uses for storage units, from moving home, saving furniture or storing a jet ski. If you need somewhere to securely keep your items or belongings in preparation for the next time you want to use them, but do not want to keep them at home, then renting a storage unit could be the perfect solution for you. Here are just a few of the benefits of self-storage units.
The uses of self-storage units are vast. Many people use them to help them move house – as a place to keep their packed items between leaving their old place and moving into their new one. Not only is it secure, but it means that you can access your boxes when it is convenient for you, and there is no rush to move everything you own in one day. Another common use is for the storage of vehicles, especially those that are not used every day such as a boat, jet ski or RV. Often, indoor storage is preferable to outdoor, but not everyone has access to a garage or parking space. You may be hesitant to leave your vehicle outside due to the risk of theft or damage, and therefore storing it in a self-storage unit can be a great option.
Using self-storage units can give you an added layer of security, from theft and human damage, but also from the elements. Many units have security cameras, whereas your home may not. Furthermore, keeping belongings in inappropriate storage conditions can cause them to become damaged or lost. Correctly storing items in a safe, purpose-built space can help to maintain their quality and keep them safe. This is particularly true for vehicle storage, as you may not have access to a garage or you may not want to keep your vehicle inside it. Using a storage unit just for your car, RV, boat or motorbike gives it a secure place to stay when you are not using it and it means that you do not have to worry about leaving it on the street or storing it at your home.
While the units themselves are not customizable, there are plenty of different styles and additional elements that you can choose from. Storage units vary in size, so make sure you understand what size unit would best hold whatever you are trying to store. For example, 10×10 storage locations are perfect for a motorbike or the contents of two bedrooms plus a living or dining room, but you would not be able to fit your car in there. Other great features include drive-up access, 24-hour access and climate control, which can help to control the temperature and humidity in the unit. These things can cause damage to some items, such as jewelry, fabric, media or metal, as they can be sensitive to temperature or humidity changes.