Millions of people around the world turn to storage units and self storage facilities to store their belongings when space is at a premium around their home or office. But many people don’t realize that you can really think outside the box when it comes to getting use, and your money’s worth, out of a storage unit. A storage unit is what you make it. Below are four ways you didn’t know you could use a storage unit.
If you are a hobbyist and don’t have the space in your home to pursue your hobby (especially if it involves building and assembling things) a self storage unit can double as a workshop. Just be careful when using chemicals in a self storage unit, as they are usually enclosed, and many are not well ventilated.
Run a Small Business
Office space is incredibly expensive, especially if you live in a large urban area. Many business owners are turning to storage units to run their small business out of, especially if they are the owner/sole-employee. Instead of using valuable space in their home, or shelling out big money for costly office space, many people rent a self storage unit for their home business and save themselves a considerable amount of money.
This is especially useful for people who sell online. Warehouse space is very costly, and being locked to contracts with inventory levels that fluctuate on a constant basis can end up costing a lot of money. This is why self storage units are great for warehousing. You can keep inventory in the unit, and many facilities offer flexible contracts, so that you can increase and decrease space as need be.
If you have a seasonal vehicle that you like to drive during the spring and summer months, and then put away during the winter, a self storage unit is a great way to give your vehicle some added protection (whether it’s a car or a recreational vehicle). Unlike just throwing a tarp over it, a climate controlled unit will ensure your vehicle is well protected during the long, harsh winter.
The sky is really the limit when it comes to alternative uses for self storage units. As long as you are not putting anyone in danger with how you’re using it, or violating the terms of your contract, you are pretty much free to use your unit however you wish.