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Sustainable Self Storage Practices in Storing and Organising

16 / 07 / 24

Following an eco-friendly lifestyle goes beyond our everyday choices at home; it also comes down to how we store and organise our belongings, especially when utilising storage units. In this article, we offer our top tips on building sustainable self storage.

Choose sustainable self storage facilities

When seeking a storage unit, opting for facilities that align with your values is your best bet. Look for providers committed to sustainable practices, such as using recycled materials, energy-efficient facilities, and waste reduction initiatives. By choosing a storage facility with an eco-friendly approach, you set the expectation for a storage experience that’s both convenient and environmentally responsible.

Mindful packaging choices

The first step in a sustainable self storage journey begins with your choice of packaging materials. Instead of traditional cardboard boxes, consider using reusable containers made from recycled plastics or sustainable materials like bamboo and recycled cardboard. This not only minimises waste but also promotes a more circular and sustainable storage method. But fear not, at Apex we provide cardboard recycling free of charge on each site and plenty of high-quality packaging materials which can be reused over and over again!

You could also opt for packaging materials that are easily recyclable. By choosing eco-friendly packaging, you help to reduce the use of single-use plastics and support proper disposal processes.

Energy-efficient storage choices

Seek storage facilities that prioritise energy efficiency. At Apex, our buildings have a low carbon footprint as minimal heating is required. We also have low numbers of people on each site and use LED lighting to reduce energy consumption, providing you with a greener storage option.

Supporting facilities committed to energy efficiency contributes to a more sustainable storage industry. By making environmentally conscious choices, you not only benefit the planet but also encourage other storage providers to adopt similar green initiatives, creating a positive impact on a larger scale.

Regular green audits

Regularly assess and audit your storage practices to ensure they remain environmentally friendly. Evaluate the materials you use, the necessity of items stored, and any changes in your storage needs. This ongoing commitment to sustainability will ensure that your storage habits align with evolving eco-friendly standards.

A new world with Apex Self Storage

Making your storage experience eco-friendly is a personal choice that benefits both you and the planet. Let’s make sustainable storage a lifestyle, creating a healthier planet for ourselves and future generations! Get in touch with us today to find out more about your desired storage unit.