Self storage units are typically rented by people with a lot of stuff that they can not fit into their homes or people with seasonal storage needs, such as people who live in a downtown apartment but need extra space for their Christmas decorations. Typical renters of self storage units are people who are moving and need to store their belongings until their new home is ready or people who are moving overseas and need a place to store their belongings while they wait for export shipping, and people who need extra storage space during a renovation are also.