Does your hobby take up too much space at home? Do you find yourself becoming frustrated as it seems every time you get busy, you are interrupted? Is this space needed for something else? Imagine building a model or starting a jigsaw puzzle at the dining room table but as you getting to a crucial part, the table is needed to be set for the next family meal. You need to pack all your goods away and wait for an opportunity to come around when you can use it again. This is enough to extinguish any creative thoughts. Maybe it is time to consider other alternatives such as self storage, to overcome this lack of space.

With space around our homes often at a premium it is no wonder that people have started to look at using their self storage unit as a possible place to set up for their hobbies or even to use as an extra workspace. 

What Sort of Leisure Interests Could a Self Storage Unit be Considered For?

Do Something Crafty 

If you are interested in a hobby such as sewing you need space for your machines, fabrics, and patterns, as well as a large table to cut out on. Patchwork quilting and embroidery are very popular and if you reach a certain skill you can make yourself some extra pocket money out of this hobby by making items to sell. 

Is Woodwork Your Interest?

You may start by fixing up an old chair, but once you really get into your woodwork, you will need tools and raw wood, as well as old furniture items that you wish to rejuvenate. Woodwork takes up a lot of space, and if you do not have a suitable shed or garage at home, consider a self storage unit where you can not only keep your tools and equipment, but also have the space to add a workbench. A storage unit could offer you enough space to work on your projects. Simply lock up your unit and go home when you have had enough – and everything will be just as you left it when you return!

Build a Classic Car

If engineering and tinkering with engines is your passion, consider finding an old car or motorbike that is 50 or more years old to fix up. You need space for this hobby, so look at hiring a self storage unit where you will be able to keep all the bits and pieces in one place. 

In the end it’s an extremely rewarding hobby, where you can recreate a car of days gone by, and voila! It runs! And you may even turn a profit by selling it to a collector of vintage cars!

Go Outdoors 

If you like hiking, cycling, or even play a game of golf at the weekend, you are sure to have collected the gear to enjoy these activities. Spending time in nature is a sure way to get good exercise and besides, its good for the mind and soul to be out in the fresh air. But these hobbies need equipment which needs to be stored somewhere, so if you do not have space at home, consider hiring a self storage unit. Your expensive equipment will be safely stored until you need it again. 

Fishing is another hobby to follow which gets you outdoors, but also has a fair amount of equipment to store. If you are a fisherman who owns a boat you need a place to store it when it is not in use. After all, you catch far more on a boat than being limited to a place on the shore. Many boat owners choose a self storage unit to keep their boat secure and out of the way if they do not have a place at their home. 

Personal Gym

You may prefer your exercise indoors, but you don’t like going to a commercial gym, so have invested in home gym equipment. If you have no space at home for setting up your home gym, use a self storage unit as it has enough space for all the machines you may want, and the benefit is that you can visit your own personal gym whenever you want. 

Photographic or Art Studio

When you lack the space at home to express yourself creatively without interruption, then using a self storage unit as your own personal art studio is a way of overcoming these limitations.

You can store all your equipment and supplies in it, as well as having your easel or table set up. There is also space to store your finished art works.

Getting into photography requires a suitable camera, possibly attend a workshop or two, getting to know about subjects like lighting, and off you go. The space offered by a self storage unit will enable you to store all these expensive tools of the trade safely and securely.

It’s an extremely rewarding hobby, where you can post your photographs for others to see, and even enter competitions to help you gauge your progress. 

Consider Stop & Store Fareham

If you are considering renting a self storage unit as a workspace to carry out your leisure interests or hobbies, contact us and we can answer any of your questions about whether our facility would be a suitable option for your particular hobby. We can also help you choose the right sized unit for whichever hobby you have in mind.

Our top of the range security measures will ensure that your goods are safe from theft. 

Book one of our units online either by using your phone or tablet, and once we receive your payment, we send you your individual PIN and you have immediate access to your unit.

Our units are clean, dry, and perfect for whatever you wish to use them for. 

Please contact us on 01329 556174. We look forward to hearing from you.

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