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Pros and Cons of Moving Your Extra Stuff into a Storage Unit

Is your home filled with too much clutter? Are you tired of trying to cram spare stuff into drawers and closets? A storage unit could be the answer to your clutter problem, but is it worth the cost? Here we examine the pros and cons of renting a storage unit from a moving company: 

Pros 

Keep Treasured Items Safe 

It can be easy, over the years, to accumulate valuable things in your home. However, there are all too many instances where those things can be put in danger of breaking, being stolen, or even simply being lost in a mass of other things.  

Storage units allow everything to remain in one place that is safely and securely locked away. You can always be certain that your teddy bear from when you were a child as well as your pile of winter coats will be exactly where you left them, and you can go to get them whenever the need arises. 

More Room for More Things 

As families grow, a house that comfortably fit all of your things can quickly become a bloated mess. The best way to take care of that mess and allow for new items to make their way into your home is to get a storage unit.  

This way, you can go over your stuff with your loved ones and decide what you want in the house and what can be tucked away for later. Then, when you can move into a bigger home with more space for your things, you can go back to your storage unit and retrieve the items that you want. 

Great for In-Between Situations 

If you are stuck in a long move, or you are temporarily living in a space that is much smaller than the home that you are accustomed to, a storage unit can be a fantastic option for storing your larger pieces of furniture and other bulky items until you can secure a home again.  

Because you can store things indefinitely, you will never be in a rush to get your things out. 

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Not Readily Accessible 

Of course, it’s not always easy to get the things that you want when you want them. Suddenly, the process of getting your most treasured items goes from walking to another room to getting in your car, driving to the storage facility, going to your unit, unlocking it with your key, and then driving all the way home.  

This means that, in a pinch, you may be left without the item that you want. If you lose your key or if you cannot drive to the facility, you will be out of luck in the moment. 

Extra Expense 

While there are a variety of price options for storage units, you will always end up paying something for them. There is no such thing as a free storage unit. Because of this, you are going to have to consider that as an added monthly expense. Not everyone is going to have that in their budget, and it is an important factor to consider.  

Some facilities may have deals that allow you to pay very little initially, and then they increase the price after some time. Keep an eye on these terms so that you are not taken by surprise.

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