There are more people using self-storage units than ever. As our lives become more complicated, there are more reasons than ever to rent out a self storage unit.
As experts in self storage, we have pulled together the top 8 reasons why many people choose self storage from Go Box Self Storage as their preferred means of storing their personal belongings..
Moving into a new home
To avoid losing a sale, people are increasingly moving out of their old home before moving into their new one. A self-storage unit is the perfect solution if that’s the case and you have nowhere to store your belongings. In addition, if you are downsizing, but don’t want to throw away or sell those bits and pieces quite yet, you can rent a self-storage unit while you decide what stays and what goes.
No space at home
Some people are reluctant to throw away possessions they no longer need, especially if they are still in good condition. They often want to hang onto things ‘just in case’ or because they plan to pass them on at some point. It might be an old wardrobe, a bike, a bed, Hi-Fi equipment or a bookcase. Getting on the housing ladder is very expensive, which is why many parents store furniture, etc., so their children will have something to fall back on when they make the jump and will need all the help they can get.
If you have builders coming and are worried about them damaging your precious furniture, then consider packing away all those important items. Also, when decorating yourself, get rid of anything that could be damaged or is getting in your way. Store them with us and we can assure you they’ll be ready for you when you are finished.
Baby on board
When you have a new addition on the way and need to clean out the spare bedroom, you don’t need to clear the decks and put everything on eBay. Definitely replace the spare bed with a cot, but store the spare bed in a self-storage unit, along with any furniture you don’t need. I’m sure you’ll need it soon anyway. You can always sell it if you change your mind.
Maybe you’ve been offered the chance to work away, maybe abroad for a year or two? If you own a property, you are likely to rent out your home whilst you’re gone. Many homeowners don’t want to leave all their keepsakes and heirlooms in the home. A self-storage unit will give you peace of mind whilst you are away.
Grass has been cut for the last time as summer gives way to autumn. Where should you put all the garden equipment and furniture? You might have bought an extra lounger, or decided to buy a larger table since everything was moved out of the shed or garage. As you won’t be using any of the items for months, storing them in a self-storage unit leaves you with some room in the garage and also helps protect your garden furniture.
Kids moved on?
If your children have left for university, you might want to change the layout of your home. The bedroom could be converted into a study or the child’s study into a television room. Some families will opt to turn their house into a B&B when they have extra space. You will almost certainly have furniture that you do not need but are hesitant to sell. Who knows, maybe they will come back!
It’s summertime for university students
During their stay at university, students will collect a variety of items. To name a few, they have a television, a laptop, a sofa, and their own bed. The summer term is over, so it’s unlikely that you’ll want to take everything home to your parents’ home, then bring everything back in September. Self-storage units near your university accommodation are an ideal solution if that’s the case It’s a small price to pay for a summer of peace and security.
How Do I Go About Organising Self Storage with Go Box?
There are a number of options- you can fill in our online order form or you can phone us and organise it over the phone. During this, we will organise when your self storage unit will be delivered and when your storage unit will be collected.
We Deliver, You Pack, We Store
Packing or moving doesn’t need to be stressful. At GoBox Self Storage, we offer great value self storage in the Greater Belfast area (stretching as far as Bangor, Lisburn, Crumlin, Templepatrick, Ballyclare and Carrickfergus). Our storage services have been specially designed to make your move simple, secure and convenient..it’s as simple as 1,2,3!
To book your storage solution, go to:
T: 028 9600 5005
NOTICE: We cannot store Food, Flammable Liquids (including Aerosols, Paints & Varnishes), Firearms or Illegal Substances.