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In this article, we discuss how renting a self-storage unit could be the perfect solution for you.

Why Do I Need A Self-Storage Unit?

Jan 11, 2022


Self-storage comes in handy for people from all walks of life. Renting a self-storage unit can be the solution to many organisational problems. For example, if you’re looking for self-storage, you could require room for commercial, industrial or personal reasons.

This article will outline the many reasons why someone would benefit from a storage unit. Looking into self-storage services will open your eyes to a new level of organisation that assists with home-movers and businesses.

For Homeowners:

1. Moving Home

Moving to a new home is always an exciting time in life. However, stress levels can be through the roof. Hiring a self-storage unit can decrease so much worry during your move. Especially if you’re selling your house, storing belongings allows you to stage your home effectively.

Storing while moving gives you a stress-free crossover of bringing materials to the new place. Keeping items in a storage unit means that they are ready to be transported without worrying about getting them out of the house.

2. Decluttering The Home

Hoarding is almost inevitable; however, it’s essential to watch for when it gets too far. For example, when you notice the number of items growing around the house, it might be time to look into self-storage.

For example, you might have increased your collection of clothes over the past few years. There’s no reason you have to sell it all - keep any items that you wish to keep in a safe and secure storage unit.

3. Seasonal Items

Whether it be ski equipment, kayaks, surfboards, warm clothing or more, many items don’t need to be in the house throughout the year. Using a self-storage unit will allow you to keep the off-season belongings in a safe place until you need them again.

4. Renovating A House

Whether you’re looking into decorating or renovating your home, you may need to have some items removed. A temporary self-storage solution will be vital in ensuring your project doesn’t damage your belongings.

Furthermore, if you’re looking to downsize to a smaller home, a self-storage unit could be a great option too. A cosier home doesn’t mean you must sacrifice your precious possessions - with a storage unit; you can have your cake and eat it too.

5. Work-From-Home Arrangement

In the age of COVID, many are considering the possibility of working from home. While this pattern can suit many, particularly those who live far away, this means more items in the house.

You may need to dedicate some space in your home to a workstation, which could mean certain items have to go. A self-storage unit will be the perfect way you make room for your brand new home office.

For Business Owners:

1. Security

Having a business requires security. Whether for protecting your products or confidentiality, a self-storage unit can give you peace of mind. A well-established storage facility will have a gated facility, 24/7 CCTV surveillance and modern & dry facilities.

With accessibility during the night and day, you should be able to access your items whenever you need them.

2. Excess Stock

In continuation to the above, COVID has changed how we see business. Companies must adapt how they operate with so many people working from home. Stock, for example, can be kept in self-storage while employees can access the excess stock when they need to during work-from-home.

Many businesses may keep seasonal stock for Christmas, Halloween and other times of the year. If storage at your place of work isn’t sufficient, renting a storage unit can make sure you have adequate products for when those festive seasons are around the corner.

Bringing on a system where stock for items is kept in a secure location where individuals can access them with minimal contact.

3. Documentation

Sensitive information requires security. A storage unit is going to provide the perfect setting for confidential documents. The HR files are some of the most important to any business as they contain employee personal information. With the extensive security measures, self-storage facilities assure businesses that everything is secure.

SafeGuard Storage Can Make Your Life Stress-Free and Secure

SafeGuard Storage offers a range of storage solutions for personal lives and businesses. You’ll be in the best hands with our on-site managers and their highly-experienced team of advisors. We offer a wide range of storage options throughout New Zealand, including self-storage units in Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Gisbourne, Nelson, Waihi or New Plymouth.

Our self-storage units are the perfect location for business owners for all of the above reasons. We pride ourselves on offering a securely gated location and studded with 24/7 CCTV surveillance. Rent with confidence at SafeGuard Storage, knowing that your business’ products will be safe.

We have small, medium or large safe and secure units depending on what you need. We have three locations within Hamilton, including storage lock-ups in Te Rapa, Melville, Hillcrest and Frankton. Our friendly staff will find a unit that fits the needs of your situation.

Whether you are after business storage, vehicle storage or affordable storage, our easily accessible units are available for short term or long term storage. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team is more than happy to go through your current storage situation and find the correct unit size. In addition, we are very experienced and can figure out how to ensure your clutter is no longer a problem.