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5 Alternative Uses for Self-Storage in Old Trafford | SureStore

Let’s be honest, for the majority of us, the mere mention of a storage unit can start to induce an overwhelming sense of sleepiness. However, here at SureStore, we think that’s because you’re thinking about storage units all wrong! Instead of thinking about them in a traditional storage sense, try thinking more about their exciting alternative uses.

In fact, although our Old Trafford facility won’t open until 2020, we’re going to share with you some of the most creative uses of SureStore storage units we’ve seen across our facilities nationally. So, if you thought your storage unit was solely for your storage – time to think again!

Alternative Use #1: A Personal Gym

This is probably one of the most popular storage unit transformations we’ve seen here at SureStore – and we’re not surprised why! Who’d want to spend any of their free time in a public gym these days? They can be so overcrowded and expensive.

Turning your SureStore self-storage unit into a personal gym is a sensible and affordable solution to your own fitness problems. Why should you put up with the queues, membership fees and broken equipment any longer?

Unlike the vast majority of other storage companies in the UK, here at SureStore we’re more than happy for our customers to turn their storage units into well-equipped workout spaces. By storing your own dumbbells, training mats and any other workout equipment you require in your storage unit, you’ll be able to exercise whenever you want!

Additionally, when our Old Trafford storage facility is opened in 2020, it’ll be equipped with state-of-the-art security equipment. As a result, we can guarantee that your personal gym, and all the equipment within, will be protected around the clock – safe and secure for you to use whenever you want!

Alternative Use #2: A Meditative Space

In this interconnected world of smartphones, social media and virtual workplaces, it can be incredibly hard to find time to catch your breath – even at home! Regardless of whether you have children or not, these days we are bombarded by a constant stream of activity and information. When you’re hounded by these pressures of the modern world, even into your own home, it can be impossible to find time to decompress and take stock.

Although there’s been a noticeable increase in the number of Tai Chi, Pilates, Mindfulness and Yoga classes made available across the UK, these classes are often oversubscribed and almost always the opposite of relaxing. Imagine if you had your own meditative space in which to reflect on the stressors in your life?

Here at SureStore, we’re more than happy for our customers to turn their storage units into reflective and meditative spaces - our Old Trafford facility will be no exception when it opens in 2020. However, as all of our storage units are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, you’ll have to make sure you remember to turn your mobile phone off to ensure serenity!


Alternative Use #3: Sports Team Storage

If you’re living in the Old Trafford area, you’re probably an enormous sports fan. Let’s face it, how could you not be with Manchester United’s Old Trafford Football Stadium right on your doorstep. Unless, of course, you’re a Manchester City supporter…

Nevertheless, if you’re not a big fan of football, there’s also the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in the area. In fact, the Old Trafford Cricket Ground has been around for over a century and has also been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864.

With these historic sports hubs located so close to Old Trafford, it’s no surprise that the area plays host to so many exciting amateur league sports teams. It’s fantastic that so many people in the Old Trafford borough are excited about playing sports. However, one of the main problems with sporting activities is often the amount of equipment that’s needed to play.

Accordingly, if you’re a member of a sports team in the Old Trafford area, and are struggling to find space to store your amateur sports team’s equipment, why not consider making use of a self-storage unit when SureStore’s Old Trafford facility opens in 2020.


Alternative Use #4: A Hobby Space

Perhaps you’ve realised, or have been made to realise by your significant other, that your passion for model railways or aeroplanes is getting a bit out of hand? Or, maybe you’re an artist with a terrible habit of never cleaning up after yourself?

Regardless of the peculiarities of your hobby, if you’re looking for a contemporary and secluded environment in Old Trafford, in which to indulge your hobbies – you may want to consider renting a self-storage unit in Old Trafford to use as a hobby space.

Additionally, our self-storage spaces can offer hobbyists and artists a similar level of privacy and seclusion often only available in professional art studios, for a fraction of the price. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your easel, acrylic paints and super glue and get ready to get creative with SureStore.

Although our Old Trafford facility is yet to open, the team at SureStore is more than happy for our customers to use their rented self-storage as hobby spaces when it does.

 

Alternative Use #5: E-commerce Business Storage

We’re all very aware of how quickly the world is moving away from the high-street and into our living rooms. In fact, every year, more and more people are beginning to run E-commerce businesses from their own homes. However, depending on what you’re selling, you might be finding it increasingly difficult to manage your online business inventory; you might find that your furniture is progressively being replaced by your company’s stock.

If you’ve found yourself in this position, you might want to consider renting a SureStore storage unit. By using a self-storage unit to help manage your inventory, you’ll be reclaiming an enormous amount of space at home that was previously used for living. Moreover, our storage units come in a range of different sizes, so we’re confident we’ll be able to accommodate your online business storage requirements. 

Additionally, all of our self-storage units have 24/7 access to high-speed Wi-Fi; as a result, you’ll be able to manage your online business from your unit, allowing you to stay on top of the orders coming in as you’re packing your deliveries. So, if you’re looking to create free space at home and require storage solutions for your online business inventory, get in contact with SureStore - our Old Trafford facility launches in 2020!

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