If You Give Your Dad a Self Storage Unit

What do all dads want the most for Father’s Day: custom fit golf clubs, top of the line fishing gear, or maybe Samsung’s insane 292 inch Wall TV? Not really. What they truly want is peace and quiet. They want their own space – a place to escape the noise, take a break, pursue their own interests or just hang out and do nothing. 

There is one way that you can give Dad the space he really wants: You can rent him a climate-controlled self storage unit, where he can have some alone time. Don’t be surprised if he looks bored when you reveal his gift; once you tell him what it’s for, his boredom will turn to delight. 

If You Give Your Dad a Self Storage Unit…

If you give your Dad a storage unit, he’ll think he has to clean the garage, but you’ll explain that it’s for his quiet place. He’ll love it more than a TV, but he’ll need a few accessories.

Dad will immediately want to buy a recliner. After the recliner is delivered, he’ll realize that he needs new carpet because he doesn’t want to put that expensive recliner on a concrete floor.

He’ll call Mom to help him choose a carpet because she has great taste and an eye for interior decoration.

Now that he has a recliner and carpeting, he needs a TV. He does not need to call his wife to help him choose a TV. He knows what he wants.

Dad suddenly realizes the unit doesn’t have electricity, so he has to switch to larger size unit with power. Self Storage Management is very accommodating and happy to help. He buys a 55” smart TV and has it installed.

Now that he has a smart TV, he needs a cable package, as well as Netflix, the NFL channel, and any other available sports channels available. 

After watching the PGA Tour, he is inspired to buy a new putter, because he has a great place work on his putting without interruption. 

To practice putting properly, Dad needs an indoor putting green. He orders one from Amazon.

After a couple of months of putting and watching TV in solitude Dad is feeling lonely. So he invites a friend to join him.

He knows he and his buddy will want to have a beer together, so he buys a Kegerator. It’s a good thing he has a unit with power.

Now that Dad has a Kegerator, he needs snacks. Thank goodness there is a grocery store across the street. What a lucky break.

While Dad is voraciously consuming his pork rinds and beer nuts, his mind is wandering.

He loves his Kegerator, his TV, his recliner, and his putting green, but something is missing. What could that be??

After some deep thought and brilliant conversation with his buddy, Dad has an epiphany. The missing piece is a golf simulator!! – very expensive, but It will be safe and secure in the self-storage facility.

Fortunately, the storage has flexible, month-to-month leasing, so he was able to upgrade to a gigantic 10 x 30 foot unit

Now that he has a golf simulator, those custom made clubs are a must.

Dad wants all of his friends to see the new clubs, so he needs another Kegerator.

Uh-oh. Guess who comes to visit while he’s entertaining his buddies? Mom is not pleased when she calculates the expenditures that came along with the unit. This is going to cost him.

It’s a good thing that self storage is affordable, because his other purchases are on the high side. And…he’s not quite done spending yet.

When you give your Dad a self storage unit for Father’s Day, you get a family vacation to Maui, a new car for Mom, MacBook Pro 2020s for the kids…

How a Self Storage Unit Can Benefit Your Business

At first glance, it seems that running a business and working out of a storage unit would be a simple solution. Rent is affordable, it’s easy to find the right size space, and most facilities are safe and secure. Sounds easy. However, most self storage facilities aren’t going to let you set up shop and run your boutique out of your unit.

That being said, there are ways that you can utilize storage space to support your business while you’re moving forward to bigger and better things. Following are just a few of the ways you can get those entrepreneurial juices flowing and use self storage as a home base for your business.

Using Self Storage to Boost Your Business

Online Retailers

In the past few years, there has been an explosion of online crafting businesses. These people have websites, Facebook pages, and Instagram accounts, as well as Etsy and Ebay stores. One crafter that I’ve watched for the past year has expanded tremendously and is using self storage to facilitate her growth. She started working out of her home and a small booth in an antique mall. She started with a small storage unit, out of which she would go live from time to time to feature her supplies and other items.

In the space of a few months, she began selling a small line of clothing as well as her crafts. This expansion was the catalyst for her move to a much larger space and eventually to warehouse storage, where she was able to have an area to organize and pack her inventory for shipment. Another growth surge pushed her to an even larger warehouse. She still has her original storage unit, and will probably continue to add roomier spaces as her business continues to grow.

Independent Publishers

Book dealers and independent publishers handle mountains of magazines, pamphlets, brochures, and books. A self-storage unit is the perfect place for an independent publisher or dealer to store inventory and supplies. To keep these products in retail condition, a climate-controlled storage unit is safer that a damp garage or a hot, dry attic. If the publisher rents from a facility with delivery acceptance services, products can be directly shipped to the storage unit without the business owner having to be present to accept shipment.

Theaters, Galleries and Artists

The sheer volume of things that require storing for art shows and performances makes self storage the ultimate solution for galleries and theaters. There is so much that goes into managing a gallery or putting on a show, it’s pretty clear that there’s a sizable amount of material involved. Space is not easy to come by at a small, locally run theater or art gallery, and the paintings, costumes, and props that need to be stored typically require special conditions to prevent deterioration. A climate-controlled storage unit will provide the optimal temperature and humidity to keep everything in pristine condition.

Sales Professionals

Sales professionals are either visiting local businesses, traveling, or spending hours in front of a computer or on calls. They are overloaded with sales literature and documents. It is cumbersome and inconvenient to store these materials in the trunks of their cars or their briefcase and drive or fly with them to each customer. Renting multiple storage units that are close to their clients is a far more convenient option.

Pharmaceutical sales reps especially need the safety and security of a self-storage facility to store samples. Unfortunately, in today’s environment, it’s not a good idea to keep these samples in a car trunk or even at home. A safe storage unit provides a necessary layer of security, and the ease of having everything in one place.

Landscapers and Contractors

The items that these companies accumulate are usually bulky and irregularly shaped. Lawnmowers, leaf blowers, spreaders, circular saws, wood, and drills take up a lot of room in a garage or in a trailer in the driveway. A self-storage unit for these items keeps them from inconveniencing the family and annoying the neighbors.

Contractors have the added problem of heavy-duty vehicles like backhoes, trucks, and trailers. Instead of appropriating the limited space in their business parking areas, they can store this equipment securely at the same facility that they store their tools and supplies. Moving these vehicles away from their business will upgrade their curb appeal and provide more parking space for customers.

Try It…See if it Works for You

These are just some of the examples of businesses that can benefit from the additional space provided by self storage. You don’t actually have to set up shop and run your business out of a unit to gain the advantages of the extra space. Try a small unit for your business overflow, and see how it goes. With flexible month-to-month leasing, as your business grows you can upgrade at any time.