Self-storage units offer you the convenience of storing the things you want or need to keep, even if you have no space at home or in your office. Storage facilities have some options to choose from and one location may offer you something you need that another does not. Finding the right unit for your needs takes a little research but is not difficult.
1. Storing Household Items
If you live in a small home or are downsizing from a large home to a smaller one, you may have some items that you want to keep but do not have space for. A storage unit allows you to keep possessions safe and secure without having to try and find a place in your home for the items. When putting your items in storage, it is a good idea to place some pallets on the floor first so you can keep your items off the ground and allow air to circulate around the boxes or other items in the unit.
2. Storing Important Files
For small businesses that generate a lot of critical files, a storage unit is a good option for keeping the required archives on hand. Some businesses have legal requirements that require seven or more years of archives or records, and the number of files that works out to takes a lot of space. A storage unit that is climate-controlled and has limited access to the unit can keep the paper safe and dry, and leaves the files much more secure because they require crossing multiple access points to get to them.
3. Storing Business Inventory
Another great use for a storage unit is for small businesses that have stock or items that they sell and need a place to store it. If you have a storefront or sell online, the items that you need to have access to but do not have space in your business location can be kept in a storage unit until you need it. Since many units offer access twenty-four hours a day, you have the freedom to go and get what you need whenever you need it. In some cases, the self-storage business may have some specific hours that you can not get in, but those are typically in the middle of the night and is not likely to be an inconvenience for most people. If you need after hours access, check with the storage business before renting the unit to ensure they can provide the service and access you need.