Four Unique Ways To Use A Storage Unit


The majority of people who rent storage units use their units to store items that they don't have room for in their homes. However, if you rent a storage unit has a controlled climate and 24-hour access, there are several different ways that you can use the space. Check out some of these unique ways that people are using storage units to help you determine the best way to use the space that you've rented.

Band Practice

If you're in a band, you know that it isn't always easy to find space to practice. After all, you don't want to disturb your family or your neighbors with your music. Renting a storage unit gives your band a quiet environment where you can practice without disturbing others, as well as a place to store all of your equipment.

Office Space

Running a business or working from your home isn't an easy feat. With family interruptions and household chores looming over you it can be hard to get all of your daily work accomplished. Renting a storage unit to use as an office space helps you keep your work life and you home life separate. The storage unit provides you with a distraction-free work environment, and it's cheaper than leasing an actual office. So if you need to keep your overhead costs low, transforming a storage unit into an office is a great option.

Art Studio

Artists need a space that inspires them to create the art that they love. So, why not turn a storage unit into an art studio. Renting a large storage unit gives you enough space to store all of your art supplies, as well as the current projects that you're working on. And the best part is, because your storage unit is your own private space, you don't have to clean everything up each time you work. No one will mind if your uncompleted projects are scattered throughout the space.


If you're an avid reader, you've probably dreamt about the day that you could have your own private library. Well, by renting a storage unit, you have the additional space that you need. Transforming a storage unit into a private library is simple. All you need to do is line the walls with bookcases and create a cozy reading area. Then, you have your own private space to escape to whenever you want to enjoy a good book.

When you rent a storage space, the space is yours to use however you want to use it, within reason. There are plenty of unique ways to use a storage unit, all you have to do is read the rental agreement to make sure that you're following the storage facility's guidelines. Talk to your local storage company, such as Arthur's Self Storage, to discuss what is allowed so that you can start using a storage unit in the way that you want today. 


10 July 2015

alternative uses for storage units

Storage facilities are good for more than just long-term storage for items that you just don't have space for in your home. I have used our local storage facility many times over the years for all sorts of things. When we had our hardwood floors refinished, I moved all of the furniture and things into the storage unit. When my son was getting ready to head off to college, we stored all of the things for his dorm room in the storage unit. This blog will give you several ideas about how you can make a storage unit work for you.