When I sat down today and started to gather my thoughts in an effort to write a blog about self storage it occurred to me that over the past about year and a half I have written a ton of self storage blogs. I have reached out and touched many different topics within the industry of self storage from choosing the right unit for your needs, technology within self storage, boat storage, RV storage and motorcycle storage, stories about tenants within the different Storage Station locations I have worked at, customer service within self storage, Maintenance within self storage, property presentation and curbside appeal for our self storage facilities and really the list goes on and on. One thing that I have realized about self storage is that self storage is kind of like a story. Everyone has a story that they are ready to tell much like everyone that uses self storage has a reason to store and normally there is a story behind why they are storing.
I mean really, there are so many different applications and reasons for people to store their possessions whether they are household items, vehicles such as spots cars, motorcycles, dirt bikes or 4 wheelers or even office files, home furnishing, contractor materials, stock for local business such as thrift shops and e-bay businesses and the like. Really the list of things people can and do store goes on and on. I always find it extremely interesting to find out why people need to store their items and for what reasons. Not that everyone wants to share their story or has time to but more often than not you are able to get a good idea of what peoples storing intentions are while they come in to shop for and rent a unit. I have noticed more often than not we are really helping out the general public big time with a place to store their things during certain transitions within their lives.
Whether that transition in the particular tenants life is a remodeling of their home and they are looking to store a few rooms of furniture while they do repairs or improvements, downsizing their home because of economical issues, someone who is going through a divorce and needs a place to temporarily put their possessions while they figure things out or even an entrepreneur that is looking to start up a new business and has stock of a product to sell but nowhere to store it. What I am trying to say here is that people are forever changing and people’s needs for self storage are forever changing and you really never know who will come in the door to rent a self storage unit and for what reason and it is not something that you can easily predict. One thing that I have learned and that is very clear to me is that Self Storage is a very much so an on the fly type of business and you have to be ready for anything that comes your way at any particular time.
Ultimately the self storage industry will forever be changing and the need for self storage units for the general public to utilize is inevitable whether it be short term, long term or seasonal use of a unit. Although we might not be able to predict what changes that will occur within someone’s life to make them have the need to utilize a self storage unit, one thing is for certain… When you or someone you know is going through a transition and needs to rent a self storage unit for their possessions, the staff at Storage Station will be there ready and able to help you choose the proper storage unit that is just right for your needs!