June 17 2021
Being right next to your home, storing things in your garage is certainly convenient. But what happens if you run out of room? Or maybe you think you could put your garage to better use. You may want to use it for a hobby, for instance, or even convert it into an extra living space.
If this is the case, what are the options open to you? Well, you could look for lock-up garages to rent, which can usually be found on industrial sites or at the rear of residential property.
If you’re thinking ‘are there any garages to rent near me’, you’ll find plenty of adverts from private landlords on classified advertisement and community websites. A lot of councils also have lock-ups to rent, although there may be a long waiting list.
Alternatives to renting a lock-up garage
An alternative option to lock-up garages to rent is a self storage space. At Ready Steady Store, we have more than 40 different sizes of storage units. And, if you’re looking for the same features you’d get if you were to rent a lock-up garage, the majority of our stores also have exterior drive-up units.
These drive-up units are available on a long-term or short-term basis and will give you direct access to the items you’ve stored, without you having to enter the building. So they’re ideal for business or household customers wanting easy access to their items.
So let’s look at the advantages of our self storage units over lock-up garages for rent.
Security is something we take very seriously. So much so that our security measures, designed by leading industry experts, exceed levels set by the UK Self Storage Association.
The majority of our stores operate CCTV on a 24/7 basis. During office hours, cameras are monitored closely by our own team, who then hand over to our surveillance partners outside of these hours.
We have high perimeter fencing too at most of our stores, with electronic entrance gates operated by a unique PIN. Most of our buildings are also fitted with smoke and fire detection equipment.
So, compared with a lock-up or garage to rent, we can give you complete peace of mind when it comes to security and the safety of your stored items.
If you’re worried that you’ll have less access to your stuff than with garages to rent, you’ll be pleased to learn that you’ll have 24-hour, 7-day access to your drive-up unit, just like a lock-up.
As our drive-up units are located outside, you can bring a vehicle right up to the door, which will make unloading and loading heavier items a whole lot easier.
With day and night availability, you can visit your unit any time you want. And, as you’ll be the only keyholder, you’ll be the only one with access to your stored items.
When considering the difference between a garage to rent and our self storage units, you’ll want to know that your goods are stored in the best conditions. Because they were built to house cars, and are not airtight, this can’t be guaranteed with a rented lock-up or your own garage.
Some privately rented lock-ups may be susceptible to damp, for instance. Or, extreme heat or severe cold could very well be a problem. Far from ideal conditions for any items of value.
Our rented drive-up units have been especially built to withstand the elements. They are also maintained and serviced regularly to ensure the perfect storage environment at all times.
As you can see, there are advantages to choosing a drive-up storage unit rather than any lock-up garages to rent. So get in touch with our storage experts to discuss pricing, size requirements and any other questions you may have.