Obviously, your storage unit serves one main purpose: to store the extra stuff that you don’t have room for. And, if that’s all you need them for, they serve their purpose well. However, maybe you’ve been longing for a small space of your own, but don’t have the resources to turn your dreams into a reality. It can be easy to think of storage units as just a place to keep your spare items, but there are plenty of other innovative ways you can make use of the extra space in a storage unit.
Whether you want a spot specifically meant for all of your hobbies or you’ve been searching for a budget-friendly office space outside of your house, there’s no rule stating that a storage unit must be strictly reserved for extra belongings. Check out these four other creative uses for storage units!
1. Hobby Space
Perhaps you’d love a spot to assemble your favorite model cars. Or, maybe you’re ready to finally move band practice out of the garage. Whatever your interests are, a storage unit can be a great way to give yourself some extra space in order to explore your passions! However, you’ll should keep in mind that if you’re going to be spending a decent amount of time in the unit, you’ll want to look for one that’s climate controlled.
If you have your own business or even frequently conduct your work outside of your employer’s location, you likely need a space to get some work done. However, your home doesn’t have an extra room that you can convert to an office, and leasing a space in an office building is far too expensive. Renting a climate controlled storage unit allows you to have a satellite workspace for a reasonable price. Just be prepared to do without luxuries you’d find in more traditional office spaces — such as windows.
3. Business Headquarters
Maybe you already have an office space that suits all of your needs for completing your work, but your business requires you to keep and maintain a large inventory. Of course, all of those products can take up a lot of space! Set up some different bins and shelving units in a storage unit to create a separate and organized storage space for all of your related business supplies.
4. Spare Closet
If you’re someone who loves hanging onto a variety of fun costumes and accessories, you might find that you quickly run out of space. Or, perhaps you’re someone who enjoys having a huge assortment of items in your wardrobe, but you simply don’t have space to store all of your out of season clothing in your regular closet. Renting a storage unit can give you the extra closet real estate you need, and you can simply swap out the items when a new season arrives!
Storage units aren’t just for safely tucking away your spare belongings. As with any space, you can get creative with it’s use. Keep these ideas in mind to turn your storage unit into a functional — and fun! — space.
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