10+ Benefits of Self Storage

In the bustling landscape of modern commerce, space is at a premium. Each product that is sold or bought needs to be stored in a place that is secure and accessible. It’s for this reason that many businesses and asset holders are exploring self storage as an option to store their most valuable possessions. 

But that’s not the only reason why self storage is increasingly being utilised. For businesses and people with goods to store, self storage can offer a wide range of advantages. With this in mind, Lödige Industries’ handy guide will give you all the reasons why self storage units could be the right storage option for you. So, without further ado, let’s explore 10 benefits of self storage for you and your business.

1. Affordability

First of our benefits to self storage is affordability. Self storage can be a highly cost-effective solution for people and businesses who are otherwise faced with costly expansions or rental agreements. This is particularly the case if a business has some surplus equipment, stock or documentation that needs to be stored but does not necessarily need to be on hand. Likewise, if a family plans to store belongings away from their home, but does not want to face the outlay involved with larger living spaces.

2. Convenience

The next benefit of self storage units is convenience. For all reputable providers, self storage is designed to be a smooth process, making sure that each unit is easy to get to and simple to operate. Typically, self-storage units will be located in an area that is conveniently located, perfect for quick drop-off and pick-up of items. In the case of drive-up units, this means that users can drive right up to the door of the unit to retrieve their items. Meanwhile, indoor units, which are often found in secure buildings, come in various sizes, catering to those who need anything from a small box to a large room.

3. Flexibility

In a similar vein, self storage units can provide much-needed flexibility for users going through periods of transition or relocation. Ideally, this would not just be true of the physical storage size, but also of the lease term or contract. For instance, indoor and portable self-storage units come in various sizes, catering to those who need anything from a small box to a large room.  Lease terms for these units are typically flexible, with options ranging from short-term month-to-month rentals to long-term contracts, allowing you to adjust your storage period based on your needs.

4. Security

When looking for a storage provider, security is naturally one of the main concerns. Luckily, self-storage units usually have a range of security measures designed to alleviate any concerns relating to the safety of stored goods. Some of the security features installed in modern self-storage units may include CCTV cameras, gated access, individual unit alarms and more, depending on what type of self-storage unit you go for. Many storage centres also offer on-site security, to offer an additional layer of security. 

5. Peace of mind

To follow on, the security measures that self-storage units provide mean that you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing your goods are safe. After all, the last thing you’ll want when going through a period of change is the thought that your possessions may be in danger. Self-storage units with good security measures and good flexibility will give you the time and space you need to carry on with day-to-day tasks hassle-free.

6. Seasonal storage

For businesses who are looking after goods that rotate based on seasonality, self-storage units are the perfect way to ensure that the assets are kept safe. These items may include holiday decorations, summer sports equipment and clothing. In some cases, you may be able to take advantage of flexible rental agreements that change depending on the season. However, this is not always offered and will depend on the provider in question.

7. Scalability

Sometimes, businesses with physical assets grow too fast for their owned space to catch up. As such, there may be a time when a lack of space is preventing them from expanding to their full potential. Here, self-storage units can tide such businesses over until they can find a place that can meet their ambitions. And, when they do find adequate space, it should be easy to retrieve these items

8. Support for downsizing

In contrast to businesses experiencing rapid growth, there are also instances where downsizing is a strategic decision. Whether this is due to economic factors, changes in market demand, or restructuring efforts, businesses may find themselves needing to reduce their physical footprint. Here, self-storage units offer a practical solution for temporarily storing excess inventory, equipment, or furnishings until they can be repurposed or liquidated. Or, if fortunes change, and they need to expand again, businesses can easily explore the self-storage route once more.

9. Decluttering your existing space

By going down the self-storage route and removing items you don’t need, you’ll declutter your existing space in the process. This means you’ve got more room in your home or office. Not only will this make your living or working environment more organised and functional, it can also have a positive impact on your mental health and wellbeing. Being surrounded by a chaotic and disorganised living or working space can add to a feeling of unproductivity and stress.

10. Protection from the environment

Last but not least on our list of benefits of self-storage units is protection from the outside environment. With the help of climate control and pest control measures, your valuables will be kept free from interference. While not all self-storage units offer climate control, those that do could prove vital if you are in possession of delicate goods that are sensitive to extreme temperature fluctuations. Such items may include electronics, furniture, or antiques. Climate-controlled units are equipped with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that regulate temperature and humidity levels. This ensures that they are kept in optimal conditions year-round.

What are the benefits of self storage? 

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