Is your home starting to look like an episode of Clutter Wars?
Are your pack-rat tendencies starting to impede normal household function?
Does simply going from point A to Point B inside your house require you to jump somewhere during the process?
Do family members mysteriously disappear for days inside your own home?
Please be honest, if you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, then it might be time for you to take a trip down to your local storage facility and lease yourself a storage room and start to de-clutter.
In this blog, we’d like to explain what you should consider when you first rent the storage space and things you can do to economize space and get the most out of your storage rental. The main objective of this exercise, is to have as little clutter as possible at your home or in your workspace, however, there are other uses as well. If you are moving to a new city, but you still have not found a house or an apartment, you can rent a storage unit in your new city and by doing this, you can start shipping belongings to your new town or city even before you have a place to live. This will make moving day much easier. If you want to redecorate or remodel your new house, use public storage to keep all of your furnishings and other items out of the way.
When Selecting a Self-Storage Facility
It’s all about location. Are you going to need to access your storage building frequently? If so, aim for a storage facility near your home or work.
Consider how much space you really need. Self-storage facilities rent units in all different sizes. It’s best to opt for a smaller storage unit and pack it to the ceiling rather than pay for space you’re not using. If you are finding that the smallest storage units are still too big, you may want to look into mini-storage facilities; which are self-storage facilities that specialize in small loads.
Be sure to ask the storage facility representatives how and when you can access your unit. Most self-storage and mini-storage facilities allow for free access 24 hours a day, but some facilities have restrictions and others charge fees for access. So be sure to ask so that you fully understand how the storage facility works so you don’t get hit with extra fees.
If you are planning on storing anything valuable or delicate like antique furniture or important documents, it could be warped by being stored in space that’s too hot, too cold or too humid so make sure to get a climate controlled units. Most storage facilities offer this service for an extra cost, and they’ll set you up with a unit where temperature and humidity are restricted.
Another big reason to using storage facilities is to save money. That is right, in most instances you will pay less per square foot in a public storage facility than for square foot of storage space in your office building. Using easily accessible storage spaces seems to be on the rise all around the globe. Modern storage units offer 24-hour security and climate control to make ensure that your items are safe and well maintained. Storage spaces vary greatly in size, so you should be able to find a space that is perfect for your belongings. You can keep your things there for days, years, and even decades if you need to.
So if you’re like me, and you feel an emotional investment in your belongings, you’ll be very happy with your decision to rent a storage space so that your home or office can be de-cluttered. And for those of you, that want to check on your belongs, you can drop by and see/get your belongings pretty much any time you like. And, if you want you can also you your storage space as an organizing point to go through your things to see if and what, if anything, you’d like to give away, all the while clearing the stuff out of your house and making your life a little less cluttered.
I’m sure you’ll feel better once you’ve moved your extra belongs into storage and your place no longer feels like an episode of Clutter Wars. Good luck with your move to the storage room.