What can Self-Storage be used for?

By Sarah Hughes on 24 Aug 2022

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Have you ever wondered what self-storage can be used for beyond simply moving home?

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Self-storage is rapidly becoming the most practical and secure way for people to hold onto the items they are unable to bear parting with but don’t have the space to store them at home. 

Not only is self-storage used for domestic reasons, it is also used by businesses too. Whatever your needs, self-storage can be a very cost-effective space saving solution. 


Whether you have just been awarded a project that is further away from your business premises, or you are a builder, plumber, electrician, gardener or decorator; self-storage can be a practical and secure solution for you. It will take away the worry of leaving your tools and equipment in vehicles or unsecured premises overnight, as well as serving as a great store for any larger building materials or stock, such as piping, boarding, spare parts etc.

Just imagine the convenience of not having to lug the entirety of your tools, equipment, material and parts from one destination to the next, and be able to store these at a facility which is central to where your projects are. It could not only reduce your travelling costs, especially if you forget something for a job, but will also help keep essential daily equipment accessible while on the move. 

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Office Use / Archiving

We all know what it can be like trying to find a sensible and organised place to store those important hard copies of documents, or the files which are required to be retained by law for your business. If you don’t have the space, self-storage could be just what you are looking for. 

Also, have you temporarily downsized your office space or trialling staff working from home? If so, what will you do with the surplus office equipment such as desks, chairs, filing cabinets, computers etc? The equipment could be too good to dispose of or do you really want the hassle of selling your items, especially when you may require the use of them again in the future?

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Working away from Home

You may have been given the unique opportunity to work abroad for a year or two and owning your own home may prompt you to want to rent out your property. Some homeowners don’t like to leave all their belongings in the house and choose self-storage for peace of mind. 

University Students

You have just finished your first or second year at university and need to move your belongings such as bed, TV, sofa etc from your accommodation for the summer. Using a self-storage facility would be a great way to ensure your possessions are safe and secure for when you need them again. After all, what’s the point in taking them miles and miles away only to bring them back again; and would there even be space at your parents’ home to store these items?

Perhaps you have finished university and before stepping out into the world of work you want to take a gap year and need to store your possessions while you are travelling…

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Garden Furniture or Tools

Summer has come to an end and now it’s time to put your garden furniture away. The space in your garden shed or garage seems to have shrunk since this time last year, or you dread the thought of wrestling everything back in place. Self-storage is a great way for you to store your summer items when they’re not in need during the winter months and you want to keep them out of the way, safe and dry. 

Perhaps you are a keen gardener and need to store your tools such as, lawnmowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, strimmer’s etc. As long as you ensure your equipment is dry and clean a self-storage container would be ideal until you are ready for the seasons to change again. 

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Moving Home

You have just finalised a sale on your property that was too good to miss and now have the added stress of needing to move home before you are able to finalise the purchase of your next home. Self-storage is a great way for you to store your furniture and possessions whilst you are in the transitional stages. It will enable you to have all your belongings in one place and gives you the opportunity of sorting through if you are thinking of parting with some items. 

Renovating your Home or Office 

Your home is about to receive an extension, or your office space is going to have a complete make over. Self-storage is a great way to protect your furniture and electricals from dust or damage. It would also help to clear space for the builders to get to work. 

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Having a Baby

You have just received the fantastic news there’s going to be an addition to your family but are now wondering what you will do with everything that is in the spare bedroom. Instead of thinking about putting everything on Facebook Market Place, eBay or car-booting, why not use self-storage? This will be a great way for you to keep your items and decide what you do want to keep at a more leisurely pace.

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Family Member Passed Away

We never want to think about losing a loved one but if the worst were to happen, self-storage can help you to store their possessions whilst you go through the motions of sorting everything out. 

Classic Car or Motorbike 

You’re passionate about your classic car and want somewhere to securely store your prized possession away from the weather conditions to protect it against rust during the winter months. Our self-storage containers are watertight and perfect to keep your car dry and safe.

Motorbikes are usually kept in garages or sheds when in use but what about when the winter months set in? As they can take up so much space, self-storage is a perfect way to store your motorbike when not in use.

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No matter what your reasons or needs may be for using self-storage, PadStore Self Storage containers are purpose-built and are new when they arrive on site. We provide the very best locks and patented keys, meaning that you are the only person who can access your container. We even offer contents insurance cover for added peace of mind. 

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