How Self Storage Can Help Prepare Your Home for Big Changes
There are many cases that lead to the same conclusion: You have too much stuff and not enough room. Many times, this comes about as a result of major life changes that may be expected and for which plans need to be made, or unexpected events that require a quick reaction.
Whichever is the case, a self-storage unit can help make the transition to a new lifestyle smoother or provide instant relief from space problems created by an unanticipated event.Below are some of the reasons for which a storage unit may supply an ideal solution.
Moving across town, across the state, or across the country can be stressful. You may have a situation where temporary housing is obviously smaller than your previous abode. Storing some of the extra can give you time to figure out what is essential and what you might want to consider getting rid of altogether. In other instances, a storage unit might permit you to make a more leisurely move by starting to move things you are sure you can live without temporarily and not have to do all the moving over the course of a two day marathon weekend.
Moving in with a significant other presents an opportunity where a storage unit might come in extremely handy. You probably don’t need two of everything. Refrigerators and major appliances for one thing, furniture and cooking utensils for others are items that can be stored until a final decision is reached. Most people don’t come anywhere near doing enough laundry to justify two washers and two dryers.
Preparing for a new arrival can bring the need to store items in order to make room for a nursery. Bedroom furniture, mattresses, home office equipment and exercise machines often must make way for the space requirements that go along with a baby.
Selling a Home
Realtors often tell clients to be brutally efficient when preparing to sell a house in terms of cleaning out clutter that makes a house seem smaller to prospective buyers. This process is referred to as staging and storage units can be a good option where time to make a final decision regarding years’ worth of accumulation of various possessions is needed. A storage unit serves a double purpose for this event by making the move to a new home less of a fire drill and more of a well-planned, smoothly choreographed process.
These are just a few of the reasons why a self-storage unit for temporary or even long-term use might serve you interests well. There are others, certainly, such as estate liquidation and business relocations, but the main point to keep in mind is that renting a storage unit is like getting an automatic two room addition to your life, as well as extra time to make logical decisions.
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