When kids go off to live on college campuses or move to another state and leave behind anxious parents and the loving memories of their old, everyday lives, they also tend to leave behind a lot of stuff. It is in no way easy for parents to throw away their children’s personal or prized possessions, and nor do we suggest it. This is why self-storage units serve as the prime example of what to do with items that you may find are in limbo. Being able to organize and relocate your personal belongings to a safe and secure unit ensures that you will never lose or throw out anything that may result in an angry phone call.
However, opening up a now-available room after someone has left home isn’t the only reason that storage units are useful:
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- Moving houses? – Start storing away your less important boxes before making the move, and massively reduce the stress and hassle of making the big switch.
- Clearing out your garage or tool shed? – Seal and store your expensive tools and items in a place where they will be better-protected from the elements and won’t receive the damage of sitting in an open box in the garage.
- Desiring a new home layout? – Choose the things that your eyes aren’t attracted to anymore, pack them away, store them, and experience a revolutionized décor.
With both large and small storage sizes available, you can easily choose just how much of a difference you want to make to your household. Although you can store almost anything in a rental storage unit, beware of the items that are generally hazardous or that may have legal implications. Just as you wouldn’t leave spoiled food, flammable or toxic materials, or insect-attracting substances around your house, the same logic applies to your storage unit—which, once you start using, will become your second (storage) home.