The different uses and benefits of temporary self-storage.

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Temporary self-storage can be exceptionally useful when you need extra space for a short period.


Self-storage with XtraSpace

XtraSpace has been in the South African self-storage business for two decades.


We offer storage space that’s clean and secure; affordable rates; and friendly, professional staff who are always ready to help.


We provide both long-term and temporary storage, at branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. Find a branch near you.


How much does temporary storage cost?

This will depend on the size of the unit you need. The smallest storage units are available for as little as a couple hundred rand. A larger unit will cost more.


Check our size guide for some estimates of how much you can store in a selection of different unit sizes.


It’s also a good idea to check for storage specials in your area.


Can I rent a storage unit for a week?

At XtraSpace, the shortest rental period for our storage units is one month.


Some self-storage facilities allow weekly rental. However, this form of very short-term storage usually costs quite a bit more per day than month-to-month rental.


Temporary storage between moves

A few reasons to consider temporary storage between home or office moves:


1. Bridging a gap between moving out and occupying new premises

Temporary self-storage allows you to store your house or office contents safely while you wait to take occupation of new premises.


2. Keeping breakable items out the way on moving day

Self-storage is ideal for getting awkward or breakable items out the way during a move. For example, store items like flat-screen TVs and large mirrors until heavy furniture has been safely moved.


3. Storing items until you’re ready to donate or sell them

Store items temporarily before selling or donating them. For example, they might not fit new premises, or you might decide that moving is an opportunity for some upgrades.


Temporary storage over the holidays

Students heading home during the holidays can use temporary self-storage to safely store their belongings.


For home owners going on holiday, it’s worth considering storage of certain items to keep them safe when a house is standing empty. For example, it may be a good idea to store PCs and televisions.


XtraSpace also offers secure vehicle storage, so you don’t have to leave a vehicle unattended when on holiday.


Short-term storage when renovating

Renovating with a house full of furniture and valuables is impractical. Even basic renovations can end up ruining furniture and damaging fragile items.


It may seem a lot of effort but moving your house or room contents into storage during major renovations is the best option.


Storing inherited household contents

Temporary self-storage is useful if you need to store household contents you inherit as part of an estate.


This gives you time to make sound decisions. Don’t be forced to sell too fast, or rush into decisions about giving items away.


Temporary self-storage in South Africa

XtraSpace has branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.


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Some features of self-storage with XtraSpace:

  • Flexible rental terms
    Choose to pay month-to-month or opt for a longer contract. Also, simply move to a different sized unit if your storage needs change.
  • Wide range of unit sizes
    Depending on the branch, unit sizes range from as small as 2 m2 to 33 m2. Select branches also offer warehousing and mini-factory spaces.
  • Easy access
    Members can access their units at any time during business hours, Monday to Saturday. After-hours access can also be arranged.
  • Security
    You padlock your own storage unit and keep the key. In addition, all our branches are protected through strict access control, guards and 24-hour CCTV monitoring.
  • Convenient extras
    All XtraSpace branches offer:

    • the full range of Ecobox packing supplies and moving boxes
    • trolleys for moving heavier items
    • helpful staff, always on hand to assist
    • on-site courier services.

Many branches also include business centres with fast internet and printing services, as well as furnished meeting rooms – ideal for meeting with clients or team members.


We offer both long-term and temporary self-storage for personal or business use. Contact us for more information or browse to find a branch near you.


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