Whether you already have a self-storage unit or are just considering trying one out, you may be asking yourself, “What should I put in it?” Of course, the most obvious answer is: “Anything you’re not using or need to get out of the way.” A self-storage unit is a great way to tidy up your house, but climate controlled self-storage can offer you more than just a way to de-clutter your life. Here are a few innovative ways that people have found to use their self-storage units:

  • Support Your Home-Based Business: It may come as a surprise, but more than 51% of all businesses in the US are run out of the home. That means no offices, no warehouses, no storefronts. Just someone’s living room, den, or garage. From freelance writers and artists to people sewing handmade clothes or baking specialty treats, home-based businesses come in all shapes and sizes… but they all have one thing in common: They need space to store supplies or excess inventory that quickly threatens to take over their home. Many home-based business owners turn to climate controlled self-storage as a way to keep a handle on supplies and inventory, while still keeping them close at hand.
  • Sell Things on Online: Even if you don’t run a business out of your home, many people in America sell things on eBay or Etsy. Maybe it’s stuff that you make in your spare time, or maybe you like to go around to garage sales and auctions and find great deals that you can then re-sell for a little profit. Whatever the case may be, selling online means holding onto items until they’re ready to ship. If you do it regularly, it also means keeping plenty of packing materials on hand. A self-storage unit can be a great solution for keeping that collection of Beanie Babies safe until they’re ready to be shipped out to their new home.
  • Store Crafting Supplies: Speaking of Etsy, these days more and more people have crafting hobbies. Just take a drive through any big town and you’ll see craft stores aplenty. Scrapbooking is especially popular, allowing people to take that boring old family photo album and turn it into something that expresses their own personal style, while still keeping all those cherished memories. Whatever your hobby, a climate controlled self-storage unit can preserve all your crafting supplies so they stay neatly organized and right where you need them when you’re ready to work.
  • Staging Your House for Sale: When it comes time to sell your house, you want it to look its best… but you may not be ready or able to move everything into your new place before the old one is sold. What’s the answer? Self-storage can give you a place to store things so they’re out of the way when people come to view your home, while still giving you easy access to them when you need them. 

Whatever use you have in mind for your self-storage unit, climate controlled self-storage from Storage ‘R’ Us has the perfect solution for you! Come see us today, or give us a call, and let one of our experienced self-storage specialists help you find just the right self-storage unit for your needs.