Pretty much everyone has a requirement for additional storage space. Because of this, many people have turned their garages and other rooms they don’t use into extra storage space. But even these storage spaces are often full of things that are too valuable to be thrown away. Squab Storage can help you store your valuables in a way that is both secure and affordable. 

If you rent a self-storage unit, you will not have to cram everything you own into your living space any longer. In addition to meeting your requirements for storage space, storage units are also an excellent choice when moving to a new home or remodelling your current home. A self-storage unit is probably the safest, most convenient, and most cost-effective place for you to keep your things. This is the case regardless of whether you need additional space in your home, are planning to move, or are in the middle of a renovation project and need to store your belongings.

Let’s look a bit closer at self-storage, what it is, how to use it, and some other questions you may have about it. 


What is meant by self-storage?

A self-storage unit is storage space or a unit you rent from a storage company such as Squab Storage. This type of storage is referred to as “self-storage.” Within a storage facility, units of various sizes, purposes, and amenities exist. 

What is the point of self-storage?

Self-storage is becoming increasingly popular as more people learn about its many uses and the many benefits it can offer. The following is a list of some of the most common reasons why people rent out self-storage units:

Declutter: You will have to get rid of some things if you choose to live a minimalist lifestyle or if you plan to clear your cupboards. Because we all invest sentimental value in our items, accomplishing this task can be challenging. Self-storage allows you to keep your most prized possessions close at hand while freeing up a significant amount of space in your home. 

Many people downsize from larger houses to more compact apartments or flats. Bringing furniture and appliances into your new home, on the other hand, is frequently impractical. The solution to this problem is to rent a storage unit. As you can never be sure when you will need them again, you could keep them in a secure location so that you can retrieve them without worrying about their safety or the state they will be in.

Moving house: Moving house can be difficult. There’s packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking. You might have to stay somewhere else, or some of the house might be out of reach. Storage units will keep your household items and possessions safe and secure until you can move them.

Renovation work: If you have any renovation or remodelling work done on your property, you may want to consider putting furniture and belongings from that part of the house into self-storage while the work is being done. This will keep them safe, free of damage and dust, and give you more space to work around. 

Business storage: Businesses can also benefit from storage units, which offer various uses and come in handy in multiple situations, including as a distribution centre, a warehouse for excess stock, and a repository for outdated business documents. You could even make use of it as a storage room for old pieces of office furniture and equipment while you wait to either sell it or relocate it to another location.


Can you go in and out of a storage unit?

You have access to your storage unit at Squab Storage every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, if you are storing crates, please be aware that to access your unit, you will need to give us a notice at least two business days in advance. This is because we will need to locate your container and place it in one of our loading bays.

What are the benefits of self-storage units?

So, you know what self-storage is, the purpose of a self-storage unit and how you can access your self-storage with Squab Storage, but what is the benefit of using a self-storage unit? Why choose this method of storing your belongings rather than leaving them in your garage or a shed?

Space: Renting a self-storage unit provides additional space to store your belongings. Units are available in many sizes, allowing you to find the perfect match for your specific requirements.  Your storage unit can accommodate virtually anything you need to put there, from furniture to wardrobe boxes to seasonal knickknacks.

Protection from the environment: The unit will shield your belongings from the elements, including rain, snow, wind, and sun. When you store furniture or other items susceptible to damage from the weather, this is an especially important consideration.  In addition, if you are concerned about rodents or other animals gaining access to your storage space, you should know that most self-storage facilities have safety precautions in place to prevent this from occurring.

Easy access: Renting a self-storage unit gives you convenient access to all of your belongings. This is particularly important if you need something urgently. You can drive up to your unit, unload your belongings and drive away.

Value for money: Self-storage unit rentals are also available at very reasonable prices. The price of the unit will vary depending on its size, but the majority of units are very reasonably priced. If you are working with a limited budget and do not have enough money to hire a moving company or buy a storage shed, this is an excellent alternative for you to consider.

Security: Most self-storage facilities are covered by CCTV and/or security guards and secure locking facilities. This means that even your most valuable possessions are safe.