Storage is a massive industry, especially in America, where the average home has over 300,000 items. The self-storage revenue for 2016 was estimated to be around $32.7 billion in 2016, and is predicted to grow 3.5% in five years. That’s a large number for renting space, of all things. Even if that space is secure.
There are many different types of storage, too. From climate controlled personal storage, business storage units, and what is called full-service storage. Each one of these storage solutions geared to helping their clients with their individual needs.
But what does something like “full service storage” mean? And how does it work?
Well, full-service storage is a convenient and affordable way to store belongings, and it usually involves the storage company picking up, storing, and delivering your items on demand. It’s a great solution for temporary and long-term needs. All you, as the customer, have to do is pack up your items at home, labeling them properly. The company will take care of everything else.
Full-service storage is also called “on-demand” storage, or “valet storage.”
So, unlike traditional self-storage, you don’t have to do it all yourself. You don’t have to rent a moving truck, hire moving help, or transport the items to the storage facility yourself. And you don’t have to worry about packing them away, and sorting, either. Full-service saves you time, and potentially money, too.
Another benefit is that with some companies you can keep track of all the items stored, or the teams progress, online. The items can be stored in an online account, and you can request them back at any time online, or request to add more items, or even more storage space. This is done with a barcode scan for each package before transport to a secure facility.
Now, for security reasons, most full-service storage facilities are closed to the public. You can’t actually visit your unit to get your items, you have to ask for them to be delivered back to you. That can both be a blessing and a curse. You don’t have to deal with storage units, but you have to wait.
If you have any questions regarding full-storage options and what they entail, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information!