Renting a storage unit does not always mean that you need additional storage space-in fact, you may want to use it for hosting band rehearsals with your bandmates. After a storage facility manager has given you the okay to use a storage unit for playing music in, you need to look into converting your unit into an ideal place for playing music. With the following steps, you can avoid receiving noise complaints from practicing at home and turn a storage unit into an ideal place for playing music.
Maximize Protection for Band Equipment
Moving band equipment can lead to items being damaged due to the possibility of dropping something on the ground or things being shaken up while in a vehicle. To avoid this kind of damage, you can keep band equipment such as amplifiers and the various instruments in one place that can be locked up while not being used.
The added security provided by a storage facility, such as surveillance cameras and on-site security guards, can also help add an extra layer of protection for your band equipment.
Only Need to Set Everything Up Once
Along with the potential damage to your instruments by moving them often, it can also be inconvenient and takes up time that could be used for playing instead. With a storage unit that has been converted into a dedicated space for band practice, you do not need to regularly move everything or put items at risk of being broken.
Take Advantage of Multiple Unit Sizes
In order for you and your bandmates to be comfortable while rehearsing, you should opt for a storage unit that provides more than enough room. Since the unit will not be primarily used for storage purposes, you should consider the sizes available so that both equipment and your bandmates have plenty of room.
Climate Control is a Necessity
Damage can occur to instruments and other musical equipment if left in an environment that gets too warm or moisture is present, making climate control an essential feature. Along with protecting the contents of the storage unit when it is not being used, you and your bandmates will also be more comfortable while rehearsing with the presence of climate control.
Converting a storage unit into a location to host band rehearsals takes some work, but can reward you with a private space to enjoy playing music without noise complaints from family or neighbors. With the low cost of renting a storage unit (from Oakland Ave Storage), this can also be a great alternative to studios and rehearsal rooms.