There is so much more you can use self storage for than simply storing heirlooms and extra furniture. In the last 5 Uncommon Ways To Use Storage, we explored using self storage as a warehouse for extra product or supply storage for a business. This time, let’s explore a unique use that’s a little more fun.
Uncommon Use #2 – Man Cave
Many people want to have a space of their own. Whether it’s a place to get away and have time to yourself, or a place for your hobbies, a so-called man cave can be a perfect solution. So how does self storage work into that equation?
When you rent a storage unit, you are simply renting space. Normally it’s used to store the normal things: boxes of stuff you don’t need around the house, old furniture, and that puzzling painting your grandparents brought back from their “senior” cruise you think might just be worth something one day. However, depending on the facility you choose to use, you may have a perfect man cave in the making. If you’re looking for a great way to develop a man cave, without having to add on to your house, consider the following to find a self-storage facility that may just be perfect:
- Do you have electricity in the storage unit? Not all storage units have electricity inside the unit, including interior lighting. Depending on what you plan to do, you’ll want to investigate if you have the option for electricity in your unit, either preexisting, or the ability to bring it in from an existing line. If you have lights inside the unit already, be sure to check with facility management before splicing electrical wiring from the socket, creating a potentially dangerous fire hazard. Continue reading