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The most common reasons for using self-storage

October 9, 2015     Moving house Organisation Self Storage

Whether you’re a homeowner, a student or a business leader, there are many times when you might benefit from a little additional storage space in a secure, flexible environment. The popularity of self-storage facilities like YourStore continues to rise, as customers from all walks of life wake up to the benefits of our services. Here are some of the most common reasons for using self-storage and the popular ways in which our customers are using self-storage facilities to protect their belongings and make the most of their living and working space.

Top reasons for using self-storage

Moving house

Moving house can be a stressful time, particularly when it comes to boxing up all of your worldly goods and transferring them to your new home. If there’s a gap between the date when you have to leave your old home and the day you move into your new one, self-storage can be a vital tool in keeping your belongings safe and secure while you’re roughing it at a hotel or in the spare room of a charitable friend or relative. Even if you do manage to get the dates lined up, you might wish to use self-storage to stagger the moving in process for a more relaxed experience.

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The moving process can be even more complicated if you’re moving to a smaller property than the one you’re leaving. The benefits of downsizing are manifold, but the hassle and heartache of sifting through your belongings can be a major drawback. Long-term storage can help you to stick to the essentials for your new place, while buying time to sort out your valuables at a pace that suits you.


If you’re planning a mid to long-term travel experience – such as studying abroad or finally realising your dream of driving across America – dragging your belongings along with you can be as expensive as it is impractical. Leaving your valuables in storage while you’re away is a cost effective way of cutting down on your baggage while ensuring you don’t have to start from scratch when you get back.

Business storage

If you have limited office or retail space, self-storage can be a lifeline when it comes to storing vital paperwork, additional stock and equipment. With excellent levels of security, a clean, dry environment and easy vehicle access for transporting bulk and heavy goods, self-storage offers many benefits for businesses of all sizes.

Tools and equipment

If your garage or workstation is overloaded with tools and equipment that you don’t necessarily use on a regular basis, using self storage can be a convenient way to place them in a secure environment where you can access them as and when you need them. One of our premier units can easily contain heavy machinery and larger pieces of equipment.

Trading and distribution

If you run an online or market business, a self-storage warehouse can make an excellent base of operations for keeping your goods safe and secure while they await sale or shipping. Our affordable costs, high security and easy access make it easy to work our storage options into your business model without breaking the bank.

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There are the most common reasons for using self-storage, but you may have a more specialists requirement – storing antiques or collections, for example. At YourStore Exeter we’re happy to accommodate any special requirements you might have if we can. Whatever you need storage for, contact us today and a member of our team will be happy to take you through your options.

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