Top Reasons to use a Self-Storage Unit

There are many good reasons to hire a storage unit with Stashed Away. In our first blog post of the new year we have put together a list of the top 6 reasons for using self-storage in 2020:

1. Renovating Your Home                                                                                                                                               

When home improvements are underway and it is getting dusty and dirty in the house, a self-storage unit provides the ideal shelter for your valued personal belongings. Once the work in the house is complete, you can either remove your belongings from storage back to your renovated home or use this opportunity to re-design your interiors.

2. Moving Homes                                                                                                                                                                  

In a complex and fast-changing property market, selling and moving isn’t always a straightforward process that can be accomplished in a day. Delays often occur, which can leave you in a real dilemma if your belongings are set to go, but your new premises aren’t yet available. Self-storage provides the ideal location for holding your items in a safe place until you’re ready and able to move them into the new home.

3. A Safe Place for Equipment or Vehicles

If you own equipment or hardware that operates on a seasonal basis (e.g. ski equipment, gardening tools or camping gear) a storage unit is great to allow such items to be stored away for a certain period in the year. The same applies for smaller vehicles such as motor scooters or bicycles.

4. Storing Business Inventory 

Large businesses, as well as entrepreneurs, often have the need to store inventory relating to their work. Stashed Away can provide climate-controlled facilities at a significantly lower cost than a full-blown property rental. Access to inventory and archives is available when the owner wants it, and all valued assets will remain physically safe at all times.

5. Simply Running Out of Space

People are reluctant to cast aside belongings they no longer use, especially if they are still in good condition. They want to hang onto things ‘just in case’ or often because they’re planning on passing them on at some point in time. Getting on the housing ladder is very expensive and many are storing furniture etc, in preparation for when their children make that jump and will need all the help they can get.

6. University students during the Summer

In a popular student city such as Bristol many students will collect various items during their stay at universities such as their own telly, sofa and bed. After the summer term, it’s unlikely that you will want to take everything back to your parents’ home only to bring it all back in September. If that’s the case a self-storage unit local to your university accommodation is an ideal solution. A small price to pay for a summer of peace and confidence.

If you live in the Bristol area and are considering a self-storage unit, get in touch, we’d be happy to help and advise.