5 Reasons to Consider Self-Storage
Updated: May 26
You may have never considered renting a self-storage unit before.
But, you suddenly have — or are about to have — a space issue where you live. You may have had a space problem for a while but only recently decided that now is the time to do something about it.
Here are five reasons why you may be thinking about renting a self-storage space for the first time.
You're going nomadic
You have a job that you can do from almost anywhere in the world, so you've decided to become a digital nomad. You're thinking about terminating your lease or renting out your home or condo.
But, you'll be back home at some point. So, you don't want to shed too many of your possessions. A self-storage unit can hold your things while you're moving around the globe.
You have a baby on the way
Your spare bedroom, which has become a place to put your overflow household items, is about to be transformed into a baby room.
You need to replace the bed with a crib. But you'll want the bed back into the room in a few years.
You also need to empty out the closet but don't have anywhere to hang up all those clothes.
Your holiday lights and decorations are taking up too much space
The competition has been heating up for the most illuminated holiday house in your neighborhood. So, you now have eight or more large plastic containers for holiday lights and other decorations.
Plus, you have upgraded to wireframe reindeer and snowmen, both of which take up a lot of room.
However, you only need the contents for a few weeks out of the year. Your containers can be stacked in a small self-storage unit.
You're (finally) doing a kitchen remodel
For years, it's been difficult to find an available contractor who has a good reputation. But recently, contractors have become a bit more available.
Now, you're planning to do that kitchen remodel that you had been putting off.
However, you don't love the idea of having piles of kitchenware boxes in your living room for months. Nor do you want to have a storage pod in your driveway — a self-storage unit is an alternative worth considering.
You're downsizing from a house to a condo
Your kids are out of the house and you want to cash in on some of your home's equity. So, you're planning to sell your house and buy a condo in the same area.
But with the move, you're going from an enclosed garage to an open carport along with a small storage closet.
You want to keep some of the furniture in case your children need it at some point. You may want to sell some other items when you have time. In either case, a self-storage unit can hold your items.