There are many reasons why people opt to rent a storage unit. Some need them for short-term uses, like keeping extra furniture safe while staging a home to sell. Others need long-term storage options for extra vehicles or sporting equipment. But many people assume quality storage is an expensive option available only to society’s upper crust.

Not so!

Today we’ll look at 6 instances when using a storage unit comes in handy and discuss the options available to make sure you only pay for what you need.

Benefit #1: They are a LifeSaver When Moving

Is there a more stressful time in life than when you are moving into a new home? It’s hard to think of a situation that is more stress inducing, thanks to all the moving parts that must coordinate to get your old home sold and your things and family into your new place.

Having a storage unit rented as you prepare to move can be a life saver. It’s great to use before the move when you are staging your house to sell. Most real estate agents will tell you to pare down furniture to create more negative space in the home. This makes it feel larger and less cluttered.

But where do you put all the stuff that you’re removing from your home? You can’t hide it in the garage…potential buyers want to see that area looking as lovely as the rest of the house.

Having a storage unit rented gives you a safe and secure place to store your stuff while you wait for your home to sell.

It’s also great to have after the sale has taken place, particularly if you and your family must move into temporary housing until your new home is ready. A storage unit can hold everything but the essentials until your new home is move-in ready.

Benefit #2: A Safe Space for Family Heirlooms

We all have those treasured belongings that have been passed down in our family for generations. They hold tremendous sentimental value (and many are quite valuable) but they do not compliment your home décor.

Renting a storage unit allows you to keep antiques, artwork, and other family treasures safe in a climate-controlled setting without having them taking up space in your home.

Benefit #3: A Temporary Place to Keep the Belongings of Adult Children

If you have a child off at university and are ready to convert their bedroom in your home into an office or exercise room but have nowhere to put their furniture and/or belongings, it may be time to rent a small storage unit.

Doing so will allow you to transform your room while keeping your college kid’s belongings safe until he or she graduates from university and has a place of his or her own. It’s also a convenient place to store all the second-hand furniture and housewares you may pick up occasionally at flea markets and garage sales to help the graduate furnish their first home.

Benefit #4: Helps You Declutter Your Home

Living in a cluttered environment is more than an inconvenience—it can negatively impact your health.

Recent research indicates that clutter can have a negative impact on our mental wellbeing and can cause our bodies to produce increased levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Take care of your physical and mental health by reducing the clutter in your home. Renting a storage unit gives you space to move items out without having to get rid of them. You get to keep your treasures, your home gets a bit of a facelift, and your stress levels come back to normal. That sounds like a win/win/win to us.

Benefit #5: Provides a Home for Seasonal Items and Equipment

We all have those items we love, but they only get used at a certain time of year and spend the other 10 – 11 months taking up precious space in our garages, basements, or attics. Things like Christmas trees and holiday decorations and décor can take up a tremendous amount of space and can easily be kept in a storage unit.

If you enjoy seasonal sports like water skiing, tubing, jet skiing, downhill skiing, or snowmobiling, you likely have equipment you enjoy only in certain seasons. Why not keep it out of the way and safely stored for the remainder of the year in a storage unit?

Benefit #6: Storage is Cost Effective

Whether you’re looking for long or short term, business or personal storage in Sydney, Holloway Mobile Self Storage has a comprehensive, cost-effective storage solution for you. Our team of storage experts can help you calculate exactly how much storage space your items require, ensuring that you’re only paying for what you need and nothing you don’t. Contact us today for a custom quote. We’ll make sure your belongings are safe and easily accessible to you when you need them.