Throughout our lives, we experience many life events from getting our first apartment to getting married to eventually downsizing our homes. Self storage can be a great storage solution for life’s major changes. Placing your personal items in self storage will give you peace-of-mind that your belongings are in a safe and secure place as you tackle your life events.
Moving Storage Solutions
One of the number one reasons to rent a self storage unit is because you are selling your home or moving to a new home. Over 35 million people move a year and a good portion of these people need a moving storage solution to store excess household items. Staging a home, or storing excess items from your home to make it more “neutral” to potential buyers is becoming more and more popular with real estate companies and home owners. If you are moving to a new city, but do not know the size of your new home yet, then it is a good idea to place your belongings in a self storage unit until you get settled into your new home. This is especially true for recent college graduates or people who are moving to new cities for their jobs.
Storage for Life’s Events
Two more major life events are actually related: getting married and starting a family. When you are getting married, you are combining two households into one. There could be duplicates of furniture, kitchen items, appliances and linens. Place the excess in storage until you can use them or you decide to sell or donate the items. Self storage is a great option for storing wedding gifts and other items that you have collected along life’s journey. Once you have settled down and decided to start a family, you might need to transform a “man cave” or office into a nursery. If there is no other storage option in the home, place these extra items in a self storage unit until you might be able to use them again.
Empty Nesting and Self Storage
As children grow up and go to college, parents can start to go through an “empty nesting” phase and decide to redecorate or repurpose a child’s room into an office, multi-media room, workout room or craft room. Place the child’s “stuff” in a self storage unit and have them decide if they want to keep their childhood memorabilia. After college is over, the graduate might end up moving back home, so the room could have to be changed back to a bedroom yet again!
Self storage is also an option for some of life’s more difficult such as divorce, placing a loved one in assisted living or even a family death. As we get older, we do not need as much “stuff” in our lives. This is when we decide to downsize your home to a smaller place or apartment. If you have to clean out a home after a loved one has passed away, it is a good idea to place the items in self storage until you are able to decide what to do with them.
ezStorage has storage solutions for all of your life’s events from just starting out after college to downsizing after a long life. Stop in to one of our 46 Baltimore, Northern Virginia or Washington D.C. area locations to see how we can help with storage for any of life’s many events!