If you are planning to vacate your home, either because you have bought another one, your rental contract has expired or you simply want to move to another place, you should know that there are companies that provide storage services so that you can store your furniture, belongings or any personal items for as long as you wish.
This type of service has various names depending on the country or place where they are located, some are known as furniture repositories, others as storage units and some simply call them warehouses. Whatever name you give them, the important thing is to know that they exist, that they fulfil a very important function and that they have multiple benefits.
What is a furniture repository or storage unit?
As the name suggests, storage units are legal entities whose function is to provide storage and safekeeping services for a wide range of objects, such as furniture, personal items, electronic equipment, works of art, machinery, toys, glassware, clothing, business equipment, among others.
Types of storage units
There are several types of storage units available on the market, which differ in terms of the size of the storage space, the length of time the objects are stored and access to them. In this sense, there are units that cannot be accessed without authorisation, since their fundamental use is to store objects that we do not intend to use for a certain period of time.
However, there are also storage units that can be accessed at any time and without any type of prior authorisation, as users are usually given a copy of the key so that they can enter the unit or warehouse whenever they wish.
What are the advantages of a furniture repository or storage unit?
The following are the main advantages of using a furniture repository or storage unit:
More available space
One of the main advantages of a furniture storage service is undoubtedly the possibility of increasing the amount of space you have available, whether at home, in the office or at your business. No matter how many items you have, storage companies have facilities with different capacities so that you can safely store your belongings.
Convenience and flexibility
When you use a storage unit your belongings will be available to you at any time, whether or not you have the access key, you will always be able to enter or retrieve items at your convenience. In addition, many companies offer flexible opening hours and some units can be accessed at any time of the day.
This feature of furniture repositories or storage units is very important, as the integrity of the objects stored and the reputation of the company providing the service depend on it. In this respect, there are units with surveillance cameras, fire prevention systems, alarms, anti-theft systems and 24-hour surveillance personnel.
Apart from storing objects, furniture storage companies offer a removal assistance service, which means that they can transport your belongings from your home to the warehouse and vice versa. Thanks to this, you won’t have to worry about hiring a separate removal van, as this service is included as part of the storage contract.
Furniture repository companies not only offer storage services for people who are thinking of moving house, but also offer their facilities for storing objects to other companies, such as commercial offices, business centres, wholesale distributors, commercial premises, professional practices, among others.
In this way, your business will be much more organised, as you will have more space available to attend to the commercial and organisational matters of your economic activity.