Self storage industry in the United States has been booming at a screaming rate. Between the years 2000 to 2005, there were over 3,000 storage facilities built every year in the country. The size of the storage industry in US is bigger than the size of the Manhattan Island. According to estimates, one out of ten households take rental self storage units.
Self-storage facilities can be hired by both individuals and businesses. Some of the most common sizes of storage units hired are 5X5, 5X10 and 5X15. Individuals use storage units to keep their household goods such as seasonal clothing and other goods. Apart from household goods, many use storage units for keeping their vehicles while they are not in the country. Businesses use self storage units for keeping their office inventory, documents, furniture among many other goods in storage units.
Some of the reasons for people to hire self storage space are:
Outdoor parking for storing RVs and boats Alarms on individual storage units Complimentary use of dollies and furniture carts Complimentary use of moving vans Elevators for multi-storied facilities Drive-up loading docks and access to outside units Automatic entry with computerized access Surveillance cameras and monitoring stations