Kinds of Storage

The market abounds with storage containers of all shapes and sizes so regardless of whether you are storing large pieces of furniture or simply boxes of childhood toys that you can't bear to part with, there is a storage solution for you. As a rule there are two main options:

  • Indoor storage – which offers the highest levels of security and are often clime controlled to provide additional protection for your possessions.
  • Outdoor storage – as the name suggests these are outdoors and allow you to have easy access to your items. They are also great to have on-site for a large gardening item or work tools.
Home Storage Solutions

Do you struggle finding places to store your belongings at home? Are you renovating your house, requiring a need for temporary storage? If so, it may be the perfect moment to check out some alternative home storage units. The most common types of temporary home storage and permanent outdoor home storage solutions that homeowners choose from are storage PODS, Outdoor lockers and storage sheds. These forms of permanent outdoor storage units will keep your items secured while also allowing you quick access since the storage unit is housed on your property.

Home Storage PODS

An ideal temporary or semi-permanent home storage solution, storage PODS come in various sizes, making them a flexible storage option for homeowners. Container PODS can be shipped across town or, across long distances with ease.

For homeowners seeking an ideal home storage solution, storage PODs offer a terrific combination of security, ease of access and portability. For those on the move, having access to your belongings at any time from the confines of your own property makes this home storage solution one of the best available.

Sheds

Sheds for storage can be purpose built or pre-fabricated and are available in a range of sizes and shapes. They a great permanent addition to a home and can be used to store all kinds of items ranging from lawn mowers, cars, toys bikes or simply boxes of bric a brac.

5 Pitfalls to be Aware of When Storing Valuables

  1. Not getting insurance
    Any valuables that will be transported or stored in areas where they could be potentially damaged, devalued or aged should be insured. Many times homeowner's insurance will cover items in the home while owners are moving or otherwise traveling. Check your homeowner's insurance policy, or research companies that offer insurance for valuables when storing or moving.
  2. Not using the right packing materials
    How valuables are packed during storage has a lot to do with their long-term condition. The best option for storing valuables is to store them in their original boxes (if available). Otherwise, make sure to buy the right size box to keep the items from shifting around and getting damaged, or buy proper packing materials, so items stay in place during storage.
FAQ
What do I need to consider when choosing a storage option?

You need to think about how often you need access to your possessions, how much security you want and whether items need to be in a climate controlled environment. After you have decided this you will then know whether an indoor or outdoor storage unit will suit your needs.

What is the cheapest way of storing items?

It really depends on what you are storing and how long for. Outdoor units are generally cheaper, but you need to be sure this meets your needs. Talk to the storage company because it is also sometimes possible to negotiate discounts for longer term storage or if you know they have units sitting empty.

How do I decide what I should put into storage?

If you are moving house, it is a good idea to think carefully about what you really want to keep. Sometimes it is actually more economical to buy new items rather than pay storage fees. However, sentimental and irreplaceable items are perfect to store as are items that hold their value and do not deteriorate.