Top 5 Reasons to Use Self Storage
Do you have unwanted clutter around the house? Old pieces of furniture you can’t quite throw away? If you feel like you’re drowning in stuff, self storage is a simple, affordable solution. Read on for the Top 5 Reasons to Use Self Storage.
You’re moving: From updating your magazine subscriptions to finding a reliable moving company, there’s a lot to do on your moving day. Do you really want to worry about those antique mirrors and sets of stemware? Probably not. Do you have the time to decide if that old bookcase is going to make the new-house cut? Negative. Save yourself some stress by storing your delicate and “maybe” items until after the move. If you have wooden furniture, remember to invest in climate controlled storage units — especially if you live in a humid environment.
You’re getting married: Here comes the bride… and here comes all her stuff! If you’re getting married, your inventory is about to double, and even the happiest of newlyweds don’t need two master beds. But like moving, planning a wedding is quite the hassle — you have to look at venues, go to cake tastings, negotiate seating arrangements, and so much more, which leaves little time to sell furniture. To put off this task until after the honeymoon, self storage is the way to go.
You’re going home for the summer: Most of us wish college could last the whole year long, but many students spend their summer vacations back at home. Carting your college stuff to your old stomping grounds would be an unnecessary hassle — and probably expensive — but leaving your precious mini-fridge with a frat brother doesn’t seem like a great idea either. The compromise? You guessed it — self storage. To save money, you can even split the price with a friend and share the space.
You can’t see your floor: Are you ever worried you’re going to wind up on that show Hoarders? If so, you probably have a clutter problem. Of course, keeping your items organized — and off the floor — will certainly help, but the fact is that most cluttered spaces are the result of an overabundance of stuff. Self storage is a great way to store all the things you don’t use very often — your surf board, your winter clothes, your roller skates, etc.
You’re downsizing: If you’re moving to a smaller space, you probably have some pieces of furniture and other items that just won’t fit in your new place. In this situation, a lot of people choose to sell their extra stuff, but this isn’t always the best idea. Downsizing is a great way to trim your expenses, but you’re going to wind up losing money in the long run if have to buy all the same stuff again in a couple of years. Self storage is an affordable way to keep your stuff safe until your living situation changes.