4 Times A Self-Storage Unit Is Useful

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When it comes to cleaning out your home, there aren't many things more challenging than trying to figure out how to store everything properly without damaging them. I found myself in this situation a few months ago, and I knew that having a clean house wouldn't compare to the joy of being able to go through and enjoy things that were preserved for the long haul. I started doing some research on keeping things safe and clean, and I learned a lot about storing smarter without making things a lot more difficult. This blog is here to help anyone who needs to store to do it better--without making things difficult.

4 Times A Self-Storage Unit Is Useful

28 April 2023
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There are times in your life when a self-storage unit is very useful. Since you don't need to rent a unit for the long term, it's convenient to use one any time you need some extra storage space. Here's when you might consider self-storage to make your life a little easier.

1. When A Child Goes To College

When your child leaves for college, that might clear up a bedroom in your house. Although your child will come home to visit and need a place to sleep, you may not want to maintain their entire room and lose valuable space you could use for hobbies or exercise.

Rather than get rid of the furniture right away when your child's future may be uncertain, you can move their furniture into a storage unit and get it back out any time you need to.

You may even want to rent a storage unit in the city where your child is going to college so they have a place to store things they'll need throughout the year and that take up too much room in a dorm. That could save you from having to mail clothes and seasonal equipment to the dorm and risk them being lost.

2. When You Want A Clutter-Free Life

If you've accumulated a lot of clothes, tools, furniture, household decor, sports equipment, and other types of clutter, you may love your things but hate the way they crowd your closets, garage, and home.

Rather than contemplate moving to a new house to give you more living space, consider renting a self-storage unit to store seasonal items and things you don't use often so you can clear out your house.

3. When You're Buying Things For Future Use

If you're buying things slowly for when an adult child will move out and need household supplies or when a child will be getting married and need to buy and stock wedding supplies, a storage unit comes in handy. You won't need to bring the items to your home to take over a closet or spare bedroom. Instead, they'll be safe in a storage unit until they're needed.

4. When You're Moving

Moving can put your house in disarray for weeks. If you want to sort your belongings to get rid of things you no longer want and start packing early, you could have boxes everywhere in your home. If you rent a storage unit, you could use it for boxes and things you won't need until you're in your new home.

That keeps your home decluttered and helps you stay organized. Plus, with things out of the way, you can paint, clean carpets, and get your home ready for the market much easier. If you'll show your home before you move, it will look tidy and even larger when all the excess furniture and clutter is out of the way and only the minimum is left for daily living.

To explore more options, contact a local self-storage facility.