Finding a place for the ‘stuff’ in our homes can be a constant challenge. Self-storage is not just useful for big life events such as home renovations or sending the children off to uni. It can prove to be a savvy option, having a positive impact on your home, and wellbeing to boot.

So, if you’re wondering ‘what are the benefits of self-storage?’, here we’ve compiled our top five.

You could gain an extra room

When you think about the amount of possessions the average family accumulates over time, it’s no wonder that most of us are short on space. ‘Best’ crockery and glassware sets, spare bedding, sheds packed with camping gear – the majority of items taking up valuable room in our homes are either seasonal or used sporadically. Transferring them to a self-storage unit could enable you to release a room in your home or garden.

Whether you’ve always wanted a home office or gym, a guest bedroom or even a room to rent out and earn a bit of extra cash, a self-storage unit can allow you to realise your home’s potential.

It gives you the space to indulge your passions

Whether you’re a biking enthusiast or avid skier, you coach a football team or you’re a keen kayaker, you might find that your equipment can take over your house. Rather than commandeering valuable loft or garage space, why not keep it in a self-storage unit? With 24/7 PIN access and convenient locations throughout Yorkshire, you can easily grab your kit whenever you fancy hitting the open road, slopes or water.

And as our units are alarmed, monitored and covered by CCTV, you can rest assured that it’s in safe hands.

It can make your home more attractive to buyers

If you’re putting your property on the market, you’ll want to make sure that potential buyers see its true potential – something they won’t be able to do if it’s chock-full of your personal possessions.

Putting items such as bulky coats, excess furniture, paperwork, toys and family portraits into a self-storage unit will not only help to create a bigger look and feel in your home, it will also depersonalise it, allowing a buyer to imagine themselves in there.

It will make you feel happier and less stressed

When talking about self-storage benefits, it’s easy to focus on the practical, but did you know that de-cluttering your home can have a positive impact on your mood?

Studies have shown that owners of cluttered homes find them a less pleasant and comfortable place to be, ultimately creating feelings of stress and negativity.

If you have excess stuff taking up residence on tops of wardrobes or under beds, why not give your home a new lease of life by stashing it in a self-storage unit. Your mental well-being will thank you for it.

You have guaranteed security and protection for important items

Got a garage that is prone to leaking, putting your possessions at risk? Or do you have documents or items that you wouldn’t want to get destroyed in a fire or flood? Made from steel, our storage units will always stay strong, clean and dry. So, you’ll have peace of mind that your most cherished or important possessions won’t get damaged.

When it comes to finding self-storage in Yorkshire we have locations in Leeds, Harrogate, Wakefield, Huddersfield and York, so there’s sure to be one convenient to you. Why not get in touch and let’s have a chat about your requirements.