Advantages Of A Self Storage Container

There are many reasons people consider utilising personal self-storage units at some stage – from simple space saving to helping accommodate a house move or change of circumstance for yourself and your family, or for the most common and simplest of reasons – to create more space! Everybody accumulates ‘things’ in everyday life and, inevitably, there comes a time when you realise that you have simply run out of space where you are, be it in the home or the workplace. There may be a change in circumstance – a child or other relative needing to move back into your home for a while, or just that you now have too much ‘stuff’ for your house to accommodate comfortably. Renting a personal self-storage container is an affordable and convenient option to house your items, either short or long term. Here are some of the advantages of renting self-storage containers or units:


One of the big advantages of renting self-storage units is the ideal environment they provide for your important items. Personal self-storage units are dry, clean, and secure – many of these facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, offering 24-hour CCTV surveillance, modern alarm systems and security staff, ensuring your goods are fully protected whilst also allowing you access to your items whenever you require. Self-storage units offer far greater security and a better environment than, perhaps, keeping valuable items in your garage or shed at home.

Variety of Options

Container storage units are available in many sizes and formats and can be rented for any length of time. You may need just a small unit to store some household items for a short period whilst you are redecorating or moving home – redecorating your home is a lot easier if you remove all the items in a room first and you also avoid damaging your things during the remodelling if they are safely stored away in a self-storage container unit! Likewise, if you are moving house, a short-term rental of a container unit allows you to ‘stagger’ your move instead of having to ‘pack up’ your entire belongings into a truck and move it to your new house all in one day – gradually moving your items over a longer period to a storage unit, and then having the luxury of moving your items into your new place ‘at your leisure’ makes it easier to properly organise your new house space. Alternatively, you may want a longer-term storage solution simply to retain things you don’t want to dispose of but are struggling with space at home to keep! Many people now work or run small businesses from their home, so a self-storage container is a great solution to create space in your home for an office or to keep stock and goods for any business you have started. The array of different sizes of container storage units allows you to choose the best size and volume option for the ideal amount of time you need!


Most self-storage container facilities offer 24-hour access to your unit – personalised passcodes and keys offer both the security and flexibility of access to your items that you need. This permanent access allows the freedom to visit your unit as and when is convenient for yourself 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!


Many of the self-storage containers and units are readily fitted with shelving of all kinds that will allow you to properly organise your goods whilst in storage – ideal if you are storing stock for a business as you can easily store and access the items quickly and effectively if dispatching goods to customers, and a well-organised storage space will allow you to have a more effective and professional operation. Storage facilities will also be able to furnish you with appropriate storage containers and boxes etc for safe and secure storage of your items.

Cost Effective 

Self-storage containers and units need not be expensive to rent – the flexibility of size and rental periods mean you should only ever have to pay for the space you need for the time you want – renting business warehousing units often require a minimum rental period with space that you don’t really require, creating expensive – and unnecessary – overheads!

Whether you are moving home, simply decluttering your current space, working from home, or need emergency storage for a short period, then consider making use of self-storage – it can often be the ideal solution to any of your storage problems or restrictions!

Chelsea Self Storage 

If you would like more information about the advantages of a self storage container, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will be happy to help you.