A couple weeks ago I was helping a friend empty out his storage unit that he had rented to store his office fixtures after closing down his office space. His unit was among hundreds of other similar units in a five story climate controlled building with security cameras, personal key codes for off-hour access, and extra large elevators for customers to move in their things.
Self-storage is an interesting concept. Behind these rows of yellow corrugated metal doors are rooms filled with items that people couldn’t bear to throw away. Instead they are paying monthly rent for space not for people to live in, but to store things so they can make more room at home to buy even more things.