Top 5 Reasons for Using a Self-Storage Unit

There can be several reasons for needing a temporary self-storage unit. Moving is the number one reason for temporary storage, but there are a wide variety of reasons where a storage unit can come in handy. Here are some of the top reasons for using a self-storage unit should you ever find yourself in need.


Not Enough Space

The cost of living spaces in the Metro Denver area has become so high that people aren’t able to afford bigger living areas. Instead, many households are opting for smaller spaces to suit their budgets. Another common challenge is getting carried away with too much shopping for the latest furniture. Self-storage units are a nice solution to storing extra furniture and valuables that you may not be ready to part with.

Divorce or Separation

Couples splitting is unfortunate, but not uncommon. When couples separate, each person may want to hold onto furniture and other valuables but not have enough space. Individuals may also temporarily move in with family members who do not have space to accommodate a lot of items from another household.

Frequent Traveling

For singles who have jobs that require frequent travel, it doesn’t make sense to own a home or make monthly rental payments for housing. There are also occasions where someone may choose to live abroad for an extended period. Travelers need temporary storage to hold all their existing furniture and items, so they don’t have to start all over when they return.

Hobby or Sports Equipment

Seasonal sports that utilize large equipment require temporary storage during the off-season. No one wants to keep piles of sports padding, helmets, goalies, safety nets, and hockey sticks in their home. Coaches, sports teams, and cooperative sports facilities may opt to use a self-storage unit throughout the year to alleviate space challenges.

Self-storage units are a convenient, secure, and insured solution for those looking to store their items temporarily. There are several kinds of sizes, prices, and temperature control self-storage options from which to choose. We recommend contacting a professional moving and storage company to discuss your self-storage needs.

Great Plains Moving and Storage can help you move your home or business and provide any temporary storage in between. Contact us for a quote.