The history of self-storage and storage in Spain

The history of self-storage and storage in Spain

The history of Self-storage facilities goes back to the USA in the 1960’s. Soon enough, they started to spread across the world and into Europe. Self-storage in Spain has since provided fantastic franchise opportunities in Spain and along the Costa del Sol.

Self-Storage did not arrive in the United Kingdom until the early 1980s. However today there are more than 1,000 facilities found across the country. This equates to approximately 37.6 million square feet of rentable space. The industry continues to grow steadily in the UK and has done for the last five years. Fuelled by the growth of multi-site operators as well as smaller businesses looking to diversify into the sector.

There are a number of reasons why both consumers and businesses are increasingly turning to self-storage in Spain. Although the primary reasons remain social factors such as moving home, marriage, divorce or relocating to Spain for retirement. Franchise opportunities in Spain prove useful for a number of reasons, including storing archives, stock or office equipment for local businesses.  In addition to this, self-storage facilities in the Costa del Sol are in an ideal location for reaching central Spain.

Accurately measuring the exact number of self-storage sites isn’t always easy. They are not officially registered anywhere and franchise opportunities in Spain can be successful with limited marketing or online presence. The SSA UK estimates that there are now over 1430 self-storage sites in the UK, of which 317 facilities offer predominately container storage.

Self-storage in Spain

Self-storage in Spain has started to be more and more popular. People who originally stored their goods elsewhere realised self-contained storage units would offer better value for money.

A small volume of goods being stored in container storage was a waste of money. Self-contained storage units of varying sizes meant that clients only paid for the space they used.

The number of self-storage companies in Spain has increased considerably over the last few years and are aimed not just at businesses but also for individuals too. We’ve taken a look at some of the companies in this market, what they offer and what prices you can expect to find.

Your first step should be to seriously think about whether you want to store all the things you’ve accumulated or not, and it’s a good idea to spend a weekend or two going through everything and be strict as to whether to keep, bin, sell or donate each and every one of the items you’re thinking about storing.

Self-storage companies can be found on the outskirts of major towns and cities in Spain. With uStore-it spaces are available from as little as 1 m2. You will be ultimately responsible for the items stored in your assigned unit. However, the contract you sign it will list prohibited objects such as inflammable or perishable items or anything that’s illegal.

If you are looking for self-storage on the Costa del Sol, use a reputable company which offers secure, accessible and affordable units.

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