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From Your Sydney Self-Storage Specialist: Top 5 Times Renting a Storage Unit Just Makes Sense

times renting a storage unit just makes sense

When you live in one place around Sydney for any length of time, accumulating “stuff” is inevitable…especially if you have a family. Children may outgrow clothing and toys, but you likely find yourself unwilling to get rid of such sentimental treasures. And the pile of boxes begins to grow..and grow…

Add to that the standard housewares, holiday décor, and seasonal items that most people collect over a lifetime, and you might find yourself bursting at the seams and looking for a larger home.

Whether you’re planning a move or just needing to free up some space, we gathered a list of the top 5 instances when renting a storage unit just makes sense. Let’s take a look.

1. When You’re Preparing for a Move

Moving is probably one of the top reasons people choose to rent a self-storage unit. Having safe and secure locations to house all your non-essential items as you prepare your home for a move can be a life saver.

Be sure to ask any storage facility you’re considering whether they offer month-to-month rentals. There’s no sense in paying for a long-term lease if you’ll only need your unit for a few weeks.

2. When You’re Staging Your Home

Ask any realtor and they’ll tell you—the proper staging of your home can make the difference between getting an offer within days of your home hitting the market and waiting for months as your home languishes on the market with nary a whiff of interest.

Proper staging can make your home feel brand new and expansive, allowing potential buyers to envision themselves and their belongings easily fitting into your space. This means moving all your extra furniture and boxes out of the home to make your abode feel as roomy as possible. And, for anyone wondering…no, you cannot cram everything into the garage. Potential buyers will absolutely look there and seeing a wall of stuff perpetuates the assumption that there’s not enough space in the home.

Move everything that is unnecessary, unattractive, or taking up precious space off property and into a self-storage unit. Doing so ensures that, no matter where interested parties look, all they will find is neat and orderly perfection.

3. When You Need a Safe Place for Family Heirlooms

Some of your most precious items have likely been passed down in your family through generations. Items like antique furniture, artwork, and even pianos can carry a strong connection between us and our ancestors. And, while these items hold tremendous sentimental value, they may not fit into your current décor or may be too large to display in your home. Though you may be tempted to place such items out in a garage or up in an attic space, it is important to know that exposing such pieces to fluctuating temperatures and moisture levels can be a recipe for disaster.

Self-storage offers the perfect storage space for antique items you want to protect. Be sure to rent a climate-controlled unit if you will be storing wooden pieces or artwork. Units that are climate controlled maintain a regulated temperature and humidity level to ensure delicate pieces do not warp, crack, or deteriorate.

4. When Your Items Need Protection from Inclement Weather

These days it seems like unexpected weather events happen with greater regularity. From monsoons to typhoons and winter weather storms, bad weather can wreak havoc on our belongings, particularly those things we tend to store outdoors or in the garage. Items like recreational vehicles, jet skis, boats and seasonal sports equipment can fall victim to unexpected weather events.

Keeping such items in storage ensures that, even when the weather takes a turn for the worse, your items will be protected. Storage units are available in a variety of sizes and can easily house an RV, trailer, jet skis, and equipment in a single large unit.

5. When You Find Yourself Suddenly Working from Home

Perhaps there is no move on your horizon, and you have no need to stage your home. You can still benefit from renting a storage unit, especially if you are like so many other Aussies who have found themselves working remotely. Many have been forced to convert what was formerly a spare bedroom into a newly appointed office, and a storage unit makes the perfect holding space for your bedroom furniture. As mentioned before, you’ll want to rent a climate-controlled unit if you plan to store a mattress, bedding, and/or wooden furniture.

If you’ve decided life would be made easier by renting a storage unit, we hope you’ll contact us at Holloway Storage. We’ve been taking the hassle out of storage in Sydney for over a decade, and we’d love to have the opportunity to keep your belongings safe.

You can rest assured your items will be stored the right way…with Holloway.

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