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7 Reasons Why Personal Storage Units Will Change Your Life

Taking advantage of personal storage units is a great, affordable way to safely secure your belongings for as long as required. Whether you’re decluttering, moving house, or need to store for business purposes, self-storage can make your life a whole lot easier. So if you’re choosing to move your belongings into storage or want to do so, here are some benefits that hopefully, will inch you closer to taking that step.

The Benefits of Using Personal Storage Units

Reduces Clutter

It’s easy for a home or office environment to become overrun with belongings and unnecessary furniture. People and businesses alike, live busy lives so finding time to give everything a place can be difficult at the best of times. Especially after a significant life change like a long-distance house move or family bereavement, this is a common scenario. To add to this, we add to already full cupboards, rest objects in the spare room, ready to be put away later or fill up the garage.

This is where personal storage units come in. They’re the perfect solution as you can move as many of the things you don’t think you need, allowing for more breathing space as well as a clean and tidy home or office space. Remember, you can store it there for as long as you want, and when you have the time to sort through it, our personal storage units are clean, dry, safe and secure, so you can rest assured that when you come back to get your things, all your belongings will still be in the same condition as you left them…that’s ‘peace of mind’… and that leads us into the next point.

Guaranteed Security

If you’re worried about certain belongings being stolen and you’re not confident in the area you live in, combined with the security of your home, you can always turn to a storage unit to put those worries to bed.

Especially at Fort Locks Self Storage, every unit is locked with your own unique personal padlock. Our units are also monitored every day of the week (during trading hours) by a member of staff on-site and 24-hour CCTV. We also have secure perimeter fencing around the site and each personal storage unit is fitted with security measures to help prevent theft. As well as this, our personal storage units are completely private to you, meaning you are the only key holder to your unit, giving you the peace of mind you need once you start storing. 

A Base for Your Business

Remember, storage units aren’t just for personal belongings; you can even use them to get your business off the ground. Whether it’s to store your stock, merchandise or raw materials,, they can be the ideal solution for all your business requirements. For example, you might store surplus Christmas stock or space-consuming exhibition materials – which although valuable, you only need at specific times a year. 

It’s possible to rent a unit to hold your business assets, use it for storing resaleable stock and even distribute from your storage unit. We can also help you move and store heavy items with a Fork Lift Truck. Whatever you decide, personal storage units are extremely flexible to your desired vision for the space. 

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Helping You Move to Your New Home 

When you make the move to a new home, a big stress can be getting all of your belongings from one property to another. Of course, there’s a lot to think about, like getting enough hands to move bulky items, uninstalling big appliances, and making sure nothing breaks or goes missing during transit.

That’s why storage is the ideal solution in this transitional period. You can store your belongings in a unit gradually over a period of time before the big moving day, streamlining the process and making it less stressful than trying to move everything in one go. Also, it gives you more time to pack and label everything to put in the unit before you’re ready to make the final move. Once you start accumulating your belongings in a personal storage unit, you will find that this is the ideal time to start sorting everything out so you only keep the things you really want and need for your new home.

Store Student Belongings

As well as families and business owners, students can use personal storage units to help make the transition to accommodation easier and more efficient. Even if you’re heading on to a gap year, volunteering abroad in the summer or simply don’t have access to your accommodation over the holidays, self-storage can help you keep your belongings safe and secure over these periods.

This also means you won’t have to move everything back to your parents’ home only to move it back to your accommodation, making it an especially great choice for international students who will be returning to the UK after the holidays. With Fort Locks, you’re able to reserve a unit ahead of time so you won’t have to worry about missing this opportunity.

Store Seasonal Gear

We all know what planning a holiday is like, especially if you’re planning on doing specialised activities. Those snow boots and skis certainly aren’t much help in summer, and those deck chairs aren’t going to get used during winter – so rather than cram these seasonal items into various areas in your house (which could be put to better use), consider putting them in a storage unit when they’re not in use.

This way, again, you can keep your home tidy and it’s a great way to protect these often bulky items. Your garden equipment and outdoor furniture are at particular risk from harsh winter conditions, so it only makes sense to store these carefully instead of stacking these items in the garage or against a wall.

Helps Downsize for Retirement

If you’re on the way to retirement, you might be thinking of downsizing your home as you start to think about your health and the practicalities of your current living situation. Or maybe you just want to be close to friends and family? No matter the reason, with a storage unit, you can store your belongings during the move, or keep some that you may not have space for in a smaller home.

Whether that’s storing sentimental items to pass to your children, they will always be safe and secure in a storage unit.

Personal Storage Units with Fort Locks

At Fort Locks Self Storage, we make sure you get the personal storage units you need when you need them. That’s why we provide you with clean, dry and secure storage in our prime Banbury location – you benefit from free 24/7 access, amazing offers and low pricing, flexible rental periods, forklift services, and a team of friendly faces that are always ready to attend to your every need.

Calculate now how much space you need or get a quote from one of our experts to help you find the best unit for your items. Call us today on 01295 277 477, send an email to [email protected], or just pay us a visit at our Oxfordshire facility! We’re always happy to help.

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