The space that you rent is often called a ‘storage unit’ or ‘storage pod’ and they are usually in a purpose-built warehouse or storage facility (such as our very own local self-store, easethesqueeze.com). Occasionally self storage can come in the guise of lockable garages or shipping containers, but these tend to be cheaper, less secure self-store options.
Self Storage | a service that provides a place where you can securely store things and get them when you need them
Self-storage facilities usually rent space to tenants on a short-term basis (ie month-to-month or even week-to-week). This means that the amount of time you rent the storage unit for is normally quite flexibile, it could just be for a few weeks, or it could be for years, especially if it is being used for business purposes.
Storage units or rooms will come in various sizes depending on the facility. The standard size for a unit is normally 30 sq ft and this if for a industry standard wooden storage container. However, purpose-built storage can have units from as little as 10 sq ft to 320 sq ft in size, and everything in between! Does Self Storage Work for Students? Yes, it does! It can be a much cheaper and securer option than paying for your university room over the holidays or between term-times. It can also be an affordable option for students to keep their items safe whilst travelling. Find out more about Student Storage If you would like to find out more about self storage, get in touch with you local self-store facility and arrange an appointment to visit their facility or warehouse. All good self storage providers should allow you to do this and will be more than happy to show you the available storage space, as well as their additional services.