Unconventional Storage Unit Uses
8 Jan 2018

Unconventional Ways To Use Your Storage Unit

Self storage units are used by millions of people all over the world to help them store things they either don’t want around their homes/offices, or don’t have the space to keep. They are affordable, offer protection from break-ins and the elements and can really free up space you didn’t know you had. They are also so much more versatile than that. People have found all sorts of creative uses for self storage units that go way beyond the traditional storage spaces they are known for. Below are some unconventional ways people use their self storage units.


Many small businesses choose to warehouse inventory in self storage units because of the incredibly high costs of traditional warehouse space. If you are a new business, or an established one simply looking for a way to cut costs, depending on the amount of inventory you have on hand, opting to keep it in a self storage unit might end up saving you a considerable amount on rent.


If you are someone with a hobby, or even need a workshop as part of a small business, you can’t always count on there being space around your home to do your work. Some people go for shared creative spaces where they pool funds to rent a space with other creators/artists/innovators. Others rent self storage units and turn them into makeshift, but highly effective temporary workshops and work spaces.

Document storage

If you are a small business owner, you know that space is one of your most valuable assets. Becoming clutter can become bad for your psyche and, consequently, bad for business. If you are finding that a large amount of your floor spaces is, little by little, becoming dedicated to document storage, you might consider a climate controlled self storage unit to help alleviate some of the burden.

Vehicle Storage

Many people are using self storage units to store recreational vehicles. Whether it is a small boat, a fun collector automobile, a dirt bike, or an ATV, self storage units can make great alternatives to traditional vehicle storage that can cost an arm and a leg. Just remember to check the rules and regulations of your facility before putting anything like that into a storage unit.

Self storage facilities are versatile and affordable alternatives for many different space needs and requirements. All it takes is some vision, some ingenuity and a willingness to compromise and a self storage unit can quickly become a valuable part of your business, hobby and personal storage strategy.

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