Self storage is a concept used to describe the space or “storage units” rented to tenants. It is usually
used by both individuals (personal storage) or businesses (office storage) on a short-terms basis.
The self storage industry began in the United States in the 1960’s. At the end of 2009, there were a total of
nearly 46,000 self storage facilities owned by over 30,000 businesses in America. Since then the storage industry
has spread to Europe where there are 2,700 facilities covering over 7 million square meters of storage space.
Although there are many reasons why consumers use storage facilities, the main reasons include moving home, marriage or divorce, downsizing, storing stock & equipment.
Dublin & Limerick
Personal storage is used to store personal items such as luggage. This type of storage is popular among students or young professionals. Many international students use storage units to safe keep their belongings if they are moving home for the summer but don’t want to lug their belongings around with them.
Similarly, young professionals may need storage space when travelling. Rather than having to pay for rent during the period they are absent from the country, they can rent out their room and hold their belongings elsewhere. On the other hand, home storage solutions are needed for a variety of reasons including:
Moving home — Temporary storage is sometimes needed when moving from one house to another. Storage World offers access to reliable home movers, cardboard storage boxes and flexible storage unit sizes.
Renovations — Refurbishing your house can be a chaotic and messy task. Furniture storage may be needed to ensure property doesn’t get lost or damaged.
Decluttering — Perhaps you are sick of too much stuff taking up space but don’t want to dump it just it. If this is the case, storage units can be used to safely store your belongings until you are ready to get rid of them.
Homeowners are not the only individuals who need self storage. Storage space is also commonly used by businesses when downsizing or moving offices. The benefits of using storage solutions for business include:
Stock storage — Have you ordered too much stock or have come left over? Seasonal and temporary stock can also be stored so that your office isn’t cluttered.
Equipment & archive storage — Unused equipment and archives can be kept in storage facilities. This may be beneficial for those expanding and need to free up floor and desk space.
Online Retailers — Ecommerce companies often don’t have a brick-and-mortar premises. Many retailers trading solely online need somewhere to store their products.
Nowadays security doesn’t just come with a lock and key. Storage units are monitored by 24 hour CCTV. For an added sense of security, our facilities also contain fire and burglar alarms.
When you rent a storage unit, it is yours throughout the rental period. There is no need to worry about opening times as there is unrestricted 24/7 access. This is ideal as you don’t need to take time off work to visit your storage unit. 24/7 access means that units can be accessed outside of usual business hours.
Contracts are very flexible. While the minimum rental period is one month, you don’t have to worry about long-term commitments. Storage units also come in various sizes.
If you are one of those people who like to cherish things, then self storage is an ideal solution to help you declutter while not throw anything away.
In the modern age, many people tend not to settle in the one place for too long. This is particularly true for young professionals who seek to take 6 or 12 month contracts in widespread locations. Without permanent accommodation, self storage may be the best option to safe keep belongings while away.
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Thanks guys for all your help over the past year with storing all of our stuff. The service has been greatly appreciated.- Jonathan Lyons, Dublin 8
Many thanks for the very professional and efficient service that I have experienced at Storage World over the past 10 months.- Aonghus McNally, Rathmines, Dublin 6
It’s been a pleasure doing business with you. If I need storage again in Dublin, you’ll be my first choice, and my recommendation to others. Regards,- Paul Kenny, Christchurch
I would like to thank you very much for all your help in what has been a very difficult time for me. Remi and his crew have been fantastic. I will recommend you to people in the future.- Deborah Fitzsimons, Harolds Cross
Many thanks for your assistance over the last few months. We have no hesitation recommending Storage World to our friends and family.- Teresa Cahill, Ranelagh