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The top reasons why people use self storage units

It seems like you can't go anywhere these days without seeing huge blocks of self storage units in every town and city. The reason for this is because self storage has become incredibly popular over the last decade and with space becoming more and more of a problem for many of us, it offers a simple and cost-effective solution.


What are the most common reasons why people use self storage units however?


Moving house


Moving house is rarely a simple or straightforward process and chances are that you or someone you know has needed somewhere to stay in between moves. Whether it's a couple nights in a hotel, a week or two with friends or short-term rental accommodation, fortunately, there are many options available. The problem is, if you have your own furniture what are you supposed to do with it during this transitional period?


This is a time when many people put their belongings into self storage. Quick, easy and secure, it allows you to move around hassle-free and it saves you lugging your furniture around with you wherever you go.




Renovating your home is an exciting, if not messy time. With builders coming and going, holes being drilled, things being torn apart and plenty of painting going on, this leaves furniture at risk of becoming damaged.


Rather than taking this risk, many people prefer to temporarily store their belongings in self storage. The added benefit of this is that as well as guaranteeing its protection, it also frees up a lot of space which makes it much easier to carry out any home improvements.


Lack of space


With house prices continuing to rise, many people can't afford to buy a house in the first place let alone upgrade to something bigger. This means that a lot of us are stuck with a house full of possessions but very little space to keep them in.


Self storage units offer valuable relief for those who find themselves in this situation because it means you can store excess furniture and belongings out of sight so you don't have to live in a cluttered home.


Business Storage


Self storage isn't just for personal use - a lot of companies use it too. Whether you've had to downsize your office or your business is growing too fast for your premises, having additional space is very handy. Paperwork, desks, chairs, printers and excess stock can all be neatly packed away until it can be used again.


Added security


Items of value are always a bit of a concern because you want to ensure that they don't get stolen. Self storage units are just one of the ways owners can protect their valuables from falling into the wrong hands because of the security involved. As well as being secured with incredibly strong locks, the addition of CCTV and security guards regularly patrolling the area means that self storage units are very safe and secure.


If you would like information about M Store’s self storage facilities, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help.