It’s estimated that about 9.4% of U.S. households rent a self-storage unit. Reasons for renting include downsizing, moving and decluttering to take back a garage or basement. However, storage units come in handy for other reasons as well. Here are a few people that could benefit from using self storage:
Attorneys and Insurance Agents: A large component of these professions involve documents and paperwork that must be stored for long periods of time. Having boxes upon boxes taking up space in an office can become overwhelming or unmanageable. Placing old files in a storage unit keeps them out of the way but still easily accessible—and frees up office space for that new furniture you’ve been wanting.
Sales Reps: People who work in sales, such as pharmaceutical or medical device representatives, have lots of samples and inventory that can be conveniently stocked in a climate-controlled storage unit. Some units even come equipped with electricity, so a fridge can be used if needed. This way, sales reps can keep their product in a safe and secure environment without cluttering up their homes or vehicles.
College Students: Each summer, college students have to move out of their dorm until the next semester starts. To relieve the stress and hassle of taking everything back home, a student may find it easier to rent a storage unit for a few months. Items like clothing, furniture, rugs, bedding, school supplies/books and sports equipment can be stored until move in days rolls around in the fall.
Consignment Store Owners: What do you do when you come across a great find for your resale store, but have run out of room to stock it? Or maybe you need a place to keep seasonal items until they’re in demand again. A storage unit can be a cost-effective option for local consignment store owners.
Online Store Operators: As more people go into business selling homemade goods and crafts on websites such as Etsy or Redbubble, they are finding themselves with large amounts of inventory taking up space in their homes. Placing extra inventory (and supplies) in a storage unit until it’s time to ship will make running a business out of your home much more manageable.
Self-storage is a booming industry because it helps solve a problem. Whether you’re a lawyer, a sales rep or a small business owner, a storage facility may be the resource you’ve been looking for. At River City Self Storage we’d be happy to help you find the perfect size unit to fit your needs. Give us a call or rent online today!