Self-Storage: Keeping Your Things Safe

Two Surprising Ways You Can Use a Self-Storage Unit

Here are some ways that you can utilise a storage unit that may not have occurred to you before.

You can use it as a storage place for extra household goods

Many people put away extra household goods and long-life foods so that they can use them if some disaster happens. If you would love to do this but you don't have a pantry and have very few kitchen cabinets or other storage spaces in your home, then you might think that it would be impossible for you to take this precaution. This is not the case. You can stock up on supplies, rent a unit and leave them in it until they're required. The only stipulation most storage business owners have regarding the keeping of these items on their premises is that their customers should not put any fresh or semi-fresh items in their units, as when these spoil, they can cause sanitation and pest issues.

If you rent a unit with the aim of using it in this way, you should choose a facility that takes very little time for you to get to from your home, as this will ensure that if the emergency that results in you needing to access this 'pantry' affects your ability to travel, you can still reach the facility and pick up your items.

You can use it to store any big pieces of art you make

Whilst most artists dream of selling their artwork to galleries or private collectors, the reality is that many items that artists make remain unsold for years (or even forever). If you're an artist and have created lots of items that are, as of yet, unsold and that are occupying far too much space in your studio or other rooms of your home, you should put these pieces of art in a storage unit. This will not only leave you with a more spacious art studio (and home in general) but will also serve as a much safer storage place for these items, as the unit's stable humidity and controllable temperature levels will mean the artwork won't get destroyed by being left in a damp room with unpredictable temperatures. This, in turn, will mean that if a collector or gallery expresses an interest in buying your art in the future, you can ensure that the sale won't fall through as a result of the artwork no longer being in good condition.