With more and more people struggling to buy houses and accommodation outright, and more people renting, due in no small way to banks granting less and less mortgages, anything that makes moving into or between rented accommodation, while being cost effective, easier, is definitely worthwhile exploring.
For those of us in more rural areas looking to move to smaller accommodation in more city-centric Bristol locations, storage units can be a godsend for all the valuable, sentimental stuff we tend to accumulate over the years.
Knowing your valued possessions are safe, in exactly the same condition you left them, in a secure environment, is a load of your mind in what is traditionally a very stressful time, moving house. A lot of people rate moving house as one of the most stressful experiences in life. Anything to lessen that load, is always going to be a good thing, and self storage is often very good value with plenty of discounts and special offers to be found.
So what is self storage exactly? It’s essentially a unit in a secure, monitored facility that you rent and fill with all your stuff. You can store basically anything, providing it’s not illegal, perishable or flammable. Small businesses and companies frequently use them to store stock and equipment, due to the great value, cost-effective nature and security of the facility. The self storage facilities offer security, maintenance and easy access allowing you to sleep easy, knowing your valued possessions are in safe hands.
Why Use Self storage Facilities
So you’ve been living either with family, or in larger accommodation in a smaller town or the rural countryside, and you’re looking to perhaps move into a more city-centric Bristol location. Self storage facilities allow you to accommodate for the fact that you might be moving somewhere smaller, enabling you to store all the random stuff we as humans continually accumulate, as well as sentimental effects.
Self storage is often very useful to university students and first time movers, there’s always going to be a lot of things that there’s no sense in lugging around (sentimental stuff generally). Maybe your parents don’t have room to store all your old things anymore, but there’s no way you’re doing a tip run of all your loved childhood belongings? That’s precisely where Bristol self storage comes in.
It’s Become So Common Nowadays
With the obvious benefits of ease, cost, safety and security for your possessions, it’s really easy to see why so many people are making use of self storage facilities when moving. Especially with people moving into Bristol city centre locations, where, like all city centres, you’re going to get less space for your money, meaning you’re not going to have room to store all of your accumulated things. With so many self storage facilities in and around the city, you can always be close to your things, while only having to pay rent on the unit, with all the security features giving you complete piece of mind.
Value and Ease
For what you get from a decent Bristol self storage facility, it really is great value. From security, to ease of access, to simply making sure your things are in the exact condition you left them in, the range of possibilities that self storage facilities offer is highly flexible, reliable and reasonably priced, with plenty of offers and discounts available. More rural facilities are often able to give better discounts and offers, due to reduced overheads versus city-based establishments, so it’s always worthwhile shopping around and getting quotes.
When deciding on a self storage service, make sure you ask to see the exact unit you’ll be getting, as it’s important to check it out, as well as asking about security, including asking about surveillance and how frequently its monitored, whether there is computerised gate access and how well-lit and clean the facility is. Just always make sure you shop around, and carefully examine all your options.