Rise in storage as East Lancs families improve rather than move
Self Storage Lancashire
Self Storage Lancashire Reports....
Families across East Lancashire are making the most of temporary storage solutions as they take on renovations and extensions rather than moving house.
Lancashire storage firm Store First believes the continuing drop in house prices has led to a rise in consumers who are looking for a place to store household items during renovations and extensions, as they seek to add value to their homes rather than selling at a loss.
Converting cloakroom spaces into bathrooms, turning loft and garage spaces into extra bedrooms, extending kitchens and adding conservatories have all become popular ways of increasing the value of a property, giving homeowners a head start when it comes to selling their home when property market conditions begin to improve.
Store First operations director Stuart Laverty said: “We have seen a sharp rise over the last six months in domestic customers looking for a place to store possessions temporarily as they carry out home improvements. Their decision to improve rather than move makes perfect sense given the current state of the housing market.
“Finding an external storage solution needn’t be a hassle. Store First customers can currently enjoy our special offer of the first four weeks’ storage from as little as £1 as well as a free pick up service if they are storing belongings with us for eight weeks or more.”