If you find that you need another room at your house for one of your hobbies or activities, you may be considering building an addition. However, until you can actually have the addition built, there is a way you can have the room you need. Contact the self-storage facilities near you, and ask if they allow the units to be used the way you need them to. You may be surprised at the number of them who do allow it. Here are just a few ways you can use self storage units.
If you have a small business that you run from your home, you may find that having an office to go to that is not in the house results in more work getting done. This is especially true if you will have children home for the summer or holidays. Having space outside of the house allows you to get away and focus on the business with no interruptions. Even if you have an office in your home, you may need a place to store product or supplies. Renting a self-storage unit is not going to cost you as much as renting commercial space.
If you are in a musical band or ensemble, or even if you play alone a lot, having a space to practice that will not bother anyone is important. In addition, you can leave your instruments set up and ready for use when the area is not also used for other purposes. However, you will need to rent a unit that is climate controlled to protect the instruments. You can also use a storage unit as an art studio. It will provide you with space for all your materials for working and a place to keep any artwork you have completed but not decided what to do with yet.
Exercise equipment can take up a lot of space. You can take it all to a storage unit and keep it set up for your workouts. You can hang mirrors on the walls and have a sound system to help with your exercising routines.
While storage units are a great place to keep seasonal belongings when not in use, they also have many other uses. Any time you need space for anything, contact a storage facility and ask if they have something that meets your needs. Even a small unit can make a big different in your life.