Self-storage units are incredibly versatile. Many people think they are used exclusively by businesses for holding stock and equipment or people moving house that need somewhere to keep their larger belongings while they redecorate. While these are popular reasons to hire a self-storage unit, there are many other ways to benefit from having a secure storage facility.
Here at the Weston Centre, we provide self-storage solutions to fit any project – you’d be surprised at the different ways people use our storage units! Here are five unexpected benefits that come with renting a self-storage unit
1. Reclaim your Spare Room
Minimalism is all the rage when it comes to modern living, but it’s not a luxury we all have. From Christmas decorations for the winter, camping equipment and bikes for the summer, and a whole load of other items we use sporadically, much of our houses are taken up with putting things aside for the few weeks or months of the year that we actually use them. With a self-storage unit, you can keep those bulkier seasonal items somewhere out of sight and perfectly secure. From gardening tools to that ten-foot Santa inflatable you just had to have, you can store it with us until you need it again, freeing up space in your home.
2. Grow Your Ecommerce Space
Whether you sell on Etsy or eBay, or through a dedicated online storefront, you need somewhere to keep your stock for delivering to your customers. While many ecommerce entrepreneurs start off holding stock in their spare room, attic, or garage, this can make life difficult at home. Not only are you clogging up your house with inventory, it becomes impossible to separate work from home life. With a self-storage unit at the Weston Centre Business Hub, you can do just that. Not only can you free up space at home, you can do so at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own commercial premises. With flexible contracts and self-storage units available in sizes from 10 sq ft to 250 sq ft, you can expand your storage space alongside your business.
3. Signed for Deliveries
If you are running a small business alongside your day job, you can’t always be at home to receive deliveries from your suppliers. At the Weston Centre, we can accept and sign for any packages on your behalf, sending you a text or email notification once they arrive.
4. A Home for Your Hobby
It’s great to have a hobby – something to take you away from the daily grind. Of course, as your interest in a hobby grows, so too does the amount of space it takes up. With a self-storage unit, space is no longer a problem. You can use your unit as a personal retreat to engage in your hobby, be it painting miniatures, furniture restoration, or anything in between. If you are a collector, what better place to keep your vinyl records, comic books, vintage teapots, or other collectables than a secure unit with 24/7 CCTV surveillance. You can also use your unit to store bulkier equipment for certain pursuits such as golf, horse-riding, fishing and more.
5. Flexible Self-storage Solutions
Many of our self-storage customers are surprised at just how flexible we are. We offer short-term contracts as brief as one month in length, and these simply roll over to the following month for as long as you need them. If you no longer require your storage space, all we need if 14 days’ notice before you clear out and stop paying for the unit. Likewise, if the amount of storage space you need changes, we can upgrade or downsize your unit accordingly, so you are only ever paying for the space you use.