Why People Take Storage
Our customers take out storage for various reasons, here are some examples we have found that showcase use for personal business reasons.
Lack of space
One primary reason people seek storage is when they don’t have enough space in their homes or offices to accommodate all their belongings. This could be due to downsizing, living in small apartments, or having excess items that are not immediately needed.
Moving or relocation
During the process of moving or relocating, people often require temporary storage to keep their belongings safe and secure until they settle into a new place. Storage facilities offer a convenient option for storing possessions during this transitional period.
Decluttering and organising
Many individuals use storage as a means to declutter their living or working spaces. They may temporarily store items that are not regularly used but still hold value or sentimental importance. This helps create a more organised and spacious environment.
Some items, such as seasonal decorations, sports equipment, or outdoor furniture, are only used during specific times of the year. Storing these items in a dedicated space when not in use helps keep them protected and frees up space in homes or garages.
Business inventory and archives
Storage is crucial for businesses that need to store inventory, supplies, or documents. Companies may rent storage units or warehouse space to store excess inventory, archived files, or equipment that is not immediately required for day-to-day operations.
During home renovations projects, people often need to temporarily store furniture, appliances, or other belongings to protect them from potential damage. Storage provides a secure location for these items until the renovations are complete.
Security and protection
Storage facilities typically offer security measures such as CCTV cameras, access controls to protect stored items from theft or damage.
Long-distance travel or extended absence
Individuals who are going on extended trips, sabbaticals, or military deployments may choose to store their possessions while they are away. This eliminates the need to maintain a living space and ensures the items remain safe during their absence.
Overall, we find that people take storage to address space limitations, simplify organisation, protect belongings, accommodate life transitions, and meet various personal or business needs related to storing items temporarily or for longer periods.