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Creative ways to use a storage unit in 2021

June 1, 2021 |

A storage unit is the perfect solution to tackle an overcrowded garage or shed. It’s ideal for storing your belongings when in the process of moving house, or to simply keep things safe that you don’t currently have the room for.

However, we’ve seen many of our customers really think outside the box when it comes to putting their self-storage units to good use. It seems that there are limitless ways to get the most out of this extra space. Here’s a few of our favourite ideas and concepts…

A creative studio

Perhaps you’re an artist or a creator and you just don’t have the space at home for all those important crafty supplies. A storage unit is the perfect place to transform into a creative area for you to let your talents run wild. Whether it’s painting, making jewellery or pottery – turn your storage unit into a dedicated place to focus on your craft.

At Urban Locker, we’ve seen many creatives do this. We have furniture makers, fashion designers and private sellers all setting-up shop in a storage unit to work on their creations. With businesses like these, you need the space, lighting and the environment to concentrate and our storage units lend themselves perfectly.

Teaching a craft

Do you want to share your passion with others? We have units that lend themselves to become whatever you need them to be! A photography studio, a bike repair shop or maybe even a space where you record content from, the possibilities are endless!

Musicians are also known to frequent our storage units. We have units home to a drum studio; a space to both practice and learn to play the drums. It’s the perfect place to thrash out and learn an instrument without having to worry about noise complaints from your neighbours!

Running your business

A self storage unit can easily transform into an work space. With everything you could need from wifi, to the amazing central location many business owners have already tapped into this opportunity.

And it’s not just businesses with work spaces that can do this. We’ve seen everything from storing stock essentials to tradesmen and builders who have too many tools to simply operate from a van or are worried about leaving them overnight in their vehicle.

More personal space

Of course, it’s not just businesses that can benefit from a little extra space – we can all welcome it within our personal lives too. Perhaps you could use a storage unit for your own mini gym?

Similarly, a storage unit can be turned into anything that YOU need! It is a flexible space that you are in control off. To find out how we can help you today get in touch via calling us on 020 3637 0850, emailing us at or pop in for a chat!