The Benefits of Self Storage for Musicians and Bands

Whether you’re trying to pull together a local neighbourhood band, or you’ve already established yourself as a successful musician, you’ll know that storing musical instruments can be a nightmare.

But it doesn’t have to be.

If you’ve been storing drums and other large items in your dining room – or even worse, in your tour van – then you might want to consider self-storage. Regardless of whether you’ve got just a single acoustic guitar, or a whole host of percussion instruments, self-storage can be a convenient option.

Rest assured you certainly won’t be the first band or musician to go down this route. Self-storage units are already a popular choice for storing guitars, pianos, synths, and more. Musicians typically find that self-storage brings a number of benefits that they can’t get anywhere else, like…

1.Space for everything

Take the average 4-part rock band, for example. With a lead guitar, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, amps and drums, a huge amount of space is needed to safely store items. Self-storage units come in a wide range of different sizes. No matter how large your instruments – or how many you have – you’ll be able to store them without needing to cram everything together or balance things precariously.

2. Ideal environment

No matter how much you try, storing musical instruments in homes or vehicles will always mean they’re being exposed to dirt and dust. Self-storage solutions address that frustration head-on. As each unit is completely isolated from others – and as the unit remains locked until you need access – items remain clean, dry, and largely dust-free. It’s ideal for vulnerable materials such as wood.

3. Safety and security

Storing your high-value and beloved instruments in a self-storage unit might not be something you’ve considered before. However, it can be a much safer and more secure option than keeping them at home. All good self-storage facilities will feature access-controlled entry gates, 24/7 monitoring via CCTV, alarm systems to alert to a potential threat, and individual, non-reusable key fobs for every customer.

4. Easy access as needed

When you choose a self-storage facility with convenient opening hours, you’ll know you can drive over and pick up your instruments whenever you need them. So if a last-minute gig pops up, you don’t need to worry about digging through your spare room to find everything you need. Some facilities also offer drive-up units – often with out-of-hours access – so you can take your van right up to the door for quick loading.

At Clear Space, our self-storage units in Somerset come with plenty of parking, and covered loading bays. We offer handy trolleys so that you can load and unload even the biggest musical instruments safely and with ease. With over 400 units inside – plus a number of drive-up outside solutions – we’ve got plenty of options for you, no matter how big or small your band. Get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation quote, and learn more about how we can help you keep your instruments secure and in top condition.