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Attic storage vs self-storage

If you have an attic in your home, it can be tempting to use it as a catch-all for all the items you don’t want or need but can’t bear to get rid of. However, have you ever considered a self-storage unit instead?

While an attic is free and conveniently located within your house, there are benefits to a self-storage unit that you may not have considered. Read on to find out which storage option would be best for you.

Space

Your attic is most likely a similar size to the size of your home’s footprint, or smaller, meaning that it can be a great place to store a few small items that you want out of the way in your home, such as suitcases, family keepsakes and other tokens.

The troubles with an attic arise when you want to store larger items, or when you’re moving home and don’t yet have access to the new house. In cases like these, it can be beneficial to consider a self-storage unit, since they’re simple, convenient and come in a number of different sizes.

What’s more, by storing items from your attic in a storage unit, you’ll be able to use your attic space for something else entirely – you could even convert it into another room in your house!

 

Security

While it’s not something anyone wants to think about, there is always the possibility that your home could be targeted by burglary.

It’s true that this is something that could happen to a self-storage store too, but with CCTV and security alarm systems, chances are your items will be much more secure in your locked unit.

Protection

Beyond security, there are other ways that a self-storage unit can protect your belongings in a greater capacity than an attic. In an attic, your personal items are far more likely to encounter rats, water damage, and even fire.

With a self-storage unit, there are a number of safeguards in place to protect your items from damage. With state-of-the-art smoke and fire detection systems and sealed storage units, your belongings will never be at risk.

Additionally, self-storage companies often have a list of items that aren’t allowed to be stored, including food, which will eliminate the possibility of rodents wanting or being able to get into units.

Assistance

Struggling up a ladder with boxes isn’t anyone’s idea of a fun weekend task, so why not reduce that struggle and safety hazard by storing somewhere other than your attic?

At a self-storage facility, you’ll have the help of the staff there to assist with finding you the right size unit, the right storage term, and to help you get moved in to your unit. And, with 24/7 access to most storage facilities, you’ll be able to collect any items you need in as short amount of time as it would take for you to get a ladder down and venture into the attic.

If you’re looking for a secure, clean, and state-of-the-art storage facility that can accommodate your every storage need and allow you to create some space in your attic, look no further than Titan Storage. Our wide range of storage units can accommodate whatever you need to store, and our flexible storage terms means you can store for as long or short a time as you need. Get a quote today to start storing with us!