Self storage units can be used to temporarily keep safe almost any type of item, but perhaps the most frequently stored is furniture.
Whether you are relocating, undergoing a renovation or having extra people stay – there are several valid purposes for moving your furniture into a storage unit.
Relocating is perhaps the most common reason for which a person chooses to use storage. Whether it be retirement, moving homes, downsizing an office space or moving to university – there comes a time in most people’s lives when they will have to move their belongings elsewhere. Bulky furniture is not always an easy item to move quickly, and secure storage is, therefore, a viable option for many in such situations.
2. House renovations
When having your house redecorated or renovated, it might be useful to place expensive items, like furniture, into storage. This is particularly useful if you do not have a garage, loft or spare room where you can move things while other rooms are undergoing maintenance.
Dust coverings are often just not good enough to protect your costly furniture from paint splatters, which can end up costing you a pretty penny in the long-run to repair damaged items.
Moreover, the people working in your home will certainly appreciate the extra space to move around when carrying out their jobs.
3. Family inheritances
Whether it be a vintage table or a grandfather clock, you might wish to store family heirlooms that you have inherited but have no current space for, or you may want to pass on your own furniture on to family members in the future.
4. Other people moving in
There could come a time when you have to share your home with more people than you expected – your parents might reach an older age where you need to take care of them, or your children may be moving back from university. Whatever the situation, you could end up with double the furniture and half the space! Self storage, therefore, helps solve this problem, freeing up some much-needed space so that you can enjoy your time together with your loved ones.
5. Showcasing your house
Most of us wouldn’t buy a house if it was covered in clutter, because the space appears smaller and messier than it actually is. As such, it’s a good idea to have a temporary clear out before getting your estate agent round to take photos and listing your home on the market.
An ideal short-term solution is to place your possessions in storage, leaving you with a spacious, empty home that is much more likely to appeal to any would-be home buyers.
6. Furniture restoration
A little on the niche side, but a valid reason nonetheless, some people choose to store furniture in a short-term storage unit with the intention of restoring the pre-loved pieces themselves and then selling them onto vintage furniture lovers. Besides, our self storage units could even double-up as a restoration workshop (provided you keep it clean and in its original condition) – it’s a win-win!
A professional Storage Company in Dartford
Matthew James Removals & Storage is a professional storage company in Dartford, which has a large number of secure, clean, dry storage units in its UK depot warehouse. Our units are CCTV and alarm protected and monitored 24/7, giving you total peace of mind that your belongings are kept safe. Only you will have access to your unit, right up until the day you decide you want to collect your belongings.