Why You Need Extra Space for Your Things
The nature of the self-storage or mini-storage is to provide individuals, families and business firms the extra space they need for whatever needs to be stored safely. There are more than 50,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S., most of these are located in the Sun Belt states, which include Florida, California and Texas.
The self-storage industry began in the 1960s, when most of the houses in the Sun Belt area were built without an attic, a basement, or both. Even when American houses have become bigger beginning in 2004, increasing in space, from 1,660 square feet to 2,400 square feet, there was still not enough room to house everything that people purchased.
According to the National Association of Homebuilders, though there was an increase in size, many newly-built American homes did not have the spaces provided by the basement or the attic where they can store old furniture or their grandparents’ most treasured things.
Obviously, consumerism in America is on an upsurge, resulting to one in every ten families having to rent a space, particularly a self-storage, where old things, furniture and appliances can go to give room for newly bought ones.
While the idea of renting a self-storage may be a very remote idea to others, those who are currently leasing one know that having a self-storage space can really be beneficial, especially if you:
- Want to enjoy the freedom of being able to rotate your furnishings regularly;
- Want or need to reduce some of your furnishings for more excellent showing;
- Lack space for old things, like old toys or mom’s and pop’s favorites, but just cannot throw these out; and,
- Intend to move to a new residence;
Self-storage facilities give assurance that your belongings will be safe and accessible to you 24/7, not all facilities can guarantee that your belongings will be kept safe from moist or that you can have convenient access to the space you have rented. This is because not all facilities, as testified by the Austin storage facility, have climate controlled and drive-up units.
A self-storage come in different sizes; there is one only big enough if all you need to store are boxed and other “not-so-big” items and there are units big enough for you to store furnishings from an entire home.
Most self-storage facilities lease spaces on a month-to-month basis which, of course, is renewable. Besides being affordable, payment can also be cash, with a personal check or through a credit card.