Why should you opt for self-storage?

From beds and settees to dining tables, chairs and sports equipment, storage units come in an array of sizes and can store all manner of personal items.

You may have noticed that self-storage facilities are popping up all over the UK – including Wigan – and although they are often used by people who are moving house or simply lacking space at home, there are many other reasons why you should consider storage in Wigan.

Here we look at 5 key benefits of using a self-storage unit:

1. Free up valuable space at home

Been meaning to declutter your home for quite some time but simply not got the time? We all live very busy lives, and finding a place for everything can be easier said than done. However, moving personal items into a self-storage unit is a great idea. You can store them here for as long as you need. Then, once you’ve organised your home and your mind, you can decide what to do with it all. Will you make room for it at home or is it time to throw it out?

2. Offset the stress of moving house

If you’re downsizing, you might not have time to sort through all your belongings before you have to move. Or maybe you own so much stuff, there simply isn’t enough room to fit it all at your smaller home. Similarly, when couples first move in together – or when elderly parents come to live with you – there can be a lot of excess stuff. The good news is, opting for storage in Wigan will save you from having to make any hasty decisions. Instead, move any surplus items into the unit and sort through them whenever you get the chance.

3. Sell your house faster

Ok, so you want your property to be appealing to prospective buyers, but you also want to achieve as close to the asking price as possible, right? Well, putting items in storage during the selling process is a sure-fire way to create space and make your home look less cluttered. Not only will this add value to your house, but when people come and view it, it will give them a blank canvas to work with. This means they can picture where they will place furniture and what they could do to make it their own.

4. Store student belongings

Not just reserved for families and business owners…students can rent storage space too! For example, if you’re going on a gap year or volunteering abroad, self-storage can help you to relax knowing that your belongings are safe and secure whilst you’re on the other side of the world. What’s more, if you moved away to university, the chances are you will have incurred a lot of stuff. And if your accommodation isn’t available to you over the holidays, you needn’t worry about moving all of your belongings into your parents’ house (which we’re sure they’ll thank you for!). Instead, you can put it in storage until you return to your accommodation.

5. Store seasonal items

Do you have a seasonal hobby something like skiing, snowboarding, canoeing or surfing? Maybe you need somewhere to keep garden furniture and deck chairs until the warmer weather? Finding a place to store large pieces of equipment at home can be tricky and – given that you’ll only use them at certain times of the year – you’ll be wasting valuable storage space in your home all year round. That’s why keeping items in a storage unit is your best bet.

Could you benefit from self-storage?

If you’re looking for secure – yet affordable – storage in Wigan, be sure to contact The Storage Team. Prices start from as little as £3.00 + VAT and they are the only facility in the town to provide individually alarmed rooms.

You can store whatever you like, providing it isn’t illegal, perishable or flammable, and will benefit from:

  • 24/7 access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free use of kitchen facilities
  • Free parking
  • Unlimited use of trolleys and moving equipment

And to put your mind at ease even more so, CCTV is in operation in every corridor so you can be confident that the items you put in storage are protected at all costs.