Poll Finds Most Self Storage Needs are Temporary

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A poll on EasyStorageSearch.com, the one-stop-shop resource for all moving and storage needs, shows that most self storage customers only need the extra space temporarily.

There are many factors that could cause someone to need self storage for a short period of time

According to a recent poll on EasyStorageSearch.com, a directory of self storage facilities nationwide, the most common reason for people to seek out self storage is a temporary need for more space.

"It seems that in general, people only need the additional space for a short period of time," said Jason Kay, owner and founder of EasyStorageSearch.com. "It's not because they are moving, but just because for some reason or another, they have a temporary need for more space."

Of the 100 respondents, nearly half (43 percent) of those polled were looking for self storage because they had a temporary need for more space. Fifteen people had a more permanent need for more space.

"There are many factors that could cause someone to need self storage for a short period of time," Kay said. "Maybe they are remodeling their home and the furniture needs to be cleared out of the way. They might be staging their home in preparation for selling it, and need a temporary place to store some of their furniture and other belongings."

Perhaps surprisingly, only 32 percent of storage seekers were moving: 16 respondents were making a local move, and 16 were moving cross-country. Ten percent of responses indicated another, unspecified reason for seeking self storage.

"Especially in times like these, we assume that the people who use self storage units do so because they're moving -- either because they had to move to take another job, or because their old place was too expensive and they needed to minimize their living expenses," Kay said. "The poll shows that this is far from the case."

EasyStorageSearch.com is an all-in-one resource with everything you need to move or find self storage. The website includes a directory of self storage and moving companies, information on cleaning and truck rental, real estate links, and a time-saving service that sets up all of the user's utilities at once. In addition, the website also provides a rate quote service, allowing users to get up to 4 quotes on self storage services by completing one simple form.

For more information or to view the poll results, please visit http://www.EasyStorageSearch.com.

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