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Who uses self-storage units on the Costa del Sol?

Self-storage units on the Costa del Sol are becoming increasingly popular with home owners and tenants who want to store surplus goods in a safe, dry, affordable environment.

Before self-storage units became available on the Costa del Sol, home owners would have to pay for a whole storage container, even if they only wanted to store a few m2 of goods. In other words they would end up paying for space they didn’t need.

Self-storage units on the Costa del Sol now offer different sized storage containers which saves you time and money. Easily accessible units range from 2m2 to 20m2 so whether you are storing a whole household of goods or a simple set of golf clubs, you will only pay for the space you need.

Many people decide to store their goods short-term for a month or two or long-term, up to a year or more, depending on their circumstances. Self-storage units on the Costa del Sol are perfect for people who are selling or renting their homes, downsizing, upgrading or renovating.

Business owners may want to store their stock in self-contained storage units as opposed to renting expensive office or warehouse space, and can take advantage of easy access and cheap storage on the Costa del Sol.

If you are planning to store your goods in Manilva, Estepona or Sotogrande, make sure the facilities are safe and alarmed, and that you take out insurance against fire, theft and flooding. Any reputable storage company will be able to advise you about this.

Make sure the storage warehouse is clean, dry and secure before placing your storage in the facility, and ask as many questions as you need to before signing an agreement. Easy access is important without prior notice when the store is open.

If you are planning to store your goods, only use recommended packing materials. Professional storage companies will sell these directly from the store, including boxes, tape, mattress covers etc. Substandard packing materials could result in your goods becoming damaged or damp during their time in storage.

The Costa del Sol saw a property boom during the late 90’s until 2005 which saw hundreds of ex-pats buy apartments and villas in Estepona, Manilva, Duquesa and Sotogrande.

Since then the property market has plummeted and many home owners have decided to rent out their properties. Landlords often want to keep their personal goods stored safely when their house is rented, and for that reason, so many of them have decided to use self-storage facilities.

Not only does secure self-storage give them peace of mind, but they can also use a company who offers flexible storage units on the Costa del Sol, so they are not tied into a long contract, and can renew their agreement by the month.

This way, if their circumstances change, home owners can remove their goods with only a month’s notice or less, depending on the flexible agreement they signed.