The Benefits of Local Storage

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Convenience is everything these days, and it’s everywhere too, mostly thanks to technology.

We want and can find information on the internet in seconds, swiftly order dinner (delivered to our door) from an app, and with just a few clicks or a call, have someone else do our grocery shopping. Amazing!

Convenience is also important when it comes to self-storage. The Self Storage Association in the United Kingdom survey to self-storage users revealed that a whopping 85% of renters wanted to travel less than 15 minutes to their unit, and more than half want to travel less than 10 minutes. This is why many turn to Google to search for “storage units for rent near me” or “storage rental near me” when starting their search for self-storage.

And self-storage units aren’t just for personal use. Not everyone searching online for storage units for rent are decluttering their household or to simplify moving to a new home. Local businesses see the value in self-storage and reap the benefits of renting a storage unit nearby. Here are some examples:

  • Contractors & Construction Companies: storage units are a great place to safely store tools and equipment.
  • Offices: storage units are utilized to store excess office supplies, furniture, and documents.
  • Realtors & Stagers: self-storage units are leveraged to store furniture and décor items used for staging purposes to help sell properties quicker.
  • Retailers: excess stock, seasonal stock, or promotional items are often stored in a unit until needed in-store.

Why is being close to your self-storage facility so important? Because choosing a local self-storage facility gives you the convenience of having your belongings close by and accessible, and helps you keep down moving costs:

  1. Convenient access:  Nothing is worse than needing something and realizing that it’s in storage. If you use a local self-storage company that is 10 minutes away and offers 24/7 access, crisis averted. But if your self-storage facility is a 30-45 minute drive, the task of going to get what you need is a huge inconvenience that will take up far more time and energy than you have or want to spare.   
  2. Lower moving costs: If you’re moving frequently or in stages, or you need to move large, bulky furniture that you may not even use or need right away, you may be considering a professional moving company or truck. Either will charge you by distance or time used, which will quickly add up and become costly during your moving process.  If your move is local, to a local storage facility, your moving costs will be significantly lower.

We here at Storage Solutions, we make self-storage an ideal solution for everyone, from business owners to collectors. We offer touchfree self-storage with flexible contracts and monthly rentals, so you can store the contents of an entire house, seasonal retail stock, or tools and equipment for as long, or as little as you need.

We have two public self-storage facilities, located in Milton, Ontario and Woodstock, Ontario. Milton, is located in Halton Region just north of Burlington and Oakville, to the west of Mississauga and south-east of Guelph. Woodstock is located in Oxford County, to the east of London along the 401 and 403 corridors. Our locations are easy to get to and they offer a variety of sizes. We take great pride in making renting storage easy, simple and affordable!

We hope that the next time your searching online for “storage places near me” you’ll contact us.

Your friend in self-storage,

Storage Solutions


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amer hashem (Milton)
a month ago

Very reliable storage. A good solution to park your car and keeping it protected from all weather conditions. Although a bit remote location.. but the price and the service was worth it.

Riley Rogozynski (Woodstock)
a week ago

I went in to find out some information on storage units for when I move in a couple weeks and was happily surprised by the customer service I received. I had looked at a few other storage facilities in Woodstock but their customer service was terrible compared to Jared's from Storage Solutions. He was professional and understanding of my needs and was ready to help anywhere he could. I will definitely be spreading the word to any of my friends looking for units!

Jennifer Sibbitt (Milton)
a week ago

Staff are very friendly and helpful. The facility is well maintained, clean and secure. I highly recommend Storage Solutions!

Janet Kennedy (Woodstock)
2 weeks ago

Great rates for a clean, secure, well lit place. Really good staff and a company that cares. New facility and the competitors are pretty tired looking and charging the same rates (if not a bit more).

Abeer Nauman (Milton)
a day ago

Very friendly staff. Always great service. Would highly recommend.

Lindsay Munro (Milton)
4 months ago

My husband and I recently relocated from the US and needed a place to store all of our belongings while we secured a new home. The folks at Storage Solutions advised us on the right size unit for our needs, at the right price. They were kind and helpful with all of our "first-timer" questions. We were very confident in the security of the place, and had absolutely no issues. I would highly recommend and use them again if needed.

Ashley Kelly (Milton)
a month ago

Been storing office and personal items for years. Have had various size units. Prices are great and staff has always been helpful.