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7 Reasons why Self Storage is Useful by Laing Self Storage

Do you live in Broome County, NY or Upstate NY and concerned all the stuff in your home? Whether it's a home or business relocation, you need adequate storage to streamline the process and make it a bit hassle-free.

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Here are 7 reasons why people use self-storage units:

1. Renovating Your Current Home

Renovation requires ample space, especially if you plan to repaint the walls, fix a leaky roof, or add an extra room. You'll need to remove all the furniture, carpets, and appliances that would be at risk of damage or catching debris.

A self-storage unit comes in handy during those times when your home is under renovation because it allows you to move your furniture to a safe and clean space until you’re ready for it again.

2. Better Business Inventory Management

Running a business requires lots of paperwork and equipment acquisition that may eat up your space quickly. You may think that piling up supplies in one place is a wise way of saving on costs, but wait until it takes a toll on your service delivery and inventory tracking.

The best alternative is to rent out a storage unit for efficient inventory control and business organization. Businesses like retail shops, sales and service professionals, contractors, antiques and book dealers, etc., should leverage storage units to streamline their operations.

3. Change in Relationship Status

Nobody wishes for divorce, separation, or the loss of a loved one. But if the unimaginable happens, you may have no choice but to move to fit your current status.

On a positive note, partners wishing to move in together may also require to relocate to a new residence to accommodate them both.

Either way, you can always bank on a storage unit to store valuable items that you may not be in a hurry to move.

4. Traveling Frequently

Are you a traveling enthusiast who is always on the road or across the border? Or maybe your job description requires that you travel a lot, e.g., a traveling nurse.

If so, you need temporary accommodation for your valuables because shifting all your property every time you make a trip is impractical.

A self-storage unit proves to be the most reliable way of guaranteeing the storage and safety of the items you won't need for the trip. Even better, you can always negotiate rental contracts with the facility managers depending on your trip duration.

5. Running out of Space

Have you run out of space to put/organize home or office items? Don't worry; a self-storage unit can clear up more space for your frequently used items by storing the ones you rarely use but are still valuable to you.

Likewise, if you've been looking to conduct an interior decoration but you're not sure where to store your property in the meantime, a self-storage unit is your reliable solution.

6. Protecting Vehicles and Outdoor Equipment During Offseason

The offseason is fast-approaching, and you don't have a garage to keep your vehicle, motorcycle, boat, or ski equipment safe from unfavorable conditions. What's next?

A self-storage facility should be your next stop. They usually have secure accommodations for items that are generally not frequently used during off seasons.

Likewise, if you have a vehicle, motorcycle, boat, or trailer that you may not rely upon for an extended period, a storage unit may be the best shelter against environmental risks.

7. Downsizing

At the end of the day, we have way too much stuff! For example, the average American household contains 300,000 items and the US has only 3.1% of the world's children but 40% of the world's toys!

Want to read more about how we overindulge, click the link below to read the article, 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own, by Josh Becker.

Do yourself a favor and get rid of all the stuff and if you dont know what to do with it, rent a storage unit!


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