Self storage companies are companies that provide warehouses of ‘self storage units’. For the uninitiated these units are large shed like rooms that are usually square in shape and that don’t have any furniture or items in them. Normally there will be several tows of units owned by the same public storage company within one building and you will be given a number and a key to get into yours. You will then be able to access them at any time and essentially it will be like renting a room just for your things.
The question some people might be asking though is why you need this kind of storage? Why store things in a container that you have to travel to rather than in your own home where it will always be practical? Well actually there are countless reasons that people use self storage and you yourself might be able to benefit from it.
Of course one reason people might use this kind of storage is that they simply don’t have their own home to store it in. While this might seem unlikely, it will mostly be people who are between homes that find themselves in this situation – people who have been evicted for instance but have yet to find alternative accommodation, or people who have sold their house and are in the process of buying a new one. These people might stay at a hotel, or at a friend’s, while keeping their belongings at the storage facility (you are not entitled to spend the night in storage units).
A similar scenario might be that someone is downsizing and wants a smaller property. In this case they might be moving from their larger home to a smaller bungalow and might have nowhere to store their property. Say they owned a collection of paintings – they wouldn’t necessarily have space to fit these into a new smaller home but at they same time that wouldn’t mean that they wanted to sell them either. Thus by using storage they could have them constantly accessible without having to fill up their home.
Sometimes people will use storage companies to store single belongings and they might want to buy an object knowing that it is going to be too large to keep in their home. This might be something like a collection again, or it might be a large organ or piece of gym equipment. You might even inherit something such as an organ or a grand piano and want to keep it in order to keep it in the family but not have anywhere other than a storage unit in which to keep it.
Personal storage allows you to still use the items so that you might just choose to keep your things somewhere like that. This could give you a private space in which to work, or where you can sit with your collection of paintings and admire them or add to them in private. Some people might even use storage in order to hide things and to keep secrets – the nature of which would be known only to them.