Everybody should have a hobby, it’s great to keep your mind going when you aren’t working! Everyone has different hobbies, whether it’s arts and crafts, playing sport, or even starting a business on the side. We each have our own unique way of keeping ourselves entertained.
One of the main issues that we see when people start a new hobby is finding space to keep various items etc. This comes from the fact that many of us are struggling for space, either inside or outside our homes.
Hobbies can be pretty space intensive. Whether you are a keen cyclist, enjoy water sports, or a crafter who can’t helping adding to their stash, the chances are, you have already dedicated some space at home, either a room, an office or your garage.
If your family or significant other does not share your passion, there is likely to be a limit to the amount of space you can occupy at home before you start causing a bit of friction.
For this reason, many people use self storage facilities to store their hobby equipment.
If you are considering utilising some storage out of your home to accommodate your hobby, here are the main things you need to consider…
- How much space will you need?
- Will you want to simply store everything in boxes?
- How accessible does your stuff need to be?
- Would you like room to walk between items and set up some kind of workspace.
- What will the value of your stored items be?
Once you have decided on the amount of space you need, you can start to compare the prices of nearby storage facilities. Other factors which you may need to consider when looking at storage is site security, ease of access and the suitability of storage types for the contents.
Your next step, and arguably most important. Get a quote to insure your items whilst they are in storage. Make sure you insure your items for the full replacement value.