Creative Ways to Use Your Self Storage Unit

Creative Ways to Use Your Self Storage Unit

A self storage unit can be an absolute lifesaver for clearing up valuable space in your home. Using a self storage unit wisely might mean that you can clear out your garage to use for actually parking your car or freeing up space for a home gym. You can also free up much-needed space in your loft and shed, or even clear out a clutter-filled room for a new baby.  But a storage unit doesn’t have to simply be an overflow area, crammed full of odds and ends. Many people are using their self storage unit for a specific purpose, all while still freeing up precious space in their home. In our blog, we’ll walk you through creative ways to use your self storage unit.

Art studio

Professional and amateur artists alike know how much space art supplies and materials can take up in your home. From canvasses to easels to paints, brushes, pencils, charcoal and palettes, you ideally want a room in your home designated as an art studio. However, many people do not have an extra room in their home that they can use for this purpose.

A self storage unit is the perfect answer. Whether you need somewhere to sketch, paint or throw pottery, a climate-controlled self storage unit makes the perfect art studio where you can focus on your craft, with everything you need all in the same room.

Display a collection

For whatever reason, many people are fascinated with collectables. Some collect comic books, antique toys, vinyl records, music or sports memorabilia. An avid collector can soon find that their collection has grown to include so many items that it’s a struggle to find space for all of them in the home.

A self storage unit is the perfect place to keep your valuable collections. You can easily add cases or shelves to your unit in order to display your collection. Our self storage units are monitored 24 hours a day by security, so you can be sure your items are always safe.

Craft or sewing room

Crafting and sewing are hugely popular and rewarding hobbies that many people enjoy. Unfortunately, these hobbies require a lot of materials and tools. Sewing machines, die cutting machines, paper and scrapbooking stashes can easily fill up an entire wardrobe or room in no time. You also want a good amount of space to work on your creations, so a large table is ideal.

Not all spare bedrooms have room for all of these items, making a self-storage unit ideal. Crafters and sewing enthusiasts can set up the self storage unit just the way they like so they can work away for hours!

Sporting goods storage and workshop

Sports and outdoor activities are a huge part of many people’s lives. From cycling to skateboarding to kayaking, people love to stay active. Sometimes it can be difficult to find space in your home for storing these items, especially if you don’t have a garage or live in a flat.

A self storage unit will provide the space to store your various sporting goods and all the items that go along with them. You can also even have space to work on your equipment, ideal for carrying out repairs or upgrades on your items.

Hobby business storage

In recent years, buying and selling items on eBay or from boot fairs has grown in popularity. People see it as an easy and fun way to make some extra money and encounter interesting items along the way. Sometimes people accumulate a lot of items, or purchase large groups of items all at once, which means it can be difficult to find storage space at home.

For those who enjoy buying and selling items found on eBay or at boot fairs, a self storage unit is the perfect place to store the items while you are waiting for them to sell. You don’t have to worry about them getting damp or damaged in places like the shed or loft, and they’re out of your way until someone is ready to buy them.

Seasonal wardrobe

If you’re a bit of a fashion lover, you know how much space clothes can take up. You might find your clothing collection outgrowing your wardrobe and taking over other storage areas in the home. And on top of this, you’ll also have items that you only wear during certain seasons, with bulkier winter coats and jumpers taking up a lot of space.

A self storage unit can easily be transformed into overflow clothing storage. By using portable clothing rails and plastic storage tubs, you can store seasonal clothing while it’s not in use, leaving your wardrobe free to fill up with new clothes!

To find out how our self storage services can accommodate your needs, get in touch with us today!

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