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Should I Get Myself a Storage Unit?

Are you currently considering renting out a storage unit? This can be something that many people spend quite a while agonising over. After all, they might need some extra space for storage, but it will be one more expense for them to be able to afford. Is it really worth that extra investment?

The answer to that question largely depends on how you are going to use the unit. Sure, there are a few people for who it will end up being a waste of money, but that’s usually because they rent one out when they don’t really need it. There are a few situations in which a storage unit will be really useful and can help people out of a sticky situation.

Are you still not too sure as to whether you really need to get a storage unit? Here are some situations in which it would prove to be a very worthy investment.

You’re Moving Home

Lots of people find that renting out a storage unit while they are in the process of moving house can be very wise indeed. More often than not, this is if you have to move out of your current home before the new property you are buying or renting will be ready for you to move in. In this kind of situation, most people move into a temporary rented property that is often smaller than what they are used to. An external storage unit gives them somewhere to store all of their furniture and belongings while they are waiting to move.

A storage unit could also be worth investing in if you are downsizing. Lots of older people downsize into a smaller home once their children grow up and move out. Having some extra storage means that they can still keep some of their valuable items even if they don’t have space for them in their new house.

You Need More Space At Home

Most of the time, when a family needs more space at home, they start to look for a bigger property. Unfortunately, though, moving to a larger home is impossible these days because of the increasing value of the property market. Many people now struggle to save up for the appropriate deposit, and can’t afford to move onto a more expensive mortgage.

Don’t worry if this sounds like you, though. You will be able to stay in your current home and still enjoy more space if you find a storage unit to rent out. You will be able to move all of the clutter that you can’t throw away or recycle into the unit, and this will open up a lot of extra space in your home.

It’s For Business Purposes

Of course, you don’t have to just use your storage unit for your own personal needs. A few people rent out a unit for work or business purposes. One of the best things about doing this is that the rent will count as a business expense, so you can deduct it from your annual tax bill. There are lots of different types of businesses that will benefit from owning a unit, including those that use lots of large pieces of machinery and equipment.

For instance, if you own a gardening company then you will be able to store your lawnmowers and various other bits and bobs in the storage unit. You then won’t have to take everything home with you at the end of the day and try to find space for it in your own property. In these kinds of cases, renting out a storage unit will usually work out far cheaper than renting out a whole warehouse.

It’s To Secure A Valuable Item

Some people like all of the extra security that come with storage units. For instance, most units will be alarmed and there will also be CCTV around to deter any potential burglars and thieves. As a result, most storage units are much more secure than the average family home.

Because of this, some people like to rent out storage units to keep their valuables in. Things like antiques, classic cars, and other valuable items that could be seen as investments are usually better off stored in secure units. When you do take a look at some storage units, it’s always worth asking about any extra security that can be used. Most companies are willing to increase the security of a unit for an extra cost.

You Need To Renovate Your Home

One further situation in which it could be very useful to rent out a storage unit is if you are in the process of renovating your home. Most renovations and decorating often calls for all of the furniture and items to be removed from a room while the work is taking place. If you don’t have much space in any of the house’s other rooms for this extra stuff, then you might be better off moving it all into a storage unit for the time being. You will then have plenty of room to carry out all of the necessary maintenance and DIY that needs to be done. Once you are finished with the renovations, simply go over to the unit to collect your things and then put them back where they once were. You can then empty out the next room that needs to be worked on!

As you can see, there are a lot of different reasons why you might want to think about getting a self-storage unit. If you think that this is the best route for you, why not get in touch with us today so that we can discuss the various options that you have? You can take a look on our website to see the different types of storage units that we have available, and you will also be able to get in touch and inquire about a quote. Don’t hesitate to contact us – one of our friendly customer service team will be more than happy to assist you!

Peter Worrall

By Peter Worrall

Peter's experience of the storage industry is second to none. He is an experienced branch manager and runs his site brilliantly; if you’ve got a question, Peter is the man to ask! Away from the office he's a dedicated family man; his hands are always full raising his kids, but he still finds time to follow his favourite football team.

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