Long Term Storage Versus Short Term Storage

People choose self storage for various reasons, from moving home, downsizing, retiring, home improvements or going on holiday. Whether you need a secure location for a short time during a move, for example, short term storage can offer the perfect solution. However, when you need to store your belongings for a longer period, you can opt for long term storage as well.

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Why People Use Short Term Storage

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Is your home or office packed to the rafters with belongings you don’t have room for anymore? Or are you looking for a temporary spot to keep everything safe whilst renovating or moving? If that’s the case, it’s time to consider renting a short term storage unit to free up some much-needed space.

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Short Term Self Storage For All Your Clutter

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The Covid-19 lockdown has resulted in many of us clearing out the house, garage and loft. While people have decided on what to keep, bin, donate or sell, you still can’t really go anywhere. With rubbish tips, recycling centres and charity shops mostly closed and car boot sales not being allowed just yet, your best option is short term self storage.

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How Secure Self Storage Can Help Following Bereavement

We may not like talking about it but the sad fact is that many people will inherit a home with everything in it following the death of family member. You may be lucky enough to be able to hold on to the house and contents, but for many, distributing the inheritance or paying costs means the house will need to be sold. After a family bereavement, secure storage may not be high priority but what do you do with the contents?

Following a bereavement, there is often outstanding debt, inheritance tax or other bills to pay. Some of the belongings in the house may be valuable and could help financially but others will have sentimental value. Don’t add to the traumatic experience by using a house clearance company just yet; opt for secure self storage instead. Whilst selling the house might be challenging, parting with a loved one’s belongings can be an emotional experience. So why not do it right?

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Why UK Self Storage Is Booming

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Looking at the flourishing self storage industry in the UK, it becomes clear that more people rely on storage facilities. The fact that people generally use self storage at critical stages of their lives makes all the difference. This can include anything from moving, downsizing, starting a family, kids going off to Uni or starting a business.

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us simply have too much stuff but not enough space. Storage at most homes and small businesses is limited so people have to make alternative arrangements. Contrary to what some may believe, self storage is possibly the safest, easiest, most affordable and flexible solution.

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