There are nearly 60,000 self-storage facilities worldwide, and the total rentable self-storage space in the U.S. is over 2.3 billion square feet—about three times the size of Manhattan! About ten percent of U.S. households rent a storage unit at some point in their lives, and the reasons they do vary. But one thing most agree on is it’s a great way to keep their belongings in a secure place.

Here’s a look at the top reasons people get one or more self-storage units.

5 Reasons People Use Napa Storage Units

More and more people are turning to self-storage units to keep extra things they may not have space for at home or at their business.

1. Protect Off-Season Stuff

It’s usually easy to store a pair of skis at home, but people who’ve invested in a lot of equipment for a seasonal sport or hobby like snowmobiling or gardening often need additional space during the off-season. For them, self-storage is a convenient and affordable solution for storing their gear in a safe place until they need it.

2. Home Renovations or Remodels

Kitchen remodels, home additions, and whole-house renovations equal a whole lot of dust and building debris. A self-storage unit provides temporary safe shelter for valuable items.

3. Moving to a New Home or Business

This is likely the most common reason people use self-storage. Some are downsizing and need a temporary place to hold things until they decide what to keep or get rid of. Others want to stage their existing home and have their belongings delivered to their new space at a later date.

4. Secure Location for Business Equipment and Vehicles

Not every business uses self-storage for short-term purposes like when they move. Self-storage units can be a terrific, cost-effective solution for storing surplus equipment, seasonal promotional material, and other items not needed on a regular basis.

5. Estate Reasons

When a loved one passes away, people often need a place to store that person’s belongings until they can be appraised or distributed to family and friends. Divorcing couples use self-storage as well while they clear house and divide things up.

Convenient Napa Storage Units

From emotional sentimentality to business savings, people use Southgate’s Napa Storage units to stay organized and protect their valuable assets. If you’re in need of short or long-term self-storage, talk to us about your requirements. We offer seven sizes of self-storage units, including RV parking. No other storage company makes it easier for you to find the right size unit for your storage needs and budget!

To learn more about all our available Napa storage units, contact Southgate Storage online today, or call us at 707-255-1677!