Personal Storage

Why Do People Need and Use Self Storage?

There are a surprising number of reasons why you would need or want to rent a storage unit. Some situations are obvious, while others, not so much. All of them, however, can be remedied by renting a clean, safe, and secure storage unit at your local Storage Solutions self-storage location. Below, we'll take a look at the top reasons why you would want to rent a storage unit for extra storage space.

Storage for Personal Items

Running out of space in your home or apartment is one of the most popular reasons for renting a storage unit. If you find that your living space is so cramped that you can't move around, renting a storage unit can quickly provide the extra space you need to feel more comfortable again.

Depending on your lifestyle and hobbies, renting a storage unit is a no-brainer. For example, many Americans collect toys, books, antiques, bottles of wine, Lego bricks, and much more. Some people have large collections that outgrow their living space, making renting a storage unit a great solution. Depending on the items you need to store, you can also rent a climate-controlled storage unit so your collectibles are limited to extreme heat or cold.

Storage to Declutter Your Home

Are you someone who loves to shop and buy knickknacks and other items to decorate? (It's OK, we do the same thing.) If you are, and you feel like your home has become completely cluttered with all that stuff, renting a storage unit is one of the best solutions to the problem. Storage units are affordable, come in a wide variety of sizes, and keep the things you want (but don't want to see or use all the time) pristine. Even renting a 5 x 5 storage unit, one of the smallest available, can provide a surprising amount of free space in your home or apartment and make living there a much more comfortable and enjoyable experience. If you need further assistance on storage unit sizes, check out our storage unit size guide!

Storage During Remodeling and Renovations

Another popular reason for renting a storage unit is when you're remodeling or renovating your home. The reason is simple: remodeling and renovations cause a lot of dust, dirt, and grime to be released inside your home. If your high-end furniture, collectibles, decorations, and clothing are exposed to all this dirt, dust, and grime, it can cause a mess. It can also cost you a lot of money in cleaning fees afterward, which can all be avoided by renting a storage unit and storing your things there during the renovations and remodeling.

Storage to Keep Items for Future Use

Let's say your son or daughter just moved out to start life on their own, and you want to repurpose their bedroom as a movie room, hobby room, or workout space. Let's also say that, for sentimental reasons, you don't want to get rid of all of their childhood belongings. If that's the case, renting a storage unit to store those items for future use, to give back to your child later, or to give to your grandchildren is a fantastic idea. You might also be planning to purchase a bigger house in the future and want to keep some items but need more space in your current home. Renting a storage space while you work on getting that new home is also a viable, affordable option.

Storage for Seasonal Items and Holiday Decorations

If you're a big fan of Christmas, Halloween, and many other holidays we celebrate by decorating our homes, a storage unit can be a huge help. That's especially true for folks today who go completely bonkers when decorating for Halloween and Christmas. (You know who you are!) Sure, you might have a home that's big enough to store all of those decorations, but you might not. Or you might not want to completely stuff your garage full for the other 11 months of the year. Whatever the case, renting a storage unit to store holiday decorations makes affordable sense.

Vehicle Storage

You might be surprised to know how many Americans are left a vehicle by a loved one who has recently passed away. If that's you, but you don't have the extra space in your garage or driveway, renting a storage unit to store a vehicle you've inherited is a feasible solution. You might also see a great deal on a car or truck for your child, but they have yet to be ready to drive. Or you might have a collectible car you want to keep in pristine condition. Whatever the case, storing your vehicle inside a storage unit will protect it from the sun, rain, wind, and anything else that might fall out of the sky. (We're looking at you, birds!)

Storage for Military Personnel

An important aspect of the military is that you'll be asked to relocate regularly. Most military personnel are assigned to an average of 5 different locations, both in the United States and overseas. Sometimes, the timing is slightly off when moving and that's when renting a storage unit comes in handy. That's because, with Storage Solutions, we offer month-to-month leases. That means that no matter how long or short of a time you need to store your things, you'll never get stuck in a long-term contract. Renting storage for military personnel is a breeze with Storage Solutions!

Storage for College Students

College students across the United States often need help with an unenviable task: moving all of their stuff back and forth to school twice or three times a year. If that's you, and there are several hundred miles between your school and home, renting a truck and lugging your things back and forth every time can be a time-wasting, back-breaking pain. For that reason, many college students today rent storage units from Storage Solutions. Renting a storage unit allows you to store your things near school, so you don't have to lug them back home. There's no truck rental necessary, either, or calling on all of your friends to help you. Plus, when school starts up again, your things will be close by. In short, college students benefit significantly from renting storage units near their college or university.

Declutter Your Life with Storage Solutions

As we've seen, many excellent reasons exist for renting a storage unit. From personal items to college belongings, vehicles, collectibles, and seasonal items, among others, storage units come in very handy. They are an easy, convenient, and affordable way to de-clutter your life, home, or dorm room. If you're looking for storage units near you, you'll most likely find a Storage Solutions storage location nearby. Reserve your storage unit online or if you need further information, contact one of our expert managers! If you are looking for more information check out our comprehensive guide on self-storage!