What is self storage? Storage 101

January 29, 2023

What is self storage? Storage 101

Self storage is simple but if you have never used it before, you can have a lot of questions:

What is self storage? What does it provide? What are the benefits of using it? Why not just buy my own warehouse space? Why not just fill up my garage/spare room etc.? 

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Whether you are using it for domestic or personal reasons, using self storage comes with many benefits. 

Here we are going to give you a crash course in Storage 101 and how using storage could benefit you and your life and/or business. And how our storage Newbury could be the perfect fit for you. 

First things first:

What is self storage?

The term self storage is applied to a facility which has secure, individual storage units in a variety of sizes which are available to rent by members of the public and business owners. 

What are the main benefits? 

Extra space 

Remodelling, moving or starting a new business are just a few reasons why you may need our Newbury self storage.

We understand that at home space can be limited. Especially if you are running a business from home this can soon take over your space. If you are storing stock and working from home, you may find it increasingly difficult to switch off from work leading to burnout

Self storage not only gives you the extra space to store your possessions or stock but also frees up space within your home. 

How much extra space? 

This is entirely dependent on what self storage facility you choose to rent your unit with. 

Our storage Newbury has units ranging from 15 sq ft to 350 sq ft, including 160 sq ft drive-up units which are brilliant if you need quick and easy access to what is stored within your unit. 


Using self storage gives you a place to store your possessions in an extremely safe and secure way. 

All self storage facilities will have some form of security system in place in order to make sure your unit is kept safe. 

Our storage Newbury has a state of art security system with 24/7 CCTV around the entire facility and alarms on every unit, which includes smoke and fire detectors. 

When within a unit you own, you have to be in charge of security and keeping everything safe. It is an added expense and also an added pressure. Using self storage allows that pressure to be lifted. 


Buying your own unit also brings with it a large, up-front payment and with it no flexibility in terms of the size of the space which can really hinder the growth of a business. 

With our storage Newbury we offer short term self storage solutions and it comes with fully flexible rental agreements which allow you to upgrade or downgrade your unit if and when you need to.

This is great for businesses as it allows them to add extra space as their business grows or even just add it for a few months during a busy period such as Christmas. 

Our self storage Newbury gives you space to live, space for your business to grow whilst you keep complete control and peace of mind. 

If you would like to know more, please give us a call on: 01635 953 900 or click here for a quote

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1 Arkwright Road, Bicester, OX26 4SU

Unit C Hubert Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4JE

The Depositary, South Road, Brighton, BN1 6SB

Bumpers Way, Chippenham

St Margarets Way, Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate

1 Works Road, Letchworth, SG6 1FR.

Grovebury Rd, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4SQ

July Court, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket, CB8 7RL

666-678 Garratt Lane, SW17 0NP

25 Mollison Ave, Enfield, London, EN3 7LW

Newspaper House, Faraday Rd, Newbury RG14 2DW

Unit 4, Crown Quay Trade Centre, 1 Eurolink Way, Sittingbourne ME10 3DY

Unit 22 Mitcham Industrial Estate, Streatham Rd, Mitcham CR4 2AP

Invicta Business Centre, Bredgar Rd, Gillingham ME8 6PG

Cherry Tree Road, Watford WD24 6SB

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