Why do people need storage? This is one of the most common questions that we, in the storage industry, try to answer and better understand. Working in this industry for almost 7 years has taught me you can never know enough about your customer base and their needs. The reasons people need storage are vast and varied, and we still have things pop up that we have never heard before.
Most people looking for storage have common reasons for needing some space. Reasons like remodeling, moving, downsizing, marriage, divorce, and business needs. We also have a high number of college students that need a place to store dorm room belongings over the summer. There are also some not-so-common reasons, like someone who wants to use their unit as an office space or use it for band practice. Unfortunately, we are not in the business of renting offices or band practice space!
The most bizarre reason for needing storage I have encountered was regarding a court case. They needed a storage unit for an unspecified amount of time to store an inflated raft that was an integral part of the court case. Being that it was part of the case, the raft would’ve had to stay inflated inside the unit until the courts needed it, or the trial was over. They never ended up renting the space, but this just goes to show how random our customer needs can be! Of course, if they did rent the space, we would’ve gladly accommodated them.
Regardless of the reasons for needing it, self-storage has grown greatly in popularity in the past few years. It seems like there is a facility on every corner! Now that we’ve discussed some reasons you may need storage, here is how you can get the most for your money! StorPlace Self Storage has 16 convenient locations across Middle Tennessee and Kentucky. Our knowledgeable storage experts can assist you in almost every aspect of your move! Stop by any of our locations and our friendly, professional storage managers will help you determine the best size storage unit for your needs, along with showing you our full line of packing and moving supplies. So whether you are a business owner, homeowner, renter, a student, or even if you just need some boxes, StorPlace Self Storage is happy to help with any storage need you may have!