Let’s face it: The more space we have, the more stuff we have. Even individuals with storage sheds in their backyards end up with storage rentals. Now, we are not condoning hoarding. In fact, clutter has a negative impact on our well-being. However, we often find ourselves with too much stuff and not enough room to store it. There are many reasons people need self storage units, but here are some of the most common.
#1 Frequent Relocation
If you are regularly between homes or apartments, renting a cheap storage unit is a good move. This is especially true for traveling professionals whose job makes it difficult to stay in any one city for an extended period of time. Instead of hauling everything with you each time you move, you can keep your nonessentials in a storage unit. If you plan on storing valuables such as home movies, photos, and other keepsakes, be sure to opt for a climate controlled unit, as variable temperatures can destroy sensitive valuables.
#2 Limited Living Space
Square footage is an expensive commodity if you reside in a big city like New York. If you live in a studio apartment or otherwise have a smaller living space, cheap storage is a must have. You should be able to use every square foot of your home as living space. Things that you don’t use on a regular basis should go into storage until you’re ready to part ways with them or until you get a bigger home.
#3 Gap Year
Upon graduating college, many students choose to take a year to explore the world. However, without a dorm or a house to store all of the things you’ve acquired during university, a storage rental is critical. And let’s face it, your parents don’t want all of your stuff cluttering their home! Just pay a small fee each month to have your valuables secured in storage.
#4 Tools, Gardening Supplies, and More
If you own a business and don’t want to fill your garage with your work tools and machinery, a storage rental is the way to go. Find one with a convenient location and stop by whenever you need to pick up a certain tool or machine. Just be sure that you also select a storage company that offers 24/7 access to your belongings. Gardening supplies can also be stored in a storage unit. If you are just a seasonal gardener, there is no need to clutter your home with unnecessary supplies. Stop by Markham Mini Storage and rent a unit. That way you can ensure that your valuables are protected and out of the elements.
#5 Baby On the Way
If you’re about to welcome a new member to the family, you will have some serious rearranging to do. You can put a pull-out bed or a daybed in baby’s room for those long nights, but put the spare bed and any large furniture in a climate controlled storage unit. You will probably need it again in the future. If you don’t, you can always sell it later.
(Side note: Try not to get your baby accustomed to sleeping in your bed. It will be a near impossible habit to break. As a new mom currently facing this issue, trust me, you’ll thank me later.)
There are many reasons people need self storage units. Regardless of your reason, you will find everything you need at Markham Mini Storage. Conveniently located in northern Jackson, Tennessee, we have climate controlled units, 24/7 access, security, drive-up units, and even sell moving and packing supplies on –site. Stop by today, and check us out!