Storage is a tough area to crack when it comes to a home. The old saying ‘there’s no such thing as too much storage’ doesn’t account for the sheer amount of stuff we all have. Whether it’s collecting items from your’s or your children’s childhood to a keen eye on snapping up furniture on Facebook Marketplace, many of us have too much stuff. That’s where having a personal self-storage unit comes into place.

Having a house full to the brim of clutter makes us more stressed, is harder to clean and just doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing. If you’ve reached a breaking point with the number of things you own and you know you need to have more space, you also might not be ready to declutter fully or part with certain items.

Having a space outside of the home where you can store items you don’t necessarily need on a daily basis frees up more space than you might think. Imagine those empty cupboards and a spare bedroom that you can move around in. Domestic bliss!

Whilst you might still be on the fence about storage out of the home in Edinburgh, Scotland, keep reading for our top 6 benefits of having personal self storage outside of the home.

1. Declutter your space

Most of us have too much stuff but some have more than others. We don’t need all of this stuff on a daily basis. Our cupboards are full to the brim, the spare room has become a one-stop shop for miscellaneous items and the garage is so packed that the car no longer fits in there. If any of the above resonates with you, it’s time to have a declutter.

Especially if you’ve had a significant life change, such as a family bereavement, children moving out or downsizing to a smaller property, you might want to reclaim your space without being forced to throw things away. For those who are indecisive, a storage unit means you can keep those sentimental items without taking over prime real estate in your home.

Leave anything from family photos and items to off-season stuff, such as Christmas decorations and summer/holiday items, to heavier appliances inside your storage unit. This allows you to see your space as a blank canvas before you add items back into your own storage at home.

Whilst you can just throw things away or recycle them, it’s much better for the planet to sell them. However, when life happens, it can take hours to photograph and upload items online onto Facebook Marketplace or eBay. Holding your items in a storage unit until you can find the time is a perfect solution.

2. Increased security

The more items you have at home on view, the more attractive you are to theft and burglary. With our storage facility, you have your own padlocked unit, with 24/7 CCTV and an alarm system in place.

This can also save you money at home so you don’t have to install an expensive alarm system if you don’t feel it necessary.

With a Kerr’s Removals storage unit, you can sleep easy, knowing your excess items are safely stored on our site.

3. Reduce the stress during a house move

One of the most stressful times in anyone’s life is moving house, especially if you have a lot of stuff. Consider moving items you don’t need initially into a storage unit to make the move smoother. We’re expert movers with our specifically-designed vehicle for our storage units, ensuring every item is secure and protected, and you’ll have plenty of spare room when you get to your new home.

This will also give you time to thoroughly declutter as well as properly pack and label every box you move. It’s ideal if you’re downsizing or moving into a rental property as no matter how many times you’ve viewed a property, you never seem to have quite the right space for everything you have

4. Flexibility in renting terms

You have great flexibility when it comes to renting a personal self-storage unit. You can choose the length of term required. Whether it’s short- or long-term, you can discuss this with the storage company. Many, like ourselves, have a short minimum term but allow you to store for as long as you need to. All we ask is that you give us some notice when you want to empty your storage unit or want it delivered back to your doorstep.

This is particularly ideal if you’re unsure of your future living arrangements. Perhaps you’re going travelling abroad and are unsure of the length of your trip. Maybe you have to rent somewhere small in between moving homes, such as waiting for a new build to be completed? You might be a student (or the parent of one) moving away from Edinburgh and wanting to move your furniture from home into a storage unit until you graduate. Your parents will thank you for student storage! We understand the stresses of uncertainty so we’re more than happy to help you out if you need to extend your rental term.

5. No need to leave your house

The way we do personal self-storage is a little different from your regular storage unit. Because we bring the unit to your door, you don’t have to make multiple trips to your unit to add things to it. We’ll drive it to your door, fill it with your items taking an inventory of everything inside and we drive it to our storage facility.

You can take the time to gather everything you’ll be putting into personal self storage before we arrive and we’ll take care of the rest.

6. Experience in what we do

You might be a novice when it comes to moving large furniture or packing. That’s where a removals company like Kerr’s comes in. We have experience in storing and packing items as well as the moving part too!

As long as we know the types of items you’ll be putting into your personal storage unit, we’ll provide the right expert to store your items properly.

If you think a personal self-storage unit is your next right move, consider our Edinburgh-based, family-run business to help you store your important items. Why not contact us today to get a quote and start the process of safely securing your items with us? Use our online estimator tool for an idea of costs.