7 Key Benefits of Storage Units For Personal or Business Use
Since their introduction into Australia and New Zealand in the 1970s, storage facilities have become an essential resource for individuals, families and businesses in need of extra space to store their belongings.
If you have ever wondered what they are, what they’re used for, the different types of storage, and if they are right for you, keep reading below to find out the many benefits of renting a storage unit.
What are self storage units?
The short answer is that self storage units provide individuals and businesses with safe and accessible spaces to store their belongings.
Storage units are usually contained within a larger building or facility with purpose-built lockable ‘units’ designed to safely and securely store goods, equipment, vehicles and more.
Functions of Storage Units
Storage facilities serve a wide range of purposes for individuals, families and business owners, including:
- Temporary storage during a move or renovation
- Seasonal storage for holiday decorations, sports equipment or gardening tools
- Business inventory storage for e-commerce sellers or small businesses
- Personal storage for individuals with limited living space
- Document and archive storage for businesses, legal firms or individuals with important records
- Vehicle storage for cars, motorcycles, boats or recreational vehicles.
Types of Storage Units
Storage units vary in sizes and types to accommodate different storage requirements, from units for storing small personal items and furniture (half garage) to warehouses (triple / quad garage) for managing and storing large inventories, and even, in some cases, spaces for storing large vehicles such as boats or earthmoving equipment.
Here are just a few examples of the different storage types you might find, in varying numbers and configurations, at a storage facility like Silo Storage silostorage.com.au.
- Self-storage units: By far the most common, these highly versatile units come in a variety of sizes usually less than 24m2 and are generally used by customers for storing personal belongings or business assets and archives.
- Warehouse storage: Large-scale storage spaces often utilised by businesses for bulk inventory or equipment storage, usually more than 24m2 in size.
- Document storage: Specialised facilities designed to store important documents securely. These facilities may include features such as insulation to maintain steady temperatures and prevent condensation, enhanced security measures like alarms and security cameras.
- Vehicle storage: A variety of spaces dedicated to storing vehicles of different types and sizes, including cars, motorcycles, boats, and RVs sizes from a single garage up to triple or quad garage.
We also have a comprehensive guide to help you decide how much storage space you need. You may wish to visit our article for more information.
Storage Units Features & Amenities
Storage facilities have come a long way from their humble beginnings when they were nothing more than rows of rudimentary garages. Moreover, modern storage facilities like Silo Storage offer a wide range of features and amenities designed to promote the safety and convenience of their users. Some of the things you can expect to find at Silo Storage include:
Offering state-of-the-art security such as CCTV surveillance systems, electronic pin pad controlled site access, security gates, and individually locked and alarmed units.
Power and lights in all units
Powered units make it possible to use wine fridges, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, battery chargers, computers and other devices in your storage unit to preserve and protect sensitive items from extreme temperatures, humidity, and other environmental factors.
There’s nothing worse than needing something from your storage unit and having to wait for business hours before you can access it. That’s why at Silo Storage you have secure 24/7 electronic access so you can retrieve or store your belongings at your convenience.
To ensure that you get the best possible customer service and added security we have on-site staff who are available during office hours.
The Benefits of Using Storage A Storage Unit
The benefits of having your own storage space are as many and varied as the people who use them. These benefits include:
Kinda obvious, right? But nonetheless, incredibly valuable. Once you’ve experienced the difference a storage unit can make to the space available at your home or office, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without one.
Temporary storage while moving or renovating
Storage facilities are great for use as temporary storage spaces to safely store your home or business contents while you move or refurbish. The cost-effective rates and flexibility to scale your unit size and extend your rental period as required, make storage facilities particularly popular amongst movers and renovators.
Security and Safety
Sometimes, you just can’t keep your valuable items safe at home or on your business premises. Perhaps you’re living in a share house or you need off-site storage for sensitive files, archives or back-ups? Or maybe there’s just no space left in the yard or garage where you can store your vintage or sports car, RV, boat, camper trailer or motorbike?
Storage facilities offer a purpose-built environment where you can safely and securely store vehicles, valuables and other belongings. Premium units like Silo Storage are protected by state-of-the-art security systems, minimising the risk of theft, damage or loss.
Flexibility & Scalability
Unlike other types of rented space, storage facilities offer a variety of sizes and types of storage space and most of them allow you to choose the size and type of unit that suits your needs. You can scale the size of unit up or down as your needs change and offer the flexibility to rent the space for short or long periods – even allowing you to extend your rental period when things don’t quite go according to plan.
Convenience & Accessibility
Silo Storage is also super easy to access. Only 2 min from the Princes Hwy, 5min from Wollongong CBD and right in the middle of the commercial area of Berkeley makes it extremely easy to access your stored items. Plus, your unit is accessible via secure electronic keypad passcodes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So, you can easily access your stored items, tools and vehicles as and when you need them.
Cost-effective Business Premises
Savvy business owners and tradespeople use storage facilities as cost-effective business premises and bases of operation, where they can manage their inventories, host meetings and conferences, and store tools, archives, equipment and seasonal items – all in one convenient space.
Need extra space at your home &/or office? Talk to Silo Storage today
If you’re looking to create more space around your home or office, for whatever reason, you’ll find a self storage solution to suit your needs at your local Silo Storage facility. To get a great deal on a premium secure unit reach out to the team at Silo Self Storage today.