Moving to a smaller home or to an apartment? Stressed about how you are going to fit all of your belongings into the new home or what you are going to get rid of? When it comes to downsizing, these issues can be major pain points. Stop stressing – a self-storage unit represents a valuable option for making extra space AND keeping everything you want to keep.
So, what is going to be kept in the new house and what are you going to store? Do you really need to keep all your child’s old grade school artwork, or can those things be kept somewhere else? Don’t have as much closet space in the new place? Work your way through seasonal clothing and store anything that you are not going to need in the foreseeable future in proper containers and put those away until the weather permits. Is the new library just a tad smaller than the old one? Keep those books in a storage unit that protects them from the elements.
What if the new house or apartment doesn’t have a garage? If this is the case, turn that storage unit into a tool shed or temporary home for your vintage car. Keep sporting equipment, camping equipment, gardening tools, summer patio furniture or a lawnmower or snow blower in storage for use when you need it.
Self-storage is also beneficial when you’re trying to sell your house to downsize. When people come to view your home, they want to see something that closely resembles a model home, not one filled with knick-knacks and personal items. They want to be able to picture this home as their own home – that is what can make the difference when the offers start to come in. Utilize self-storage to keep your home looking uncluttered and to display space as much as possible. This includes the garage and basement.
One of the greatest benefits of storage space with a unit is that you can be sure that your belongings, whatever they are, are safe, secure, protected from the weather, and accessible. Make sure that the facility you choose can offer all of these things – not just storing your things in a dilapidated barn in a cornfield…
Can’t decide what to keep and what to throw out? Does the thought of getting rid of anything with sentimental value make you cringe? Stop stressing. Get rid of those things that don’t matter and keep those things that do.
For more about self-storage units and making more space please contact Personal Vault Self Storage (905) 853-9898. We have you covered!