Renting a self storage unit can be a great way to reduce clutter and free up much needed space at your home or office. A storage unit is a smart place to keep boxes, old appliances, memorabilia, heirlooms, and old toys.
Often self storage units offer more security than homes. Self storage unit facilities provide security features not normally found on homes. In addition to a lock, facilities are often protected by on-site management, security fencing, surveillance cameras, gated entries and/or exits, limited entry hours, exterior lighting, and possibly security guards or a police pressence. You may choose to purchase an in-home security system for your home. While this may protect the items stored in your home, will it protect items left in your yard? What about that backyard storage shed? Self storage units give you the benefits of both additional storage space and extra security.
Some items pose potential hazards at home and need to be placed in a secure area to ensure the safety of your family. You may be handy around the house and enjoy renovation projects. Between jobs, a self storage unit can keep those power tools, ladders, saws, and drills away from curious children. Thereby reducing the risk of possible accidents around the house.
Homes often do not have the storage space to hold large items. For instance, if you have ski boats, canoes or vintage cars, you may not have room for them in your garage or driveway. A self storage unit could provide a place to store such items and will also provide protection from the weather and some added security. If your garage has slowly filled with things like your exercise equipment and camping supplies and you want to reclaim the space for your car, a self storage unit may be a perfect solution for you!
When renting a storage unit, insurance may be required, or at least offered. Insurance will replace your valuables if they are stolen or damaged while in storage. Self storage insurance may be cheaper than homeowner’s or renter’s insurance.