There are some items that you only use during certain times of the year such as special occasions, holiday decorations, vacation items, collectibles, etc. Items that you know you are only going to use in the winter like skis, snowboards or winter gear like heavy jackets and scarves can all be safely put away for the remainder of the year to free up space in your home or garage. This not only improves the visual clutter in your home, but it makes it easier to access items only when you need them as opposed to shifting them around to find what you’re looking for.
There are many cases where you may need to move or temporarily relocate your belongings in your home. These can range from performing a home renovation to modify your residence to improve or add to the value of the home, to repairing damages due to an accident or storm such as flooding that results in extensive water damage. Whatever the case may be, our furniture and other belongings can get in the way or be damaged during home repairs and renovations. Moving our valuables to a storage facility can often times prevent damage and keep our items safely out of the way.
Sometimes there is a gap of time between the sale of one home to the purchase of another making it necessary to store your belongings. Self Storage units offer a convenient solution for this and give you the added benefit of moving in items that you’ll need right away while taking your time to find the right space for everything and keeping those items you don’t need out of the way until you’re ready for them. This convenience can alleviate stress giving you piece of mind and time to get organized in your new home.
On the other hand, if you are temporarily relocating and can’t or don’t want to take everything with you, selecting a self storage unit keeps your items safe and out of the way until you’re ready to access them.
It is recommended that businesses hold onto records and files for at least 7 years before shredding or disposing of them. These files culminate quickly and can take up valuable retail space. For those who run a small business from home or even have a small office, it can be difficult to keep these files organized and find an accessible but practical place to keep them safe and out of the way. A storage unit is a perfect place to organize filing cabinets and/or boxes of files, supplies, excess inventory and even furniture and fixtures.
Storage units are also great middle-ground options for downsizing a company during the process of furniture and office supply liquidation or temporary storage until/if your business needs more space in the future.
Whether storing your home or business items, most storage facilities require insurance, and some may even offer insurance at their facility. Insurance covers your items against loss or theft and many times choosing the insurance through the storage facility is less expensive than homeowners or renter’s insurance.