Have you ever had or been to a yard sale? It’s amazing to look at the sheer number of stuff people amass throughout their lives, isn’t it? From the toys you get as a kid to the TV cartons, bicycles, ski gears, etc. you store in your garage, there will come a day when you do not have enough space to store these items but you are unwilling to part with them and that’s when you have to start thinking of self-storage facility.
You might even need a self-storage now but haven’t realized it yet. Be that as it may, here are five reasons why you might need self-storage.
If you are downsizing, upgrading or renovating your home or relocating to a new place, you will need self-storage units to stack up all those items that you can’t take with you or find another suitable place to store them.
2. Storing Seasonal Items
A self-storage facility can also serve you well for storing your seasonal items and decorations. So, you no longer need to throw away those Christmas decorations or the items for your Easter or spring fest. You can just stack them up in a place meant for self-storage. If you are storing wooden furniture or items made of leather, make sure that your chosen storage option has adequate packing and storing conditions or else these items will get damaged in the heat, dirt or moisture of the surroundings.
3. Having Recreational Items
Self-storage might come in handy when you need to store certain items, for example, if you own an RV or a boat, you can select the storage facilities designed specifically for such items. While a boat storage facility will take care of your boat, you will need to select a proper RV storage facility for your RV.
Your choice of the storeroom for your RV will depend on whether you want to store your recreational vehicle at a permanent site till you take it back or desire to take it with you to your new location using a trailer or moving van rentals.
4. You Keep Moving
Does your job require you to move frequently? For example, a salesman, air hostess or a military person, you don’t need to rent a big house just to store your belongings. Besides leaving a house for weeks or months unattended is a sure way to get robbed.
5. You Got Married
I couldn’t help but laugh when I thought about this which I’m sure you did too, right? Now, guys how many times have you heard your married friends say, “My home is not my house anymore”.
That’s because, after marriage, it may be difficult to keep some of your man-toys in the comfort of your home. Perhaps due to either your spouse disliking it or the lack of dedicated space to keep them. Most times the man resorts to the garage or basement. But what if they get full or you don’t have a basement or big garage to store your man-toys.
To prevent any disagreements in the future (which by the way is bad for your marriage), it is best to get a self-storage rather throw them out as the wife might suggest. At least this way they will stay safe and secured.
That being said there are other reasons for getting self-storage, like those college memorabilia or when you want to sell your home and you need to remove all that junk.