How Does Self Storage Work?

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7th August 2023 Silo Storage No Comments

How Does Self Storage Work?

Are you in need of extra space and a secure place to store your belongings? Self storage offers the perfect solution! 

At Silo Storage, we are dedicated to ensuring that it’s as easy as possible for you to create more space around your home and workplace. 

In this article, we’ll explore the ins and outs of how self storage works and explain how it can be used to cater to all your storage needs (no matter how big or small) in ways that suit your lifestyle and your budget.

How Does Self Storage Work?

It’s remarkably easy to arrange secure storage for your business or personal items. At Silo Storage, all it takes is just five simple steps. We’ve outlined these below. Follow them and you’ll soon be ready to enjoy all the space you’ve always wanted at home or in your workspace – while still being able to access your stored items whenever you need to.

Step 1 Choosing the Right Storage Unit Size 

The first step is to determine the size of storage space you require. This will depend on how much stuff you need to store and the size of the items you want to place in your storage unit. The key here is to find a unit with enough space to fit your stored items safely, without paying for space you don’t need.

At Silo Storage we’ve made this incredibly easy by providing an online storage space estimator. If you’re still unsure, contact our friendly staff. We will gladly assist you in selecting the perfect size storage unit, based on the items you plan to store. 

Step 2 Renting a Storage Unit

At Silo Storage, we offer a variety of unit sizes, so you can choose one that fits your belongings and budget. Once you’ve identified the type and size of unit you need, simply head on over to our secure online booking page. Select your desired unit and reserve it. It’s as simple as that! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to our friendly staff. We will guide you through the rental process, explain the available options and assist you in finding the perfect unit.

Step 3 Organising Your Storage Unit

Proper organisation of your storage unit makes accessing your belongings hassle-free. A great way to approach this is to create a rough map of the layout before you begin moving in. 

Particularly in large storage units, place the items you’re more likely to need, closer to the front of the unit and leave pathways for easy access to items at the back. Keep boxes and/or stored items away from the walls of the unit to protect them from condensation. 

Consider using shelves or pallets to keep your belongings off the floor and maximise the use of vertical space. Feel free to reach out to our team for helpful tips on efficient storage unit organisation.

Step 4 Packing & Moving In

When you’ve booked and planned out your unit,  it’s time to pack and move your belongings. Start by making an inventory of everything you pack into your unit, include it’s location inside the unit and/or the box number that it is packed into.

Keep copies of the inventory inside the unit near the door and at your home or office, so you can easily locate items as and when you need them. Label your boxes for easy identification, do not overfill boxes, and place heavier items at the bottom to avoid damage to delicate items.

Use only sturdy professional moving boxes and packing materials to protect your items during transportation and storage. You’ll find all the packing supplies you need at our well-stocked onsite box stores.

Step 5 Paying for Your Self Storage Unit

Payment for self storage is typically done on a monthly basis. At Silo Storage, we offer flexible rental terms, with no lock-in contracts, making it easy to manage your storage expenses. 

We believe that transparent and straightforward payment processes are essential for a positive storage experience, which is why we quote unit prices upfront. Take a look at our unit listings for up to date prices on all our units. 

If you’re at all unsure, get in touch with our friendly team today. We will gladly assist you in choosing a unit that aligns with your needs and your budget, and help you to set up hassle-free automatic payments.

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Advantages Of Self Storage

Security & Peace Of Mind

Worried about whether or not your valuable possessions and business assets will be safe in storage? You can rest assured when you store at Silo Storage. 

Security is our top priority, which is why we ensure that our facilities are equipped with advanced security systems, including 24/7 CCTV surveillance, secure electronic access control, floodlights, electronic gates, security fencing and on-site staff (on some sites). So, you can store with confidence, knowing that your belongings are well-protected at all times.

24/7 Access To Your Stored Items

There’s nothing worse for storers than the frustration of not being able to access your stored items when you need them. That’s why at Silo Storage we’ve ensure that you have 24/7 access to your storage unit. 

