How Does Self Storage Work?

How does self storage work? Click to read more on our article on how to get started with Apex Self Storage.

Many people will need self storage at least once throughout their life, whether they are moving house, downsizing or require space for business stock, and it is most likely that it isn’t something you will know too much about until you need it. 

Most first-time self storage users will wonder how the process works. In this article, we will clear your mind of uncertainty with a simple guide that answers your question: how does self storage work?

What is self storage?

The clue is in the name. Self storage is a service that allows individuals or companies to rent storage space, usually because they have run out of space at home or need to store their belongings in a safe and secure place for protection. 

Self storage offers many amenities and facility benefits. Each company may specialise in different areas and provide specific benefits, but all storage companies should provide basic requirements such as security, clean surroundings and good accessibility. Renting self storage is an affordable option to seeking additional space with the added benefits of expertise and removal support.

Who would require self storage?

People often require self storage to store their belongings flexibly, such as moving house and needing space to keep furniture safe as they move to and from properties. Self storage is great for home renovation projects, decluttering or perhaps just the need for more space at home. It is also great for students who want to store items between terms. 

Self storage has a solution for everyone. Businesses can utilise self storage as additional stock space, a location to run an online company or a place to keep seasonal equipment and old documents that require keeping and protecting for legal purposes. Whatever the need, we all need more space from time to time.

How to rent self storage space

Renting a storage space is straightforward but may feel worrisome when you first learn the process. At Apex Self storage, we have created a simple guide to get started.

Location, location, location

Location is an essential consideration. While it shouldn’t be the deciding factor, different areas will charge different prices. It is nice to choose somewhere close to home for easier access. However, if you can travel for a better price, it is worth thinking about.

What size storage do you require?

The size of your storage unit is the main factor in determining costs in line with your budget. You need to think about whether you will need to access the items you are storing – if so, you might want to consider a big space and create a walkway to get around. If you only have a small number of items, a smaller space, to begin with, is the best option – you won’t want to overspend on space you don’t necessarily need.

Time to move in!

Self storage units are incredibly flexible – depending on numbers, you will most likely be able to move in at any time that suits you. Storage companies often offer removal services to help support the move, units or shelving space to help organise your unit to your taste. Our team of experts are always on hand to help.

How Apex Self Storage can help you

We will not tie you into a lengthy contract or charge you for space you don’t need. As long as we have the availability, you can transfer to a bigger or smaller unit as and when you need to, at no extra cost. Get in touch to find out more.