Kangaroo Self Storage of Glasgow, Scotland, has reported a surge in storage demand from 20- to 30-year-olds who are returning to live with their parents. The company says these customers intend to store their belongings until the economy recovers. Faced with unmanageable debts, redundancies and the collapsing housing market, many young adults simply cannot afford their own homes.
“Six to eight customers per week tell us they are storing their belongings and moving back in with their parents,” said Chris Stevens, the company’s managing director. “Demand for our smaller sized rooms has never been so high.”
Customer Lesley Morris is one of many suffering under the Scotland credit crunch. “I just couldn’t afford to stay on in my own flat,” she said. “Thankfully, my parents are supportive and happy for me to move back in with them for a while. Kangaroo Self Storage has the perfect size room for my needs.” Morris said she doesn’t know when she’ll be able to afford her own place again.
Kangaroo Self Storage provides services to Glasgow and Dundee, Scotland.