So, you have a few extra things laying around. No big deal, right? Well, if you've even given a passing consideration to renting a unit in a self storage facility, here are a few reasons why it's a great idea:
Sure, you may have gotten used to your over-stuffed basement or just given up on using that one closet in your hall altogether, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you are in need of more space in your home, whether that's in your bedroom, kitchen or closets, you can move the things you don't always need to access into a storage unit and get your house back from the clutter.
Yes, it sounds counterintuitive. If you keep things in storage, they'll just sit there collecting dust. But, if you're using your storage unit correctly, you'll actually get rid of things you don't need while giving yourself space for the things you do need. When you move items to and from your storage unit, make a point to go through everything before you put it anywhere. If you haven't missed these items since you last came across them - whether that was a couple months ago or several years - you can safely get rid of them.
If you keep your belongings in your basement, be aware that there's an inherent risk there. Basements are not only susceptible to temperature swings, they're also prone to flooding. Your items - especially delicate ones like paper, photos or wooden furniture - can easily be damaged by such factors. However, using a climate controlled storage unit lessens the risk of flooding and keeps the temperature stable.
Are you afraid a storage unit will cost you an arm and a leg? Stop by your local self storage facility - the prices are probably more reasonable than you realize. Plus, having a clutter-free house is priceless.
Are you renting a two-bedroom apartment instead of a smaller space so you have somewhere to keep your extra bedroom set or desk that you don't want to get rid of? Do the math - renting a storage unit may save you money in the long run. Stop by your local SecurCare Self Storage facility today, and speak to one of our friendly managers about your self storage needs!