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9 Things to Consider Moving to a Self-Storage Unit

Keeping your living or working spaces nice and neat is sometimes easier said than done, especially if you are limited on storage space. An affordable solution worth considering is a self-storage unit. Such units come in all shapes and sizes with an assortment of rental options, so it’s an option that can easily fit into most budgets. Take a moment to consider some of the things you may be able to move to a conveniently located self-storage unit.

1. Winter Coats and Accessories

Anything you wear in winter is likely to be bulky for added warmth. Unfortunately, bulky coats and an assortment of hats, scarves, gloves, and boots can take up a lot of space in closets. A self-storage unit can be an excellent way to keep winter stuff stored until it’s time to bundle up again.

2. Furniture

Just because you happen to be getting some new furniture doesn’t mean you’re ready to part with that old chair, couch, or table. Having an extra place to store furniture safely also comes in handy if you are looking to de-clutter certain rooms, in the process of moving or downsizing, or getting ready to plan an extensive home renovation project.

3. Electronics

Concerned about leaving expensive electronics you don’t use too often lying around when you’re not at home? Restore your peace of mind by storing such items remotely. A storage unit is also perfect spot to keep that extra big screen, that photocopier you don’t want to get rid of yet, or those old computers that are still in working condition. Just remember to take certain precautions with your electronics as you prepare them for storage.

4. Appliances

Appliances that are no longer used but still in good condition can take up a lot of space. Everything from stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators to washers, dryers, and window ACs.  Be sure to clean appliances before storing them to avoid rust and unpleasant smells.

5. Inherited Valuables

Secure storage units can be used to keep those valuables you want to hang on to for sentimental reasons in a place that’s safe and easily accessible. You don’t necessarily need to rent an entire unit for a necklace or pair of earrings, but if you have a significant stash of inherited treasures tucked away in closets and corners of rooms, you’ll appreciate having another storage possibility.

6. Documents, Files, and Archives

If you’re running a small business, you probably have a lot of files and documents you’ll need to keep for one reason or another. Use a storage unit as your archives to keep your older files, or as the place to store paper versions of documents you’ve digitized in case something happens with your digital files. 

7. Collectibles and Antiques

Got an extensive collection of plates or antique bicycles and other items just taking up space?  Your extensive art collection can be safely stored as well. Self-storage can also be a good option if you’re in the process of moving and don’t want risk damaging your collectibles during your relocation. Take precautions with storing artwork to avoid damage and discoloration. If your collectibles happen to include books and other heavy and bulky items, you’ll be happy to have another place to put such things.

8. Vehicles

You might have a car that’s taking up too much space despite being one of your prized possessions. Make your garage, driveway, or backyard less cluttered by placing your vehicle(s) in a storage unit. This is also a good option if you need to store your vehicles while on vacation or a long trip.

9. Seasonal/Holiday Decorations

Holiday and seasonal decorations look great when everything is up and in place — not so much when you must find a place to put this stuff when it’s not on display. Keep all of your seasonal decor safely tucked away in a storage unit until it’s time to gather what you need when it’s time to get festive.

As you can see from this list, the great thing about a self-storage unit is the many possible uses. Plus, most locations with units make an effort to maintain security and safety for all available units. Regardless of how you choose to use your unit, you’re sure to appreciate having living and working spaces that are less cluttered. If you need help from a reliable Houston moving company to get your things into storage, give Cheap Movers Houston a call today! www.cheapmovershouston.net

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