Introduction to self-storage: What you need to know

Introduction to self-storage: What you need to know

Here at National Storage, we’ve been in the storage game for so long that we oftentimes forget self-storage is completely new to some of our customers. We’ve pulled together some information to help you understand self-storage, its purpose, the different types, and the many many benefits. Let’s go!

Self-storage is a convenient way to store your belongings when you need an extra room at home, during a move, or for your business. Self-storage centres offer various types of units, including small lockers to large warehouses, with many features like climate control, security, and 24/7 access. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about self-storage and how it can help you.

Types of Self-Storage Units

Self-storage units come in various sizes, types, and shapes to suit individual needs. Here are some of the most common types of self-storage units:

  • Indoor units: These units are typically located inside a building and offer extra security and (sometimes) climate control features.
  • Outdoor units: These units are usually located on the ground floor outside the facility, and are accessible via a roll-up door.
  • Driveway units: These units are a type ground level unit accessible by a vehicle, allowing for easy loading and unloading.
  • Climate-controlled units: These units are specially designed to protect sensitive items like electronics, artwork, and antiques.
  • Hardstands: These units provide an allocated space for storing vehicles of different kinds, and can be either covered or uncovered.

How Self-Storage Works

To rent a self-storage unit, you need to choose a centre and select the type of unit that suits your needs. Most National Storage centres offer a range of sizes and features, including 24/7 access, security cameras, and climate control. After selecting a unit, you’ll need to sign an agreement and provide a lock for your unit (unless you are storing at one of our newer centres with Bluetooth Smart Access, of course). You’ll have access to your unit during the facility’s operating hours, and you can store your belongings for as long as you need.

Benefits of Self-Storage

Self-storage offers many benefits, including:

  • Extra room: Self-storage provides extra space when you need it, allowing you to declutter your home or office.
  • Security: Most self-storage centres offer robust security measures like surveillance cameras and security gates.
  • Flexibility: Self-storage leases with National Storage are typically flexible, allowing you to rent a unit for a short or long period.
  • Convenience: National Storage has over 225 self-storage centres across Australia and New Zealand, ensuring there is a centre located in convenient location for you.

Self-storage is an excellent solution for those needing extra space and wanting to keep their belongings safe and secure when storing away from home. With various types of units, features, and flexible leasing options, self-storage can accommodate a wide range of needs. If you’re considering renting a self-storage unit, let National Storage take care of you!

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