Much like double-sided tape and shredded cheese, storage is an all-round handy thing. But there are a few key stages in life when professional self-storage really gets to swoop in and save the day.

From downsizing home to finally ticking that backpacking trip across Europe off your bucket list, National Storage Christchurch has a storage container for everything. And we can prove it, with help from our (fictional) friends.

Patty and Phil – Empty Nesters

Patty and Phil

Their Situation

These fun-loving rascals have finally done their time raised their 5 children and said goodbye to their youngest. Now they’re ready to downsize from their large family home into a quaint 2-bedroom unit that is walking distance from their favourite restaurant and just so happens to only permit one child to visit at a time.

Their Needs

After decades of accumulating things (and kids) in the same house, Patty and Phil have a lot of stuff. While they’re planning to cull some of it with a trip or two to the dump, there are still quite a few items of furniture and other belongings they don’t want to say goodbye to.

Their Perfect Storage Container

Size Similar size to What will fit? Price
21m2 Large single-car garage 4-bedroom home with outdoor furniture/shed About $230/month

This generously sized storage container will make the perfect temporary home for all those beds, bookshelves, and other furniture that didn’t make the cut for the new unit.


Georgia – Travel Enthusiast

Georgia

Her Situation

Can you say wanderlust?  Because Georgia can, and she sure does like to prove it with her constant stream of travel-related quotes and throwback Thursdays of her exchange in Canada on her Instagram account. We get it, Georgia. You don’t have a mortgage or any kids. Anyway, Georgia is about to embark on a long-term trip around Europe.

Her Needs

Georgia isn’t silly – she knows she shouldn’t just leave her stuff sitting around her house while she’s gallivanting around Europe for a year. She needs a storage container to keep her bed, fridge, washing machine, TV, and other valuables safe and secure while she’s away.

Her Perfect Storage Container

Size Similar size to What will fit? Price
13.5m2 Medium car garage Large 2-bedroom home (fully furnished) From $130/month

This storage container will fit all of Georgia’s stuff, and best of all, she won’t need to ask her overbearing neighbour to pop in and keep an eye on her valuables while she’s away.


Robert – Creepy Cute Clown Collector

Robert

His Situation

Robert has finally met his soulmate. They love all the same stuff, from TV series on Netflix to the crucial cats vs. dogs preference (they both love dogs, obviously). Robert wants to ask his new love interest to move in with him, but there’s just one thing standing between him and his de facto dreams: his horrifying charming clown collection, which his partner does not care for.

His Needs

To up his chances of having his cutie shack in with him, Robert needs a storage container to keep his clown collection safe, clean, and out of sight.

His Perfect Storage Container

Size Similar size to What will fit? Price
4.5m2 Large bathroom Small 1-bedroom unit (queen mattress + lounge + small dining set) From $80/month

While lifting a roller-door to a storage container filled with clowns may seem like the opening scene to a horror movie for some, Robert can have peace of mind knowing his prized collection is in good hands.


Caitlin – Small Business Owner

Caitlin

Her Situation

Well, Caitlin is quite the go-getter, isn’t she? Up to her elbows in paperwork and inventory, Caitlin’s small business (selling personalised laptop cases) is growing at a rapid rate.

Her Needs

Quickly becoming too much for her spare room, Caitlin needs another solution for keeping her stock and invoices organised. She’d also love somewhere she can set up a desk and chair to knock over her emails if need be. Having enough space to be able to spin around on her chair is also a plus.

Her Perfect Storage Container

Size Similar size to What will fit? Price
9m2 Small to average bedroom 2-bedroom home (fully furnished) or 200-240 archive boxes (stored 6-8 cartons high) From $115/month

This container is the perfect size for boxes of paperwork and shelves of stock, so Caitlin can get her business out of her home and into its own organised space. She can even hide away in her storage container taking care of admin work as to avoid visits from the in-laws.


Darren – Fishing Enthusiast

Darren

His Situation

Darren loves to fish (and he’d love to tell you all about it), but his wife isn’t so keen on his hobby. Not because he never brings anything decent home for dinner, or even because he has a subtle yet permanent fishy smell surrounding him, but because his fishing gear takes up the entire garage.

His Needs

Because he doesn’t want to list his beloved boat online or give up his Saturday mornings throwing lines out with the boys (is that something fishermen say?), Darren has to instead find somewhere to store his boat, rods, tackle boxes, and other fishing gear.

His Perfect Storage Container

Size Similar size to What will fit? Price
18m2 Standard single-car garage 4-bedroom home (fully furnished) or a large vehicle (sedan) From $180/month

This storage container will keep Darren’s boat safe and dry, and it has enough space for all his other gear, too.

Are you a Patty and Phil, Georgia, Robert, Caitlin, or Darren? Or do you have some other reason for needing a storage container? Whether you’re looking for a solution for your personal or business storage needs, we have the perfect storage unit size for you in Christchurch.