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Where Junction storage meets business and the arts

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Non-Traditional Uses For Storage Units

Self storage isn’t just for keeping junk you can’t get rid of. There are a tonne of reason’s for using a self storage unit. Here are some examples of tenants who thought “outside the box” and converted their storage units into something completely new.

Office Space

office space

If you’ve ever worked from home before, you know that it can be difficult to buckle down and focus—especially if there are any kids or pets around. Renting an office space in a business park or corporate building can be expensive if it’s just for one person.

Depending on the facility, you may not be able to set up your full array of office furniture in your unit, but many storage facilities are helping professionals by allowing their tenants to set up at least a little bit of their office in a climate-controlled storage unit. And many wireless companies have alternative ways of offering high speed internet access (other than wifi), so processing purchases and keeping track of inventory can be a snap with your laptop and/or smart phone right there in your unit.

Band Practice


Being in a garage band is so lame when you could be in a storage band! Sure, it’ll stink having to pay rent, but if you’re in a busy metropolitan area, the rent at a storage facility will be far cheaper than the rent at a true practice hall or recording studio.

When you practice at a storage facility, there’s no time wasted on setup and take down—you just show up and rock out, then leave everything there when you’re done! And you won’t have your neighborhood screaming at you to shut down that racket.

Personal Gym

Storage Unit Workout

You know that bulky exercise equipment taking up all that space in your living room? Ever thought of putting it a climate-controlled storage unit to make your very own personal gym?

Think about it. Its a great way to free up that space in your home and if you had a few buddies go in with you on the storage unit rental, it would be way cheaper than having a gym membership.

Studio Space for Budding Artists


The “starving artists” of the world face the same problems as work-from-home professionals and garage bands—the creative juices won’t flow at home, and designated studios are too expensive.

Over the years, we have had many artists make use of our storage units as work spaces. Artists love it because they don’t typically keep 9-5 hours and because they have 24/7 access to their unit they come whenever the creative juices flow. Even its 3am.

Exclusive Art Gallery

Ok, ok, I know what you’re thinking. An art gallery? Really?

Look at it this way. If you have a climate controlled unit, you can set it up so that people can view your pieces. Then, you can have showings whenever your hearts content.

And as you sell more pieces, you can get larger storage units on your way to becoming a rich and famous artist.

See you soon 🙂