A house that has little space for storage can be problematic over time. If you feel like your house is busting at the seems and you aren't sure where to put things you need stored anymore, you may want to find a self-storage unit near you.
The storage unit will be a place you can easily store and organize all the items that no longer fit inside your home. Here are a few things to consider doing when finding a unit to lease and trying to organize your items.
Compare Lease Agreements
Call a couple of storage facilities in your area and look online at the lease agreements or have them emailed to you. In the agreement and terms, you should be able to determine the:
These are just some of the things that will be included in the lease. If you have any specific questions you will want to talk with the storage facility in person.
Consider Insurance Coverage
You want to protect your items while they are in the unit. Get insurance so you can protect your items from:
These are just some of the things that can occur and cause your items to get damaged. The business may offer some type of coverage for an additional cost with your monthly rent, or you can talk to the company that does your monthly home or auto insurance to get an estimate.
Invest in High Quality Storage Materials
You want to invest in high quality storage totes so that all your items can be sealed in water resistant containers. The totes will also keep everything organized over time. For privacy concerns, you may not want clear totes. Instead, get labels to use on the totes so you can easily identify what is in each tote quickly when needed.
A storage unit doesn't just allow you to store the items that are bursting out of your attic, basement, or other storage units, but you will also be able to store seasonal recreation items, clothes that you don't wear regularly, and multiple other items to make space. Call at least two storage options to compare the costs and to look at the different facilities.
After struggling for years with a messy, cluttered home, I realized that there were some issues that we needed to work out. I started focusing carefully on moving things that I didn't need out of my house by either donating them, trashing them, or storing them in a storage unit. It was really incredible to see how big of a difference cleanliness made in our lives, and now I have a personal commitment to keeping my home clean and organized. This blog is all about storing things to make your home clean and beautiful. Check it out for great information!