Reasons To Use Self-Storage Units

Self-storage units can come in handy for various different reasons, ranging from a cross-country move to a downgrade in living space. They're also convenient because you can rent them for anywhere from one month to several years, depending on your needs. In most cases, the storage unit contracts are on a month-to-month basis, so you can start and stop them as your needs change.

Self-storage units are available in a wide range of sizes, whether you need a small one for storing seasonal items or a large one for holding an entire household of belongings. You can also rent climate-controlled or non climate-controlled units, depending on your budget and storage needs. If you live in a humid area and are using a unit to store valuables, such as family heirlooms, it's best to rent an air-controlled unit to prevent moisture, mold and mildew damage. 

Here are some reasons you may need to rent a self-storage unit:

Temporary Storage 

If you're in between houses or apartments, you can put your furniture and other belongings into a short-term storage unit until you move into your new home. This may come in handy if your house sells before you've bought a new one and you have to live in temporary housing, such as an extended-stay hotel room or furnished condo, or if you're traveling in between apartment leases. 

When packing items into the unit, place items you may need in between homes, such as seasonal clothing or sporting equipment, in the front for convenience. Make sure all kitchen appliances, including blenders and toasters, are thoroughly cleaned before storing them to prevent pests such as rodents and cockroaches. 

Holiday Items 

If you have more festive holiday items than your home's closets can hold, consider keeping them in small storage unit in between celebrations. You can just pull out the pieces that you need, such as a Christmas tree and ornaments, as you need them, and store them away the rest of the year. 

Yard and Garden Supplies 

If you live in an area that experiences cold winters and you don't have a garage or storage shed, you can place all of your spring and summer yard and garden essentials, such as lawn mowers, picnic tables, collapsible pools, patio furniture and sporting equipment in a self-storage unit.

Not only will storing the unneeded seasonal items get them out of your way, but it'll also protect your belongings from harsh outdoor elements, such as snow and freezing rain.