Nine Reasons You Need a Storage Unit

October 31, 2017

Most often, people think of storage units as spaces to be used to store stuff when it can’t be in the home, either from moving, downsizing, or renovating. But, storage units make great permanent extensions of your personal space. There are so many great uses for storage units that have nothing to do with storage!

Art Studio

Are you a starving artist or a part-time hobbyist? Often times we don’t have or allow, dedicated room for creative outlets to harness talents in our homes. Unless we are fortunate enough to have a ton of extra square footage or extra bedrooms, typically art & craft and hobby supplies are confined to a corner in some back closet. If you rent a storage unit, you can set up a whole creative space and let your inner artist loose, cleanup optional!

Personal Gym

Climate controlled storage units are the perfect venue for your own personal gym. The price of renting a storage unit is comparable to a gym’s monthly fee. In your own personal gym, there are no lines and no one else’s sweat on the weights. In a storage unit, your gym is never closed. The large walls are perfect for hanging full-length mirrors to admire your physique.

Music Studio

Are you in a band or just love playing loud instruments? Storage units make perfect amateur music studios. You and the rest of the band can let loose and make as much noise as you’d like without disturbing your neighbors or letting your rival band hear your new beats or lyrics. You can leave your instruments set up in place without worrying about it infringing on your family’s activity room.

Vehicle Storage

If you have a vintage or collector car or seasonal vehicles, such as snowmobiles, ATVs, dirt bikes, boats, kayaks, or golf carts; you can clear up space in your garage on the offseason and store your toys in a storage unit until you’re ready to ride. This is ideal to allow for you to leave room in your garage to park your car and avoid these vehicles from sustaining dents and dings.

Panic Room

Are you preparing for the zombie apocalypse or World War III? Do you stock up on food, water, batteries, blankets, and other emergency survival supplies? Store your cache in a secure storage unit for safekeeping. Using a self-storage to house these things will also keep them out of sight of nosy neighbors and scavenging co-survivors. When the day comes, it can also provide a windowless bunker.

Photo Studio

If you are a professional or semi-professional photographer, a storage unit makes a great photo studio and dark doom. The three still walls of a storage unit are perfect for hanging backdrops and the closed room allows you to set up your lighting equipment without the interference of daily life at home. Although shooting on and developing film is quickly becoming a lost art, if you are up for it, converting a storage unit into a dark room allows for you to perfect your craft without having the chemicals in your home or worry about someone coming in, turning on the lights, and destroying your exposures.

Office Space

If you are an entrepreneur, writer, or career student, a storage unit is an ideal office space. There is plenty of room to set up your desk and other needed supplies while getting out of your house and having a distraction-free workspace. Utilizing this space helps create the distinction between work and home and allows for maximum productivity.

Store Collectibles

Are you a serious collector? Perhaps ceramic dolls or baseball cards are your thing. A climate controlled storage unit can be an awesome place to store these precious items without worry of family members messing with them. You can take up all the room you’d like to properly display your treasures. Or if you have a self-storage unit full, you can simply use it for organized storage to free up space in your home.


Perhaps the best use of a storage unit is as a personal getaway. Turn it into your quiet library, meditation room, or man-cave to have a private escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There is no need to compromise on space or design when you rent a space away from your shared home. It is the perfect place for your pool table or free-standing hammock.

There are tons of uses for climate controlled self-storage units aside from just holding your packed boxes during a move or renovation. Get creative and rent your own space today. At Store It Right, we can help you with all your climate controlled storage needs in Charlottesville or Ruckersville. Stop in or give us a call today!

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