When your home or office is just too cluttered, storage spaces are the perfect solution. Whether you need to store holiday décor for most of the year, lawn and garden tools for part of the year, or family keepsakes in a safe secure place, it’s smart to learn about the options available to meet your needs. Here is an overview of the pros and cons of different types of storage spaces.

Types of Storage Spaces 

There are 3 main options when it comes to storage options. They are storage boxes, storage sheds, and storage units. You’ll need to buy sheds or boxes, while storage units are rented. The type of storage you require will depend in large part on how many, and what type of items you’re planning to store.

Storage Boxes

Storage boxes are the smallest of the three types of storage spaces. These are typically used to store small lawn and garden tools, outdoor games, sprinklers, pool supplies, and gardening odds-and-ends. These are ideal if you just need to tidy up a deck, patio, or backyard. They neatly hide small belongings, to keep your exterior tidy. They are also very affordable. The shortcomings of a storage box include:

  • No temperature or humidity control
  • Not large enough to store larger tools or appliances.
  • Constantly exposed to the elements, which can weaken the structure quickly
  • Will not protect wood, fabric, paper, or other delicate items

Storage Sheds

A storage shed is a great option for homeowners but is not an option for those who live in apartments, townhouses, and condos. Storage sheds offer benefits such as:

  • Convenient, onsite location
  • Large enough to hold many lawncare tools (mowers, edgers, flowerpots, hoses, etc.)
  • Available to access 24 hours/day
  • May add value to your home if you sell it
  • Available in a variety of sizes, styles, and prices

However, there are also downsides to a storage shed. These include:

  • No climate control
  • Security is your responsibility
  • Pest control is your responsibility
  • Maintenance is your responsibility
  • May not be large enough for your decluttering needs.
  • Can cost thousands of dollars
  • Requires installation or building
  • Can’t be used to store items if you’re between moves
  • Semi-permanent structure

Storage Units

There’s a reason that more than 10% of households in the U.S. rent a storage unit. These storage spaces serve as an extension of your home or office. Storage units are the preferred storage option for most people, due to the many benefits that secure storage facilities offer. Benefits include:

  • Climate and humidity control
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Alarms on each unit
  • Onsite security 
  • Gated facility
  • Controlled access to the facility
  • Brightly lit facility
  • Pest control
  • Maintenance control 
  • Insurance available
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Large enough to hold all household items
  • Variety of sizes and rental rates 
  • Only use it for as long as you need it
  • Ideal for storing items during a move or home renovation

Safe, Secure Personal Storage Facility in Eugene

Armored Storage provides premium storage spaces in Eugene. We are located on a quiet, lightly trafficked, residential street. Our fenced facility is monitored by 50 surveillance cameras, and each unit is equipped with an alarm. Armored Storage offers 20 different sizes of storage units for short and long-term storage.  Send us a message or call 541-688-1301 to learn more about storing your belongings in Lane County.