12 Mar 2012

Storage facility runs gift shop as side business

Many customers may envision nearly all self storage facilities as exactly the same, but a few businesses do things that set themselves apart, according to Self Storage News.

While some facilities are beginning to offer specialized services like climate-controlled units or home office storage, one facility in Port Aransas, Texas, decided to combine two businesses in one. Not only does the owner, Laura Armstead, rent out units like any other storage facility, but she also runs a gift shop on the very same site.

Armstead realized that many self storage customers are people who are buying a new house or renovating their existing one, and are thus in the market for new decorations. Her gift shop fills this niche and has grown to take up three boat storage units at the facility.

"A lot of the people who rent storage end up making purchases too, because they may be building or remodeling, and they’re looking for decorations," she told the news source. "It’s so much fun. For me, it’s not like work."

Those who have extra items with no place to put them may want to consider affordable self storage in Toronto or any other city in order to give themselves a bit more room in their house.

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