Self-storage units have traditionally been used to house belongings in between moves, or for business furniture, files, and computers. However, in recent years, storage units have become an increasingly popular way to deal with a variety of situations where space is lacking or as a cost-effective solution to store boats, RV’s and other recreational vehicles.
There are a variety of self-storage units available today, ranging from the standard units that can be accessed 24 hours a day with a keypad code. These are great for use during a move, especially if you will be staying at another location temporarily before moving on.
For long-term or seasonal usage, the newer climate-controlled units are essential unless you live in a very mild climate. Harsh winters and hot summer temperatures can damage wood or electronics, so if you plan to keep computers, fine furniture or other weather-sensitive items, this is a good choice. Also, if you are regularly visiting the unit to drop off or pick up things, the comfort of a climate-controlled unit is a perfect choice. People who need to downsize when moving to a smaller house, or just want to control clutter would do best with this solution. This option is suitable for college students who need to vacate the dorms for the summer because it’s affordable and will keep heat sensitive items safe.
Business storage is also available, and especially useful if you have a small business where you are required to keep client records for an extended period (often years, in financial services) or for storing office furniture. Most storage centers offer an array of sizes to meet a company’s individual needs. Contractors may find self-storage useful as well because expensive and bulky equipment might be too expensive or unwieldy to store elsewhere.
Self-storage units are a great, flexible solution to a society more and more dependent on stuff. They can help you keep organized while retaining your space at home or in the office clutter-free. You don’t need to have that RV parked right out front when you use it a handful of times a year. Just pick it up at the storage facility when you need it, and go! Just about every American will need a storage unit for moving or another reason. These are only a few uses for self-storage units that can make your life more convenient.