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What do people store in self-storage?

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Today, we will show you what most people usually store in their storage units. We know how important and useful storage units are, so this survey should help you get some new ideas and see how you can organize your storage space. 


This research covers all age groups and both genders across the country. We have collected all the necessary information and data based on their answers. Moving can take many weeks, even months, to plan, and in many cases, people relocating have a lot of valuable belongings.  That’s why it’s no surprise that most people decide to use self-storage units. It might be a good idea to make a moving inventory list. In doing so, you will know the exact list of all items that you want to move to your new home.

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Why is self-storage a good idea?

Self-storage is a great option for individuals looking to free up space in their homes or store their items during a move. Self-storage is also great for anyone who needs to declutter or renovate a home, and anyone who needs extra space for old furniture, office equipment, tools, etc. Our moving company offers all clients secure storage service. A team of expert movers will handle and supervise your belongings while they are safely stored in our warehouses.

You can choose between long-term storage service and short-term storage, whatever suits your needs better. There are a couple of small differences between these two types of storage. The most significant one is the period of using certain units. The short-term storage unit is usually not used for more than three months.

Let’s discover what different age groups store in their self-storage

The research we conducted is based on a detailed and accurate analysis of population data that includes different ages and genders. All of them store various items in their storage units. We have also noticed that certain changes are present when we analyze other gender groups. Men and women tend to use self-storage in slightly different ways. Without further ado, let’s delve into data:

Age group 25-34

It is projected that most participants of younger generations store seasonal items (47.24%) and furniture (34.76%), which is an interesting insight. Also, 55% of participants store clothing, vehicles, and garden items.

Age group 35-44

In the age group of 35-44, furniture storing came in first place with 39.17%, while 28.72% of participants keep seasonal items in self-storage units, and a small percentage of candidates said they store garden-related items (12.54%).

Age group 45-54

44.45% of participants in this age group said that they mostly store furniture in their self-storage units. Seasonal items came in second place with 38.3%. Clothing, vehicles, and gardening items came in the last three places. According to this data, gardening items came last in almost all age groups.

Age group 55 - 64

When it comes to the fourth age group, furniture storing comes in first place with 58.51%. According to this age group, 39.35% of participants store seasonal items in their storage units, 31.58% store clothes, 24.01% put their vehicles in storage, and only 18.63% store garden items.

Age groups 65 +

The research has shown that more than a quarter of participants mostly use self-storage for furniture and seasonal goods. More than half of senior citizens said they store their furniture in self-storage (59.25%). Seasonal items are one again right behind furniture with 55.57%, and clothing items come in third place with 33.43%.

What do men and women put in self-storage?

According to this research, there is no significant difference between men and women regarding items they put in self-storage. Almost all numbers were approximate and similar, which may be a little surprising, but it tells us how useful and convenient self-storage is for both genders.

Women (all age groups)

According to this research, there is no significant difference between men and women regarding items they put in self-storage. Almost all numbers were approximate and similar, which may be a little surprising, but it tells us how useful and convenient self-storage is for both genders.

Men (all age groups)

According to this data, a great portion of men store similar items. That’s why furniture came again in first place with 45.47%, and seasonal is in second place with 38.81%. As you can see, the numbers are quite similar. Surprisingly, only 21.98% of male participants store their cars and vehicles in self-storage units.

Summary- What did this research show us?

To sum up, people use self-storage for various reasons. We hope this research has given you an insight into what most people put in their self-storage units. Of course, data and percentages vary depending on gender and age. 


We hope that this research has provided you with some useful ideas on using your self-storage units. As you have seen, it can be helpful and practical. In our article How does self-storage work, you can find even more information and learn everything you need to know about self-storage.