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Whether you’re a student who is moving back home for the holidays, an entrepreneur in need of a low-cost base of business operations or a homeowner about to renovate, you may need short-term self storage. However, with so many options available, it can be tough to know where to start. To help you make the right call, we have put together a guide on the top factors to consider before booking short-term storage. Let’s get started!

What is short-term storage?  

What do people mean by ‘short-term storage’? Short-term self storage typically refers to customers who require extra space for three months or less.  

The main users of short-term storage include anyone undergoing a home or office renovation needing to keep items safe and dust-free, individuals moving house, business owners requiring warehousing or inventory storage for a short time and university students heading home during the holidays.  

Ready to store? Here are the top factors to consider to make the best choice for your needs.

Know how much space you’ll require  

Size is everything. You don’t want to waste money on more storage space than you need, but you also don’t want to risk damaging your belongings by squeezing them into a unit a little too small. At Nesta Self Storage, we offer storage unit sizes ranging from 9 sq. ft lockers to 300 sq. ft units. Our friendly team will gladly advise on the best unit for your needs.  

Try our handy size guide to get started!

Pick a location with easy access  

Whether storing seasonal household items, archived documents or extra stock, you may require regular access to your unit. To ensure you can always access your belongings hassle-free, Nesta offers five centrally-located facilities across Dublin open seven days a week, boasting the longest opening hours of any self storage facility in Ireland.  

Please note that we only close for four days during the year on Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

Consider flexibility 

Life changes in a moment, and you may suddenly need your storage unit for longer than anticipated. Before signing on the dotted line, establish the process of extending your rental agreement or the possible costs involved when upsizing or downsizing your original unit.  

At Nesta, we prioritise flexibility. From extending your original contract to upsizing or downsizing your unit as often as you need to, our team goes the distance to meet your changing needs.

Investigate security features 

It can be difficult to relax when your personal or costly business possessions are out of sight. To give yourself better peace of mind, confirm what security measures are in place at the storage facility. To protect your items, Nesta units include 24-hour CCTV surveillance, individually alarmed rooms, onsite staff and personal access codes.  


From short-term business storage for growing businesses to short-term household storage or student storage, Nesta Self Storage has all the space you need for as short or as long as you need. To learn more about our storage solutions, pop into your nearest facility, give us a call on 1800 77 22 33 or request a quick and easy quote online