How many of us are lucky enough to own a lot of possessions without the space to store them all? As it turns out, there’s quite a lot of us.

 With so many things to store and look after, sometimes the best way to deal with our most prized possessions is to put them into storage. But are self-storage units the right approach for you?

Here are the 5 main benefits to renting storage units for your valuables to help you decide.

1. Protection from Environmental Damage

When we have no more space in our our home, we tend to fill everywhere we can with our stuff, from cupboards to attics. You might even resort to a storage shed outside.

Our possessions are most at risk in these dark, cold and damp spaces. For our valuables, the climate they’re stored in is as important as the bubble wrap.

Storage units are dry which ensures a controlled climate and prevent damage, so you won’t have to worry about condensation affecting your items.

2. More Space to Store (And Live)

When it comes to storage, we sometimes battle to decide which items we want to hide away and which ones we want to keep on display. We don’t always do the best job at keeping things organized.

We often hide away the things we don’t need or because they take up too much space. But when you eventually run out of “hide away” space, the only reasonable options are a complete cleanout or a storage unit.

You can rent a unit that is exactly the size you need for the storage you require. Using a storage unit for some of your “hide away” things can free up space in your home for more important items.

 It also improves your ability to better organize your stuff, making things easier to find and freeing up that hour a day for something more useful.

3. Extra Security from Theft

If you’ve got a lot of valuable possessions to worry about, your home might be your fortress, but it isn’t always the best idea to keep everything in one place.

With a storage unit, you can take that risk away. Storage units have several stages of protection, from secure locks on your unit to CCTV and round-the-clock security for monitoring.

Most units are in secure compounds or buildings with secure access to give you additional peace of mind.

4. Cost Effective

A huge benefit of renting a storage unit is the flexibility of the cost. You only pay for the storage you need, and only for as long as you need it, so concerns about the cost of the storage unit shouldn’t be one!

If you’re on the move a lot or live in temporary accommodations, it could be cheaper to store the items at a unit than transporting them.

5. Gives You a Permanent Base

As we’ve just mentioned, if you’re living somewhere on a temporary basis or you’re always on the move, dealing with your possessions can be difficult. Are you supposed to transport everything, and often?

That doesn’t sound practical or very cost effective!

 If you don’t have a base, you could store your items in a storage unit instead and give your items a permanent base.

As long as the bills are paid, they’ll be kept safe, giving you the flexibility to move around with only the essentials.