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What is Self-Storage?

Self-storage is the term applied to facilities offering rental on a month-to month basis where the tenant applies his lock and has sole access to his unit. No bailment is created by the facility, i.e., no care, custody or control. It is the rental of “air space” not physical boundaries. While many types of structures have been utilized, including warehouses, car dealerships, and other prior-use buildings, the most common types of facilities were designed for this. Whether you’re moving to a new home, downsizing to an apartment, or relocating, one of the biggest questions remain: To Sell or To Store?
Making the decision to move your belongings to a storage facility or to just get rid of them is a tough call, but if you’re the sentimental type, or even a self-proclaimed hoarder, then storing your personal items instead of selling them could be the best decision

Background and History

Personal storage first began in England when British banking institutions were asked to safeguard valuables for clients embarking on extended voyages. Overcrowded vaults quickly forced bankers to seek storage in lofts from drayage (moving) companies. The first warehouse specifically constructed for household/personal items was built in the 1850’s. In the mi2013-10-28d 1960’s, Texas saw the first self-storage facilities as we know them today. Becoming immediately successful, development of facilities spread quickly throughout the United States and Canada, with facilities now being constructed in Australia, Europe and South Africa. Self-storage has matured as a viable real estate form and is now prevalent throughout the United States and several foreign countries including South Africa. While still viewed by many in the real estate industry as an “ugly duckling”, self-storage has proven its value as a basic real estate product with many unique, high performance characteristics. Estimates of the overall number of self-storage facilities operating in the United States varies greatly. Most industry veteran’s estimate approximately 45,000 facilities are now in operation. Other sources contend that the figure is closer to 50,000.

Business Storage

As the population became more familiar with self-storage, the demand for off-site storage expanded to accommodate the growing needs of the business community, storing files, medical records, excess inventory, equipment, etc. In some areas business storage accounts for 30 percent or more of the total tenancy of the facility. Easy access, convenient office hours, short term rental agreements and no long term commitment to pay for space which may not be needed in the future, make the self-storage facility extremely attractive to the retail customer, contractor, home based businesses, manufacturers and pharmaceutical representatives, etc.

Legalities

Self-storage was born without a legal status. Because individual storage units are rented or leased and the facility operator does not assume “care, custody or control” of the goods stored, self-storage is not a warehouse operation. On the other hand, the traditional landlord/tenant relationship between, say, an apartment house owner and his tenant, is not workable in most jurisdictions because of the expensive eviction procedure and time-consuming court process which must be used in dealing with delinquent tenants.

Self-Storage Association (‘SSA’)

Self-storage has evolved and matured as an industry largely due to formation of the Self-Storage Association in 1975. As in the case of associations, the SSA brought people together and created a forum for the sharing of experiences, observation of trends and the aggregation of market which encouraged the development of many products and services tailored to self-storage operations. Whether you’re moving to a new home, downsizing to an apartment, or relocating, one of the biggest questions remain: To Sell or To Store? Making the decision to move your belongings to a storage facility or to just get rid of them is a tough call, but if you’re the sentimental type, or even a self-proclaimed hoarder, then storing your personal items instead of selling them could be the best decision.

7 Reasons why to use Essential Self Storage Services

Whether you’re moving to a new home, downsizing to an apartment, or relocating, one of the biggest questions remain: To Sell or To Store? Making the decision to move your belongings to a storage facility or to just get rid of them is a tough call, but if you’re the sentimental type, or even a self-proclaimed hoarder, then storing your personal items instead of selling them could be the best decision.

You get to keep your stuff

Leaving your old house, old town, or even old environment for a new one isn’t easy. Don’t pack on the stress of deciding what to let go of and what to keep. Having a storage facility at hand means you can keep all your favorite items without hassle.

Storage is simple

Storage is an easier option than selling. Essential Self Storage Services convenient service aims to save you time and effort. Instead of going through the hassle of hosting a garage sale or uploading pictures online and then having to negotiate, all you have to do is load and sit back while we do the rest!

Storing is affordable

Above all else, storage shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Essential Self Storage Services provides you with an affordable storage solution to store almost anything, for however long you like.

Saves you money by eliminating the need to replace your belongings

If you are downsizing to an apartment, then you get to keep furniture and ornaments that will otherwise be useful when you move into a house with bigger space. This saves you money as you don’t have to buy new belongings.

Items are tucked away for later use – you might not need it now, but you might need it later

Be it changing your relationship status or leaving for university; It may not have a clear use for now, but you never know what the future holds. You very well might need it later. And when you do, it will be right there waiting for you.

Washes away uncertainty – when in doubt, store it

If you are unsure of what it is you want to keep and let go of, then chances are you want to keep it all. You can do so easily and affordably with Essential Self Storage Services.

Self-storage means you can access your belongings whenever you need them.

We are an affordable storage company based in Johannesburg and George, Eden and we can help you with all your storage needs. Essential Self Storage Services charges a very reasonable storage fee. Simply load it and we will store it!