Using Self Storage Units for Your Van Life Adventure

Van life has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more people choosing to live a nomadic lifestyle and travel the world in their vans. The popularity of van life can be attributed to several factors, such as the desire for a simpler, more minimalist lifestyle, the flexibility to work and travel simultaneously, and the opportunity to explore new places and meet new people.

Limited Space

Living in a van requires significant downsizing since you’ll have limited space to work with. Here are Boylin’s Self Storage’s top tips to help you downsize for van life

  • Identify Your Essentials

Keep the things that you use on a daily basis and those that you cannot do without. Think bedding, kitchenware, and electronics.

  • Digitise Your Documents

Digitise and store paper-based items, including photographs, in a cloud-based service. Consider only purchasing e-books.

  • Choose Multipurpose Items

Certain items can serve multiple purposes, e.g., a cutting board can double as a serving tray, and a collapsible bucket can be used for washing dishes and laundry.

  • Plan for Seasonal Changes

Store seasonal clothing and equipment in a self-storage unit during the off-season

From Cluttered Van, to Organised Home

If you’re considering van life, it’s important to think about storage solutions for your belongings. Boylin’s Self Storage units are a helpful solution for several reasons…

Additional Storage Space

The most obvious of them all! We offer additional storage space where van life enthusiasts can keep their belongings, such as camping gear, clothing, extra supplies, and other personal items that they cannot store in their van and do not want to part with.  The additional storage helps to reduce clutter and create more space in your van, which is essential for comfortable living.


Our units are monitored by CCTV and have either fob or key access, depending on which site you select, so you can be sure your belongings are in safe hands.

Easy Access

Our units are arranged so that you can drive up to your container to offload and load up, affording you easy access to your belongings when you need them.  We have 10 storage locations to choose from, and our site access hours are from 6:00am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm on Saturdays, and 8:00am – 2:00pm on Sundays.


Boylin’s Self Storage units are competitively priced; from just £25.00 per week for 150 sq ft storage container. We have different sized containers to suit your requirements.

So, if you’re looking for a way to live a more adventurous, flexible, and affordable lifestyle, then van life and a Boylin’s Self Storage unit may be just what you need!  Contact Boylin’s today on 01226 321 800 for more information.