10 Uses for Short Term Storage

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1. Selling a home

Many people end up selling their current homes before they’re able to move into a new one. Getting the timing right on a move can be tricky, leaving you with nowhere to put your belongings for a few weeks. A short-term storage solution that keeps you from having to store your dining room table in your friend’s garage is ideal. While you rent short-term lodging or stay with family until you’ve purchased your new home, keep your stuff safe and secure in LOVESPACE’s storage units.

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2. Moving home

Moving into a new place can be a huge hassle, especially if you have to transport all your belongings from one home to another on the same day. You won’t get your furniture and furnishings unpacked and set up right away either. You’ll probably want to clean your new place or take on any renovation projects first, and having all your furniture sitting in the middle of the room doesn’t make those tasks any easier. Instead, move your stuff to short-term storage for a few days or one week, while you get your new home ready.

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3. Renovations

Renovating your home can be both exciting and stressful. You can’t wait to transform or upgrade your space, but it will take a lot of hard work and careful planning. You don’t want any of your belongings to get ruined in the process, and covering everything with plastic sheets only protects so much. A better option is strategically moving your stuff to short-term storage. You don’t have to worry about damaging your furniture, plus you have more space to move around and stay organised during your renovations.

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4. Storing outdoor equipment

If you have large sports or camping equipment that you can only use during part of the year, short-term storage can help keep this stuff from cluttering your home. Large sports gear like kayaks, rafts, skis, and surfboards take up a lot of space, and you may not use them all the time. The same goes for camping equipment, like tents, folding tables, camp beds, and camping stoves. When you’re not using this outdoor gear, you need a place to keep it.

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5. Storing season stuff

There is some stuff you simply don’t need in winter – or in summer for that matter. Your gardening tools may not be necessary to have on hand in winter and if you don’t have your own outdoor storage area, you’ll have to find a place to put it. If you have outdoor or patio furniture that you don’t want to leave out in the colder months, you’ll also have to find an indoor place for it so it doesn’t get damaged. With seasonal short-term storage, you can store the stuff you don’t need year-round, and retrieve them when the season rolls around again.

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6. Subletting a room or entire home

Many people earn extra income by renting out a room in their house, or subletting their entire home when they’re travelling. While this can be a great way to meet new people and generate some extra cash, it requires you to keep your home free from clutter. If you don’t want a subletter to use your furniture or belongings, then you’ll need a place to keep this stuff safe. Even if you need a few boxes’ worth of storage to remove your books and clothes from the spare room before renting it out, a short-term storage solution could be the answer.

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7. Student storage

Students often need short-term self storage options. Whether you need somewhere to stash your stuff over the summer break, while you study abroad or when you move city for internships or graduate jobs, LOVESPACE can help you with short-term self storage.

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8. Decluttering the spare room

Most of us move into a new home with a spare room and have big plans for it: an extra bedroom for when family visits, an office, a home gym, a crafting room – or maybe all of the above. Often, the spare room simply turns into an extra storage space, the room where we put things we don’t know what else to do with. It comes in handy until you have family who want to visit at the holidays and need a place to sleep. Utilize a short-term storage solution to get your spare room cleaned out quickly so you can use it however you need it.

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9. Major life events

Life can move quickly sometimes, and big events may sneak up on you. When you get married or move in with someone, have a first baby, end a relationship and move out, experience a death in the family, or another of life’s major events, you may find yourself with more belongings than you have room for. In these situations, short-term storage can be useful. You have somewhere safe to keep your stuff while you get back on your feet or get used to your new situation.

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Short Term Storage at LOVESPACE

At LOVESPACE, we make self storage easy. We operate across the UK, offering storage units and by-the-box self storage services. You can store as little or as much as you need and pay per month. We make self storage more convenient because we have a professional packing and collection service. When you book your storage plan on our website, you choose a collection date and we’ll come straight to your doorstep to pick up your stuff. We’ll even pack them up for you if needed! We hold onto your stuff for as long as you need, then deliver them back to you anywhere in mainland UK.

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How Our Storage Unit Service Works

We provide storage rental units for when you’re moving house, renovating, or simply need a place to put your extra stuff for a while. You choose the size of your storage rental unit with our online booking system, so you can have your storage package set up in minutes. We come to you to pick up your stuff, so you don’t have to worry about transporting them to a storage facility yourself. You can also order packing supplies from LOVESPACE, or order our professional packing service. We will keep your stuff safe and secure for as long as you need to store them, whether it’s a few weeks or several months. Simply contact us to schedule a delivery. Our storage units are ideal if you have large or bulky items such as furniture or outdoor equipment that needs storing.

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How Our Storage by the Box Service Works

If you don’t need an entire storage rental unit, why should you have to pay for one? With LOVESPACE, you don’t have to. We offer by-the-box storage so you can store your smaller items such as books, toys, clothing, or kitchenware without overpaying. Self storage should be affordable and flexible enough to meet your needs. Our by-the-box option is both! You can choose your boxes and box sizes on our website, book your storage, and arrange a collection date. If you need us to supply packing materials and packing services, you can order those as well. When you need your stuff back, get in contact with us and set up a delivery date. We’ll deliver right to your doorstep, even if your delivery location is different from your collection location. One big advantage by-the-box storage has over a physical storage unit is the convenience and affordability. We’re making self storage easy and accessible, one box at a time.

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