If you mention self-storage to someone, they will likely think of stacks and boxes. Or perhaps a place where excess furniture can be temporarily stored. But behind the metal doors there are many stories about innovation, resiliency, and even pure magic. Self-storage units can be the unsung hero in life’s drama – our site.
1. The Great American Novel… Unit 56B
Catherine, an ambitious young Chicagoan teacher, always dreamt of becoming a writer. Between the noise of everyday life and her tiny apartment, it was hard to find solitude. Her solution? Her solution? She rented an storage unit and set it up, including a chair, desk and typewriter. Then she wrote her story. One year later her novel was bought by a major publication. Catherine’s small storage sanctuary turned her dream into reality.
2. From Storage To Stardom
Jake loved music but was lacking a space to practice with his band. Enter a storage unit. After a bit of tweaking it, they turned it into their practice area. It was the echos of that storage room which helped them to jam and record demos. They eventually got their break, landing a record contract, all thanks to those echoes.
3. An Entrepreneur Born In A Box
Lisa loved crafting bespoke jewelry. Lisa’s creations started to overwhelm her home. Lisa initially rented an office to keep her creations, but she soon realized it was a great place for clients. After a while, the unit became a showroom and her jewelry was soon seen on celebrities’ red carpets.
4. Cultivating Urban Farms
Unbelievable or not, Brooklyn couple transformed their storage into an urban hydroponic garden. This unexpected spot sprouted fresh microgreens and herbs. Before long, local restaurants were receiving their organic produce.
5. Safe Havens for Crisis Situations
Many people had to leave behind their valuable belongings when wildfires devastated parts of California. In the chaos, self-storage units provided a safe place to keep family heirlooms and photos.