While the main benefit of renting a storage unit is for the extra space, you’d be surprised at what other benefits a storage unit can bring you. Storage can also be used for belongings such as cars, trucks, and boats, birthday supplies, seasonal decorations, and more.

In this article, you’ll find a few benefits of storage units to help you decide if renting one is the best choice for you and your storage needs, whether it’s to store your boxes and bags, or your vehicles, for safekeeping.

1. Hiding Birthday Gifts


If you’re already celebrating your child’s birthday on a budget, the last thing you want is for them to find the birthday gifts you were able to buy. You can plan the birthday party while hiding the gifts in the storage unit until the day of the party. Your child’s birthday is extremely important to you, so hide the balloons, other decorations, and even the goody bags for each child in the storage unit, and bring them out to surprise your birthday child on that special day. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that the day can’t be special; just hide the decorations and gifts away in your storage unit where they’ll be safe.

2. Extra Security


While renting a self-storage unit, you can rest assured that your belongings are safe and secure, even more, secure than in your own home at times. For example, you need a secure space to store your business records and business supplies, such as official documents and extra custom folders. You can’t store all of the presentation folders you purchased in your home office because you just don’t have enough space. That’s where a well-guarded, climate control storage unit comes in handy. You have the peace of mind of knowing your home office won’t be crowded and cramped, but your papers and folders will be safe and secure at the same time.

3. Storing Items When Moving


One of the biggest benefits of having a storage unit is storing your belongings when you’re moving from one location to the other. If you’re moving into a smaller house that doesn’t have a lot of room, you can store your belongings until you figure out what to do with them. You may be able to make room for those items eventually, so it’s best to keep them but not have them cluttering up your new home.

4. Organization


There’s nothing worse than trying to live or work in an environment that’s cluttered and unorganized. It can’t be helped if you don’t have much space in your business or home, to begin with. That’s where renting a storage unit to help you declutter and organize your home or office comes in. Organizing and decluttering also has health benefits, such as helping you sleep better at night, making you happier, reducing stress, and giving you a much-needed energy boost. Renting a storage unit will give you a place to put that clutter if you don’t want to part with it at this time.

5. Storage units can be used for deliveries.


According to which storage facility you rent your unit from, you can have deliveries taken there. Some facilities will let you use the storage unit for UPS or Fed-EX deliveries. Just make sure that you ask ahead of time, in case the rules are different at the facility you rent from.

These are just a few of the benefits of renting a storage unit that you should know about. Remember, you can use a unit for everything from hiding birthday gifts to storing business supplies and more.