Top Reasons For Needing Self-Storage

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Top Reasons For Needing Self-Storage

At some point in our lives we’ve all needed a little extra space, whether it’s for important documents for your business or more room for your beloved possessions, a secure storage unit can be the solution.

After speaking to a selection of our clients, we’ve put together a few of their top reasons for needing self-storage and why they felt it was the best option for them.

  • Small businesses in need of more space

Instead of going to the hassle of renting an extra room or office purely to have space for company items and business materials, many small businesses instead prefer to use a storage unit. This gives them the opportunity to store the items and documents they need for their business without paying an extortionate fee for a bigger office.

  • Space for stock

The second of our reasons for needing self-storage is space for stock or business materials. Many businesses that have a small shop within a shopping mall or town centre don’t always have the space they need to store their extra stock. As mentioned above, renting a larger space in order to store additional items isn’t always an option – especially with the cost of commercial rent at an all-time high. Some businesses will often opt for a nearby storage unit for their stock instead.

  • Delays when moving home

If you’ve ever moved house, you’ll understand that the moving process isn’t always straight forward. At times, there can be delays between the sale of one house and the purchase of another which can lead to some people relying on temporary, furnished accommodation before moving into their new home. During this time, storage space is needed to store the entire contents of a home.

  • Limited space at home

Not every homeowner or tenant has the opportunity to buy or rent a larger home in order to have space for all their belongings and possessions. Whether items have been collected over several years or if you’ve just downsized and have limited room, signing up for a storage unit gives you the space you need without having to pay an expensive monthly fee.

  • Going to university

Finally, another of the top reasons for needing self-storage is students that are attending university. When going to university, many students are assigned a dorm with limited space for their belongings. Instead of leaving their things behind, some students use a secure storage unit to keep their possessions safe and ensure that they are easily accessible.

Are you in need of some extra space?

Regardless of your reasons for needing self-storage, at Big Box Small Box, we have a variety 50 storage units in different sizes that are ideal for personal and commercial use.

Our storage units are monitored 24/7 by CCTV cameras and are checked before and after they become occupied to ensure they are 100% secure. We have staff onsite during our opening hours that are available if needed and only a one month sign up is required to begin using a unit.

If you have any questions regarding our storage units or would like some advice on what size unit would be best for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

You can call our office on 01254 677902 or email us at and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

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