The 5 unexpected benefits of having a self-storage unit

April 8, 2019

Do you need more space in your home? Self-storage isn't just for businesses or for people who are moving home. Discover 5 ways it could help you.

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When you think of the type of people who have a storage unit you might think straight away of big businesses, families who are emigrating abroad or those who are moving house locally and need somewhere to keep their furniture for a short period.

While you’d be absolutely right in thinking storage is a great solution for all these types of people, you might never have considered the benefits of a storage unit for yourself.

Here at Storage Boost, we provide storage space in Stafford for people with all kinds of different needs, and so we wanted to shine the spotlight on 5 unexpected benefits you might enjoy from renting a self-storage unit of your own!


Create more space in your home by storing seasonal items

We’ve all seen the dreamy Pinterest posts of perfect show-room style homes. Gorgeous light and airy living rooms and kitchens without a spec of clutter in sight and we whimsically decide it’s time for a huge spring clean. Then we realise that all the storage space in the home is already in use and we’re just going to have to make do with a good tidy around.

From bikes and sports gear filling the hallway to the Christmas decorations squeezed into the understairs cupboard to the lawnmower, BBQ and patio furniture (that only comes out for a couple of months a year) filling up the entire shed, it’s difficult to re-create that coveted tidy look. Many of us simply don't have the extra space needed to store the items that we don’t need access to all the time.

So, when you think about how often you use the majority of this equipment, it often seems crazy that these items take up your whole storage space and are only used for such a short amount of time.

By hiring a small self-storage unit, you could quickly free up some of your in-home storage space. Pack away the seasonal decorations from Christmas to Halloween, pop the bbq and patio furniture into storage until the sun makes an appearance and enjoy having an empty shed and some spare cupboard space that you can actually utilise to tidy and organise the clutter filling up the side boards.

The best bit is that you still have 24-hour access to your unit should you decide you do need something quick and you may be eligible for a free van rental from us to make bringing your items in stress-free and simple!


Having your own workspace

We all know someone who loves to have a tinker on various projects at home. Whether it’s trying their hand at making a new kitchen table, fixing car parts or creating larger craft pieces - the one thing you really need is the space to do so. For those people who don’t have a garage or a suitable area to work at home, it can be frustrating. There are so many projects that you’d love to do but you don’t want to clutter up your home.

Well, with a self-storage unit you don’t have to! We have drive-up and ground floor units in Stafford that are flexible and affordable alternatives to renting a commercial space or garage to house your projects.

At Storage Boost we have all sorts of people who benefit from having their own workshop with us. From tradespeople who operate a small business to people who just want to have some extra space to work on their projects, we can take away the struggle of desperately trying to find some spare space at home. Not to mention, our units are secure and monitored by 24 hour CCTV, so all of your work tools are safe and protected.

Our workspaces range from 100 sq ft to custom built units tailored to your specific needs. All of our workspaces are provided with power and lighting and can be accessed up to 24 hours a day, and this might just be the unexpected benefit of storage you’ve been searching for!


Having deliveries signed on your behalf

We offer a notification service for all of our customers. This means we can accept and sign for deliveries on your behalf. We can even send you a text or email to let you know it’s arrived safely. We’ve found that this has worked really well for those people who might run a small business on the side of their 9-5 job and can’t be at home to accept deliveries throughout the day.

Say you’ve just started up your own small e-Commerce business through Etsy, eBay, Amazon Marketplace or on your website, you can relax with total peace of mind knowing that your deliveries won’t be missed when you can’t be at home to receive them. More than this though, your items will be stored in your secure unit, and you can also store any stock from your business too to free up space in your home and keep your personal life separate from your work.


Freedom to start a new hobby!

How would a storage-unit help me start a new hobby you say? Well, for many people in Stafford who are starting a new hobby storage can pose a problem in some situations. Say you’ve always wanted to take up mountain biking or surfing but live in a shared flat with nowhere to store your expensive bike and bulky surfboard. From as little as £5 week you could rent a unit that you can cancel anytime, you can pop your goods safely into storage until you need it on a nice light evening or the weekend!

Similarly, other hobbies such as golf, horse-riding, hockey or other sports which involve hefty equipment can be made much simpler with a self-storage unit. By keeping your new equipment out of your home, you can enjoy yourself without cluttering up your house or worrying about space and safety.


Total flexibility

Perhaps the most significant unexpected benefit of self-storage is that it is entirely flexible. Many of our customers have been surprised to learn that they can have a unit from us for as little as 1 week if they wish. There is no lengthy contracts, and you can clear out your unit and stop paying for the space that very same day!

Similarly, you have total flexibility to upgrade or downsize your unit depending on how much you currently need to store. Perhaps you’ll need a bigger unit during the summer to store all of your large winter items that take up valuable space at home, but in Winter you only need the smallest size unit to save costs - this is fine and means you only ever pay for the space you need.

So, if you live in Stafford and want to declutter, store essential items, free up space in your home or have a private place to work on your projects, then we can help.

Get in touch today on 01785 249990 or visit our website for more details.