Whether you need to retrieve a forgotten item on the weekend or access important business documents after hours, our state-of-the-art keypad and mobile app access control systems allow you to safely access stored items whenever you need to. These systems also allow you to set up multiple profiles and providing alerts when your unit is accessed. 

Wide Variety Of Purpose-Built Storage Units

Need a small storage unit to store your stuff for the short term? Or a miniwarehouse to manage and maintain your business inventory? Or anything in between? Silo Storage has you covered. 

You’re sure to find your ideal self storage solution from among our diverse range of storage spaces. With sizes ranging from 9m2 (half-garage) to 63m2 (triple garage), we’ve got the ideal storage solution to suit your business, personal and vehicle storage needs.

Ample Clearance For Easy Loading & Vehicle Storage

Got something big to store, such as a boat, RV, truck or heavy-duty vehicle? With 3.0m high ceilings and 7m wide driveways, it’s easy to fit a huge variety of vehicles into our drive up units. Plus we have outdoor parking storage available for extra large vehicles.

These spacious units are also great for storing bulky and heavy items such as solid wood furniture, safes, workshop equipment and much more. Removal vans can drive right up, making loading and unloading much easier.

Electricity & Lighting – So You Can Do Much More Than Just Store

All our storage units are fitted with individual power outlets and lights. So, you can add climate control units to create a space suitable for storage of sensitive items such as paperwork, artworks, antiques, collectibles, and more.

Plus, with lighting and power, you’ll be free to use your unit any way you want, whether as a storage space, workshop, office, study area or space to pursue your hobby, the options are endless.

Declutter & Organise Your Home or Workspace

By keeping items you don’t frequently use in a storage unit, you can create a more spacious and inviting living area. Declutter your living or working space, creating a more organised and stress-free atmosphere without having to sell or give away anything you hold dear.

Flexible Rental Terms

At Silo Storage we aim to provide you with a seamless storage experience no matter how much your needs change. That’s why we’ve made it easy to store as much or as little as you like for as long or short a time as you need with our flexible rental options. 

We offer month-to-month storage with no lock-in contracts, allowing you to adjust your storage duration and unit size as your needs change.

Business Storage Solutions

Self storage is an excellent option for businesses looking to store excess inventory, documents, and equipment, and free up valuable space. Use our self storage facilities for off-site storage, or rent a purpose-built unit and store and operate your business from a single convenient location.

Storage For Downsizing & Life Transitions

During life changes, such as moving, downsizing, or renovating, self storage offers a secure place to keep your belongings until needed. Whether you’re relocating to a smaller space or undergoing a major life event, you can store your belongings in our secure self storage units until your new (or refurbished) space is ready.

Seasonal Storage

Why struggle through a mound of Christmas decorations, snow-gear and seasonal sports equipment, or squeeze past holiday toys such as jetskis, surfboards, windsurfers and trailers whenever you’re trying to get into the garage or shed? 

Store seasonal items safely in your self storage unit during their off-season, and keep your home uncluttered. And, since all Silo Storage units have individual power and lighting, you can easily add climate control systems to preserve the quality of your seasonal items until you need them again.

Vehicle Storage

With parking always at a premium, and vehicle security a constant concern, it’s good to know that there’s a safe, secure affordable alternative to street or arcade parking. 

With Silo Storage offering secure indoor and outdoor parking for a variety of vehicle types including jet skis, RVs, cars, boats and trailers (to name just a few) at very affordable prices, you’ll never have to worry about parking again. 


In conclusion, self storage is a versatile and convenient solution for all your storage needs. At Silo Storage, we strive to make your storage experience smooth and worry-free. 


Whether you need extra space for personal or business use, our self-storage units are here to help you declutter, organise, and secure your belongings. Embrace the advantages of self storage and transform the way you manage your space. Start by booking your storage unit online or reaching out to the friendly team at Silo Storage today!