In Fife there are many different types of self storage solutions available to you. The options mainly include vertically stacked wooden boxes, outside metal containers and self-contained units within a secure warehouse.

Each type of storage that I’ve mentioned has it’s own pros and cons, and here at Fife Group we only use one type of self storage, which is self-contained units within a secure warehouse.

We are proud to say that we have the largest self-storage facilities in the Fife area, and out of all the options available to you we believe we have the solution that ticks all the boxes.

The reason you are reading this article is because you are probably considering self storage and wondering what type of self storage solution is right for you.

In this article I will discuss the 5 main benefits of using a self storage unit within a fully secure building.

Self storage: 5 benefits of renting a self storage unit

1. Security

One of the main benefits of using a self-contained storage solution is security. If your unit, as pictured to the left, is in a secure warehouse then you can guarantee that CCTV will be in operation and that it will be fully alarmed. This should give you peace of mind that your belongings will be secure for there duration in self storage.

With the units being self-contained you can also attach your own padlock to your unit for extra security.

2. Protection

Your goods have very little chance of getting wet, damaged from being moved around or be affected with any potential condensation. With your self storage unit being held within a clean warehouse you can rest assured that your belongings will be safe from the outside elements.

3. Space

There are a number of different sizes and any self storage provider should be able to identify what size of unit would be better for your needs. You can get exactly the right amount of space you need to store all your belongings so you don’t have to pay any extra rent for additional space that you no longer require.

4. Access

Self-contained self storage units should be very convenient for you to access; all you need to do is unlock the padlock. Other self storage solutions (vertically stacked wooden boxes) require a forklift to move boxes around to get to your items, and this can be time consuming and inconvenient.

Ideally you want to access your unit quickly, uplift what you require and get on with your day.

5. Flexibility

Our policy is that if you no longer require your self storage unit, you stop paying for it and it’s that simple. You don’t have to give any notice period or advance warning as such – you decide when you no longer need storage and that’s that. Some companies can tie you into contracts, but you want to be able to part ways when you no longer need the storage, and without a hefty cancelation fee.

I hope you have found this article useful and see the benefits of using a self-contained self storage unit compared to alternatives.

I wish you all the best finding the right storage solution for you.

John Kilgour
Managing Director
Fife Group