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Global Advancement in Self Storage Industry

July 03, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 212

Have you ever heard of Maslow's theory of needs? According to him human beings follow a hierarchy of different kinds of physiological and psychological needs. They strive to first fulfil their need for food, then shelter, and then come the need for love, need for self-respect, and finally need for self-actualization.

The first two needs are philological in nature and people seem to be satisfied with them. I mean, apparently the government and citizens both have been able to take care of these needs for food and shelter. Funny part is that now human beings (or organizations) have modified their needs for food and shelter. There are thousands of restaurants and hotels available these days. Companies in food business have evolved into giant industries.

The need for shelter has also altered now for individuals' over flowing homes. With consumerism and our nature of saving sometimes useless and sometimes important items has compelled us to find a shelter for our treasured belongings.

Families and singles need to store their household items like furniture, kitchen supplies, library books etc., and businessmen wants to store their inventory, archived records, documents, etc. For both kinds of customers self storage services seems to be the best solution of their problem. In short, this industry is positively serving society's residential and commercial storage and moving needs.

Self-Storage businesses are operated by one individual or a group of people, which means it, can be a sole proprietorship, partnership or an organization. A monthly or yearly rent is charged by the company till the time client wants to use the unit. A contract between two parties can vary from one month to years, depending upon the demands made by the client.

Self storage facilities come in various sizes and forms. This storage facility can be a small sized locker to just store a file and it can be a larger size container to place your boat safely once you are not around.

Mostly, the facilities are multiple single-story buildings with drive-up units. These units have natural ventilation but they don't have climate-control feature in them. These buildings are usually considered as conventional and old fashioned. Modern storage facilities are multi-story buildings which have heavy elevators to move goods to the upper floors.

Specially designed boat and car storages are also offered by different companies these days. These huge storage houses have protected indoor environment which is so essential for the safety of your car or boat. Usually the car and boat storage companies do not just rent out space; they also take the responsibility of keeping your car or boat in good shape and save it from climatic indemnities.

Let's have a look at some benefits and understand the reasons behind the evolution of this massive industry.

  • These self storage facilities are very flexible in terms of hiring and terminating a contract. They offer contract tenures starting from one month to years, depending upon the requirement of the client. Storage companies also famous for refunding the whole amount if the contract is terminated in the middle by the client.
  • Self storage services also include the security services provided by the companies. These units are very safe and secured compared to other storage facilities. They have special locks, latest alarm systems, surveillance cameras and electric fences, which minimizes the chances of criminal activities.
  • Individuals working as operators work with extreme confidentiality and efficiency. This means that they help and coordinate with the client in the best possible manner and certainly cause no harm to your belongings.
  • Self storage units are accessible and secured. After the allotment of the unit, you can visit and move in and out your possessions as many times as you wish. There are different visiting hours for different companies. At some places guests are welcomed 24/7, whereas, some have restricted schedules.
  • Sometimes, there is something special you want to store, like any painting, antique work of art or any other exquisite item which can be damaged by severe climatic conditions. For that self storage companies have climate control containers to offer. Even perishable items like extra meat from your grocery can also be stored.

Apart from these generally appealing features, self-service industry possesses many other bright features also, which has successfully attracted approximately 75% people towards itself. According to recent studies one out of every 10 households in the country rents a self-storage unit. Initially these storage units were built to serve transitional customers, like for those who are moving, marrying, divorcing or dealing with guests in the family. But now, 50 per cent of people are using them as a place to get rid of their extra stuff from their cluttered homes.

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