Why You Need a Self-Storage Unit

September 18, 2017 Self-Storage

You may not realize how many self-storage units you pass by on the way home from work. Many people use and rely on these units. Some people might be moving and need a temporary place to house their goods. Others might just not have the room to house all their belongings.

Storage units can also hold more than just boxes. You can rent a self-storage locker to hold smaller items. You can even store your car, boat, RV, or trailer in self-storage. The possibilities are almost endless! Depending on your situation, you may or may not need a storage unit.

However, there are a number of reasons why more and more people are renting units:

Moving Houses                                                         

The number one reason people choose self-storage facilities if because they are moving houses. Whether you are upgrading to a larger house or downsizing to something more affordable, storage facilities are a must-have. When you’re on the hunt for the perfect home for your family, you need a safe place to store your possessions. Sometimes, you may be out of your current home before you have even found your next home. Storage facilities provide short term and long term options to fit your needs.


Unfortunately, the divorce rate is continuing to increase. When couples divorce, they most likely won’t need as much space as they did before. It can also be expensive to live in a larger home or apartment – especially on one person’s income. Self-storage units provide extra space to keep your belongings at whatever size you desire.


When many people retire from their career, they choose to downsize and move out of their big empty home. Most people in retirement live alone or with their spouse, and the kids are usually living on their own by this time. However, it can be hard to get rid of all the sentimental belongings or furniture. Storage units give you the opportunity to hold onto those possessions, without all the mess.

Growing Family

There’s nothing more exciting than growing your family! If you haven’t already experienced this, babies come with a lot of stuff! Family and friends love to shower you with gifts, hand-me-downs, and more! You may realize that the big crib doesn’t fit well in your room, and you probably have to get rid of a few things in many other rooms just to make room for the baby. With a self-storage unit, your belongings will be ready to put back to use once your child is grown.

Business Use

There are thousands of business in San Antonio that rely on self-storage units. Renting office space is expensive, and many offices don’t have enough room for storage. Businesses may want to look into a storage unit to store furniture, files, computers, printers, and other items they might not need daily access to.


More people now than ever are hanging up their car keys and buying a one-way plane ticket. Some people travel frequently for work, while others may depart for a long period of time for pleasure. Whatever it may be, you have to prepare for the move. If you are going to be gone for a long period of time, you probably won’t want to pay $1,000 a month for your one-bedroom apartment you won’t be staying in. Storage units are a much cheaper option to hold all of your belongings safely until you return.

Winter Storage

In Texas, winter storage isn’t very common, but in colder areas, you will find that storage facilities are quite busy during the winter. Many people will store items they won’t need in the winter, like lawn mowers, or they will store things that could easily get damaged from the weather, like a classic car.


We all live very busy lives. Naturally, our homes may get messy as we deal with all of our own mess. We might not realize how cluttered our home has become until we can finally relax. Then, it’s panic mode. Once it comes time for de-cluttering season, you will probably throw a few things away. You may also realize that you have a few items that you don’t want to throw away, but just don’t have room for. Self-storage units are great options when you want to keep items nearby, but you just don’t have the shelf space for them.

Self-Storage Units at Storage 4U

Storage 4U has three convenient and affordable locations around San Antonio to accommodate all of your storage needs! We have several different sizes in storage units to fit your needs. We can accommodate boats, RVs, motorcycles, cars, office needs, personal needs, and more! Call us at 210-714-2459 to reserve your unit.

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