4 Reasons You Might Need Self Storage This Year

One of the most common questions we get asked when we say we’re in storage, is ‘what do people use storage for anyway?’ And in all honesty, the answer could easily be ‘how long is a piece of string’, because people use storage for all sorts of different reasons. They might be moving house and need somewhere to keep their belongings in the transition. They might have inherited some furniture that they need to sort through, or they might just have too much stuff for their house and need the extra space, without moving. Or, If you’re like us, you might have started a whole bunch of new hobbies while in Lockdown, and now you need somewhere to store all of the stuff for them. Whatever the reason, self storage might just be the answer to your problems this year – and here are some of the most common reasons why.


Prevent Moving Stress

Moving is commonly known as one of the most stressful things you can go through, and yet most of us will do it at least 4 times in their adult life. Packing up your entire life into boxes and moving it around on a tight schedule is tough, and there can be a lot of things that get in the way, or that make that more difficult. A few ways self storage can help you reduce the stress of moving house include:

Downsizing: If you need to move to somewhere smaller quickly, you might not have time to go through all of your belongings and get rid of them. Self storage is a great way to get these items out of the way, so that you can go through them at your leisure.

Staging for Sale: If you have children or pets (or just a lot of stuff), you might have a lot of things in your home that don’t necessarily look great to prospective buyers. If you’re selling your home, decluttering is one of the things estate agents will recommend in order to ‘stage’ it and help it sell better. But where do you put all of these things? A storage unit is a great solution.

Dates Pushed Back: Particularly in these challenging times, moving dates are being put back, moved around or even cancelled more often than not. And if you have to be out of your current property by a certain date, you could find yourself living in hotel rooms or with friends for a week or two while you wait for things to settle down. Self storage means you don’t have to also find room for all of your stuff while you’re in that awkward in-between period – just yourselves.


Give You Some Space

Even before Marie Kondo came into our lives, there were still plenty of people who had a strong desire to keep their home clear and clutter free. However, sometimes you might not be in a position to get rid of things, especially if they have a sentimental value. A lot of people rent a storage unit so that they can slowly go through the decluttering process and keep their home tidy. It serves as a ‘box’ to put the ‘not sure’ items in – somewhere you can keep them for a set time to decide what to do with them, and if you really want to keep hold of them, or if they don’t bring any joy or value to your life after all.


Store Seasonal Items

We all love the Christmas decorations, but once they’ve been taken down the pile of boxes just gets in the way. Similarly, you might not need that lawnmower during the winter months, you might have different home decor for different times of year, and if you have a convertible car you might want somewhere to store the hard top during the summer months while you drive in style. A storage unit is a great place to store all of those odd seasonal items that you only need access to a few times a year, but don’t have room in the loft for.


To Keep Your Business Organised

Over the last year, many people have decided to start their own businesses. Whether that’s through a lost job or you’re just bored on furlough, a side hustle is a great way to stay busy and make some extra money. But depending on what you do, it can also take up a lot of space. And eventually, having a business in your house can wear on your sanity. That’s why many small business owners rent our storage units as an affordable way to keep track of their inventory. A few types of business that commonly use self storage include

  • Carpenters
  • Contractors
  • Antiques dealers
  • Shop owners
  • Sales & service professionals

And that’s just a few examples. At Blue Box Self Storage, we are happy to help with any kind of storage need, from small units for just one week, to large units for long-term. If you would like help choosing the right storage option for you, just get in touch with our team today.

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