COVID-19 had a huge effect on everyone. It has changed the way we view viruses, spend our time, and made us aware that we are capable of adapting. However, this also meant that people had to move to smaller apartments, change the functionality of their living space and that businesses had to find cheaper solutions to store their belongings.
How Did COVID-19 Affect Humans Using Storage Space
There are several reasons why more and more people have started renting storage space. The most common reason for the rising demand for storage space is because people have been downsizing a lot due to lifestyle changes such as working from home, frequent relocation for work which means you require possessions to make relocating easier.
In the past, businesses were hesitant to use storage rooms and would rather rent a whole office. However, the pandemic made people realise that renting a storage space is not only affordable, but it is also safe and secure. Therefore, the need for a physical office space where one can store work related equipment has become redundant. In addition, due to the pandemic, many businesses resorted to having staff members work remotely on a permanent basis, doing away with office blocks and building entirely. Instead, business owners are opting for self-storage spaces to keep important things such as their paper documents, office furniture, and office equipment.
The pandemic created a lot of uncertainty in the world, especially when it comes to safety and security. South Africa is known for its high crime rates thus storage companies have made sure to set strict security measures in place to prevent trespassing, theft, or even damage to client belongings. CCTV cameras, hands on 24-hour security, armed response, access control, and fire detection systems are a few of the essential measures which all storage units need to have in place.
Benefits of Renting a Storage Unit:
Lastly, using a self-storage unit during business or life transitions are far more effective. You do not have to get rid of your belongings immediately and you can keep seasonal products or items aside and out of harm’s way while you are doing business renovations or home improvements.
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