More people are staying home and spending time on hobbies, self-care, and entertaining guests. The pandemic has created a unique opportunity to fully use each area of the home. Closets and storage spaces may be full of items that seem necessary. Creating more space may be a priority due to additional family members moving in or needing to repurpose a room. This could be for creating a home office, home school area, or a hobby room. Here are a few tips for maximizing renting a storage facility.
Many households have a lot of items that are trash within the home. This could be dozens of pieces of junk mail, old newspapers, magazines, or empty boxes. Spending time to get rid of everything that is unusable by another person is important. Throwing the trash away usually frees up a small amount of space.
Going through storage areas, drawers, and closets can take a few hours. Spend time letting go of old clothes, shoes, toys, appliances, and decor items. Seasonal items that will be used at a later time can be taken to the storage unit. Set aside larger seasonal items cluttering sheds or garage spaces. Only keeping in-season clothing and shoes at home is one way to have more closet space. Large pieces of furniture or appliances that are not currently being used can be stored.
Storage Unit Reservation
Reach out to the storage unit for the rates and availability of current spaces. The price may vary based on the unit being located outside or inside. The exterior units allow for the storage of vehicles and household items. These units are usually not temperature-controlled but may be larger. Interior storage units are temperature-controlled and available in different sizes.
The storage facility may offer large dollies or rolling pulleys to make the move-in easier. Some storage facilities will have free or low cost moving trucks available on site. Ask about current move-in specials or discounts for reserving the storage unit. The storage unit may ask for a copy of your renter's insurance or homeowner's insurance policy to protect items in the unit. Individuals without a policy can have this coverage added to their storage unit rate.
After acquiring access to the storage unit, the contents can be stored from the floor to the ceiling. Consider using shelving or other organizational tools to fully maximize the space. Strategically placed shelving may hold extra items. Use these tips when reserving a space at a storage unit facility.
For more information, contact a company like Abes Self Storage.Share