Top 6 Reasons Self Storage Is So Popular
Let’s take a look at the top 6 reasons why people use self storage across the UK and worldwide.
Since self-storage first came about in the US in the 1960s and came over to the UK by the eighties, popularity has only grown since with an estimated 2050 self storage centres in the UK as of 2022. The number of people using self-storage increased in the UK between 2018 and 2022, going from 1.29 percent to 2.28 percent of the population.
Self storage is ideal for people moving home, especially if you need to move out of your house before you move into your new one. You can easily get bulky furniture and non-essential items stored safely out of the way until you are ready to move.
Renovation of the home
Self storage is popular among those doing large renovations on their home or businesses. It’s an affordable way to keep furniture and items from getting damaged while builders and construction workers are on site. It’s also a safe place to store valuables in a locker or storage unit to give you peace of mind when you have people coming in and out of your house for long periods of time.
Seasonal self storage means using it for so many months of the year. Say you’re an avid skier or golfer, and you want somewhere to store bulky equipment when you're not on the slopes or on the turf, whether it's winter or summer. If there’s not enough space in the shed or garage, it’s a great way to store garden furniture, lawnmowers and BBQs away from the harsh winter weather too.
If you’re off taking a gap year or travelling around the world, self storage is a safe, affordable way to store your belongings while you jet off. Instead of selling up or getting rid of your things, you can easily keep them stored safely until you return.
Whether using a storage pod for inventory, warehouse storage or working from it, self storage has many advantages for businesses both big and small. Spare office furniture, document archives, and product inventory are all different types of storage that businesses use the facilities for. Many start-ups and freelancers also find it more affordable and convenient to work from a storage centre instead of home as basing your business from a unit means you have a professional address to publicise without compromising the security of your home - plus you can take advantage of the sites free WiFi, kitchen facilities and save on your home energy bills.
When the summer term is over and you're heading back home for the holidays, many students opt for storing their belongings in a local storage centre instead of moving everything back home if they are going into new accommodation in the new term. It saves a lot of time and energy, so you can easily move your things once you are back on the university campus. It also gives you peace of mind if you’re away from your accommodation for a long period of time that your things are in safe hands.
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