According to estimates, there are over 52,500 storage facilities in the U.S. In 2012, ten percent of U.S. households owned a storage unit. There are a number of potential uses for self-storage units. College students use them during the summers in between classes, real estate agents use them to store home staging furniture, business owners use them to declutter offices, and families use them to store away seasonal decorations. The following infographic outlines a handful of interesting facts and figures about storage units—such as how much a storage unit might cost you depending on where you live in the country, the sizes typically offered by most facilities, and how much money the self-storage industry made in 2012. It also offers a number of creative space saving tips and strategies that you can use to get the most out of your next self-storage unit.
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