You looked at the clutter in your life and took the leap – you rented that storage unit, and… now what?

Can I only store the stuff that doesn’t fit in my house in there? We’re happy to let you know that there are actually plenty of creative ways to use your storage unit beyond simply storing your excess belongings. Let’s explore some unique and practical ways you can utilise your storage space!


Home office space

If you work remotely you may need a quiet, distraction-free space to focus that isn’t the same place you live.  A storage unit can be a cost-effective solution for setting up a home office. Got a desk and chair?  Then you’re well on your way to creating a dedicated work area separate from your living space. With ample room for all your essential work equipment, you’ll be able to maintain productivity and efficiency throughout the day. 


Art studio

If you’re an artist or craftsperson, a storage unit can provide the ideal space for all your creative endeavours. You can easily set up tables, shelving, and cupboards to safely keep your supplies/materials.The best part is you don’t have to stress about clutter like you might at home. When you’re done for the day, you can just leave your workspace as it is, ready to pick up where you left off tomorrow. Simply clean yourself off and head back to your pristine home space with a smile on your face.


Musical practice room

If you enjoy playing an instrument, your storage unit can be an excellent place to practise without bothering your neighbours or family members. It’s relatively simple to soundproof the space and set up your equipment to enjoy your solo performances to your heart’s content. 



Are you a DIY enthusiast or a woodworker? A storage unit can provide the freedom to indulge in your projects free from disturbance and distraction. It’s a straightforward process to install a workbench and some shelves for tools and supplies. And renting a storage unit is perfect for storing larger equipment, such as a table saw or similar DIY tools that you don’t want in the house where children can accidentally hurt themselves. Work on your projects in a dedicated safe space without worrying about disturbing those you live with.


Wine storage

Not all of us are blessed with an underground cellar or expansive vineyards on a family farm. If you fancy yourself a wine collector, a storage unit can furnish the perfect conditions to stow your favourite vintages. Install a wine rack and climate controls to guarantee your wine is stored at the perfect temperature and humidity, and you’re practically a bonafide sommelier.


Seasonal storage space

Seasonal articles such as holiday decor, special winter clothing, and sports equipment can take up precious space in your home. Your storage unit can provide a secure and suitable place to store seasonal items until you need them in the house again. This way, you won’t have to stress about cluttering up your home with things you won’t use for months at a time. 


Business storage space

Storage units can be a saving grace when it comes to storing inventory, equipment, and other company supplies.  You can even transform the setup into a compact business lounge, making it the central hub for your business without cluttering your home with excess equipment or noise.  Just another way to ensure that your job doesn’t take up more space in your home and head than it should, keeping your abode a space of tranquillity and relaxation.


Your personal gym

For all the fitness enthusiasts out there, a storage unit can provide the perfect space for those much-needed workouts. By installing mirrors and perhaps soundproofing the unit to create a comfortable and private gym, you won’t have to worry about disturbing anyone or sharing equipment at a crowded gym.


Temporary storage during renovations

Renovating can be quite a schlep. A storage unit can make the process a whole lot smoother. Storing your furniture and other valuables in a unit while you renovate or paint your home is an ideal way to protect your stuff and get peace-of-mind (even when you have no peace in the home). 

Running out of space inside your apartment or home? Let Pink Hippo support you by providing the best storage unit space possible. 

We even have lockers that are just the perfect size and set up to function fully for various purposes. We are on hand to go over anything you need to maximise your space potential and declutter your home space through innovative ideas.


Call us on 0118 957 1573 (Reading) or 01372 386 916 (Leatherhead), or take a look at our personal storage options to learn more.