Self storage. It's hardly a subject that's going to set the world on fire. But it is, nonetheless, important - especially if you're moving house, downsizing, or you've finally come to the conclusion that you've just acquired too much 'stuff'.
According to the Self Storage Association, the industry got started in the US in the 1960s, but didn't really get going in the UK until the 1980s. We started our self storage business at Meon Springs in the 1990s - and we've been running it ever since.
Everyone has their own reasons for putting their possessions in storage. At this time of year, a number of customers are clearing their gardens of chairs, tables, gazebos and other bulky items and putting them into storage, In short, they don't want these things staying out during winter and don't have space at home to protect them from the elements. Putting them in self storage means they're safe and sound, and ready for spring. Others are preparing for Christmas by decluttering their homes in readiness for a large family gathering.
Taking on a self storage unit can be just for a few weeks - or longer term. Every one has their own reason for taking on a container. That said, they do share one common thread. Not only does self storage give you space at home, it also gives you space to get on with life.