5 Space-Consuming Hobbies That Benefit from Indoor Storage Units

From learning to play a new instrument to camping in the backyard, many people picked up new hobbies during the Covid-19 outbreak. State and regional stay-at-home orders created the perfect opportunity to explore new activities you may not have otherwise considered. As it turns out, this trend was good for the mind and body. Experts suggest that new hobbies can help balance the stresses of the pandemic – or other challenges – by tapping into your creativity.

As life slowly begins to resume its regular tempo, you may be wondering what to do with your pandemic-spurred hobby supplies that occupy too much space. Rather than scrapping your newfound interest, consider arranging for extra storage at a safe and affordable indoor facility.

A few of the most common space-consuming hobbies that can benefit from indoor storage units include:

  1. Arts and crafts
  2. Photography
  3. DIY home projects
  4. Playing an instrument
  5. Camping

Below, discover how indoor storage units offer much-needed extra storage for pandemic – or anytime – hobbies, so you can take back your space while continuing to nurture your new passions.

Art and crafts

Art and craft projects like painting, woodworking, and sewing surged during the pandemic. Whether you embraced this hands-on activity to create unique pieces for yourself or others, indoor storage units safely store your space-consuming crafting materials, such as:

  • Easels
  • Canvases
  • Frames
  • Finished artwork
  • Painting and drawing supplies
  • Sewing machines, fabrics, and other sewing supplies

Climate-controlled storage units can protect your art from cracking, warping, discoloration, and other moisture- and temperature-induced harm.


Whether you’ve learned to capture nature’s beauty through the eye of a camera lens or enjoy the art of physically distanced ‘porch portraiture,’ photography is another creative hobby where extra storage can help you manage space-consuming supplies, such as:

  • Camera & video equipment
  • Drones
  • Tripods
  • Developed photographs

Climate-controlled indoor storage units come in handy here, too. They help prevent mold, discoloration, and other damage.

DIY home projects

Many people updated their living spaces during the pandemic. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the most successful DIY projects included building shelving and cabinetry, interior painting, installing a garden, and making bathroom and bedroom décor. If you caught the DIY bug, consider indoor storage units to store space-consuming project supplies, such as:

  • Ladders
  • Table saws
  • Woodworking benches
  • Power tools
  • Shovels, rakes, and other large gardening equipment

If you’re storing wood or other sensitive DIY materials, choose climate-controlled storage to prevent rotting, warping, discoloration, and mildewing.

Playing an instrument

Music stores reported an uptick in instrument sales during the pandemic, particularly for pianos and guitars. Whether you tried a new instrument – or dusted off an old one – keep the music alive with extra storage for:

  • Pianos
  • Keyboards
  • Guitars
  • Woodwind and brass instruments

With too much moisture or exposure to extreme temperatures, strings can snap, woodwinds can crack or shrink, and brass can corrode. Climate-controlled indoor storage units are your best bet.


While many people are beginning to venture farther away from home now that forests and parks are reopening, camping in the backyard was one of many pandemic-spurred hobbies that took root across the country. If you loaded up on space-consuming camping gear to answer the call of the wild, indoor storage units provide extra storage for:

  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Backpacks
  • Hammock
  • Fold-up chairs
  • Cooking equipment
  • Canned goods
  • Other camping gear

No matter your hobby, our climate-controlled and indoor storage units in Bayonne, Jersey City, and Brooklyn can provide the extra storage you need to fulfill your passions. Find your happy space here!