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If you’re renovating, moving house or caring for a sick family member, you’re probably looking for a short-term storage solution for your belongings. While a friend’s garage may seem like a good idea, it’s not always the safest option. It can fall prey to moisture, pests or theft – and you don’t always have access when you need it. A self-storage unit, however, offers a range of features that keep your belongings safe, clean and accessible. Read on to find out why self-storage is the best solution for your short-term storage needs.
Selling or renovating your home can take months, which is why you need a flexible storage option to keep your possessions clean and secure. Self-storage facilities are rented on a month-by-month basis, allowing you to extend storage for as long as you need. You also have plenty of unit types and sizes to choose from, such as a 3 x 3 m unit or a 6 x 9 m small warehouse. This enables you to pick a space that meets your specific needs. You can even scale up or down as necessary.
If you have valuable possessions, don’t leave them in someone’s spare room. They can easily be damaged by a pet or stolen by a visitor! A secure self-storage unit provides 24/7 CCTV, perimeter fencing, alarm system and PIN access to make sure your belongings are always fully protected. Units are constructed from tamper-proof corrugated steel and, unlike a friend’s garage, only you (or an authorised person) have access to your belongings.
Items like books, artworks, electronics and wooden furniture require stable temperatures to avoid damage or deterioration. Luckily, most storage providers offer climate-controlled units that can keep your possessions in optimal condition for as long as you need. They cost a little more than standard units, but they maintain a constant temperature and control humidity levels. It’s a far cry from garages, sheds or attics, which can go from cold to hot in a day, ruining your treasured possessions!
Self-storage leases are paid monthly, which is an affordable way to store your belongings. While keeping furniture in your house during a renovation may save you money upfront, it could be more expensive to replace or fix items that get damaged. (Let’s face it, tradies can accidentally chip furniture or spill paint on your rug!) While you pay a monthly fee for self-storage, it’s a relatively small investment that ensures the safety and longevity of your belongings.
Most storage facilities allow 24-hour access for emergency or non-peak time retrieval. The same can’t be said for your dad’s garage or attic! With self-storage, you don’t have to call ahead to make sure someone’s home. You can go to your unit any time, and a unique code will make sure that you’re the only one who can access your belongings. You can also use onsite facilities (such as mail collection and forklift services) and buy packing materials from the Box Shop.
Whether you’re staging your home for sale, going on a road trip or getting a divorce, don’t leave your belongings out in the cold – literally! Keep them safe and clean in one of our fully equipped self-storage facilities. You’ll enjoy high-level security, flexible terms and 24-hour access – at a price that won’t break the bank. If you’d like to know more, contact our friendly staff to get the best recommendations for your short-term self-storage needs.