Have you got a yearning to sell up and travel the world? If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to the latest provisional statistics from ONS (Office for National Statistics), 63.4 million visits abroad were made from July 2014 to July 2015. That’s a lot of people departing UK shores to explore a foreign land.
Of course, fewer people choose to embark on long-term travel, but there’s still a substantial number of individuals heading off on year-long journeys to explore the depths of the Amazon, or to while away a few months on a Thai beach. Oh, you lucky things!
The Logistics of Long-Term Travel
Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? However, for many people, going travelling for months at a time remains nothing more than a pipe-dream. A significant reason for this is the issue of belongings. What will you do with your house while you’re away? What about all your furniture, clothes and ornaments?
Some consider renting their homes out whilst they’re away, which is a great way of bringing in some money. However, this isn’t without its problems. You’re unlikely to want a complete stranger having access to all your things, such as your CD collection, your clothing and your valuables!
So, what is an intrepid traveller to do? Fortunately, there is a solution.
Self-Storage Units – The Answer to a Traveller’s Prayers?
Of course, if your parents are blessed with a home the size of a small castle, they may be happy to store your belongings for you. However, for most people, storing belongings while you’re away for a significant period of time can be a real headache.
There is the option to sell your things before you go, but this might not be an attractive option. After all, many of your items have sentimental value, and some might even be irreplaceable. Here’s where self-storage units really can provide a great alternative.
Generally speaking, self-storage facilities offer competitive rates to people looking to rent a unit on a longer-term basis. This means you’ll be able to store your belongings safely, without blowing a large part of your travelling budget.
Other Benefits of Using Self-Storage When You Go Travelling
Here’s a few reasons why renting self-storage space can work well when you go on your travels.
A good self-storage facility will have plenty of security measures in place to ensure your belongings stay as well protected as possible. These might include CCTV, fully gated premises, fully lockable storage units and more. (Don’t be afraid to ask when you initially contact the self-storage facility!)
Generally speaking, a good self-storage facility will have a range of different sized units. This means that if you’ve only got a small amount of stuff, you won’t have to spend a lot renting out space you don’t need.
Look for a self-storage company that doesn’t tie you in for months on end. After all, you may come back sooner than originally planned.
It’s likely your parents will be far happier people, knowing that their home won’t be filled to bursting point with all your furniture, DVDs and collectible Star Wars figures. Think of them when storing your stuff.
Find Out More About Self-Storage in Glasgow
We can’t promise not to be very envious about your amazing travel plans. But we can certainly promise to look after your belongings for you while you’re away, at a really reasonable rate.