Storage solution providers meet a wide range of needs including personal, business and commercial storage, wine, cars, boats, caravans and bulk storage, as well as offering climate controlled storage and records management. Storage providers may offer managed storage or self storage facilities.
Managed storage gives customers access to their stored items only at certain scheduled times, and often incorporates inventory, management and removalist services. This type of storage is popular for corporate document management and archiving storage, furniture storage, household storage, storage of vehicles, boats and trailers, wine and antique storage, and removal and relocation storage. Storage costs vary, but are generally based on the volume and value of items stored, and the length of time. Managed storage facilities can be covered or uncovered, modular or bulk, depending on the requirements of the items to be stored.
Self storage services provide secure individually accessible storage units, which are rented out individually. Personal storage units are most often insulated modular units, similar to garages or small rooms. Units will be covered by 24-hour security as part of the storage facility and may also have individual security alarms. Self storage services may also provide receipt and despatch or removalist services; and may form part of a large managed storage facility.