Did you know that the average American home contains 300,000 items! No wonder it seems like you never have enough space.
What do you do with the stuff that doesn’t fit?
That’s when a secure storage facility comes in handy. It offers a place for you to keep your belongings when you don’t have space for them, but don’t want to get rid of them.
What’s the point of that, though? If you’re not going to use it, why wouldn’t you just get rid of it?
There are lots of situations in which you might need a place to store things. You may not need them right now, but you will and can’t get rid of them quite yet.
Let’s look at some reasons why you would need secure storage and the benefits that it offers.
Why Would You Need Secure Storage?
There are various reasons you may need a place to store a few items. Sometimes it may only be for a few months. Other times you may need a unit year-round. The flexibility of self-storage units can accommodate you whatever your needs.
To give you some ideas, here are a few reasons you may need to take advantage of a secure storage unit.
Sometimes when you are moving, you may need a place to leave some items. For example, say you are selling your home and have to be out before construction on your new home is complete.
You may be staying in a small apartment or RV while you wait for the house to be finished. Chances are, that apartment or RV is too small to accommodate all your furniture and possessions.
What do you do with your stuff in the meantime? You could leave it in your friend’s garage, but he just had a nasty rat infestation. You don’t want your sofa to have holes in it when you come to pick it up.
A secure storage unit is a perfect answer! Your stuff will be safe and you won’t have to impose on your friend.
Going Away Short-term
Another common reason for using a storage unit is when you are going away but planning to come back soon. It may not make sense to haul all your stuff with you since you are planning on returning.
For example, you may be going off to college, but plan to return to your hometown. Dorm rooms and college apartments don’t typically have a lot of extra space. You will find it a lot easier to only take necessary personal items with you.
Or perhaps you plan to travel for a few months. You might be doing mission work, or working on a cruise ship. It is much more cost-effective to move your things into a secure storage unit than keep paying your rent.
Sometimes your stuff outgrows your available storage space. This can happen a lot with folks who live in apartments or townhomes. There isn’t a lot of room for extra items.
A storage unit is a great place to store seasonal items. These are things that you don’t want to get rid of, but that you necessarily don’t use all the time.
This would include stuff like
- Winter or summer sports equipment
- Winter or summer clothing
- Holiday decorations
- Seasonal tools
- Bulky luggage
- That ugly painting your mom bought you that you only hang up when she comes to visit
See how handy a secure storage unit can be? There are so many situations that the unit provides a perfect answer to.
Benefits of a Self Storage Unit
We’ve looked at several reasons why you would need a storage unit. You may wonder why you can’t just store your stuff in your parent’s garage or at a friend’s short-term?
Apart from being somewhat inconvenient for them, a secure storage unit is a better option for you. Let’s look at a few reasons why.
Your friend’s garage can never compare to a secure storage facility.
Your friend lives in a safe neighborhood, but you never know. Somebody might realize when your friend goes on vacation and show up to clear any valuables out of his garage.
Rats or insects can be another problem. Proper storage units button things up nice and tight to ensure that these pests don’t become an issue. This isn’t the case with your friend’s garage.
A self-storage facility typically offers round the clock camera surveillance. Some even have managers that live on site. This is great, of course, because somebody is always around in case something goes wrong.
Self-storage units offer very affordable pricing. They also come in various sizes so you can pay for only as much space as you need.
The peace of mind you get knowing that your stuff is safe is well worth the price.
Quick and Easy Access
You (and anyone you chose) are the only one who has access to your stuff.
Plus, you can get to it at any time. If you store your stuff in your friend’s garage, you may not be able to get to it on short notice.
How to Use Self Storage
Using self-storage couldn’t be simpler. You calculate the size storage space that you think you’ll need. This handy calculator will help you figure it out.
It’s a good idea to pack your stuff securely for transport. We have moving supplies available to help you with this step.
We’ll assign you a unit and get you checked in. Then all you need to do is move your stuff in and know that it will be safe.
Your Secure Storage Solution
Whether you need to store your stuff for a few weeks or a few years, we have a plan for you. You can rest easy knowing that your stuff will be waiting for you when you’re ready for it.
Looking for a great self-storage option? Self Storage Services Inc has a ton of great storage options for you. Check out our locations in Virginia, Florida, or Maryland today!