We talk a lot about storage on this blog – as we should! But we don’t often talk about why you might want to opt for a local self storage company, instead of one further afield. Many people are often attracted to the bigger names and brighter logos, only to realise that they are miles and miles away from the nearest centre. That means long drives to drop off and collect their items, and heaven help them if they have more than one load’s worth – they will be travelling for days! So instead, we recommend you go with a local self storage facility.
When you need extra storage for your home or your business, you can always rely on local self storage with Blue Box. You might be asking yourself, ‘where can I find self storage near me’ – and Blue Box is the answer. By browsing through our website you will be able to check out all of our facilities, find your closest one, and even pick up some tips and tricks from our articles along the way. Local storage means you are never too far away from your items, and it’s a simple trip to go and get them. Plus, it means you can free up space at home!
At Blue Box Storage, we make it our aim to be in the most convenient areas for our clients. At the moment, our self storage facilities are available across the South and London in many locations, including Watford, Farnborough, Hemel Hempstead and Maida Vale, to name a few.
When you use a Blue Box Storage facility, you can guarantee you will always get your own private storage unit in one of our secure warehouses. Only you have the keys to your unit, and you are free to come and go as you please. And with the exception of a few items, you are welcome to store almost anything you need out of the house.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to self storage! Everyone uses the facilities for something a little different, but the one thing they have in common is the need for more storage space away from their home. A few examples of things you could use self storage near you for are:
Christmas Decorations: For things that only come out once a year, Christmas decorations do take up a lot of space! But if you box them up and move them into a self storage facility, they will be out of the way all year round, and you don’t have to worry about them being kept in a damp shed, garage or loft.
Extra Breathing Room: Sometimes, all you need is a little extra breathing room at home. If, like us, you’re reluctant to get rid of things you no longer use, or prefer to hang onto things ‘just in case’, then self storage could be the perfect solution for you. It allows you to move the things you don’t use as often out of your home, without throwing them away, and gives you some much needed free space.
Renovations: Big building jobs or renovations often mean you need to move a large number of items out of certain areas of your house, so that workmen have clear and easy access and nothing gets damaged. Rather than cram them into the other parts of your house (and get frustrated at having to climb over things every day), you could move them into a self storage unit where they will be safe, out of the way, and at no risk of getting damaged or covered in dust.
Garden Furniture: As summer gives way to autumn, the grass has been cut for the last time and the sun loungers are being packed away. But where is it all going to go? Into your garden shed, where it will gather dust, insects and damp for the next 8 or 9 months? We hope not! And what happens when you realise that new piece of furniture or equipment you bought doesn’t actually fit into your shed (which seems to have shrunk). A self storage unit can be perfect for storing garden items you won’t be needing until the next time they’re in season – protecting them from damage and freeing up space in your garage or shed.
Moving: Moving is a big, complicated and stress filled process – made worse by the fact that you end up tripping over boxes you packed weeks ago while trying to pack new ones. And if the move gets delays, you may end up staying with friends for a few days until your new home is ready – and they are unlikely to have space for a house-worth of stuff on top of their own. Self storage is great for movers who need to be able to keep the things they have already packed somewhere separate as they work, or to cover that awkward few days in-between houses.
Stock Storage: Self storage isn’t just for individuals though. Business owners can also see a benefit to using it. If you run a retail business or an e-commerce business, it can be difficult to find places to store your stock and your excess. Self storage gives you a secure place to keep it that isn’t your spare bedroom. It’s safe, secure and well guarded, and you have access to it whenever you need it.
And that’s just a few of the things you can do with self storage! So if you’re looking for a self storage facility near you, we would love to help you out. At Blue Box Storage, we help people with long and short term storage needs every day. Our units can be rented from as little as two weeks, right up to rolling long-term contracts that go on as long as you need them to. If you would like to find out more about self storage facilities near you, just get in touch with the team at Blue Box Storage today.