What is self-storage?

What is self-storage?


Whether you’ve accumulated too many items to fit in your home or you’re looking for something temporary, self-storage is a great option. What is self-storage? Self-storage is a fancy word for renting space that isn’t owned by you but through a company. Storage can be in the form of containers, lockers, a small garage, or a larger room.

The main benefit to self-storage is the ability to store items away from your home that you are not currently using for a small fee each month. Unlike a warehouse, your items will be stored in an area that only you or anyone else you give a key too, can access.

Depending on the facility, you’ll typically have a security guard and cameras that will show movement should you ever question the security of your unit.

The benefits of self-storage

  • As previously discussed, the main benefit of self-storage is the ability to store items in an exterior facility away from your home.
  • Cost-effective — instead of selling your home and purchasing something larger, which costs more over time, you can rent a storage unit for a fairly cheap price each month.

Most storage units cost anywhere from $25-$500 per month in rent. The more expensive options are usually for units that are larger or provide added benefits to tenants like 24/7 security guards.

  • Organization — another benefit you may not think about is the benefit of organizing your items. When you use a storage facility, you will likely organize things in tubs or boxes that are labeled and can be found at a later time easily.
  • Risk reduction — if you’re a business or operating with inventory out of your home, a self-storage unit will help you reduce the risk of sending your items to a large warehouse where items tend to get broken, not taken care of, and/or stolen/lost.

Edward Powell