Time to Say Goodbye: Sure Signs You Should Move it to Self-Storage

Time to Say Goodbye: Sure Signs You Should Move it to Self-Storage
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    Storage facilities near your home provide services that make your life easier and less complicated.

    Have too much stuff? It's there. Don't have enough space? It's there.


You can use them as extensions of your home to keep items you don’t need on a daily basis or as safe harbors for larger valuables during transition periods. Here are some sure signs that you should invest in self-storage and clear out a little space in your home.

Selling Your Home

Nothing shows better than a home that isn’t cluttered and has room to spare in the closets, wherever they are. You may be comfortable with dodging boxes the garage or basement, but potential buyers see too much stuff as a sign of a small or poorly designed home.

Easy items to put into storage while your home is on the market are holiday decorations, out-of-season clothing, extra kitchenware and dishes, and linens you don’t need. You can also store unessential furniture, paperwork and accounting records, family memorabilia, tools and sports equipment you don’t use frequently.


All the plastic covers and precautions may not keep your valuables protected during a home remodeling project. If any kind of demolition is involved, the dust load might last long after the last bit of it is removed from the property. Removing concrete and ceramic tile are the two messiest culprits, followed by drywall and insulation.

Each of these activities creates volumes of dust that will permeate through the smallest of openings, including zippers on garment bags, boxes, garbage bags, and any other storage container you use. It’s easier to take them somewhere climate-controlled, bug-proof and secure until the remodeling work is finished.

Adding a Family Member

Sometimes you may need to repurpose a den, craft room, or playroom to accommodate a new household member, whether it’s a new baby, a roommate, or a long term guest. Rather than packing the contents of the room away in the attic or basement, why not put them in a storage facility where you can easily access the contents when you need them.

If you organize them by use and label the boxes or containers carefully, you’ll be able to retrieve them quickly without having to rearrange piles of boxes or sort through the containers. By adding functional shelving to the storage unit, you can keep the tools and materials you need in plain view.

Your Closets Are Jammed

Instead of buying extra closet rods and hangers and stuffing an already crowded closet, why not put away some of the clothes you won’t wear for another season in storage. They, and the rest of your clothes, won’t wrinkle and it’ll be easier to choose among the remaining clothes.

Bottom Line

Taking advantage of the extra space that storage facilities offer you gives you the ability to keep your valuables in a controlled, safe and secure environment. Whether it’s temporary or you look to them as a long term solutions, local storage units are a valued neighborhood amenity.



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