Why Do People Rent Storage? When Self Storage is Necessary

by AccessSelfStorage

Think self storage facilities are a waste of money? Here are some of the biggest reasons people need to rent storage, whether they're undergoing renovations or selling their home.

While some people question the wisdom of paying for storing items, most people see self storage as a part of life, particularly those living in the city. There are many situations in which self storage facilities become invaluable, such as renovating your home or going through a loss in your family that requires a careful and thorough examination of the property. While you may never need to store your belongings, you never know when life will throw you a curve ball and make it necessary.

Here are some common reasons why people rent storage, which shows just how valuable this service really is.

Selling Your Home? You May Need Self Storage

When you decide to sell your home, you want the highest possible price. The first step to getting the price you want, however, is staging the home and removing personal items and clutter. So, what do you do with the family photos from the wall, the extra kitchen appliances you don't use very often  and the roomfuls of large furniture that make your home seem too full?

That's where self storage comes in. Storing all of these belongings temporarily allows your home to show in the best possible light, although they're all sitting there ready for you when your home finally sells and you're ready to move into a brand new place.

Moving Back from College

If you've just graduated from college and you're going to move in with your parents again for a while, it'll probably make sense to put many of your belongings in storage rather than force your family to accommodate everything. If you're just heading off to college, it may also be a smart move to store many of your things while you're away so they're not cluttering up your dorm room or your parents' home.

Planning a Lengthy Trip

If you're planning a trip around the world or a long business trip, you may not want to leave valuables like jewelry or important documents at home. Consider renting a small locker with an individual door alarm, like those available at Access Self Storage of Franklin Lakes, to keep your valuables safe and secure while you're gone. Make sure you don't lock into a lengthy agreement to make sure you only pay for the storage you need while you're away.

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Home Renovations

When home renovations begin, what do you plan to do with your belongings? Whether it's just a couple of rooms or your entire home, you may be tempted to give up on the whole idea when you have no place to put everything. You'll find the process goes smoothly and easily if you rent a storage unit for a month or two while renovations are finished. The best thing to do is find a company that offers month-to-month rentals so you only pay for the time you need to complete the work.

Large Collections

Do you have a large collection taking up room in your house? Perhaps a guest room that's been transformed to store dolls or models? Consider the benefits of getting your room back by storing your beloved collection in a climate-controlled storage unit, where it'll stay safe from any damage. If you have a large wine collection, you can even find storage units today dedicated to wine, keeping your valuables at the proper temperature and ready to enjoy whenever you're ready. You may find it useful to check this Storage Guide to learn more about what you should look for in storage.

Separation or Divorce

After a divorce or separation, one person ends up leaving and taking most of their possessions. In this case, self storage can be invaluable as you're already facing the mental hurt. The last thing you want to worry about is where you'll store your belongings while you look for a new place to stay, especially if you're downsizing.

Loss in the Family

After grieving, eventually the time comes to go through the deceased's belongings. Before you're ready, however, you may find it useful to store everything where it'll stay safe until you can face actually going through everything piece by piece. This is without a doubt the most difficult time of your life and self storage allows you the time you need to grieve before you're ready to start the next difficult phase.

Updated: 01/14/2013, AccessSelfStorage
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Rose on 01/20/2014

I've frequently thought of getting self-storage for my stuff - useful article

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