Top 5 People Who Should Consider a Storage Unit
Storage units aren't exclusively used for storing possessions. Although they are most commonly used for holding items, storage units all across North America can be used as private spaces, workshops, and even just a place to slip away and relax.
Due to this new way of looking at storage units, people who never would have thought a storage unit could be of use to them may find them valuable. If you are one of the people below, or can relate to the issues as outlined, a storage unit may provide the answers you're looking for.
Moving into dorm rooms, to off-campus housing, or even studying abroad are all a reality for students. In effect, this means moving your belongings quite frequently. Students may want to consider using a storage unit to store items on campus that they don't necessarily need when coming home for the summer.
Students can also use a storage unit to temporarily hold items while transitioning from dorm room to dorm room. A storage unit can be convenient for students who don't want to haul their possessions from place to place during the many moves throughout their college career.
2. New Parents
Whether it be creating extra space in a smaller apartment, or turning the office into a nursery, certain belongings will need to be moved out of the house to make room for a new baby. Additionally, new parents may want to make room for a peaceful space in which they can relax or catch up on sleep while their little one naps.
A storage unit is perfect for both expecting and new parents. It can provide the storage needed for downsizing and decluttering.
Saving for Another Baby
A storage unit is also a great place to store all of the baby items you plan on keeping for your next child. Clothes, toys, car seats, cribs, and more can be stashed away in a storage unit until it is decided that you want another child. Why keep these items inside, cluttering up your house, when they will be safe and unharmed in a storage unit? Furthermore, why throw these items away when they may be useful for your next child?
Retirees may have accumulated a considerable amount of personal possessions throughout their years. If they decide to downsize, sifting through these items can make adjusting to retirement even more difficult. The thought of throwing away some sentimental items may deter a retiree from wanting to downsize and move at all, or resent retiring completely.
They may be holding onto keepsakes to give to family members, or may have many seasonal items to decorate their house for the holidays. Storage units can be a practical solution for retirees who need to store these seasonal items, keepsakes they plan to give to their grandkids, and for downsizing.
Retirees want to relax, not to be encumbered by the lifetime of possessions they own. Storage units can create the space that retirees need and keep their items from being destroyed or stolen, all while allowing them to hang on to these items to give to their family at the right time.
Painting, knitting, playing an instrument or building models are all hobbies that require ample space for storing materials. Those who enjoy their passion may create several paintings or collect many musical instruments over time. To keep these items from being ruined or broken, hobbyists can make great use of a storage unit.
Storage units can hold materials (including those that may not be safe for children), keep the materialization of a hobbyist passion safe in a climate-controlled environment, as well as minimize the risk of damage done to these crafts.
5. Small Business Owners
Small business owners may have the most to gain from purchasing a storage unit. A storage unit will allow a business to anticipate growing by storing extra equipment — desks, chairs, and office supplies — and hold these things until a company finds a larger space to operate. This extra space can also keep clutter out of the office, allowing customers and employees the room to walk about as they choose. Especially for small business owners, a storage unit can also be a space (that is not your own home) to work out of.
It may also benefit a small business owner to use a storage unit to store inventory. Rather than renting an additional office space, a storage unit can be a cheaper alternative to store a stockpile of supplies they do not want to run out of. Additionally, you can keep a storage unit on-site for easy access to inventory to prevent wasting time traveling to a second office space.
Many people can take advantage of a storage unit for its versatility in utility. A storage unit doesn’t necessarily have to be used solely for storage and can often be used in ways you might not have thought of. Consider a storage space if you feel you need an additional workspace, a place to get away, and of course to store the items you want to hang onto.