A lot of modern homes utilise a minimalist design scheme, which requires homeowners to free up space. Even if your home does not adhere to a minimalist design scheme, it is often hugely beneficial to free up space. You may be wondering, however, what the truthful benefits are of freeing up space at home. What do homeowners stand to gain when they free up space? Today we are going to be helping anyone that is wondering ‘’why free up space?’’. Continue below where we delve deeper into this topic. 

Knowing how safe self storage units are is a pressing concern for a lot of us. This is because for the vast majority of people, storage units are used to house important or sentimental items. Understandably when you place valuable items in someone else’s care, you want to be sure they are being well looked after. Today we are going to give an insight into self storage security, and provide an answer to any one asking ‘’are storage units safe?’’.  

So you have decided to use a storage facility. Perhaps you are renovating your property, or simply trying to make the best use of space. Whatever the reason, deciding to place items in storage can be extremely valuable. It is worth noting, however, that there are certain items you cannot store. Some people may believe that once they have rented out a unit, it belongs to them and they can do as they please. Whilst it is true that storage facilities have a lot of flexibility, there are still rules and guidelines that all prospective renters must follow. In this post we are going to outline all the self-storage prohibited items that you are best to avoid. 

People use storage facilities for a variety of reasons. For the most part storage units provide individuals with the valuable space they may lack at home. In addition, people often feel more comfortable storing valuable items in a secure storage facility. Whatever the reason, storage units are fast becoming popular. In today’s post we are going to share what the most common items in storage units are and, additionally, how some of these items can be prepared for storage.

At Atrium Storage we want you to have a great self storage experience. Packing is not an overly difficult task but if you put some thought and planning into it you can make the most out of every square inch of your space and potentially save money. Most people tend to think they need more space than they actually do. Hopefully these packing tips will help you pack your self storage unit efficiently and pack your belongings like a pro!

Learn how South Yorkshire small businesses are taking advantage of self storage to modernise how they run their operations. Helping them to save time and make more money. Every storage unit represents a possible extension to a business’s premises, an extra store room or even a brand new start-up’s HQ.

For this blog, we’re taking a look at a few reasons why space-strapped small businesses should consider using a facility like Atrium Self Storage to maximise profits and minimise waste.


Flexibility is the best friend of a small business. Your work loads and needs can change overnight. Good news – self-storage contracts don’t work like those of commercial properties. So if you decide you need extra space, you can arrange it almost immediately. Likewise, if you no longer require a unit or wish to reduce the space, this can be done with limited notice.
And, what if you need to receive a delivery but can’t be there in person? Don’t worry. There’s always someone onsite at Atrium Self Storage during our office hours, to act as a pick up and drop point, freeing you up to carry on delivering your business and ultimately making money.

Many of our business customers work unsociable and erratic hours so benefit from the 24/7 unrestricted access. Jack Naylor runs J&J Joinery, a South Yorkshire based building and renovations company who moved into Atrium Self Storage earlier this year. Their business was booming but they were rapidly running out of storage space. Jack reflects, “The facility has 24/7 access which is perfect for our needs as we often work nights so we can collect or drop off materials whenever we like.”

Another tenant whose leaflet distribution business is renowned for their flexibility approach is Compass Distribution. MD Alan Fenn explains, “Atrium Self Storage offers secure and clean facilities and a convenient location to service our customers across South Yorkshire. Unlimited electronic access means we can access our materials at any time of the day or night.”

Cost Effective

Whatever your business function or size, managing healthy running costs is paramount. Self storage can be an effective way to ensure waste is minimised whilst profits are maximised. J&J Joinery have benefited greatly from having their own unit. Jack reveals, “We need self storage to store materials and specialist tools for jobs. It is also good if there are any leftover materials from jobs. We can store them in our unit which enables us to save money when costing for the next job. It is a perfect place to build-up a stock to ensure we are always organised.”


Last but not least, you need to be confident your goods and equipment, which ultimately represent your livelihoods, are safe at all times. Imagine being without your tools or stock, your business could instantly dry up. That’s without the additional stress and cost of replacements and increased insurance premiums!

At Atrium Self Storage we have invested in state of art security and surveillance with global motion sensor CCTV including individual cameras per unit, monitored intruder alarms and fire detection systems.

“The facility has tremendous security which means I can sleep at night knowing our materials will be safe and sound. Compared to a lot of other places Atrium Self Storage is by far the best I could find. The size of the units and affordability are second to none. By far the biggest most secure unit for the money. Fair enough you can get containers for £20 a week but it is nowhere near as secure as Atrium Self Storage which puts my mind at ease.” Said Jack.

So are you ready to accelerate your business to the next level? With many businesses starting at home in the spare room, garage or around the kitchen table, taking the leap to commercial premises can feel scary and costly. However, having your own lockable self storage unit is the perfect stress-free low-risk solution to help you save time and make more money.

To find out more about the spaces on offer at Atrium Self Storage please contact us today.