When to Turn to Temporary Self Storage Options

When to Turn to Temporary Self Storage Options
Before you read this article, make sure you re-read the title: When to turn to TEMPORARY self-storage options!

The best way to de-clutter your home is to get rid of things and to spend some time organizing. Self storage is definitely not the best the solution for clutter. However, it is an excellent temporary solution in a few different situations. Here are a few of the situations that might cause you to turn to self storage:

1. Moving

You may find out that you have to leave where you currently live and move across the country for a few months or a few years for a job. In this type of relocation situation, you may want to leave some of your things behind because you know you’ll be moving back. In cases like this, there’s probably no need to move everything you own with you, and you may want to store your things in a self storage unit to keep them safe until you get back.

If you’re moving to another city and do not think that you’ll be returning to your current city any time in the near future, it may be a good idea to just bring your things with you. Moving with a lot of stuff is definitely more difficult. You can always get rid of some things to downsize your move.

2. Sentimental Attachment

If you’ve just inherited your great-grandma’s 18th century furniture, you may not have enough room for it in your home. However, since it belonged to your grandma and was special to her, you may want to keep it. In this case, you could consider turning to self storage to temporarily store your inherited items until you move to a larger home or make room for them in your current home.

There may be other instances when you have a sentimental attachment to something and are not ready to fully part with it. Self storage can be a solution in just about any situation that involves things that hold emotional value. Just remember that it’s better for self storage to only be a temporary solution, especially because of the long-terms costs associated with it.

These are the two most common situations that cause people to turn to self storage. Other situations like new people moving into a home and the need for someplace to store a boat or RV because of Homeowner’s Association restrictions are also common. Self storage can be very useful, but it’s wise not to use it as a crutch for simply owning too much stuff!

About the Author: Jessica Johnson works in the self storage industry, regularly traveling to see locations like a self storage facility in Kailua-Kona. In many locations, like a Shawnee self storage facility, Jessica Johnson helps her customers store seasonal sports gear when it is not being used for outdoor activities or equipment for home improvement projects that are waiting to happen.

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4 Responses to When to Turn to Temporary Self Storage Options

  1. There is a lot of different reasons to use self storage facilities. The sentimental pointer is a good one, I hadn’t thought about that.

  2. Jimmy Lasson says:

    You might want to check out some of the web-based self-storage guys. They’re pretty good, and you can ship a box to them for self-storage. I used one in San Diego for storage when I had to move very quickly. Ship2Storage I think… use Google.

  3. Steven says:

    I also used Ship2Storage.com to store a few boxes of stuff when I was traveling and they were very helpful. I don’t know how I would have done it otherwise.

  4. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that a self storage unit can help when moving long distance temporarily. My family is relocating in a few months for my husband’s job, but we’ll be moving back here after two years. There are some things we don’t really need with us that would be a hassle to move, so we’ll definitely look into putting them in a storage unit for the meantime. Thanks for the great post!

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