What Is Self Storage?

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2nd August 2023 Silo Storage No Comments

What Is Self Storage?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by clutter at home or in your business? If so, this article is for you. 

Self-storage is the perfect solution to help you regain control and create a more organised life at home and work. At Silo Storage, we specialise in delivering exceptional storage solutions to clients from all walks of life across Australia. We’ll share more on exactly how we can help you live a clutter-free life later. But first, let’s take a moment to unpack exactly what we mean by self-storage and how it can transform the way you live and work.

What is self storage?

If you’re new to the world of storage, you’re probably wondering what self storage really means. Well it’s basically an umbrella term used to describe the service provided by storage facilities (take a look at our article on these) that allows individuals, businesses and/or organisations to rent secure, private storage spaces. 


Commonly known as storage units or lockers, these spaces can be used to store almost anything including documents and valuables, household contents, electronics and appliances, business inventory, tools and equipment, vehicles and much more. Purpose-built storage units, such as those you will find at Silo Storage facilities, are designed to keep your stored items safe and accessible for the duration of your rental period.

The Benefits of Storage

1. Security

At Silo Storage, we understand that your belongings are important to you, which is why we take security very seriously. Our facilities are monitored 24/7 by state-of-the-art CCTV surveillance cameras. Secure access control systems, individually locked units and on-site staff (on some sites) ensure your possessions are kept safe and sound. So you can  rest assured that your stored items are protected at all times.

2. Flexibility

Life is dynamic, and your storage needs may change over time. Our flexible rental options cater to your specific requirements with no minimum rental term and the ability to extend your lease for as long as is necessary. 


Plus, our storage solutions can be adapted to suit your life changes, giving you the freedom to choose the perfect unit size for your belongings, and you can easily upgrade or downsize as needed. 

3. Variety of Unit Types & Sizes

Whatever your storage needs, we’ve got you covered. From smaller garden shed-sized units to miniwarehouses, we have a wide variety of storage options to accommodate all your business, personal or vehicle storage requirements.

4. 24/7 Accessibility

For your convenience, we provide secure 24/7 access to your storage unit, allowing you to retrieve your items whenever you need them – even during late hours or on weekends. So, your stored belongings and/or vehicles are accessible according to your schedule, not ours.

5. Drive-Up Units

To ensure effortless loading and unloading, Silo Storage facilities offer drive-up units, with wide gates and driveways that accommodate almost all vehicle types, making your storage experience smooth and convenient. Simply drive your truck or van up to the unit and load or unload with ease.

6. Decluttering

If you dream of decluttering your home or workspace, you’ll love fresh new space you can create with a Silo Storage unit. Now you can hang on to your belongings, without overcrowding your space and create the perfect atmosphere to maximise productivity at work and optimise relaxation at home.

7. Organising & Archiving

Imagine easily finding the things you need when you need them? With Silo Storage, you’ll be able to store and archive any items you don’t need in a secure, easily accessible space and keep your home or office neat and tidy. With seasonal decor and sporting gear, business archives and surplus stock out of the way, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for and put it back in place when you’re done.

8. Moving house or business

When you’re moving to a new home or workspace, there’s a lot to think about, and plenty of stages at which plans can go awry. By placing your belongings in self storage while you move, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your household contents or business assets are kept safe and sound, no matter how smooth or rocky your move. 


At Silo Storage we provide an exceptional range of storage units to accommodate all sizes of moves and our flexible rental terms allow you to store your items for as long as you need to. So, for one low rate, you can ensure that your possessions are safely housed even if you have to rent for a while until your new home is ready, or renegotiate terms on your future business premises. 

9. Renovations

Now you can finally carry out the renovations to your home or office that you’ve been putting off for so long! With Silo Storage, you won’t need to be cramped up into one tiny area so the rest of your home or office can receive the reno attention it deserves. Instead, you can store all your business and household items in one of our secure, individually locked and alarmed self storage units and make the space you need to get things done. 

No matter how much (or how little) you need to store, our self storage solutions will keep your belongings safe and organised during the process, which means a better renovation experience for your business and/or family.  

10. Travel

Wishing you could take off on that big travel adventure you’ve always dreamed of, but not sure where you’ll keep your stuff while you’re gone? Silo Storage has the answer. 


Whether you’re off to Bali for a week or following the grey nomad trail around Australia, our self-storage units provide a secure location to store your belongings while you explore the world (or your own backyard). You can relax and enjoy the journey – we’ll keep your possessions safe and sound until your return.

The Uses Of Storage

1. Storage For Home Owners

Whether you need temporary storage during a relocation or long-term storage for sentimental items, our residential storage options cater to all your needs. Transition smoothly from one unit size to another as your storage requirements change with our flexible rental terms.

