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The Most Inventive Ways to Use Public Storage

Even with the rise of popular TV shows like Storage Wars and Hollywood movies that have shown, let’s just say “creative” ways to use storage space, most people still just use their storage units for everyday items.

But just because the majority of Canadians use their units for furniture, seasonal clothing, and sporting equipment doesn’t mean there aren’t some really creative ways to use public storage. That got us thinking—what creative ways have people actually used their space for?

Here’s what we’ve found:

A Workshop

Yes, that’s right. It’s more common than you might think. With 24/7 security and plenty of peace and quiet to bring out your inner artist, a storage unit can actually be a great ‘“ maker space”. One woman in California turned hers into a place where she restores antiques to sell online. Disconnecting your workspace from the home can help you be more productive.

An Art Gallery (And Apartment!)

This might be the most creative one on the list. If you saw this and immediately thought it could only be a hip artist in a trendy city that could ever pull a stunt like this, you were right!

An artist in Miami rented several cubes at a trendy storage compound and turned one into his apartment and the others into studio space and an art gallery. Migson appreciates the dedication, but we don’t allow our customers to live on our premises full time!

A Music Studio

With skyrocketing home prices in the GTA, having a spare basement for the quintessential “garage band” is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Picky neighbours might not like the kids playing at all hours of the night either. Not to worry, one public storage company in San Francisco advertises itself as a place to jam for bands in need of practice space. Some units are large enough to rehearse and record with a full band inside

A Home Gym

A few free weights, a couple of yoga mats, a kettlebell or two—you’ve got yourself a home gym. Now all you need is a place to break a sweat. A storage unit can be a great place to get away from the distractions of home and hold yourself accountable. Migson recommends to take a more practical route, though: Use our storage units as a place to store unneeded furniture so you can make your own gym at home.

At Migson’s locations throughout Ontario, we only allow our customers to store their valuables, furniture, automobiles, and other household goods, but we still wanted to share these creative ways others have used public storage. If you can think of another creative way, then we’d love to hear about it!

Posted on June 27, 2017 | General Tips


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