Long gone are the days where storage units are used for simply storing unused items, old greeting cards, and off-season clothing. There are many other uses for self-storage units, including the following:
1. Office Space
There are many advantages to working at home. However, there are plenty of disadvantages, including kids crying or running around, noisy neighbors and dogs barking. Every time you turn around, there is some sort of distraction that is keeping you from getting your work done. It may be time to consider a self-storage unit to create as your very own office space. This will let you separate your professional and personal life. Keep in mind, you don’t need an extremely large one, which means it will be cheap. Plus, with nothing to distract you while “at work,” you’ll be much more productive and be able to bring in more money.
2. Mini Library
If you love to read, but don’t have enough room in your home or apartment to store all of the books that you have collected over the years, a self-storage unit may be the perfect solution. You can transform a smaller unit (or a larger one, if you prefer) unto a nice little library. You can equip it with a comfortable reading chair, a trendy rug and a miniature fridge. Other than simply storing your books, a self-storage unit provides an extremely quiet place to read as well. Well, that is unless your unit is next to the next option, in which case it won’t be quiet or you’ll need to try to work around one another’s schedules.
3. Sound Stage (Band Practice)
Small bands who are trying to get their feet wet in the industry are low on cash, so self-storage units are something that they have been turning to recently for practice. There is no one around for you to bother, so you and your band can rock out and practice as much as needed without worrying about disturbing anyone. Just make sure to talk to the owner of the unit about this first.
4. Home Gym
If you don’t have enough room in your home or apartment to workout, but you can’t stand the thought of going to the gym, you may want to consider creating a home gym in a self-storage unit. Whether you get your fix with weight training, cardio, martial arts or something else entirely, a rental unit can easily be one of the greatest places for you to have a home gym. You won’t have to worry about your self-esteem since no one will be around, but you can still get out of the house.
The list could go on and on, but there’s not time for that right now. However, if you have a creative way to use a storage unit, it will probably work. Storage units are spacious and affordable. If you’re interesting in using a self-storage unit for your own innovative purposes, contact a storage facility (such as I-70 Self Storage) in your area to learn more.