Self Storage Benefits

Storage boxes in self storage unit..

Whether it’s for treasured personal items, important business documents, or just to free up space and eliminate clutter, self-storage is a convenient solution for all kinds of situations. 

Let’s take a quick look at what it is, and find out why our self storage units in Cape Town have become so popular!   

What is self storage? 

As the name suggests, self-storage means you can bring items to your unit in person (and take them out again) whenever you need to. 

Really, the storage unit is just a secure place outside of your home or office to keep items you don’t have room for. This could be either as a temporary measure while you move house, for instance, or as a long-term solution – such as storing family heirlooms, books, vehicles, valuables, or documents. 

You’ve probably seen that here at Big Storage, we offer both self storage and bulk storage solutions. 

What are the advantages of self storage?

  • Convenience 

There are so many reasons we might need a little extra space from time to time! If you’re moving, redecorating, or renovating, self storage is a convenient method to keep items safe and out of harm’s way. When you’re ready, you can simply come and collect your items again, any time of the day or night. 

  • Eliminate clutter 

Many of our clients use our self storage in Cape Town on a longer-term basis to keep clutter at bay. Homes, offices, and warehouses alike tend to collect stuff you don’t need to hand, but also can’t get rid of – in other words, clutter. 

Messy, jumbled spaces aren’t just unpleasant to look at, they can have a negative impact on productivity, creativity, and general morale. If it gets really out of hand, cluttered areas packed high with boxes and teetering towers of stuff can even become dangerous. Self-storage is the perfect solution.   

  • Safety 

Another reason our self storage units in Cape Town are so popular is to keep valuable items safe that you don’t want just lying around. Music equipment, jewellery, computers, and electronics are just a few examples.   

  • Seasonal items 

Many businesses have marketing material or decorations they only use at certain times of the year. Self storage is ideal for keeping them clean and out of the way until they’re needed once more. 

  • Cost effective 

Storing everything yourself takes space, and space costs money! By storing items off-site, it’s possible to downscale your office premises and save a small fortune on rent. 

  • Allows you to store additional inventory 

With so many businesses now letting customers order online, delivering products speedily has become crucial to remaining competitive. But not all products move at the same rate. So how do you keep slow-moving items in stock without ending up with an overflowing warehouse? Self-storage is ideal.

  • Flexibility 

Self storage units are available in a range of different sizes, making it easy to upscale when you need more space, or downscale after you’ve retrieved items from temporary storage. You can rent space for just a few days, or years at a time, all at an affordable price.  

Where can I find self storage units near me

Big Storage offers convenient, cost-effective self storage in Cape Town. Our central location in Tokai makes us the storage provider of choice for businesses and individuals across the Western Cape.  

Why Big Storage? 


Our facilities are monitored around the clock, both by armed guards and through the latest security technologies. 

Easy access

Collect or drop off items whenever it suits you. If you need help transporting your goods, we can arrange that for you too! 

Temperature controlled self storage 

Delicate items, documents, and precious heirlooms can be safely protected from the elements so they remain in pristine condition.  

As you can see, self storage is the perfect solution for a whole range of space challenges! If you’d like to find out more, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team, or pop in for a visit.