4 Reasons Why Self-Storage is an Easy Solution to Your Problems
Self-storage is a fantastic way to alleviate many of your problems. Having somewhere to manage and organize your belongings is a saving grace for many people. If you are new to using external storage solutions, here are some examples of how you can benefit from self-storage units.
Using Self-Storage for Shameless Hoarding
We have all seen or at least heard about the show surrounding the plights of hoarders. Over time, we become quite attached to our belongings. That’s completely normal! It becomes a problem when your house becomes a cluttered mess of things strewn about.
Of all the wonderful things our consumer world has to offer, you are bound to have too much of something at some point. To be fair, this may not be a problem for most. However, it doesn’t hurt to stay ahead of the curve.
Whether you have saved the daily paper for the last 10 years, or just really enjoy collecting old tech; a self-storage unit can really help you out! Taking an inventory of your belongings and maybe considering moving collectibles to the storage unit can really free up some space in your home. With a self-storage unit, you have the freedom to move things as you please, and retain the ability to come and go as you please. Leaving you the freedom to bask in your glorious collections without sacrificing space in your home.
Downsizing Means Self-Storage
Downsizing is a growing trend in today’s world. There may be a plethora of reasons you do this. Whether you are shrinking your carbon footprint, finding cheaper rent, or simply moving to a big city with a small apartment. Having your very own storage unit is a fantastic way to help downsize without losing your stuff!
The average storage unit can fit bedroom sets, dining sets, and so much more! Your options are only limited by the overall size of a storage unit and your ability to organize. In order to properly utilize a storage unit, organization is key.
Downsizing done effectively and efficiently saves you time and money. For some organization tips, don’t forget to check out our previous blog. You are paying for space, so use it wisely. With the right space management, you can clear up some space to downsize easily! In the meantime, your extra stuff is safe and sound for future use or selling.
Temporary Hiding Spots in Self-Storage Units
No, not for you to hide. This is where you can hide some clutter for the next family dinner or house staging for sale. We often forget how fantastic it is to have a storage unit to quickly bring things to for temporary purposes. This is like adding more square footage to your home.
Also, hiding gifts for Christmas may not always be easy. With a storage unit, it can be! We all remember being kids fighting the urge to search the house for where our parents may have hid the presents. This way, there will be nothing to find for nosy children before the big day arrives. Heck, you could hide an entire motorcycle in a storage unit for a surprise birthday gift!
So remember, having a space to temporarily store belongings for safe keeping and getting things out of sight and out of mind can be a life saver. Just be sure to work within the laws. This can’t be a hiding spot for illegal activity of course.
When Disaster Strikes, Self-Storage Holds Strong
Disaster comes in many forms. Mother nature and bad luck can cause a world of change for you at any second. Don’t worry though, there are ways to prepare. Having a self-storage unit is like having insurance for space.
Living in Medicine Hat, we are quite safe from tsunamis and hurricanes. However, we aren’t in the clear yet. Fires are a constant and ever present danger to our homes, and so are floods. The exact causes of course range from simply leaving the oven or faucet running, all the way to propane tanks exploding, and the South Saskatchewan River flooding over into the streets.
So in order to prepare, among the many things you can consider, don’t forget about a storage unit. Let’s use a fire for example. In the unfortunate circumstance this is something you must deal with, then having a storage unit can be surprisingly helpful. Depending on the severity of the fire, your home will most likely need some serious work done if it got out of hand. Having a storage unit helps you pack away some things while the rest of the home is worked on.
Additionally, having a storage unit could be like a little bunker for emergency supplies. For example, you can store some blankets, water, and non-perishable foods. This way when the inevitable zombie apocalypse hits us, you will be ahead of the curve!
In all seriousness though, using a self-storage unit is a great way to store emergency supplies, and extra belongings if something happens to your home.
Don’t be afraid to get creative! Of course, you need to understand the limits of what you can and can’t store, but there is enough freedom to solve most of your concerns. Keep in mind how versatile a self-storage unit can be. This is a place you can permanently and temporarily store some extra stuff.