Alternative Uses for Self Storage

Self-storage can offer so much more than just additional space for your personal belongings. This, of course, depends on what’s allowed by the storage supplier.

So don’t be afraid to shop around and explore your options to find the perfect fit for you and to cater for your needs.

This will require some research on your part, especially if you intend to use it for something outside of just storage. There are some key considerations to keep in mind here.

Size matters. Something too big or too small will be an inconvenience and present unnecessary barriers as you begin to use and adapt the space.

Location is also important. You want something that is not only near but also easily accessible so that you can fully benefit from this space.

Finally, you need to consider your budget. Different self-storage providers and companies will provide different prices so don’t be afraid to get multiple quotes for comparison.

If you want to use your storage unit in a creative or alternative way, be sure to run this past the supplier first so you are not met with disappointment.

Here, we have outlined a number of possible creative ways that you might be able to use your storage unit – subject to approval, of course!

Art Studio

Art studios require space to get the creative juices flowing!

Instead of having your art supplies cluttering up a room in your home or renting an expensive studio for a high price, a storage unit may be a good alternative.

It’s ideal to stash your equipment and supplies when they’re not in use as well as providing the freedom to walk around and express yourself.

As the majority of storage units have concrete floors with a surface that can be easily cleaned, it means that you don’t have to sacrifice your home carpet to paint splatters. Similarly, you can avoid the hassle of covering up your furniture for protection, therefore limiting the risk of damaging your personal possessions.

That being said, you will have to be careful not to do any major or permanent damage. A rule of thumb to bear in mind – if it can be wiped away then its okay!


It can be a serious challenge to get time to go to the gym. And often when you do arrive you find that it is mobbed with people and you’re queuing to use the equipment.

In addition, gym fees and membership continue to rise at an exponential rate each year, with additional extras and terms and conditions attached to your membership.

Something else to consider is the intimidation factor – with all the other gym-goers gawking this can be a real turn-off for some people who just want to work out and get fit in peace and quiet.


Although a home gym may provide a solution to these problems, you also may have to sacrifice personal space that could hinder your daily living needs. A personal storage unit could provide the solution you’ve been looking for.

With enough space to keep the machines you want and use, provided with easy access to suit your hectic lifestyle, this idea has started to increase in popularity. In addition, there’s limited room for error as the likelihood of damage is slim to none.

Music/Hobby Space

Sometimes all you need is a space to call your own, where you can chill out and escape from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. It’s a space where you can collect your thoughts or harness your creative side without disruption.

A storage unit provides you with a blank canvas to make your own.

Whether it’s a yoga studio so you can release all stress or a place to practice your guitar or perfect your drum solo, a storage unit can provide you with the perfect hideaway.

If the noise can be controlled or your unit is soundproofed, this can provide a perfect solution for private rehearsals without the hassle of potential nagging from your neighbours.

If you think that self-storage may be the right solution for your needs, no matter how ‘out there’ they may seem, then get in touch anyway and we’d be glad to chat. Trust us, we’ve probably heard it all before!