5 Alternative uses For Your Self-Storage Unit This Summer

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, an office space or even our homes just aren’t quite big enough to accommodate everything we want to do. If you need a designated space for an activity – whether that’s work, exercise, a hobby or even just storage – there’s no reason why a self-storage unit couldn’t provide that for you. But it can sometimes be difficult to understand how a storage space would work for something more alternative, which is what we’re here to talk about today. These are just 5 examples of what your storage space could be used for.


Office Space


If your job sometimes involves you working from home or you’re self-employed and your home is your office, you’ll find it’s easy to get distracted. After all, the bins need emptying, the washing needs doing, and there’s that show on Netflix you were looking forward to watching. But that’s not exactly conducive to a good work environment. A self-storage unit can be the perfect alternative. You can choose the right size for you, fit all of your office supplies inside, and find the perfect haven of peace and quiet away from distractions. Alternatively, you can hire office space on an as-you-need-it basis from your self-storage supplier.


Art Studio


Art can be a messy activity that requires a lot of space to fully express, which doesn’t always fit into the home. It’s also something that is best without distractions – which isn’t easy if you’ve got family running around at the house. Self-storage units are the perfect space for a budding artist to get creative. There is enough room for you to store all of your supplies in one space, work on a project and store your finished pieces, all in one place. And without the hassle of carpets and furniture, any mess you make is easy to clean up, and you won’t risk damaging anything you have an attachment to.




Not everyone likes going to the gym. But exercising from home isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. Many pieces of exercise equipment are simply too big or ungainly to be kept at home, and end up ruining walls or just not getting used because you have to climb over things to get to them. If you’d like to create your own personal gym experience without having to sacrifice your living room, self-storage is ideal. You can choose a space that will fit all of your chosen machines, you don’t need to worry about denting carpets and you can always feel a nice cool breeze. And if you chose a 24/7 access unit, you can come and go whenever works for you, enjoying your workouts in peace.


Hobby Space


Some hobbies take up more space than others, and need more than a few boxes or even a shed to work. But if you lack the space, you don’t have to give up the hobby. Why not use a storage unit as a man or woman cave? Whether your hobby space is a room that fits a pool table and darts board, a snuggly nook for a sofa and some books, or somewhere to store your kayaks, canoes and wetsuits during off season, a storage unit will be able to provide you with the space you need to enjoy your hobbies and just relax.


Extra Wardrobe Space


We have to admit, this one is a little more popular. If both your summer and winter wardrobes don’t fit into your home wardrobe, a self-storage unit is the perfect way to store what you aren’t using. Think of it as a second wardrobe, but instead of being in the spare room, it’s in a secure facility. When the weather starts to change, simply pack your current wardrobe into the unit, and bring your new one home. It’s a nice uncluttered space, free from things like moths and pests and a regular temperature that will help keep your clothes in good condition while they aren’t being used, and gives you plenty of space to try things on too!


If you’re running out of space at home, need somewhere to relax or work from, self-storage can be a really cost-effective solution. While the name does say self-storage, the possibilities really are endless. If you’re looking for somewhere to accommodate your needs, just get in touch with us today, or use our online tool to generate a quote.

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