In our consumer-driven big cities, the question arises as to what to do with all that stuff. We certainly don’t want to get rid of that perfectly good armoire that’s too big for our current home or those essential seasonal items due to space shortages.
Storage units allow you to keep what you need and want close by while enjoying more room in city homes and apartments. Besides needing more room, these are some additional reasons public storage is booming in big cities.
The Evolution of the Work Scene
Technology and an expanding global economy present work opportunities around the world. This may entail traveling for months or years at a time and leaving things in a home or apartment while you’re away might not make sense.
Self-storage units with climate control and 24/7 monitored access can ensure your goods will be in optimal condition when you return.
Storage Units for Business Owners
Small business owners in the big city often work out of small offices or from home to save on overhead costs. Enterprises that deal with physical inventory or involve extensive record keeping can result in the need for more space.
The versatility of a storage unit can meet the needs of such individuals, who can potentially claim the expense as a tax deduction.
The Prominence of ‘Living Small’
Anyone who’s lived in a big city like NYC knows that apartments are small, and houses are typically more in the suburbs. The high price per square foot for housing is on the rise in big cities, making smaller apartment living a priority for people on a budget.
However, storage units are far less costly per square foot than livable space, making it a mindful solution that can save you some cash and keep your goods safe.