2. Storage For Renters

Renting a home or office with limited storage space? Our units offer an excellent storage solution for renters, providing additional space without the need to upsize your living quarters or office. Plus our stringent security measures ensure you have complete peace of mind that your belongings are kept safe and sound.

3. Storage During Life Events

Life events like marriage, divorce, or downsizing may require extra storage space. We’re here to assist you during these transitions, providing a safe place for your belongings while you tackle whatever life has thrown at you. Our friendly team will help you find the ideal storage space you need during life’s pivotal moments.

4. Storage After/During Natural Disasters

Life in Australia is not without it’s challenges, particularly when it comes to natural disasters. If you’ve been affected by floods, fires or extreme weather events, Silo Storage can help. Our state-of-the-art secure purpose-built self-storage units provide a safe place to store and protect your possessions until your home or workspace is back in order. 

5. Storage For Hobbyists

Pursue your passions without worrying about clutter. Our storage units are perfect for storing hobby equipment and supplies.

6. Storing Seasonal & Holiday Items

Keep your home uncluttered by storing seasonal decorations and holiday items in our secure self storage units until they are needed again. 


Organise your holiday storage with Silo Storage and enjoy the convenience of not having to cart boats, jetskis, caravans, trailers, surf and scuba gear and more to and from your favourite holiday destination with our spacious storage units at Huskisson.

7. Vehicle Storage

Need somewhere to safely park your private or fleet vehicles? Planning to be away for a while or need a safe place for your vehicles during the off-season? Protect your vehicles on a daily basis and/or during downtime with Silo Storage. Our indoor vehicle storage units offer high clearance to accommodate most vehicles, plus we also offer a range of outdoor vehicle and boat storage options.  

8. Storage For Students

Are you a uni or TAFE student looking for somewhere safe to store your stuff while you’re away? Take advantage of our storage options and enjoy peace of mind during breaks or while studying or travelling across Australia and/or abroad. At Silo Storage, you’ll find the ideal storage unit to suit your needs at very affordable prices. So you can enjoy your holidays knowing your gear is securely stored and accessible when you need it.

9. Business Storage

Optimise your business’s productivity and appeal with a Silo Storage business storage solution. With a wide range of unit types and sizes on offer, you can safely store anything including documents, inventory, tools and equipment, vehicles and more. Free up valuable office space and enhance your business efficiency with a secure, private storage unit a Silo Storage facility near you.

10. Base Of Operations

Are you a sole trader, carpenter, plumber, electrician or tradesman who is always on the road or on the job site? Need a base of operations where you can safely store tools, equipment, inventory and vehicles, and also run your business from a centralised location? Our purpose-built business storage units make it easy and affordable to run your business from your storage unit. 

With all the modern amenities of a full-service business suite on offer, no lock-in contracts, plus the ability to scale your storage unit size up or down, you’ll love the convenience of running your business from one of our ideally located self storage facilities. 

What Is Self Storage? FAQ’s

Q: How much storage space do I need? 

A: It depends on the items you want to store. You can start by using our online self storage space calculator to get an idea of the amount of space you’ll need. If you’re still unsure, our team can assist you in choosing the right unit size based on your requirements. 

Q: Are there any items I can’t store? 

A: For safety and legal reasons, hazardous materials, perishable goods, living creatures, illegal items  and any items that pose a risk to the facility or other tenants, are not allowed in our storage units. If you’re in any doubt about whether or not you can store an item, please reach out to our friendly team, they’ll be happy to help.

Q: Is my stored property insured? 

A: While we prioritise security, we recommend obtaining insurance for added protection. Talk to your insurance provider to find out whether they cover stored items and/or reach out to the Silo Storage team for a referral.

Q: How can I access my storage unit? 

A: Our storage facilities are designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Our electronic mobile app access systems provide 24/7 access to your unit. So, you can store and retrieve items at a time that’s convenient for you.

Q: How do I ensure the safety of my belongings? 

A:  Silo Storage takes security seriously, but we also recommend getting insurance coverage for added protection. While our facilities are equipped with advanced security measures, insurance provides financial security in case of unforeseen events.


In conclusion, self-storage at Silo Storage offers numerous benefits to people looking to store business or personal items and vehicles, including top-notch security, flexibility in rental options, lighting and power in all units, 24/7 accessibility, and a variety of unit types and sizes to suit residential, business, and vehicle storage needs. 


Whether you’re moving, renovating, decluttering, or simply seeking additional space, our self-storage units are designed to accommodate your unique requirements. So why wait? Get in touch with our team today, and let Silo Storage be your trusted partner in meeting all your storage needs!