The lack of space in Great Britain’s homes has driven people to use self-storage units as extra rooms, according to an article on Times Online. Customers are renting self-storage to use as walk-in closets, game rooms, music rehearsal space and martial-arts practice areas. Neil Riding, chief operating officer of Safestore, one of the country’s largest self-storage operators, said people renting “spare rooms” is increasingly important to his business.
According to the Times article, there are approximately 750 self-storage sites nationwide, with 2 million square feet added in the past year alone. Facilities are marketed as convenient sites with 24-hour access.
Source: Times Online, My spare room is in storage