The Best Storage Stratgies

Top Four Reasons Homeowners Use Self-Storage

by Elaine Johnson

Everyone needs extra space for putting stuff away at some point and self-storage facilities exist to meet this need. Self-storage is a service that allows you to rent space in a convenient and secure facility when you have a need for more storage space. You enjoy exclusive use of the space for the entire hire period. 

While you can rent a self-storage unit for nearly any reason, it is a good idea to know the main reasons people use self-storage. Outlined below are some of the top reasons homeowners rent self-storage units.

1. Purging a House

Have you run out of space at home? The amount of stuff in your home tends to increase as your family grows. Over time, you may find that you do not have enough space to keep things that you no longer use but still want to hold onto. 

Self-storage is a perfect solution for people looking to organise and purge their homes of items they are not actively using. For example, you can have family heirlooms that are taking up your precious space wrapped up and kept in self-storage as you wait to pass them on to your relatives.

2. House Remodelling

Every home needs to be renovated at some point to keep things functional and maintain the beauty of the property. If you are looking to renovate your home but don't know where you will keep some or all of your stuff during the renovation, it is a good idea to consider renting a self-storage unit.

How much stuff you keep in storage will depend on the type of renovation you will be doing. If you are only renovating the kitchen, for example, you may only require temporary storage for your kitchen items.

3. Moving House

There are various situations that may cause you to need self-storage when you are planning a house move.

You may be moving to a smaller house and need somewhere to temporarily keep the extra stuff. Or, you may not want to move some stuff into your new house but still think they are valuable. Keeping them in storage can give you time to figure out what to do with them.

4. Home Staging 

House staging involves making your home 'showroom' ready for prospective buyers to see its best features. To do this effectively, you may need to put some stuff away. This will help to show how roomy the home is, as well as make prospects envision living there.

Self-storage is a good solution for anyone looking to stage their home in order to sell it quickly and at the highest price possible.

Contact a self-storage company near you today to discuss your storage needs.