De-cluttering your home using a storage unit from can help make your home more attractive to buyers. (Howard Sandler/

By Grace Bailey, Guest Blogger

Wherever you may be in the country, there will always some sort of self-storage company operating in your area. There are a multitude of different self-storage services: indoor warehouse self-storage complexes that offer complete security and perfect atmospheric conditions for your items; outdoor self-storage complexes where you can drive your vehicle right up to your storage unit; removal self-storage that give you temporary storage when you in between moving properties; and residential garage storage if you require semi-regular access to your stored items. All have their pros and cons, but all will mean you house is de-cluttered. Here are some of reasons why self-storage might be a suitable option for you:

De-cluttering your home using a storage unit from can help make your home more attractive to buyers. (Howard Sandler/
De-cluttering your home using a storage unit from can help make your home more attractive to buyers. (Howard Sandler/

1)      To de-clutter your home

If your home is packed to the rafters with your items then it may be a welcome change to store some of items externally so you have more living space. This is, indeed, the most common reason for requiring self-storage. If you’re tired of having to carefully manoeuvre your way in between rooms in your home simply because there is so much clutter everywhere, then why not try hiring out a self-storage unit.

What sort of self-storage unit you will need largely depends on what you want you want to store. If you want to store items that are dear to your heart or worth a lot of money, hiring out an indoor self-storage unit is probably the right option for you as they can give you complete peace of mind of your items as they are armed with round the clock guards, CCTV cameras, fences and alarms to ensure that nothing bad will come your items way. However, if you have, for example, just purchased a new sofa and don’t have space for the old one, but also do not have the heart to throw it away, then an outside self-storage will be right for you as you can drive your vehicle straight up to your unit, meaning you won’t have to carry the heavy sofa for long.

2)      To temporarily store your thing items when you are in the process of moving homes

Some of us may one day, if we haven’t already, be in the position where the move-out date for our soon-to-be old property is a day or two before our move in date for our new one. Although you should be able to find a place to stay for a couple of days with friends or family, where you store all your items you wish to move into your new home may cause you some trouble. But don’t worry: many removal companies have a self-storage service which will provide temporary refuge for all of your belongings you’ve built up over the years.

As you’ve already paid for the removal service, the self-storage service provided by removal companies shouldn’t cost you that much more as you’ll probably be offered a discount. If you’re in the position where you do need temporary storage for your furniture, pots and pans, and whatever else, then using a self-storage service by a removal company will be more much advantageous to you than hiring out an external self-storage company. By using the service provided by removal companies, the removal company will transport all the belongings to the storage warehouse so you don’t have to.

3)      To make your home more attractive to buyers

Maybe you don’t want to de-clutter your house for you. Perhaps you require regular use of all the items that are taking up every cabinet and corner of your home. But if this is the case and the time has come to try and sell your home, having it cluttered up will make in somewhat unattractive to buyers. Hiring out self-storage to make your home more spacious could mean it is more attractive to potential buyers when they come look around.


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