What Makes Self-Storage So Popular?

Storage Corner | November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

A growing number of people are renting self-storage facilities. Often, we need additional space in our homes due to the size of our families.

It has been a long journey for us to collect things that we consider important.

Unfortunately, these items now take up a lot of space in our homes and offices.

As a result, people are turning to self-storage units to store their belongings.

While it's safe, it's also out of the way. Here are just a few of the many reasons why self-storage is so popular.

Relocation of your home or office

A common reason for the popularity of self-storage is relocating families and businesses who need short-term storage for their belongings.

We offer self-storage units that can hold your belongings until you are ready to move into your new home, whether you are moving some distance or need the property empty during viewings.

The process of moving out of your home or office can be very stressful because you are managing so many things at once.

Having a self-storage unit helps you relieve some of this stress and give you some breathing room.

Extending your home

The feeling of having a house upside down will be overwhelming when you decide to add an extension on your house, whether it's for more living space, more storage, or larger rooms. Despite the best efforts of your builders, dust will still get into the house and onto your belongings.

During the renovations, you may have to live in a smaller part of your house than usual.

Choosing self-storage units for this reason is another popular reason.

Putting their belongings in storage assures them that they will be safe and protected.

Also, if they live in a smaller space, they can have more space in their homes.

Additionally, you will be able to give your builders more space to work since you're storing your belongings too. The extension will also be completed quicker since they won't have to stop for moving your stuff.

Working abroad

If you are working abroad for a few months or planning to take a gap year, your house will be empty. Owning an empty home means making mortgage payments.

Why not put your possessions in storage and rent out your home?

While experiencing new things and exploring new areas, you will earn extra money.

If you live in a rented place, you may need a safe place to store your belongings and furniture until you return home.

Self-storage units can help here once again.

There is no need to sell all your belongings and start over once you return.

You will instead have everything safely stored for you, awaiting your return!


Collections can take up space, whether you collect for fun, as a passion, or to make money when the items are sold.

Are you a comic book or magazine collector? You may collect toys, football memorabilia, table games, or famous movie figurines from the past.

There's no doubt that you want these things to be safe and secure, but is your home the best place to do so? In addition to taking up space in your home, these collections might also get dusty and sun damaged.

What if they get damaged by dampness or cold in your loft?

In addition to giving you more space in your home, a self-storage unit ensures your collectibles are safe, secure, and minimally damaged.

Clearance of the house

There is nothing more painful or stressful than losing a loved one. Allow yourself to mourn and to deal with your emotions by taking some time out for yourself.

There are times, however, when the home needs to be cleared quickly for a variety of reasons, such as giving back to landlords or receiving rebates.

When a loved one passes, this is the last thing many people want to think about.

Many people are experiencing a time-consuming and emotional time as they go through so many things and remember so many memories.

Consider self-storage as a temporary solution. When you are ready, you can put the items in storage.

The belongings can be sorted by yourself or with family members at this point.

Your family and you will be able to take the time you need without any time pressure. As you can see, people choose self-storage units for a variety of reasons.

We hope this has helped you understand why self-storage is so popular among homeowners and business owners alike.

People use self-storage for hundreds of reasons, but these are the most common ones we have heard from those who use our Utah, Idaho and California self-storage facilities.

Are you interested in learning more about our self-storage facilities?

We are waiting for your call. Whenever you have a question, we are happy to answer it. You can always tour our storage facilities in California, Idaho, and Utah!

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