3 Surprising Advantages of a Self-Storage Unit

13 April 2015
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If you've never thought about renting a self-storage unit, you might be surprised at how much the space can help you with your everyday life. Many people rent these units continuously and they help with keeping their home organized, or they might come in handy when you're planning a move. Note how that is and why you might consider a self-storage unit for yourself and your family.

1. Organizing the Home

Very often a home feels disorganized and cluttered when it lacks storage and when everything you own is mixed up together. This is where a self-storage unit can help. Rent a unit and then store items that are out of season and which you use only rarely. For example, your garage may be cluttered because your bikes and hockey equipment are mixed in with your skis and snowboards. Take out the seasonal items and put those in the storage unit and then rotate these items as the seasons change.

You can do the same with items you rarely use but which clutter up your home, such as a sewing machine, table saw, artificial Christmas tree, and the like. This will help you to stay organized and will open up space in the home.

2. When Moving

Getting a self-storage unit when you're ready to move can make the entire process easier on you overall. A good tip is to start packing up items you know you won't use between now and the move, and then putting these in the self-storage unit. This will keep you from having to pack everything you own the weekend of your move, and will also keep these boxes out from underfoot. As you pack you can also take your time to purge items you don't use and don't need to take with you, and this too can make your move easier.

3. Downsizing

A self-storage unit can help you to downsize your home without having to get rid of anything you still want to keep. If your kids have moved out and you want to move into a condo or smaller apartment but don't want to give up a lifetime of mementos, or if you want space for tools but can't afford a large house with a garage, a self-storage unit can be the perfect solution. Everything you own is very conveniently located but you don't need to actually keep them in the home, allowing you to choose a smaller house or apartment that is better suited to your needs.