The Benefits of Self Storage

Matt Somers By Matt Somers, 7th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Business>Supply Chains, Procurement & Logistics

Self-storage facilities offer a cost-effective alternative to the run-of-the-mill warehousing option.

The Many Benefits

More and more people are finding it difficult to manage their personal and business spaces, and the belongings that fill them up.

Self storage facilities offer the user a chance to move and store without having to go the more expensive route of packers, movers, and eventually warehouses. Besides the reduced cost, there are also a host of other benefits, such as higher security, and access to your belongings however often and whenever you like.

All-in-One Solutions

The usual process is to hire an expensive assortment of companies to ship your stuff around in various stages, from packing, to moving, and only then to storage. Forward thinking self-storage companies are making the process more manageable, by including all these services from one source.

From the initial quote, nothing beats the ease and simplicity of having one company do your packing and the moving, as well as assisting you in moving and arranging your belongings into your self storage space.

One of the most common gripes with traditional storage methods is that after the expensive ordeal of packing, moving and storing, there is no surety for the customer that their goods are being looked after. Self-storage, a shortening of self-service storage, implies the opposite of this system.

As the customer, you are given personal access to your belongings in a navigable and easy to access storage space, which you can visit any time during normal office hours. Some will even offer the ability to access your belongings after hours, by arrangement.

This ability to access your goods at all times really revolutionizes the entire storage process . Usually, once your possessions are in storage, they don’t come out until you are once again moving home (or business), at which point you unearth forgotten relics from however many years ago you stored them away. With self storage, your access is so free and easy that you can make daily trips to a facility to pick and drop of whatever items you please, and arrange them in your own allotted space.

Safety First

Besides the benefits of being able to access your possessions at any time, you will also not have to worry about any hands other than your own having access to your belongings. The traditional storage procedure takes your belongings out of sight, but not out of mind, as you worry about clumsy hands bumping your new plasma screen or precious ceramic urn as it’s loaded onto the back of truck and shipped to a warehouse, to which you have no access. Your belongings may be piled under someone else’s whose are in turn piled under someone else’s for all you know!

Contact your local self storage company for a simple, manageable way to store and access your personal belongings.

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author avatar A K Rao
9th Aug 2012 (#)

That is an interesting article covering the various precautions to be taken while self storing! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
10th Sep 2012 (#)

Nice to read the article. Thanks.

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