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New Trends in Self Storage Space Raise a Few Eyebrows

Mia Iverson | May 10, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

The famously rash and reckless Juliet once said, “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” And as we all know, just because it’s called a storage unit doesn’t mean it’ll be used for storage. We’ve written blogs about man caves, storing feline friends, walk in clinics and makeshift offices, but we haven’t covered illicit affairs. The plot thickens… According to reports coming in from across the pond, a new trend in self storage space is emerging. Harry Wallop, the Consumer Affairs editor at The Telegraph wrote, “According to an industry blog at, self-storage owners have discovered a small number of people using their lock-ups as a private, if distinctly utilitarian, space in which to conduct illicit affairs. As owners of the units have their own keys and are promised privacy, spending an hour at your local storage premises can work out as more discreet and far cheaper than a hotel.” And while most managers agree it’s not an expellable offense, it is still frowned upon. Read the full article from The Telegraph here. What are you thoughts? Do you believe using storage space as an office or makeshift yoga studio is the same as using it to conduct an affair? Or do you think action should be taken against those who demoralize the sacred space of self storage? Sound off below!

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