Self Storage for Life Events

Life events often come with their fair share of problems. Whether you’re downsizing, moving, or heading off to uni, one thing is for certain – you’ll need to find a place for your belongings.

Secure storage when it matters

Are you moving home? Having a baby? Or getting married? There are certain times in life when you just need that extra space, even if it’s only for a short while.

At Segment® Storage, we understand the importance of having a safe and secure place to store your belongings during these times. That’s why we offer self-storage options for all of life’s events.

We have a wide range of units available, ranging in size from 15 to 275 sq ft with flexible rental terms available. So you can find the perfect size for however long you need it.

Which life events may require self storage?

Self storage can come in handy at pretty much any stage in life. No matter if you’re moving home or tying the knot, self storage can provide the ideal space you need. Here are some specific life events where renting a storage unit may be beneficial:

Moving home

Moving to a new home can be a hectic and stressful process. Extra storage space can help ease the transition by providing a place to store your items while you settle into your new home. Instead of rushing to unpack, you can keep everything in storage until you have time to organise them.

This could include household items, such as:

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Books and documents
  • Sporting equipment
  • Seasonal items
  • Excess Kitchen Items
  • Tools and equipment
  • Outdoor furniture


Getting married is a busy time in life. It often involves merging two households into one, resulting in double the belongings. Perhaps you’re moving into your future spouse’s home or you’re starting fresh together in a new place. Either way, self storage is ideal for storing extra items if you don’t have the space.

Units can also be used to store any items associated with your wedding. This could include:

  • Wedding clothes
  • Rental furniture
  • Decorations
  • Catering supplies
  • Tableware
  • Floral arrangements
  • Invitations and programs
  • Keepsakes

Divorce or separation

Sadly, there are no guarantees in life, and sometimes marriages end in divorce or separation. During these difficult times, self storage can offer a practical solution for both parties.

For example, if you’ve decided to go your separate ways and move home, we can provide a temporary space to store. This can help in situations where one partner needs to move out quickly and doesn’t have a place to put their belongings.

Having a baby

Childbirth is a major moment in life that comes with plenty of challenges. As you prepare for the arrival of a little one, you may need to create more space in your home to accommodate all the baby essentials.

Renting a unit can provide space to store items that you may not need right away, such as baby gear, furniture, and other items taking up space in your home. This can help create room for a nursery, without getting rid of any items you may want in the future.

You can also keep things like baby clothes, toys and furniture in storage for when they have kids of their own!

Losing a loved one

The death of a loved one, such as a parent, can be an incredibly difficult time. When you’re grieving, the last thing you want to worry about is what to do with their belongings.

Our units offer a short-term solution, keeping everything safe until you’re ready to go through and decide what to keep, sell or donate. This can give you the time and space you need to grieve before you sort through their possessions.

Starting a business

Starting a business from scratch can be both rewarding and challenging. As you start out, self storage can offer valuable support as your business grows. Whether you’re an online store, a local retailer, or a service-based company, Segment® can be a lifesaver for storing inventory, equipment, and documents.

We can also help you make room in your home or office, providing a dedicated area for your business. It also gives you an accessible location to store products, supplies, and other essentials. This can be particularly handy if you’re working out of a small space and don’t have the budget for a commercial place.

Going to university

Heading off to university is an exciting time, especially if you’re leaving home for the first time. However, it also comes with the challenge of finding a place to store your belongings during breaks or when you’re not living on campus. This is where self storage can be a convenient solution for students who may need a temporary space to store their items.

During the summer or if you’re studying abroad, keep your belongings safe and secure until you return. It can also be helpful if you’re living in a shared space and don’t have enough room to store all of your belongings.


Retirement is the beginning of a new chapter. As you move into retirement, you may find yourself downsizing your living space or embarking on new adventures.

If you’re planning on travelling or spending time away from home, storage can be a great option whilst you’re away. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that your items are safe and secure while you enjoy your golden years.

Travelling or moving abroad

It’s always nice to get away and explore new places, whether it’s for a short vacation or a long-term move abroad. However, when you’re away from home for an extended period of time, you may need a place to store your belongings.

Our storage units take away all the hassle of finding a place to keep your items safe while you’re away. You can store furniture, clothing, appliances, and any other belongings that you won’t be taking with you. This allows you to travel or move without the worry of what to do with your things. You can have peace of mind knowing that your items are safe and protected until you need them.

Contact us today and learn how we can help you, or visit us in store and our team will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

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