The significant increase recently in individuals and businesses seeking storage space for rent is unlikely to reverse any time soon.
Whether it is someone storing some personal possessions for a few weeks, or a business storing thousands of dollars of seasonal inventory, which it plans to start selling in 6 months, storage has a wide array of uses and customer requirements.
Something else that storage has plenty of are the benefits it provides for those who use such storage services. As such, we thought it would be useful for those unsure or not convinced whether storage is the right solution for them to highlight no fewer than 7 of those storage benefits.
Benefit #1 - Extra Storage Space: The most obvious benefit of renting a storage unit is extra storage space. If you are running out of space in your home or business, a storage unit can provide the necessary additional space to store your possessions, equipment, or inventory. This is particularly useful for those who are downsizing their homes or office but do not want to get rid of all of their belongings and therefore need somewhere to store them in the meantime.
Benefit #2 - Excellent Security: Storage units are generally equipped with security measures such as surveillance cameras, alarms, and gated access, providing an extremely safe and secure location for your items. This means that you can have peace of mind knowing that your belongings are safe and secure whilst they are in storage. Robust security will be especially welcome for storing rare or valuable items or for storing documents containing sensitive or confidential data.
Benefit #3 - 24/7 Access: Storage units normally provide 24/7 access allowing you to retrieve items whenever you need them. This can be particularly useful if you have a busy schedule or need access outside regular business hours. Many storage facilities provide personalised access codes that let you access your storage unit at any time, meaning you do not have to schedule an appointment or have to wait for someone to open the facility for you.
Benefit #4 - Climate Controlled Facilities: When the items you wish to store are such that they are sensitive to heat or cold, could be damaged by excess humidity, or must be kept away from moisture at all times, it is essential that your storage unit offers climate controlled storage units. These will regulate temperature and humidity to ensure that any item stored within them is protected against damage like cracking, fading, or mould, for example.
Benefit #5 - Insurance For Your Stored Items: All storage facilities will have insurance available for your items. This will either be included in the storage fee, or as an additional cost, but at a highly competitive rate for the insurance premium, which will invariably be better value for money than seeking insurance elsewhere. Having insurance means that you are fully protected financially if something should happen to your stored items such as damage or theft.
Benefit #6 - Flexible Options: It is more than a possibility that your storage needs today will be different from those needs a few months or even a few weeks from now. This is why the flexibility that most storage companies offer makes it such a logical choice. Rather than them committing you to long contracts, most storage facilities will have flexible options that allow you to change the storage you are using and paying for as your storage requirements change.
Benefit #7 - Cost Savings: Using a storage unit to store items can save you money in several ways, whether you are an individual or a business owner. In both cases, should you be moving home or office, they can be used to make those moves cheaper by storing items that do not need to be moved immediately. There is also a saving to be made by businesses if they hire storage rather than paying higher rents on larger business premises.